A perfect economic compact/subcompact car must be pretty low-budget, easy and enjoyable on the road, and cheap in maintenance. If a certain brand meets those requirements, then it’s a God-sent pick for anybody who’s in the market for a near-ideal ride. And, so it happens, the Ford Fiesta 2015 is rated pretty high by all three criteria, both by the experts and the customers.
No, it’s actually better than that, as it’s got a super-classy and even “luxurious” interior (for the segment, of course) and a truly modern infotainment system. With all that impressive background, the latest Fiesta punches through the limits of subcompact cars and bursts into the bigger market. That’s no surprise – the industry needs sneaky little models that deliver big-time quality and class-leading fuel-efficiency and tech savvy.
The Best Tiny Car On The Market
Now, this kind of unprecedented quality is achieved only with hard work and big investments. Every last Ford Fiesta on the market is super stylish, with a very comfy and enjoyable interior, amazing finishes, plus a huge pack of all the latest techy features, including navigation, air conditioning, Bluetooth/iPad connections, etc. And, if you’re ready to spend some additional bucks, the Ford Fiesta 2015 will transform into something that a subcompact car simply couldn’t be before, with a million dollar smile, a huge and handsome touchscreen for the infotainment system, as well as heated seats with leather upholstery.
Actually, this is just the tip of the iceberg, and with the highest trims, you’ll get yourself quite a treat. However, the good news is – even with the basic-level trim you’ll be more than pleased with the performance, handling, and technology. The Ford Fiesta 2015 simply proves that a tiny and low-budget car can and should be fun, lovely and smart. The market of subcompact cars is on the rise right now, and the Fiesta is right at the front of the movement.
Moving Up The Trim Ladder
So, the 2015 Fiesta is available both as a sedan and a 4-door hatchback. As for the trim levels, you’ve got Ford’s standard S, SE, Titanium and a high-performance ST level, which is offered only as a hatchback. The standard level, S, is actually pretty feature packed, and it comes with 15-inch steel wheels, air conditioning, a 6-speaker sound system with a CD player, Bluetooth/USB/iPod connections, a height-adjustable driver seat (this one comes standard with all of Ford’s compact/subcompact cars), the Sync system, and more. By the way, the interior of the 2015 Ford Fiesta is another nice treat: it’s super comfy, stylish, noise-free and spacious (for a little car, of course), and this is true for all the trims – from S to ST. What else is there to ask for, huh?
Powertrain-wise, the basic Ford Fiesta 2015 S comes packed with a 1.6-lit 4-cyl engine that’s good for 120HP and 112 lb-ft of torque. The standard transmission is a 5-speed manual, while a 6-speed automatic is also available. With this setup, the Fiesta goes from 0 to 60MPH in 9, 5-9.6 seconds. That’s about average for the manual transmission and better than average for the automatic. In terms of fuel economy, this model might not be the most exciting one, but it’s definitely among the class leaders. The EPA-estimated fuel-efficiency is 37 miles per gallon on the highway and 27 mpg in the city (31 mpg combined).
Next up is the Ford Fiesta 2015 SE trim. This one comes standard with all of the aforementioned features, plus 15-inch alloy wheels, cruise control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless entry, stylish metallic paint in the cabin, cloth upholstery, quality materials, etc. If you go for the SE Appearance package, you’ll get 16-inch wheels, a cool-looking spoiler in the back and a perfected MyFord Touch system with a 6.5-inch display, satellite radio, and more. Plus, a Comfort package and a Fuel Economy package are also available, and they add all kinds of useful stuff like heated front seats, automatic climate control (Comfort) and better fuel-efficiency (Economy).
With the SE trim you have the option of an EcoBoost 1.0-lit 3-cyl engine (turbocharged) that’s capable of 123HP and 125 lb-ft of torque. A 5-speed manual transmission is the only available choice. In terms of economy, this powertrain is slightly better than the standard 1.6-lit 4-cylinder (31city/43hwy – 36 combined) and a class-leader in total.
Ford Fiesta 2015 Titanium And ST
The Titanium trim is basically the SE trim with the Appearance and Comfort packages, but slightly different equipment. In addition, with Titanium you’ll get keyless ignition/entry, leather upholstery, a 6.5-inch touchscreen, an eight-speaker sound system, and so much more. It’s a bit too pricey if you ask me, but as far as “royalty” goes, this trim is pretty close.
The Ford Fiesta 2015 ST is also pretty package-pack, plus it’s got a unique design, a sportier transmission, better brakes, as well as ST-exclusive seats and interior style, door sill plates, and tons of other sport car-like fancy stuff. Under the hood, you’ll find a turbocharged 1.6-lit 4-cyl engine that delivers 197HP and 202 lb-ft of torque – pretty impressive for a car this size. It’s paired to a 6-speed manual transmission and returns 26mpg city/35 highway (29mpg combined).
The Verdict For the Ford Fiesta 2015
If you love super sneaky and flexible tiny cars with tons of features and options, the 2015 Fiesta will be a welcome guest in your garage. And, with a starting price of 17,5K MSRP, I strongly recommend you consider purchasing the SE trim – it’s like the golden middle, with a pretty affordable price tag and all of the main goodies of the higher and pricier trims. What do you think? Is SE worth the additional 1-2K? Or are you a fan of the Titanium/ST levels? Share your opinion in the comments!
Check out this video——->2015 Ford Fiesta SE Quick Tour / Overview: