Review: 2014 Ford Fiesta

The 2014 Ford Fiesta features best in class 41 MPG.

The 2014 Ford Fiesta features best in class 41 MPG.

The 2014 Ford Fiesta returns with best in class fuel economy, an innovative engine and an all new style. The driver seeking something fun and fuel efficient should fall in love with this Fiesta.

When you’re thinking about the Fiesta, you should start with the fuel economy. Your 2014 Ford Fiesta will get up to 41 MPG, the only subcompact to get more than 40 MPG according to Ford. Achieve 41 MPG when you choose the Super Fuel Economy Package, which includes the 1.6 liter engine and PowerShift automatic transmission.

Under the hood, the Fiesta does feature an optional new 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine. The new EcoBoost engine was already named the “International Engine of the Year Award,” by a panel of 87 automotive journalists. The new engine received the highest score of any engine in the 15-year history of the awards.

But even though it’s small, the EcoBoost engine doesn’t disappoint. Ford says the Fiesta produces 123 horsepower, claiming that it delivers more power for its size than even the Lamborghini Aventador. Learn more: Ford engines are getting smarter.

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 New Design

The new design up front. It’s not a complete redesign, but we’ve got some nice, subtle changes.  You’ll get all-new styling in the grille, and new large headlights out front. The wheelbase was extended for a wider track than previous models. Wheels stand more firmly on the road, poised for action.

A new instrument cluster inside was based on driver safety. The new white text on dark dials help the driver see his instruments, and they’ve placed the cluster where you can see everything perfectly.

Also new on the new 2014 Ford Fiesta is the MyFord Touch system.MyFord Touch features a 6.5-inch touch screen with all-new voice controls. You can also control you SYNC Smartphone apps, turn by turn navigation and climate control.

Ford’s MyKey® is a new feature on Fiesta, which enables parents in particular to encourage safer driving and limit their teenagers’ exposure to risk at the wheel. The system allows owners to configure maximum speed and audio volume limits. It also mutes audio until seat belts are fastened and ensures driver aids, safety systems and more vigorous alerts cannot be deactivated when used.

What Others are Saying about the 2014 Ford Fiesta 

Kelley Blue Book:

“If you’re looking for a fuel-efficient small car, but you don’t want to sacrifice the interior quality or modern features usually found only on larger, more expensive models, the 2014 Ford Fiesta sub-compact is a good choice.”

New York Daily News:

“Rear legroom is surprisingly generous, however. Even with the driver’s seat adjusted all the way back, a taller rear passenger wouldn’t be that much more uncomfortable than in the same set up in the larger Escape crossover.”

Auto Guide:

“Where the Fiesta really excels is with its fun driving dynamics. The chassis is solid, the suspension is compliant and the steering feel is brilliantly direct. Compared to the mile-wide dead zone in the Hyundai Accent, the Fiesta’s steering doesn’t feel as artificial as other electrically-assisted setups. In fact, a short handling course was all the proof we needed that the Fiesta is inherently fun to drive at its limits, thanks to its quick reaction times and small footprint. Ford’s driving dynamics are solidly ranked at the top of the class.”


“Overall, the Fiesta still remains a top choice for the subcompact class. Quiet, smooth and well built, it’s not hard to see why buyers tend to drive into Ford dealers with large vehicles and drive out in Fiestas. With the Fiesta ST on its way and a new 1.0-liter EcoBoost three-cylinder fuel-economy champ in the works, Ford is also apparently committed to keeping the Fiesta interesting and fresh.”

“The 2014 Ford Fiesta is a fun-to-drive small car, with a nicely trimmed cabin, excellent build quality and plenty of connectivity features. If you’re looking for an economy sedan or hatchback that feels like a more expensive car than it really is, the Fiesta deserves serious consideration.”

When you build and price your 2014 Ford Fiesta, you’ll find that it’s one of the least expensive of the vehicles on the road today. George Waikem Ford in Masillon, Ohio has a great selection here today, and we can’t wait to show you this perfect combination of style and fuel economy.

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