It’s Fun, it’s Feisty, its Fiesta
The Ford Fiesta is almost 43 years old now which probably is more than the age of most people reading this article. But this car has aged really well. In fact, it hasn’t aged at all. It still is fresh and peppy and athletic like it always was. The Fiesta is Ford’s smallest offering yet this car can do a lot of things. It’s a family hauler, it’s a grocery shopper, it’s a weekender and it is great an ultimate fun to drive. In this overview, we shall take a quick look at the 2019 Ford Fiesta.
The Fiesta is a small car. It looks sporty and compact and has got a sloping nose pointing towards the ground with a large front grill. Up front you also get the swept headlights while on the sideways you have a strong waistline going across its body. The roof at the rear slopes only a bit to enhance the sporty look of the car. The tail-end however is pretty boring and there’s nothing really interesting about it. Overall, the Fiesta isn’t the best-looking car in the segment but at the same time it isn’t ugly. It looks fairly decent and is an average looking car.
Under the hood of the Fiesta, you get a peppy 1.6 liter Ti-VCT inline 4-cylinder engine. The engine pumps a total of 120 horsepower and you can have it coupled to either a 5-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic transmission that sends all the power to the front wheels only. 2019 Fiesta 0-60 mph comes in about 9.4 seconds but this isn’t really the car you would buy for acceleration timings so that doesn’t really matter. You get 15-inch sparkle silver painted aluminum wheels as standard while you need to pay extra to avail the optional 16 inch, 8 spoke black machined aluminum wheels or the 16 inch 8 spoke silver painted aluminum wheels.
Driving the Fiesta is simply exciting. The tiny hatch responds to throttle inputs really well but the sad part about this car is that it isn’t blessed with extra power. We only wish that it had some extra amount of power and things could have got even better for this car. The steering is very crisp and precise and it is great fun to throw this car around the corners. The chassis and suspension set up is also nicely tuned and just offers you the right amount of confidence while high speed cornering maneuvers. Standard equipment offered with the car include electric power assisted steering, electronic brakeforce distribution system, antilock braking system and a hill start assist. The driving dynamics of the Fiesta are simply the best in the segment and we don’t think any car can match it.
Step in the cabin and you find a nicely laid out cabin. The switches, the buttons and the keys are perfectly place and there’s nothing really you can complain about it. However, the materials used on the dashboard and everywhere aren’t all that really great quality wise. They just feel a bit too plasticy and flimsy and its one of the few areas Ford should improve at. Fit and finish levels on the whole are decent. The seats are also nice and comfy and do the job of keeping you in place really well. Front passengers get ample amount of leg, head and shoulder room while things are a little bit cramped on the rear seats. Tall adults on the rear seats will certainly have a tough time on long trips. Luggage space is also decent at 10.5 cubic feet. You get a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment display that sits above the dashboard and is equipped with Ford’s intuitive Sync 3 system.
The Ford Fiesta on the whole is a great package. The base 2019 Ford Fiesta is priced at $15,790 while the top of the line trim level is priced at $21,340. The car is affordable, stylish, funky and sporty and at the same time is practical. Whether it is dropping your kids to the school or driving to the office or shopping for groceries or going around for a causal spin, the car can do it all. In a nutshell, the Fiesta offers great value for money it should certainly be on top of your list if you’re hunting for small hatchback.