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The 2011 Ford Fiesta is a four door five passenger sedan, also available as hatchback. The fiesta might be small and inexpensive car but it has got all that you will need in a small car: build quality, upkeep costs, reliability and longevity along with comfort and driving pleasure. Fiesta is available in 5 trim-level, starting from Fiesta S to top-end variation SES.
All variations of 2011 Ford Fiestas are powered by a 1.6 liter inline-4 engine that generates 119 horsepower and 112 lb-ft of torque and achieves 28mpg in the city and 37mpg on the highway. A 5-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard, and a 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is optional. With optional automatic transmission the fuel economy drops to 27mpg in the city and 35 on the highway. It can achieve 0-60 mph in 9.5 seconds.
The entry-level Ford Fiesta S comes with a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, 15-inch steel wheels, a capless fuel filler, power mirrors, a four-speaker AM/FM stereo and a 60/40 split-folding rear seat. The SE sedan adds power windows, door locks, a CD player and metallic cabin accents. The SEL sedan adds a rear spoiler, LED parking lights, a premium sound system, ambient lighting, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and the Sync multimedia voice-command system with sat-nav. The SE hatchback adds a rear spoiler and wiper.
There are some optional features available like keyless entry/ignition, heated leather seating, 17-inch alloy wheels, a sunroof, special paint colors, etc. As package one can opt for “Super Fuel Economy” where fuel economy is increased via aerodynamic tweaks, lightweight wheels and special tires.
Standard safety features include antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front-seat side airbags and side curtain airbags.
The cabin feels roomy and comfortable, the rear occupants might find limitations of knee space. Adjustable steering column and driver seat makes fiesta Unlike other economy cars fiesta has premium feel in the materials used. The Ford Fiesta sedan got 12.8 cubic feet of loading space where as the hatchback can hold up-to 26 cubic feet, on folding down the rear-seats the loading capacity increases.
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The history of Ford Mustang starts 46 years ago. Mustang had an image of powerful, stylish, performance oriented car but lately it started losing its image with time untill now. The 2011 Ford Mustang is completely revamped int to a modern muscle car. It has all new interior, refined suspension and improved fuel economy
Based on the engine the Mustang is available in two variations V6 with V6 engines and GT with V8 engines. The Mustang V6 has a new 3.7-liter engine producing 305 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. The Mustang GT gets a new 5.0-liter V8 yielding 412 horseppower and 390 lb-ft of torque. Both have a six-speed manual transmission as standard and a six-speed automatic as optional.
Based on the features and equipments Mustang trim-level is further divided in to two variations base and premium. The base Mustang V6 is equipped with keyless entry, side spotter mirrors, 17-inch alloy wheels, air-conditioning, a limited-slip rear differential, cruise control, full power accessories and a CD audio system with an auxiliary audio jack. The Mustang V6 Premium adds Ford’s Sync system, leather upholstery, a power driver seat, color-adjustable gauges, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, upgraded interior trim and a Shaker 500 stereo system. The Mustang GT adds 18-inch alloys, a rear spoiler and fog-lamps and the GT Premium gets a different 18-inch wheels and the V6 Premium’s roster of features.
Optional package on the base Mustang V6 includs an exterior appearance package and an anti-theft system. Optional upgrade on the V6 Premium includes the Pony package and Mustang Club of America Special Edition, the Comfort package and the Electronics package. One can also opt for features like xenon headlamps, remote start, a performance 3.31:1 rear-axle ratio, a glass roof, a tonneau cover for convertible models and a back-up camera.
The Mustang GT can be outfitted with a Brembo Brake package, which includes more powerful brakes, 19-inch wheels, summer tires and the recalibrated stability control system. The GT Premium can be equipped with all the V6 Premium’s and GT’s options plus an array of 18-inch and 19-inch wheels, a California Special package and a more powerful Shaker 1000 sound system.
Standard Safety features includes front-seat side airbags, antilock four-wheel disc brakes, Ford’s MyKey system, side spotter mirrors and stability control.
In the cabin the Ford Mustang retains retro look and feel while boasting respectable materials quality. Both the Mustang coupe and the convertible offer seating for four. Rear seats lack leg-room but front seats are roomy and comfortable with multi way adjustment. The optional Sync system provides useful voice-integration technology for music and Bluetooth functions. Trunk capacity is a functional 12.3 cubic feet in the coupe and 9.7 in the convertible.
