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Ford Fiesta


Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase [in]: 98
Length [in]: 173.6 - 160.1 (5-Door Hatchback)
Height [in]: 58
Width - Excluding Mirrors [in]: 66.8
Width - Including Mirrors [in]: 77.8
Width - Mirrors Folded [in]: 71.6
Weight [lbs]: 2578 (Manual Transmission) - 2628 (Automatic Transmission)
Weight [lbs]: 2575 (Manual Transmission 5-door Hatchback) - 2628 (Automatic Transmission 5-door Hatchback)
Front Track [in]: 57.7
Rear Track [in]: 57.7

Powertrain Specifications
Engine Type: 1.6L 16-valve Duratec® I4
Horsepower: 119 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque: 109 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
Drive Type: FWD
Transmission Type: Std. 5-speed manual/Opt. PowerShift 6-speed automatic
Engine Electronics: Twin-Independent Variable-cam Timing (Ti-VCT)
Compression Ratio: 11:01
Valve Lifters: 16-valve
Fuel Delivery: MFI
Engine block material: Aluminum Alloy
Fuel Economy: 28/37 (Manual Transmission) - 29/40 (Automatic Transmission)
0-60 MPH: 10.1 Seconds
1/4 Mile: 17.5 Seconds

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Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase [in]: 98
Length [in]: 155.5
Height [in]: 58.1
Width [in]: 66.7
Weight [lbs]: 2306 (Manual Transmission) - 2359 (Automatic Transmission)
Front Track [in] : 58.1
Rear Track [in]: 57.7

Powertrain Specifications
Engine Type: 1.5-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder with VVT
Horsepower: 100 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque: 98 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
Drive Type: FWD
Transmission Type: Std. 5-speed manual/Opt. PowerShift 6-speed automatic
Engine Electronics: Chain-driven dual overhead cams, 4 valves per cylinder with variable intake valve timing (VVT)
Compression Ratio: 10.0:1
Valve Lifters: 16-valve
Fuel Delivery: MFI
Engine block material: Aluminum Alloy
Fuel Economy: 29/35 (Manual Transmission) - 27/33 (Automatic Transmission)
0-60 MPH: 9.1 Seconds
1/4 Mile: 16.9 Seconds
 

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The Mazda is better looking than the other Mazdas. I think the Ford is a better choice, but I will check out the Mazda for the fun of it when they show up in the showrooms. I'm very happy with My Fiesta, quality and workmanship is second to none. I traded in a Toyota in on it. I paid less for the Fiesta than my Toyota six years ago. The Fiesta is a size and price point cheaper, but way ahead in all major areas, such as safety, quieter, more stuff, better shifting manual. The Toyota, I always misspell shift when I write about the transmission. Lets just say I spent $3000 to replace the transmission because Toyota wanted to save a few yen on the bearing in the transmission.

Dan
65 Chevy Corvair
11 Fiesta SE sedan 5 speed
 

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From Car and Driver in 2008: Link - > http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/car/08q4/2010_ford_fiesta-mini_test_road_test

The weight of the 2 Door is between: 2150 - 2250 for the euro model. ... probably add 100 pounds for a possible us model.

Hopefully they will bring us a 2 door here as well.

Funny, when I see the fiesta on billboards here in Houston, it is the 2 door model they have on the poster.

I need to go by there and take a photo to show you guys.

-Ray-
 

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why is the Fiesta so much heavier?
The body is stiffer and stronger. More sound deadening. It's crash test rating is second to none. If you are going to be in an accident in a small car, this is your first choice! Really, it is. Now if the Mazda does as well in the crash tests then forget everything I said. I'll have to see the official U.S. weights for both cars.
 
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