Kinetic design imparts a sense of movement to the all-new 2011 Ford Fiesta — even while standing still. Sweeping, elongated headlamps frame and connect the hood to muscular, sculpted front fenders.
At the rear of the car, many design elements merge, including the chamfered rear liftgate glass, the low roofline sweeping into a spoiler and dramatic taillamps with honeycomb detailing. Muscular rear quarter panels, wrapped tightly, draw the eye to the wheels and Fiesta’s confident stance.
Fiesta is as dramatic on the inside as it is on the outside. The instrument panel centerstack — focal point of the new Fiesta interior — was designed to feel as useful and familiar as the keypad on a mobile phone.
The Ford Fiesta features first-row bucket seats with a 60/40 split second-row seat. Cloth or leather seating surfaces vary by trim level offering comfort, style and individuality. High series Fiestas also offer leather with sporty contrast accent color piping. And Fiesta keeps it green; 25 percent of volume-series SE seat fabric inserts are comprised of recycled content.
The 2011 Fiesta is powered by a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine with an estimated 119 horsepower and 109 ft.-lbs. of torque. The Fiesta features a standard five-speed manual transaxle with gear ratios selected to offer spirited off-the-line performance. Specially tuned front struts, bushings, dampers, stabilizer bars and a rear twist-beam axle keep Fiesta sure-footed and firmly planted.
Base model estimated mpg: 30/40
Estimated starting price: $13,320
Compiled by Motor Matters

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