Car Tech Video: 2012 Ford Fiesta
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Car Tech Video: 2012 Ford Fiesta

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Ford goes where no sub-compact car has gone with Sync mobile apps and a nifty ride.

Does the quality twelve Ford Fiesta sub compact card slots in under the focus and Ford's lineup. As such its -- cheapest and smallest car that they've got. Ford offered its cards with the -- or -- we've got a hatchback and I think it looks better and it's more practical than the sedan. We've got room for five passengers in here although the rear -- a little bit of -- squeeze. Of course. We can throw these -- down here and expand the Ruble lost him. Inside the DS to -- -- monochrome display here much bigger than the standard radio display but it does not have navigation. Navigation and is currently comes through the sync. PDI which is called traffic directions and information and I'll give you turn by turn directions but -- does permit us to connect. Phones via Bluetooth and MP3 players via this USB port here. So right now I've got an iPhone hooked up to that -- -- -- I can use things ways command column many artists from my music library. It. Play artist. -- server. -- -- The -- is the buttons on the -- to find your way through music library. You know this is just not really convenient -- good -- -- revenue on the road -- also offers app integration with your Smartphone. We have a separate video and you can get a detailed look at that. Just search for Ford sync mobile labs on CNET TV music coming out of the stereo play through. The very simple audio system but it's an above average sounding system because it has these leaders in the doors and they shoot straight across the cabin here and that. Of the nice crisp detail element to the sound. Soon. Under the hood we have this one point six liter engine that sitting sideways so can turn those front wheels. It's a smaller engine but -- produces the 120 horsepower which is not bad for this little car and that small size also -- decent fuel economy. The EPA ratings -- when he -- miles per gallon city. 39 miles per hour highway -- go take a drive and the other thing handles. Fiesta comes base with a five speed manual transmission. And we have this six speed dual clutch transmission so it couldn't drive. Does not lot of -- it starts to move a little bit but you really have to get -- gas to get going as opposed to. A standard port converter automatic it has a low range -- bad. And this Hillary does really aggressive and lets them RPMs -- really high nearly here that you. I think it comes from the European design that. The sound -- it it's a little -- it seems a little -- a little harder ride than you'd expect from an American car. A lot of Americans -- -- this and think about feels kind of cheap the kind of deals you know harsh. But it's also designed to be a little more maneuverable that suspension that makes a little tougher is also more rigid. So I feel lot of the road coming through it. And the steering which is also electrically powered boosted steering feels a little more responsive. Overall I like. The feeling of the star the way it handles they can feel a little switching. But it definitely feels very connected to the road it feels like you're driving. The base model of the 2012 Ford Fiesta goes for about 161000 dollars. We have the FTS trim which goes for 17500. It comes standard with six others not a -- you need option up in this car. The dual clutch automated manual transmission -- -- goes for 1095. That'll bump the price that you over -- pop. There's a lot of competition in the sub compact space cars and a softer rides may be little more comfortable in the Ford Fiesta. But I really liked -- And I think that -- of the fiesta a bit of an edge.

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