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cutting-edge electronic options and sporty new trim. There’s also a superb new Fusion Hybrid. All in all, the new Fusion line delivers on Ford’s promise to build a world-class midsize sedan. The 2010 Ford Fusion comes in four trim levels: S, SE, V-6 SEL and the V6 Sport. All are 4-door sedans sharing sleeker lighting and a larger 3-bar grille.
The latest midsize Ford builds on the Fusion chassis adding fresh, hard-hitting powertrains, a wisely updated interior,
The entry-level S is a 4-cylinder front-wheel-drive car. The SE also have the same 4-cylinder front-wheel-drive, except it offers a 3.0-liter V6 option, while the fully laden SEL is available in 4-cylinder or V6 guise, and offers optional all-wheel drive. The Fusion sports have a larger 3.5-liter V6.
The standard features in Fusion are Power door locks and mirrors, a slick tilt and telescoping steering wheel, seat belt pre-tensioners and an MP3 4-speaker sound system. The base Fusion includes speed-sensitive wipers, a rear window defroster, a rear center armrest, a one-touch driver’s window and a 6-speed manual transmission. Fusion SE adds 6-way power driver’s seat, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, 6-speaker sound and 17-inch wheels. The SE comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission and option to to 3.0-liter V6 upgrade.
The cabin is spacious and packed with high-quality materials. The boot is bigger and easier to load, but split rear seats don’t do anything particularly clever.
Safety features include front side airbags, front and rear automatic locking retractors, trunk anti-trap device, driver airbag with dual stage deployment, front and rear side head curtain airbags, passenger airbag cutoff sensor and a emergency fuel shut-off device. Deadlocks and an immobiliser are provided across the board, but only the top Titanium trim gets an alarm.
Combining a highly efficient hybrid power train with top-notch standard and optional cabin tech, the Ford Fusion is both a great tech car and a great value.
2011 Ford Fusion Features
Trim: I-4 S FWD
Exterior, Design, Paint & Finish
– Body Color Exterior Door Handles
– Chrome Grille
– S Badging
– Metallic Paint (If Selected)
– Front Air Dam
– Front and Rear Body Color Bumpers
– Cloth Seats
– Rear 60/40 Split Folding Bench Seat With Manually Adjustable Headrests and Fold-Down Armrest
– Front Dual Reclining Bucket Seats, Driver Side Manually Adjusts 4-Ways Total, Passenger Side Manually Adjusts 2-Ways Total With Headrests
– Trip Computer
– Cruise Control
– MyKey(TM) Vehicle Speed and Audio Volume Limiter
– Tire Pressure Monitor
– Steering Wheel Mounted Controls For Cruise Control
– Front Covered Lower Console Storage Located On Floor
– 4 Front and 2 Rear; 6 Cupholders Total
– Door Mounted Storage
Interior, Design, Decor & Floor Covering
– Carpet Located In Passenger Cabin and Trunk
– Halogen Headlights
– Seatbelt Height Adjusters
– Rear 3-Point Center Seatbelt
– Front Side Airbags
– Front and Rear Automatic Locking Retractors
– Crumple Zones
– Side Guard Door Beams
– Trunk Anti-Trap Device
– L A T C H
– Driver Airbag With Dual Stage Deployment
– Front and Rear Side Head Curtain Airbags
– Passenger Airbag Cutoff Sensor Activated By Weight
– Emergency Fuel Shut-Off Device
– Front and Rear 3-Point Seatbelts
– Pretensioners With Force Limiters
– Passenger Airbag With Dual Stage Deployment
– Personal Safety System(R) Includes Pretensioners With Force Limiters, Driver Airbag With Dual Stage Deployment, Passenger Airbag With Dual Stage Deployment, Driver Seat Position Sensor and Crash Sensor
– SOS Post Crash Alert System Crash Sensor Unlocks Doors, Turns On Flashers and Sounds Horn
Braking & Traction
– 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
