2012 Ford Fiesta

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28 CITY / 39 HWY
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What's New for 2012:
- No changes for 2012

Exterior Features
The Ford Fiesta is a budget-priced sub-compact car that was reintroduced to US markets for the 2011 model year. The 2012 model is a carryover and is available as a sedan or a hatchback.

Interior Features
The 2012 Fiesta sedan is available in three trim levels: S, SE, and SEL. The hatchback is offered in SE or SES trim. The base (S) trim features 15-inch steel wheels and a 4-speaker radio with auxiliary input jack and USB port. The SE trim adds power windows and locks and a CD player. The SEL features 16-inch wheels, rear spoiler, 6-speaker sound system, upgraded lights, and a voice-commanded navigation system. The hatchback version of the Fiesta adds the spoiler at the SE trim level; the hatchback's SES trim is similar to the SEL, but with a rear windshield wiper. The sedan provides 12.8 cubic feet of cargo space. The hatchback's cargo space can be stretched to 26 cubic feet with rear seats lowered.

Optional Features
Options at various levels include keyless ignition, keyless entry, heated leather seats, larger wheels, sunroof, and a Super Fuel Economy (SFE) package that involves slight design changes. Special premium colors are also available.

Under the Hood
The 2012 Fiesta's power plant is a 120-horsepower, 1.6-liter, inline 4-cylinder engine with a standard 5-speed manual transmission or optional 6-speed automated manual dual-clutch transmission.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Ford Fiesta are:
- Fiesta with manual transmission: 29/38/33 mpg (city/highway/combined)
- Fiesta with automatic transmission: 29/39/33 mpg
- Fiesta with SFE package: 29/40/33 mpg

Standard safety features on the Ford Fiesta include anti-lock disc brakes, traction control, front-seat side air bags, side curtain air bags, and a driver's knee air bag.

In government crash tests, the 2012 Ford Fiesta received 5 (out of 5) stars for driver's-side front-impact protection, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA); 4 stars for passenger-side protection; and 5 stars for overall side-impact crash protection. In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Fiesta received a \"Good\" rating--the Institute's highest--across the board on impact tests.


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