Ford Fiesta 1.4 TDCi Trend-proof (III)
The test Ford Fiesta She reaches its conclusion and, with the third and last part. In the first part we have spoken of the exterior design of the Ford Fiesta and I have been talking about the interior and what is more important, the feelings that makes us sit at the wheel. We can conclude that this is a car with a clear practical vocation, but with an inner quality that might be somewhat higher and narrow spaces that do not stand out for their spaciousness.
As for the dynamics, our unit mounts 1.4 TDCi turbodiesel 69 HP. This small block highlighted by the fuel efficiency in mixed driving, but if we make an extra-urban cycle alone will consume more. It is an engine that should not require high performance, but it does the job for daily use. Now we talk about the standard equipment of our unit, which had the Trend finishing access to the range.
Ford Fiesta equipment
At our Trend access to the range version and we enjoy a full complement of safety. ESP is standard across the range, as well as mandatory ABS with electronic braking distributed. The airbag available are front, side and front curtain. In this finish are standard mirrors the heated and an adjustable steering wheel height and depth. Only includes power windows front and we must pay for extras such as air conditioning.
Just enjoy AM / FM Radio as entertainment, but at least, bumpers and rear spoiler are standard. So, How is it that our press unit is so well equipped? Among other things, because it takes up almost 3,000 € in extras and different equipment packages. One of the essential is the Trend pack 15 ", in which the 15-inch wheels and fog lamps, for which we have to pay 330 € of pocket counted.
With the Pack City, 250 € have rear parking sensors and electrically folding mirrors. Another pack is included Techno Climate, in which € 1,400 monozona receive automatic climate control, Bluetooth handsfree, and MP3 CD radio with voice control. The rear spoiler and paint Hot Magenta have to pay respectively 540 and 150 € and speed control 150 €. If you want full spare wheel - should not be optional - you have to pay € 100.
As we have clarified before you, ESP is standard across the range, and at least six airbag. In EuroNCAP tests surpassed by the Ford Fiesta in 2008 have been granted five stars in occupant protection, four stars for children - sitting on child restraint systems - and three of four stars in pedestrian protection in cases of abuse. They are very good grades on which no substantive comments by the European body.
Price and rivals Ford Fiesta
As we have proven, the Ford Fiesta 1.4 TDCi Trend (With extra equipment) costs € 15,870, but with only basic equipment would cost € 12,950. With a minimum of equipment - Techno pack AA - the price would be about € 14,150 more correct. Let us review some of its main rivals. First, we have the Citroen C3, with the same engine, very similar measures and Attraction finish. A performance level is almost identical, but their average consumption is 3.8 l / 100 km.
It is a slightly better car topped, but the access version will continue to find many hard plastics. Its base price is 11,290 €, It has many discounts and brand. A ruling is that the stability control is optional (300 €) and is associated exclusively with velvet upholstery and serenite pack. Yet equal equipment, is substantially more affordable, more than 1,000 €. Another similar rival for positioning and size is the Opel Corsa hatchback.
With C'mon finish and the 1.3 CDTI ecoFLEX 75 CV, it has features very similar to the 1.4 TDCi, although its consumption is 4.2 l / 100 km, a little higher. It is a quality vehicle comparable to the Fiesta and also with a good boot for its size, 285 liters. With regard to equipment, the access version can not mount alloy wheels and climate control, ESP remains optional and must be paid for a rear center headrest. C'mon version is far superior.
To match equipment, we leave about 15,000 €, slightly less than the Fiesta. The penultimate rival is the Hyundai i20, with five-door body and engine 75 hp 1.4 CRDi. It is a car with a trunk of identical size that are pending to try. In any case, it has a discrete performance and average consumption almost identical to the Fiesta. Comfort with finishing options not offered and there is little possibility of customization, or wheels, Bluetooth, cruise control and climate control.
If we are willing to give it up, it will cost € 12,530. Finally, we have the Skoda Fabia 1.6 TDI engine with 75 hp, better finish, with wider rear seats, consumption and very similar to Forfi performance. With the same equipment of our test unit, is 15 € more expensive. Yes, exactly 15 €. Overall, very capable rivals - and prices generally tighter than the Ford Fiesta, even without extras - including think highlights the Skoda Fabia.
He Ford Fiesta It is a simple utility that delivers what it promises without problems. 1.4 TDCi engine, despite its 69 hp, responds without problems not too demanding use. I personally believe that is a car in which the main attributes are a different and attractive image as well as a great ease of use that some competitors do not have, along with a long history in our country. Not everything is pink, it is a car that requires extras, that raise the price considerably.
- mixed consumption
- unsophisticated engine
- Interior finishes
- Many extras are needed
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