The Ford Fiesta nameplate was first brought to market in 1976, and after a 30 year hiatus, it is back on the American market and making a true comeback. The subcompact “supermini” car has made quite the reputation for itself in becoming one of the best cars in its segment for quality and safety.
Available as either a four-door sedan, or five-door hatchback, the Fiesta is as affordable as it is fun to drive. When it came back on the market in 2011, it was the most inexpensive car to feature a dual-clutch transmission, and has been impressing the automotive market with new advances ever since.
After a complete overhaul in 2014, the 2015 version of the Fiesta received slight updates, including an all-new optional accessory graphics package for the SE model. When it comes down to it, the 2015 Fiesta stands up to tough competitors like the 2015 Honda Fit, outperforming in many different areas.
The 2015 Ford Fiesta is offered in various trim levels, with the base SE and high-end ST rounding out the subcompact car for best features for the price.
The Ford Fiesta SE comes standard with brand-new 16-inch alloy wheels for the 2015 model year. Drivers who choose the base SE model of the 2015 Fiesta, have the option to add the SE Appearance Package to their car. The 2015 Fiesta already offers drivers a fun ride with an attitude, but this optional package amps up that attitude to the next level.
Check out what this appearance package brings to the 2015 Ford Fiesta:
Side body-color moldings
Rear body-color fascia lower extensions and unique black center diffuser
Front body-color fascia and black center airfoil
Drivers can add even more flavor to their 2015 Fiesta SE with the added Equipment Group 201A Appearance Package. For only $995 more, this package includes all of the following features - a steal for only $20 extra per month for four years.
SYNC system with MyFord Touch
16-inch 8-spoke aluminum Sparkle Silver wheels
SiriusXM Satellite Radio
Fog lamps with chrome-trimmed ring
Leather-wrapped shift knob with chrome insert
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Rear decklid spoiler on sedan models
Sport cloth seat trim
Driver seat adjustable lumbar support
Aluminum spare wheel
The 2015 Ford Fiesta outperforms the major competition in many areas. Choosing a subcompact car can be a tough decision.
There are many great contenders in the segment, but no other vehicle offers the amount of high-quality interior materials, and advanced safety features as the Ford Fiesta. The 2015 Honda Fit is a direct competitor of the Fiesta, and exists in the same market with Ford’s subcompact car.
Check out how the two compare with one another below:
Price: One of the most important factors to consider, the Ford Fiesta has a starting MSRP of $14,455, while the Honda Fit comes in at $15,650. For the base model of the Fiesta, drivers can spend $1,000 in upgrades and still cost less than the Fit.
Fuel Economy: When it comes to making stops at the gas station, drivers will be able to spend more time on the road in the 2015 Fiesta. With an EPA-estimated 43 miles per gallon on the highway, the Ford Fiesta beats out the Fit’s 37 mpg rating by a substantial amount.
Comfort: The Ford Fiesta boasts more front head and legroom than the Honda Fit, making it a more comfortable ride for taller drivers and passengers. The wider dimensions of the Fiesta will also make it easier for passengers to get in and out of the vehicle, making it even more comfortable and convenient than the FIt.
Power and Performance: Both subcompact cars have similar overall drivetrain, handling, and performance as one another.
The 2015 Ford Fiesta definitely proves it’s a worthy competitor in the subcompact car market, clearly pulling ahead of Honda’s Fit in many different categories.
The 2015 Ford Fiesta is offered in various trims and body styles, but the two that are most noteworthy lie on either side of the price and amenity spectrum. The Fiesta SE offers drivers a great list of standard features all for just above $15,000, while the Fiesta ST gives drivers who seek performance, a great option at a low price.
Check out prices, EPA-ratings, and standard features for each trim level below.
SE: With a starting MSRP of just $15,195, the Ford Fiesta SE offers drivers an impressive EPA-estimated 28 mpg in the city, and 36 mpg on the highway. Impressive standard features typically reserved for a higher trim level, the 2015 Fiesta SE offers great amenities for the price.
Remote keyless entry
15-inch painted aluminum wheels
Interior ambient lighting
Auxiliary audio input, 12-volt auxiliary powerpoints in front and rear
Power door locks and windows
Multifunctional message center with LCD screen
Chrome door release handles
Ice Blue cluster lighting
60/40 split rear seat
Power mirrors with blind spot mirrors
Solar tinted glass
Hill Start Assist
Personal safety system
SOS post-crash alert system
ST: For high performance at a bargain price, the ST gives drivers everything they need. Starting at just $20,945, the 2015 Fiesta ST gets 26 mpg in the city, and 35 mpg on the highway. Check out what else drivers can expect as standard equipment on the ST.
1.6-liter EcoBoost I-4 engine
6-speed manual transmission
17-inch aluminum wheels
Full-size spare tire
Sony Audio system
Intelligent Access with push-button start
Metallic trim on instrument panel, door handles, panel registers, and shifter bezel
Leather-wrapped perforated steering wheel
Leather-wrapped manual shift knob with chrome insert
Front door-trim vinyl inserts, cupholders, and storage bins
Electronic temperature control
Race-inspired aluminum pedals
SYNC with MyFord Touch
Driver’s seat adjustable lumbar support
Cloth front sport seat complete with ST logo
Mesh grille insert
Rear windshield wiper
Dual chrome-tipped exhaust
High-mounted rear spoiler
Floor mats with embroidered ST logo