So you're looking for a reasonably priced compact car that gets good gas mileage for wheeling around the area. Here are three reasons to consider the 2019 Ford Fiesta.
The Fiesta may be a small car, but it has big technology inside. The AM/FM/CD player with six speakers and MP3 capability is just the start. The base model comes with a rearview camera, Ford's SYNC technology, Bluetooth capability, and a 4.2-inch touch screen. You can choose the music you want with a voice-activated search or say "Bluetooth audio" to wirelessly stream music from your smartphone. You can make a phone call or send a text message with a voice command and the push of a button, with the conversation coming over the car's speakers.
The SE trim level features MyKey, which helps you develop safer driving habits for your teen drivers. With it, you can limit the vehicle's speed or the volume of the radio. Move up to the ST trim level, and you get a 6.5-inch touch screen and SYNC 3, providing a wider range of features. The system is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, giving you control over many of your smartphone's features. With SiriusXM satellite radio, you have access to over 150 channels of music, sports, news, and other entertainment. SYNC's replay feature allows you to pause and rewind content; an alert feature lets you know when your favorite artist or song is playing. SYNC AppLink gives you voice control over compatible mobile apps while you drive It's compatible with Waze, the crowd-sourced navigation and traffic app. You can share and receive information on accidents, construction, and traffic tie-ups, viewing map information on your touch screen. Hook up the Ford+Alexa app, and you can access voice navigation, Amazon Prime shopping, and even control smart home devices.
The Fiesta is offered in 10 exterior colors, including Lightning Blue, Bohai Mint, Outrageous Green, and Orange Spice. You can also choose from seven interior color combinations. Depending on your trim level, there are seven sporty wheel designs available. Move up to the ST-Line trim level and get a black roof and side-view mirrors, twin chrome-tipped exhausts, fog lamps, and a mesh grille insert.
The star of the Ford Fiesta line is the sporty top-of-the-line Fiesta ST. Other trim levels are powered by a 1.6-liter I-4 engine that produces 120 horsepower and 112 pound-feet of torque. But, the ST model's 1.6-liter turbocharged EcoBoost engine with direct fuel injection delivers 197 horsepower and 202 pound-feet of torque. That's more than enough to get the Fiesta, which has a curb weight of 2,742 pounds, moving along quickly. It is controlled by a six-speed manual transmission, rather than the standard automatic transmission. The ST comes with a unique sport suspension, including independent MacPherson strut front suspension, torque vectoring control, electric power-assisted steering, and electronic brake force distribution to help you keep control of that power. Convinced that the Fiesta is your next car?