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The 2014 Ford Fiesta in a Nutshell

The 2014 Ford Fiesta really is a cool little car. Not only is the car incredibly fuel efficient, but the initial sale price is beyond reasonable. Do you want to save money with your next vehicle? Do you want your family to be safe while driving? Pick up your very own Ford fiesta and both of these advantages will be yours.

But, if you need some more convincing, read our comprehensive review below to learn EVERYTHING you need to know about this wonderful vehicle.

2014 FiestaFiesta Vehicle Specifications:

There are a couple varieties of style for this vehicle; there is the S 4dr Sedan, the S 4dr hatchback, the SE 4dr Sedan, the Se 4dr Hatchback and the Titanium 4dr Sedan and Hatchback. Visually the only definite difference between the hatch back and SE models is the hatchback seems “shorter”. The horsepower for this vehicle starts at 120 HP and goes all the way up 197 HP depending on which style you decide upon. For a vehicle of this stature, 197 horsepower is very good! Now lets take a peak at one of the top things on your list, pricing. The Fiesta starts at $13,571 and goes all the way to $21,400. The lowest price is for the most basic model S 4dr Sedan and the highest price is for the most advanced model of the ST 4dr Hatchback. In terms of gas mileage, this vehicle pretty much puts any other sedan to shame.

The most fuel-efficient model of the Fiesta is the SE 4dr Hatchback, the city mileage for this style is 31 MPG and for highway driving this vehicle boasts a staggering 43 MPG. Not only are you going to save a ton of money purchasing this vehicle over other Sedans, but it’s the “gift that keeps on giving”, you will save a “boat load” of money over the long-term from the incredible fuel economy.

This vehicle is available with a number of different transmissions, lets look at the different options available; your first option is the 5-speed manual transmission, your second option is the 6-speed manual transmission and your third and final option is the 6-speed auto shift (automatic) transmission. Even though driving a vehicle with a manual transmission can be a hassle (and not a lot of people now hoe to drive “stick”), I would highly suggest you learn! Reason being, if you purchase your 2014 Fiesta with a manual transmission, you will end up saving roughly 3 miles per gallon more city driving and around 4 miles more highway driving (seems worth it to me)!

In terms of safety, this vehicle was awarded a “4 out of 5” by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Even though this is not the highest rating possible, it is still VERY good for a sedan in this market. When deciding on a vehicle, safety is usually the first thing I look for. If I was in the market for a sedan, a “4 out of 5” rating would be perfectly fine for me!

The 2014 Ford Fiesta2014 Ford Fiesta Reviews

In this section we will take an in depth look at what the experts and the consumers (actual purchasers of this vehicle) have to say. Lets start with the experts; they love the fuel efficiency of this vehicle (in all styles), the horsepower of 197 HP is outstanding for a sedan of this stature, a lot of thought and research went into making the cabin comfortable for all people (different shapes and sizes), the new styling Ford has implemented into the Fiesta and finally, the Myford Touch update (a technological update for all the Ford software). There are also a couple features the experts weren’t thrilled with. First, they didn’t like the modest cargo space (the trunk is a little small) and the last thing the experts didn’t like was the unrefined six-speed, dual clutch automatic transmission, which seems like a totally “bogus” con to me. Reason being, if you’re not a fan of the automatic transmission, you can always get the manual transmission and it will end up saving you money!

A survey was conducted on 35 people who actually own and drive this vehicle everyday, they were asked to rate the vehicle judged on six different options: comfort, performance, exterior styling, interior design, value for the money and reliability.

  • Comfort received an overall rating of 4.2 out of 5 (not surprised considering some people were unhappy with the tight cabin space).
  • Performance received a 4.3 out of 5.
  • Exterior styling received a 4.6 out of 5 (very “good looking” sedan).
  • Interior design received an overall rating of 4.2 out of 5.
  • Value for the money received a 4.4 out of 5 (low initial purchase price AND great gas mileage).
  • Finally, reliability received a 4.5 out of 5.

These results were obtained from averaging together all the individual survey results and comparing them against each other.

Evolution of the Fiesta:

A lot has changed from the 2013 Fiesta to the 2014 model. For example in 2014, Ford rolled out new styling options for this vehicle to make it more appealing for families and make for a more spacious cabin. Also, the high performance ST model was rolled out in 2014. More upscale options became available in regard to technology (GPS, Bluetooth, and touch navigation). The last notable feature that has changed is the new option to equip your new fiesta with a turbocharged engine; barely any other Sedans have this option available.

This vehicle has been in production for a very longtime, first being manufactured and distributed in the year 1976 and continues to be produced and distributed to this day. Some people think that the fiesta replaced the Ford escort and the pinto, they would be correct! Clearly the new version is much more attractive than the previous models, along with increased gas mileage and a total “revamp” in terms of technology.

2014 Fiesta Final Verdict:

Because the cab and trunk space is a bit tight on this vehicle, it may not be ideal for someone with a large family, but if you plan to purchase this vehicle for a first time driver, or maybe just you and your significant other, this vehicle is the perfect fit. Incredible gas mileage, low initial purchase price and incredible technology are just a few of the many reason you should purchase this vehicle (if your in the market for a Sedan)! In my professional and personal opinion, this is one of the best Sedans on the market today, if you have any further concerns regarding this vehicle, leave us a comment and we can reassure you that this vehicle is a perfect fit for you!