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2012 Ford Fiesta - Road Test Specs

2012 Ford Fiesta Sedan

(1.6L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)


Model year2012
StyleSE 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 6AM)
Base MSRP$14,670
Options on test vehiclePowershift Six-Speed Transmission ($1,070); Rapid Spec 201a ($665 -- includes Sync voice-activated system, 80-watt audio with six speakers); Ambient and Satellite Package ($370 -- includes ambient lighting and Sirius Satellite Radio); Winter Package ($220 -- includes heated seats, dual heated/blind-spot outside mirrors); SFE Package ($695 -- includes P195/60R15 tires, spoiler, cruise control); Rapid Spec Discount ($70)
As-tested MSRP$17,920


Drive typeFront-wheel Drive
Engine typeNaturally aspirated, port-injected inline-4, gasoline
Displacement (cc/cu-in)1,596/97
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, 4 valves per cylinder, variable intake + exhaust-valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)11.0
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)120 @ 6,350
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)112 @ 5,000
Fuel typeRegular unleaded
Transmission typeSix-speed auto-double-clutch manual with console shifter
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I = 3.917; 2 = 2.429; III = 1.436; IV = 1.021; V = 0.867; VI = 0.702; Reverse = 3.507; FD = 3.895


Suspension, frontIndependent MacPherson struts, coil springs, twin-tube dampers, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearSemi-independent twist beam-axle, coil springs, twin-tube dampers
Steering typeElectric speed-proportional power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)14.3
Tire brandMichelin
Tire modelPrimacy MXV4
Tire typeAll-season front and rear
Tire size, frontP195/60R15 T
Tire size, rearP195/60R15 T
Wheel size15-by-7.5 inches
Wheel materialSteel
Brakes, front10.2-inch ventilated steel discs with single-piston sliding calipers
Brakes, rear7.9-inch drums

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)0

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)29 city/40 highway/33 combined
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)12.0

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)2,628
Length (in.)173.6
Width (in.)67.8
Height (in.)58.0
Wheelbase (in.)98.0
Track, front (in.)57.7
Track, rear (in.)57.7
Turning circle (ft.)34.4
Legroom, front (in.)42.2
Legroom, rear (in.)31.2
Headroom, front (in.)39.1
Headroom, rear (in.)37.1
Shoulder room, front (in.)52.7
Shoulder room, rear (in.)49.0
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)12.8


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/60,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance5 years/60,000 miles


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsDual front
Head airbagsFront and rear
Knee airbagsDriver only
Antilock brakesFour-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsElectronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlTraction control
Stability controlStability control
Rollover protectionSide curtain airbags, rollover sensor
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
NHTSA crash test, driverNot tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot tested
IIHS offsetGood

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