Among the many options for small economy cars—both American and manufactured overseas—the Ford Fiesta has been a popular one worldwide. Part of the reason is that the Fiesta (like its Spanish namesake) has a little more “party” to it than most of the competition. The 2012 Ford Fiesta, currently available at Boucher Ford in Menomonee Falls, holds to this standard with energetic performance and precise handling. From the playful color options to the various trim lines, this is one compact that manages to keep it interesting, and still deliver the economy and value that compact-car buyers are looking for.
Ford Fiesta Details
The 2012 Fiesta’s standard engine is a feisty four-cylinder engine that cranks out 120 horsepower from 1.7 liters. While standard transmission is a five-speed manual, this compact does offer a sporty six-speed “double clutch” automatic option, with speedy gear changes. The Fiesta’s 0-60 time is 9.5 seconds, and despite its performance, it still achieves an estimated 29 mpg in the city and up to 40 mpg on the highway (depending on the trim line).
One of the features we’re most proud of at Boucher Ford is something called the Ford Sync system, an interface that allows the driver to use voice control through the audio system or from your cell phone, and can provide voice-over navigation instructions. The 2012 Fiesta fits into the compact size spectrum, but still provides 12.8 cubic feet of space in the trunk, and a host of other interior features (like split folding rear seats) that you can learn more about on our new car inventory page.
Ford Fiesta Safety and Special Features
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the 2012 Fiesta has a rating of “Good” in terms of front- and side-impact testing. Additionally, it has a below-average stopping distance of 119 feet from 60 mph, which exceeds the average for this class of car. Other safety features include stability control, traction control, and complete airbag and antilock break packages. But the Ford Fiesta also offers plenty of options for customization and extras, such as heated seats, leather upholstery, keyless entry and ignition, and premium sound. One of our favorite options is the Super Fuel Economy (SFE) package, which tweaks the body, tires, and undercarriage to achieve an estimated 40 mpg.
Buying a Ford Fiesta
The 2012 Ford Fiesta is a welcome alternative to the sometimes-bland reputation of compact, economical cars. It’s got all the features that you’d expect in the class—small size, big storage, good fuel economy—with a few other perks in the form of driving performance and personalization. At Boucher Ford, we’ve been proud to offer this breath of fresh air in the compact class to our customers for years, both new and pre-owned vehicles. If you’ve considered a smaller car before, but you worried about getting something bland, visit our location near Milwaukee and find out what else the feisty Ford Fiesta can offer you.