2009 Ford Fiesta

It Cannot Come Soon Enough

The biggest problem with the all-new Ford Fiesta is that it won't arrive at U.S. Ford dealerships for another two years. But when it does, its combination of good looks, handling, utility, comfort, and fuel economy ought to make it a standout in the burgeoning subcompact, or B-class, segment.

Ford Fiesta Sport 2-door hatch

Base Price (Great Britain, estimated): $18,000

Powertrain

Engine: 1.6-liter DOHC 16-valve inline-4

Horsepower: 118 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque: 112 lb-ft @ 4052 rpm

Transmission: 5-speed manual

Drive: Front-wheel

Measurements

L x W x H: 155.5 x 77.7 x 58.3 in

Legroom F/R: 43.7/32.4 in

Headroom F/R: 39.0/37.5 in

Cargo capacity (seats up/down): 10.4/34.1 cu ft

Curb Weight: 2553 lb

European-cycle combined fuel economy (estimated) 48 mpg

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