2015 Ford Fiesta | new car review

Posted on Dec 17, 2014 by
2015 Ford Fiesta
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AEDAED 65,000 - 82,000
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  • Exterior
    Editor: 80%
  • Interior
    Editor: 60%
  • Quality
    Editor: 75%
  • Features
    Editor: 70%
  • Performance
    Editor: 70%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 50%

Review Summary:

The has a rich history of being a dependable super-mini, ideal for younger drivers and city commuters alike. But can its good looks justify its existence against the Focus?

Pros

Stylish looks help the Fiesta get some attention.

Cons

Price point seems utterly unjustified.

Looks

The 2015 Ford Fiesta is a far cry from the car we knew in 1976. The latest installation of the popular super-mini is possibly the best-looking yet, as well as being the biggest. You can tell instantly that its inspiration has been taken from the Focus range, and that can only be a good thing. The headlamps resemble scalpel-like slits in the tapered bonnet, and the front grille looks like it was stolen from the good people at Aston Martin. The back is high and it all points forward aided by some stylish creases.

2014 Ford Fiesta Front

Feels

The interior is a tepid homage to the Focus. Perhaps the best way of describing it is by saying that whereas the Focus is more like Christian Bale’s tough, hard portrayal of Batman, the Fiesta’s inside is more like Val Kilmer’s Batman; not quite right and delivers a larger sense of fiction to the story, you know it’s all made up. It is all finished off very nicely, but I can’t help but feel that you’ll regret not buying the Focus.

2014 Ford Fiesta Interior

Engineering

The 2015 Ford Fiesta is a well-equipped little car, with things like ABS and an engine immobiliser coming as standard. It also comes with Ford’s “Easy fuel” mechanism, which will save the forecourt attendant about three seconds at either end of the re-fuelling process.

2015 Ford Fiesta front

What’s on offer?

Powered by a 1.6 litre 4-cylinder engine, the 2015 Ford Fiesta directs 120 horsepower and 152 Nm of torque through a 6 speed automatic transmission to the front wheels. Charging to 100 km/h in 11.0 seconds and on to a top speed of 185 km/h, the Fiesta is  sufficiently powered to handle everything from the bustling city traffic, to the wide open highways.

2014 FOod Fiesta Side

Summing it…

I want to like the Fiesta, and superficially I do. But there is a massive problem; a basic Focus is only a smidgen more expensive. If you can’t afford the Focus then the chances are you won’t be able to afford the Fiesta either. And solely because of that, you can’t help but ask yourself what the point of this popular super-mini actually is.

2015 Ford Fiesta top

Specifications

Specifications2015 Ford Fiesta 1.6L
Engine/ Cylinders1.6 litre / 4 cyl
Max Power
(bhp/rpm)
120 hp @ 6,350 RPM
Max Torque
(Nm/rpm)
152 Nm @ 5,000 RPM
Tranmission6 speed dual clutch automatic
DriveFront Wheel Drive
0-100 km/h11.0 secs
Top speed185 km/h
PriceAED 65,000 - 82,000

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