2014 Ford Fiesta has been launched officially in India and people have already started comparing this car with the established players like Verna, Vento and the latest segment ruler, City. In order to make it easy for all of you who want to put these mid size sedans against each other; here we are are with our article comparing all of these cars. Take a look.
The updated Fiesta now seems more aggressive and stylish than before thanks to the new Aston Martin type front grille and stretched headlights. The recently updated alloy wheels, re-profiled tail lights also adds dynamism to the new car. Honda City is the longest out of all these cars and looks quite dynamic with its sharp and noticeable body lines, elongated head and tail lights and big chrome bar on its front grille. Vento is the only one in this competition which now looks a bit out dated in terms of styling.
The strong German body lines now requires a bit more flair and excitement. Compared to all these, Verna is the only car in th fleet which is available with projector lamps, day time running LEDs and 16 inches alloy wheels and as always; it looks quite fantastic.
In terms of features, all of these get automatic climate control, infotainment center with Bluetooth connectivity, steering mounted controls, electrically adjustable side mirrors, dual front airbags and ABS with EBD. Apart from these, Vento and City gets rear a.c vents; Fiesta, City and Verna also enjoys push button start, parking sensors and camera whereas City gets the biggest 5-inch touchscreen system.
If we talk about exclusivity then Fiesta is the only car which gets Ford Sync system with App Link and Emergency assist whereas City gets electric sunroof and Verna features all disc brakes and six airbags.
New Fiesta will be on sale with a 1.5L 90bhp diesel engine only whereas City and Vento are available with two petrol and diesel engines respectively. City is powered by two 1.5L petrol and diesel engines producing 118bhp and 98.6 bhp whereas Vento is powered by two 1.6L petrol and diesel engines churning out a power of 104bhp each.
Diesel engines of Fiesta and Vento are mated with five-speed manual gearboxes whereas diesel version of City comes mated with a six-speed manual gearbox. The petrol version of City and Vento is equipped with a five-speed manual gearbox while they both are also available with an auto transmission. Verna is the only one in the slot which offers two 1.4L, 1.6L petrol and diesel engines.
The smaller petrol and diesel units produce 106bhp and 89bhp while the bigger units deliver a power output of 121 and 126bhp respectively which also makes Verna the most powerful car in this comparison. The diesel units are powered by the six-speed manual gearbox while the petrol units are mated with a five-speed manual gearbox. Verna is the only car here to feature automatic transmission in its both 1.6L versions.
The 2014 Ford Fiesta does not come with a range of engines like its rivals and thus is for those looking for a diesel sedan. Look at the prices and it is cheaper than many of its rivals and coupled with its superior driving qualities the Fiesta seems very good value. Ford it seems have played it rather well.