Ford Fiesta Review Snippets
While we aren’t able to link to the article about the Ford Fiesta on The Province (as we are without a subscription), we’d love to lay out some quotes that Bob McHugh made a point of listing as “Surprises”. It was definitely nice to read great things about our little car!
- The first surprise was a Canadian base price of $12,999 for the S trim level of the four-door sedan — $2,000 below the U.S. base price. And that’s a refreshing change. The Canadian car does not come with standard air conditioning, but other than that they are identical.
- Another surprise for buyers will be the performance of the optional PowerShift six-speed automatic transmission. It’s basically two manual transmissions in one that shifts electronically, similar to an Audi DSG transmission.
- A hidden surprise that hopefully a Fiesta owner never gets to use is an excellent passive safety package. More than 50 per cent of the welded body structure of Fiesta is made from high-strength steel and Boron steel (which has four times the strength of regular steel) is used in critical areas, such as roof pillars and side intrusion beams.