2014 Ford Fiesta Videos: Performance
Our 2014 Ford Fiesta performance video review highlights engine options and critic sentiment regarding driving dynamics such as acceleration, handling and braking.
2014 Ford Fiesta Video Transcript
Reviewers say that within the class the 2014 Ford Fiesta stands out not only for its upscale interior, but also for being one of the most enjoyable cars to drive.
Hi! I am Jim Sharifi, Senior Editor with US News Best Cars and in this video we will take a closer look at the Ford Fiesta's performance.
The base 2014 Fiesta is powered by a 1.6 liter, 4-cylinder engine which produces a 120 horse power. A 5-speed manual transmission in standard and a 6-speed automatic is optional. A 1 liter, 3-cylinder, eco-boost engine is newly available for 2014. It delivers a 123 hp, but comes following with a 5-speed manual transmission.
Eco-boost is a family of turbocharged engines, designed to deliver power equal to larger engines, while achieving better fuel efficiency at the same time.
Reviewers say that the Fiesta offers adequate acceleration, thanks to a base engine that's both smooth and refined with enough flow and power for stop-and-go traffic.
Those, looking for a bit more performance, were fond of the new Fiesta ST which they say is more powerful than most cars in its class. The Fiesta ST features a 1.6 liter, 4-cylinder eco-boost engine that generates a 197 hp and comes exclusively with a 6-speed manual transmission.
Test drivers are also impressed with the Fiesta's handling which helps make it one the most fun to drive cars in the class. They write that the Fiesta rides firmly, but that it also does a good job of absorbing bumps in road imperfections. The Fiesta ST also earns praise for its quick steering and nimble handling.
To learn more about the 2014 Ford Fiesta, be sure to watch our videos on its interior and other important characteristics and consider competing cars like the Kia Rio and Chevy Sonic.Read more