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Jan-14-2014

2013 Ford Fiesta: The Versatile Subcompact You’d Love to Drive

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A lot of subcompact cars are offered out there. These cars are valued primarily due to their fuel efficiency and ease in driving. The 2013 Ford Fiesta is one such car, having a great fuel rating plus several other great features. The 2013 Ford Fiesta is a subcompact and is available as a sedan or a hatchback. The Ford Fiesta has a cargo space of 12.8 ft3, expandable up to 26 ft3 if you get the hatchback. Critics say the Fiesta has some of the most comfortable seats in the subcompact category. Passenger room is just average.

There are three trims available – S, SE and Titanium. Base interior features include power locks and mirrors, air-conditioning, tilt-telescoping steering wheel, a 4-speaker audio system and auxiliary audio jack.  The higher trims offer more features like leather upholstery, heated mirrors and seats, keyless entry, auto-dimming rearview mirror, a trip computer, cruise control, Ford Sync with voice controls, a 6-speaker audio system w/ CD player, satellite radio and USB/iPod interface.

The 2013 Ford Fiesta is powered by a 1.6L engine that generates 120hp, 112 lbs. of torque with a fuel rating of 29 mpg city/39 mpg highway. The Fiesta accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 9.5 seconds, which is pretty okay for a subcompact.

Although it doesn’t have much power and speed, driving the Fiesta proved to be a good experience. The Fiesta exhibited good handling on the road, able to maintain a firm grip thanks to its good tires and great suspension. The Fiesta also displayed good steering, maneuverability and responsiveness be it smooth or tight turns.

The 2013 Ford Fiesta is offered at a price range of $14,200 to $18,200 depending on the trim and features. The Fiesta is a good subcompact choice, having one of the roomiest trunk spaces and great passenger room. While the Fiesta doesn’t have the best cabin design, its ride experience is one of the best.