In a mix of city and freeway driving, I found an average in the low 30s was reasonable. It does not have much bass, but the highs show a lot of detail and crisp reproduction. Ford resurrected an old name for its subcompact car when the Fiesta returned to the U. A 17-inch Ford Racing wheel package and a power-operated moonroof can be ordered with several trim levels. It does the job of shuttling car and driver around town, but its main attraction is efficiency rather than punchy performance.
Missing from the 2012 Ford Fiesta's option list is navigation, something most of is competitors offer. Electronic stability control is standard, as are seatbelt pre-tensioners. Essentially an automated manual transmission, Ford has tuned the dual-clutch unit to act like a traditional automatic resulting in a transmission that feels lazier than more performance-tuned dual-clutch transmissions. It feels very weak and takes its time gathering speed for passing and merging. Although the Fiesta is enjoying great sales success, it lacks a true flat-folding rear seat, and its oft-noted shortcoming remains its transmissions, specifically its PowerShift six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The really impressive feature of this audio source is that it treats any music storage devices plugged into it in exactly the same manner. I have to take it to a mechanic after owning it for 5 months because the engine light came on.
Both modes pull more satisfying power from the engine, a 1. I only had to remember what I had in my music libraries. Vehicle Description Colour Other Description 2012 Ford Fiesta 1. Auto Trader is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in relation to consumer credit and insurance mediation activities. The 2012 Fiesta is neither the fastest nor slowest car in its class.
In drive, the car pushes along decently under normal circumstances, but feels anemic when trying to pass. Quick access to automobile-catalog website - type in a browser: a-c. The stylish, soft-touch dash is a welcome upgrade from the cheap plastic typically found in compact cars. Does the Fiesta have what it takes to make it in the U. The Fiesta's automatic transmission option is a six-speed dual clutch gearbox, which gets better fuel economy than a traditional automatic.
With the gas pedal mashed, the engine makes tortured noises and it can take a while for the acceleration to kick in. Also worth noting is the Fiesta's capless fuel filler that negates the need for a twist-off fuel cap. Not much has changed since 2011; compare both years. My door wouldn't latch one day so I had to get a bungee cord and attach it to my passenger seat. I have driven a few rental cars in Europe that displayed a similar tautness, but American and Japanese economy cars just do not behave with this kind of responsiveness. The analysis of alternative tire sizes with the standard wheel diameter. With two bucket seats up front and a standard 60-40 split rear seatback, the Fiesta's layout is pretty much par among small sedans and hatchbacks.
There is also a door latch recall that Ford has yet to fix. All this equates to low tax rates for both private and company car drivers, while some of the safety features see below qualify for lower ratings with some insurers. Our site enables customers to search a wide range of vehicles and benefit from the discounts manufacturers make available to car dealers. The low range and hill mode do a good job of getting more prompt acceleration, but at the expense of fuel economy. All-round vision is good, too, although the thick windscreen pillars limit forward visibility a little.
Under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, the content, organization, graphics, design, compilation, magnetic, translation, digital conversion and other matters related to the automobile-catalog. In federal tests, the Fiesta performed quite well, with four our of five stars overall, including top five-star results for frontal impact but a four-star result in side impact and an asterisk noting that the rear passenger dummy had a high level of rib deflection, and thus a high likelihood of thoracic injury. In this case, though, the shoe fits. Show full review Ford resurrected an old name for its subcompact car when the Fiesta returned to the U. As such, European cars need to be very maneuverable, and the Fiesta exhibits this characteristic in its quick response to driver input. The 2012 Ford Fiesta certainly isn't the most affordable small car, but especially if you consider the Fiesta's stylish appearance and surprisingly stout feature lists, it's one of the better ways to downsize—without feeling like you're moving downscale, that is. Another exclusive is the seven-color ambient-lighting system, and heated seats in a subcompact are a rarity in North America.
The backseat is where it gets tight, with just 31. A true city car, it negotiates narrow streets well and squeezes into parking spots with ease. It also gets great gas mileage. The adjustable cupholders are also particularly useful for households that might have both espresso sippers and Big Gulp gulpers. Vehicle Details If you're looking for a reason to purchase the 2012 Ford Fiesta over its Japanese and Korean competitors, it can be found in the car's interior. But, to our surprise and delight, the 2012 Ford Fiesta subcompact remains intact.
Keep it simple and affordable, and it makes a lot of very stylish sense. The Fiesta currently supports about 10 apps, all audio-oriented. Of course, the more money you're willing to lay down, the fancier the Fiesta becomes. The low range is very aggressive, letting the tachometer run up to red line, while the hill mode button feels milder. The controls on the Fiesta's dashboard also follow an arrangement that showed a non-American influence. The train goes off the tracks when it comes to the seats.
In some respects, what you see is what you get with the Fiesta. I am aware that it is a used car but it doesn't drive smooth, it's very jumpy when I accelerate and it also stalls sometimes. Remember learning how to drive stick? Three and five-door models are available across the range. This type of automatic transmission behaves very differently than the more common torque converter automatics. During a 378-mile trip, I averaged 37. In its current state, the iPhone does not work very well with AppLink.