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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  • Name S (4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic MSRP 13200.00 Engine 1.6L/97 City/Hwy MPG 29/40
  • Name SE (4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic MSRP 14670.00 Engine 1.6L/97 City/Hwy MPG 29/40
  • Name SEL (4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic MSRP 16600.00 Engine 1.6L/97 City/Hwy MPG 29/40
  • Name SE (5dr HB) Transmission Automatic MSRP 15670.00 Engine 1.6L/97 City/Hwy MPG 29/40
  • Name SES (5dr HB) Transmission Automatic MSRP 17500.00 Engine 1.6L/97 City/Hwy MPG 29/40
  • Name S (5dr HB) Transmission Automatic MSRP 14100.00 Engine 1.6L/97 City/Hwy MPG 29/40
  • Front cloth bucket seats w/adjustable headrests -inc: manual 4-way adjustable driver seat, manual 2-way adjustable passenger seat
  • Cloth 60/40-split rear seat w/adjustable headrests
  • Floor console
  • Front carpeted floor mats
  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Instrumentation -inc: tachometer
  • Pwr door locks
  • Anti-theft engine immobilizer
  • Air conditioning w/electronic actuation
  • Rear seat heat ducts
  • Rear defroster
  • Door handles w/metallic applique
  • Front door storage bins
  • Dual front sunvisors
  • Center dome lamp -inc: map lights
  • (6) cupholders
  • Aux 12V pwr point
  • Metallic shift knob
  • Front unique cloth bucket seats w/adjustable headrests -inc: manual 4-way adjustable driver seat, manual 2-way adjustable passenger seat
  • Message center -inc: trip computer
  • Pwr windows w/driver 1-touch up/down
  • Auto locking pwr door locks
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Dual front sunvisors w/mirrors
  • Rear dome lamp
  • Front passenger seat map pocket
  • Metallic interior trim
  • Rear carpeted floor mats
  • Leather wrapped tilt/telescopic steering wheel
  • Cruise control
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • 7-color ambient lighting
  • (2) aux 12V pwr points
  • 15" steel wheels w/covers
  • P185/60R15 BSW tires
  • Steel mini-spare
  • Body-color bumper
  • Black beltline moldings
  • Black decklid eyebrow molding
  • 3-bar body-color grille w/chrome lower surround
  • Quad-beam halogen headlamps
  • Solar-tinted glass
  • body-color pwr mirrors -inc: integrated spotter mirrors
  • body-color door handles
  • Intermittent front wipers
  • 3-bar chrome grille
  • 16" premium painted aluminum wheels
  • P195/50R16 tires
  • LED parking lamps w/chrome bezels
  • Body-color heated pwr mirrors w/side marker lamps -inc: integrated spotter mirrors
  • Rear liftgate spoiler
  • Body-color grille
  • Rear wiper
  • 1.6L I4 Ti-VCT engine
  • 5-speed manual transmission -inc: 4.07 axle ratio
  • Front wheel drive
  • Electronic pwr-assisted steering
  • Easy Fuel capless fuel filler
    • Front disc brakes & rear drum brakes
    • AdvanceTrac stability control w/electronic stability control
    • Dual stage front airbags
    • Passenger occupant detection system
    • Driver knee airbag
    • Side impact airbags
    • Front/rear side curtain airbags
    • Height-adjustable seatbelts w/pretensioners
    • Rear door child safety locks
    • Tire pressure monitoring system
    • 40-watt AM/FM stereo -inc: aux input jack, (4) speakers
    • Mast antenna
    • 40-watt AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: aux input jack, (4) speakers
    • Premium 80-watt AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: (6) speakers
    • SIRIUS satellite radio -inc: 6-month prepaid subscription *N/A in AK or HI*
    • SYNC voice activated communications & entertainment system -inc: Bluetooth capability, steering wheel audio controls, USB port, audio input jack, 911 Assist, vehicle health report, turn-by-turn navigation, real-time traffic

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