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The 2012 Ford Fiesta has Hit the Market

The 2012 Ford Fiesta is a great addition to the already stylish and fuel efficient Fiesta family. Ford introduced this model to the US market just one year earlier due to the huge success it had in the European automobile market.

There was also an increasing desire from Americans for more compact cars which had the features only found in larger sized vehicles. The Ford Fiesta 2012 models added a much larger list of features than previous years while still keeping the price affordable.

2012 Ford Fiesta Review

The design is very urban and sporty and is exactly what was missing from the lineup of Ford, but it also packs a mean punch under the hood. Although the engine specs did not change for 2012, the 120 HP and 1.6 liter engine gives the car a quick response time with lots of control, which is almost unheard of from cars in its class.

However, the biggest and best change to the performance of the 2012 models is the Super Fuel Economy Package that can be added to the SE models. The package costs around $400 and gives the body a more aerodynamic profile with low rolling resistance tires, cruise control, side air deflectors, underbody shields, blockers on the lower grille, and a spoiler.

It brings your MPG from 29 city to 30 which is going to save you a ton of money in the long run. The only downside is that Ford did not offer it on all of the new models. You will, however, find all sorts of colors for the exterior paint job.

Fiesta Interior

Interior Changes

The interior of the 2012 Ford Fiesta is even more impressive than the the previous years, and by adding new optional style packages, it can be customized to match your personal tastes.

The packages are for only some of the trims, but they allow you to change the interior colors, and give the car a classier feel or a sportier look. One example is the Race Red Package with upgrades to red and black leather seats, a red leather wrapped steering wheel, and red trim throughout the interior. This is in contrast to the same old black or grey interior, which makes the interior vibrant and exciting.

The standard features have also been stepped up, and even with the lowest priced model, you will find features that not many other compact cars have. With the S trim, which will run you about $13,000, you have a nice sound system, 40/60 folding backseat, A/C, power locks, driver’s armrest, and a tilt/telescopic steering wheel.

The higher priced trims, which are still affordable, include standard features such as leather seats with a sleek interior, satellite radio, and voice controlled SYNC technology. SYNC allows you to change the car’s temperature, answer your phone, search the web for locations, and much more without the need to remove your hands from the steering wheel.

2012 Fiesta

Several safety features have also been added since the 2011 Fiesta. Seven airbags, including a driver’s knee airbag, and blind spot mirrors are now currently included on all editions.

FINAL THOUGHTS

The Ford Fiesta was a hit the moment it hit the US market, but the changes for this year have given consumers even more standard features and more upgradable options as well. The 2012 Ford Fiesta adds additional fuel economy, individuality, standard technology, and safety all at a price that is affordable – now that is something no one else in the economical compact car class has done.