If you have a teenager who is getting ready to drive their very first vehicle, you know that they want a vehicle they consider cool to drive; meanwhile, you are probably more concerned whether the vehicle is safe to drive. Fortunately, Ford offers the best of both worlds, as their lineup of vehicles are both safe and stylish. The following are Ford’s best car models for teenage drivers.
The Ford Fiesta
The Ford Fiesta is an appealing choice for a teenager’s first vehicle due to its incredibly low price. It also comes with a lot of value packaged inside. Several trims of the Ford Fiesta come equipped with technologies like a rear view camera that you won’t find in the more expensive models of other brands.
The Ford Focus
The Ford Focus is one of the most stylish sedans on the road. Teenage drivers are sure to get a kick out of its exterior look. Meanwhile, parents will love the available advanced safety systems and the incredible fuel efficiency of the Ford Focus.
The Ford Fusion
Whether you buy a new edition or a used model, the Ford Fusion can offer a lot to brand new drivers. It has an extensive lineup of available engine choices, and an even more extensive collection of safety systems, making it the perfect choice for a first car.
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When it comes to legitimate power, torque is key. With the new 1.0-liter EcoBoost 3-cylinder engine option, Ford has fixed the one major thing that ails the Fiesta: the 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine that struggles to get moving.
Torque tends to get swept aside, with the average consumer more interested in horsepower. In reality, torque is what you feel behind the steering wheel. You know, that satisfying sense of thrust that pushes you back into your seat? That engine output is what torbocharged engines deliver, and that extra sense of power comes at no cost to your car’s fuel efficiency, which is why Ford’s lineup of turocharged engines are so very impressive.
According to nydailynews.com, “The Fiesta’s optional turbocharged, 1.0-liter “EcoBoost” 3-cylinder engine is an award-winning power plant that makes more horsepower-per-liter than a Lamborghini Aventador.” While that horsepower thing is important, even more impressive is the torque that gets this car going. ]
Another benefit? The 1.0-liter EcoBoost 3-cylinder engine actually improves fuel economy, if you can believe that. The EPA estimates the Fiesta with the 1.0-liter EcoBoost 3-cylinder engine earns a combined rating of 36 mpg, impressive for any car, but particularly impressive for one that boasts such impressive power.
The bottom line? You can have your cake and eat it too. The 2014 Ford Fiesta EcoBoost manages to be fun-to-drive, fuel efficient, and stylish. It’s the whole package. What are you waiting for? Stop by Cambridge Classic Ford today to put the Fiesta to the test.
Its Ford’s smallest car, available with the tiniest engine Ford’s ever made, but don’t let that fool you. The 2014 Ford Fiesta packs a punch. With 123 hp and 125 lb-ft of torque, you’ll be surprised that this little engine that could can fit in your carry on (with room to spare).
The SFE (Super Fuel Economy) option is available on Fiesta SE and Titanium trims, which features a 1.0-liter, three-piston motor. A turbo over-boost delivers up to 148 lb-ft in 15-second bursts. Just as the engine’s name suggests though, the engine aims to increase efficiency, and isn’t necessarily built to be fast. Despite an EPA highway rating of 43 mpg, which is higher than any of Ford’s hybrid models, we think it’s still fair to call the Fiesta “fun to drive”.
Besides being fun to drive and incredibly efficient, the Fiesta is also refined. According to foxsports.com, “the engine has a deep, rich sound without any of the harsh buzz subcompact car owners are familiar with. And thanks to some clever engineering, it’s also much smoother than its odd number of cylinders suggests. Ford intentionally imbalanced the flywheel and crank pulley to offset the off-kilter firing pattern, eliminating the need for the separate counter-rotating balance shaft many small motors use, which keeps the overall package as small and light as possible”.
Put the Fiesta SFE to the test for yourself – your wallet will thank you. Stop by Cambridge Classic Ford today to give a Fiesta a spin.
At a time when gas prices can spike by 30 or 40 cents in one day, it’s probably wishful thinking to hope that fuel prices will suddenly begin to freefall. But Ford, thanks to forward-thinking, customer-focused engineering, is working hard to prove that our wallets aren’t the only things that can get much, much lighter. Soon, the all-new, lightweighted F-150 will begin production in Dearborn, and now, Ford has revealed the Fusion-based Lightweight Concept vehicle as well.
The Lightweight Concept is a Ford Fusion that has shed between 700 and 800 pounds to make it as light—and as efficient—as the Ford Fiesta. That’s right, Ford has created a full-size sedan that only weighs as much as a compact car. The Blue Oval reached this impressive achievement by replacing basically every single part in the Fusion with a lighter, better alternative. The car’s frame is made of aluminum, high-strength steel, and magnesium. The rear windshield is made of plastic—the kind used in cell phone technology—instead of glass. Many parts on the Lightweight Concept, both inside and out, are made of carbon fiber instead of heavier metals.
All these lighter parts make this Fusion concept a much more efficient vehicle—it’s estimated to get about 45 mpg, about the same as the Fiesta. Even better, this lighter vehicle can coax the same level of performance you’ve come to expect out of the Fusion from a smaller, 1.0L three-cylinder EcoBoost engine.
“Lightweighting our vehicles is incredibly important to us in terms of improving fuel economy and reducing CO2 emissions,” Kumar Galhotra, vice president of engineering for Ford, said. So, it’s no surprise to us here at Cambridge Classic Ford that the brand has more lightweighting plans up its sleeve still. Ford is currently working with Samsung to make a lighter, more efficient alternative to lead-acid batteries as well as researching new ways to bring regenerative braking systems to more vehicles. While, at least for now, the Lightweight Concept won’t see production—all those alternative parts are pretty expensive—it’s good to see Ford remains focused on the future.
Ford dealers around the country are prepping their showrooms for a model that, while not completely new, is certainly carrying some features sure to attract the eyes of consumers all over the United States. With an estimated 197 horsepower and 214 pound-feet of torque, the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST combines performance and luxury to ensure you drive away with a vehicle you can really rely on and enjoy.
Not only does it look like a sporty performance vehicle, it has the power under the hood to back it up. The new Fiesta is expected to achieve 34 mpg, and is equipped with three mode stability control and overall quicker steering ration, providing for a smoother and more controlled ride. The Fiesta ST will also include advanced technology not previously offered, including a more enhanced version of the revolutionary SYNC with MyFord Touch system, as well as a better EcoBoost engine.
The only downside to this amazing vehicle is waiting for it to get here. The 2014 Ford Fiesta ST and the rest of the Fiesta family are expected to go on sale in 2013.
Ford has redesigned the Ford Fiesta and will debut the brand new 2014 model soon, but before we get to see the car in real life, Ford is taking us on a video tour of the new design. The Fiesta was on display at a special event in Amsterdam, where Ford Social spent a few minutes talking to Stefan Lamm, Director of Exterior Styling, to hear all about the new look.
As summer comes to an end and students start heading back to school, Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com has released their annual list of the “10 Best Back-to-School Cars.” Helping to round out this year’s list is the 2012 Ford Fiesta, a fun yet fuel efficient car available in both hatchback and sedan variants.
While both the sedan and hatchback offer students a stylish and practical choice, Kelley Blue Book believes that the 5-door option is the one that is sure to catch their eye. With fun color options such as Lime Squeeze, Yellow Blaze, Blue Candy, and Race Red, and up to 40 MPG, the Fiesta offers both the fun and efficiency students need. This is also an option that will please parents, as the Fiesta is outfitted with seven airbags and was named an IIHS Top Safety Pick.
Both versions of the 2012 Fiesta are currently available at Cambridge Classic Ford!