The numbers are in for the Canadian version of the 2011 Ford Fiesta and they’re after the jump, but first a refresher. While it may look very, very similar to the Ford Fiesta that Jeremy Clarkson did a “proper road test” of on Top Gear, in actuality it shares only 60% homology. But that doesn’t make it any less formidable of a competitor in the intensifying B-car segment. Honda Fit, this is a shot across the bow. Since we’re on the topic of Clarkson reviews, we thought you’d enjoy his seminal Ford Fiesta one, including such highlights as being chased through the interior of a shopping mall. By a Corvette.
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The 2011 Ford Fiesta will be available in sedan and hatchback models, unlike the the Fit, which is only a hatchback. +1 for the Ford. Standard on the Fiesta will be a 1.6L engine mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. But maybe you want an automatic because you’re lazy? That’ll be $1,250, please and thank you. Since you live in Canada, you’ll probably also be wanting a block heater. That’ll be another $80. You’ll also get 15″ steel wheels with covers as standard, which is less impressive. What is more impressive is that ABS and stability control are standard. On competitors like the Honda Fit and, dare I say it, Chevy Aveo, you can’t have stability control for love or money.
As you can see, the prices aren’t bad at all. The sedan starts significantly less than the Honda Fit and a comparably equipped Fiesta hatchback is about $300 less across the board. Reliability should also be similar, but the Ford should prove cheaper to repair. So unless you’re going for a base Fiesta sedan, the prices are so close that you have something of a decision on yours hands, which is a first too long in the making.
For the trim levels, you have:
S Sedan: $14,349
SE Sedan: $17,549 (Adds remote entry, A/C, and Sirius)
SEL Sedan: $19,649 (Adds 16″ alloys, heated seats, SYNC, heated mirrors, and an upgraded sound system)
SE Hatchback: $18,249 (Same as SE sedan)
SES Hatchback: $20,349 (Same as SEL sedan)
All of these prices include delivery, just not taxes.
For the options, you have:
Winter package: $350
Sport Appearance Package: “Variable” (I don’t like the sound of that)
Super Fuel Economy Package: $900
Passive Entry/Passive Start: $500
Heated Leather Sport Bucket Seats: “Variable” (I still don’t like that)