– Electronic Brake Force Distribution
– Front Power Disc and Rear Power Disc Brakes
– Traction Control
– AdvanceTrac(R) With Electronic Stability Control(R) (ESC) Vehicle Stability Control System Operated Via Engine Power Reduction, ABS and Traction Control
– Telescopic Steering Column
– Tilt Steering Column
– Power Rack and Pinion Variable Assisted Steering
Engines & Emissions
– 2.5-Liter Duratec, I4, 16-Valve, DOHC, SEFI Engine; Front Mounted With Horsepower Of 175@6000, Torque Of 172@4500, Alloy Block and Alloy Cylinder Head
– EasyFuel(TM) Capless Fuel Filler
– Roadside Assistance Warranty For 60000-Miles, 60-Months
– Front Suspension With Springs and Shock Absorbers
– Front Stabilizer Bar
– Rear Suspension With Springs and Shock Absorbers
– Rear Stabilizer Bar
Remote Controls & Remote Releases
– Keyless Entry Operated Via Key Fob
– Remote Trunk Release Located Inside Vehicle and On Multi-Function Remote
– Panic Alarm
– Multi-Function Remote Operates Anti-Theft, Door Lock/Unlock, Illuminated Entry and Trunk
Anti-Theft & Locks
– Vehicle Anti-Theft Via Alarm, SecuriLock(R) Engine Immobilizer and Exterior Monitoring
– Child Safety Door Locks Located On Rear Doors
– Power Door Locks Operated Via Key and Internal Switch
Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning
– Manual Air Conditioning
– Interior Air Filter
– 2 Front Power Outlets
– Battery Saver
– Delayed Power Retention
– Front and Rear Map Lights
– Interior Load Area Light
– Illuminated Entry
Entertainment, Communication & Navigation
– AM/FM Radio With 4 Speakers Total; CD Player; MP3 Player
– Front Auxiliary Audio Input Jack
– Radio Antenna
– 6-Speed Manual Transmission With Overdrive
2011 Ford Fusion Specifications
Trim: I-4 S FWD
Standard Engine 2.5L I4
Standard Transmission 6 Speed Manual
Horsepower @RPM 175@6000
Fuel Economy Cty/Hwy 22 / 31
Combined Fuel Economy 25
EPA Class Mid-Size
Number of Valves 16
Torque @RPM N/A
Turbo (Yes/No) No
Overdrive Transmission Yes
Battery Output N/A
Displacement 2488 / 152
Bore X Stroke 3.50×3.94
Cruising Range 437.5 miles
Final Drive Gear Ratio Opt N/A
Power to Weight Ratio 18.8
Final Drive Ratio No
Valves Configuration Dual Overhead Cam / Twin Overhead Cam
Electric HorsePower RPM N/A
Electric Torque Feet Per Pound N/A (foot-lbs)
Electric Torque RPM N/A
Electric HorsePower BHP N/A
Seating (Standard) 5
Seating (Optional) N/A
Tow Capacity (Standard) Not Listed
Tow Capacity (Maximum) Not Listed
Headroom (Front) 38.7
Headroom (Row 2) 37.8
Hiproom (Front) 54.0
Hiproom (Row 2) 53.3
Legroom (Front) 42.3
Legroom (Row 2) 37.1
Shoulder Room (Front) 57.4
Shoulder Room (Row 2) 56.5
Seating (Maximum) 5
Headroom (Row 3) N/A
Hiproom (Row 3) N/A
Legroom (Row 3) N/A
Shoulder Room (Row 3) N/A
Brakes, Steering, Suspension and Tires
Brakes (Front) Disc
Brakes (Rear) Disc
Driveline Front Wheel Drive
Driveline (Opt) N/A
Steering Rack & Pinion
Steering Diameter Left 37.5
Steering Diameter Right 37.5
Suspension (Front) Independent
Suspension (Rear) Independent
Tire Type Passenger
Tire Width 205 mm
Tire Aspect Ratio 60
Tire Construction Radial
Tire wheel Diameter 16 in.
Capacity and Volume
Cargo Volume (EPA) 16 cu. ft.
Cargo Volume (MFR) 16 cu. ft.
Fuel Capacity 17.5
Passenger Volume (EPA) 100
Passenger Volume (MFR) 100.3 cu. ft.
Box/Cargo Height N/A
Box/Cargo Length N/A
Box/Cargo Width (Wheel) N/A
Box/Cargo Width (Wall) N/A
GVWR Standard N/A
GVWR Maximum N/A
Payload Standard N/A
Payload Maximum N/A
Exterior Dimensions and Weight
Curb Weight MT 3285
Curb Weight AT 3342
Ground Clearance N/A
Top Type (Standard) Hard Fixed
Top Type (Optional) N/A
Track (Front) 61.7
Track (Rear) 61.3
Weight Distribution AT (Front) N/A
Weight Distribution AT (Rear) N/A
Weight Distribution MT (Front) N/A
Weight Distribution MT (Rear) N/A
Doors (Standard) 4
Doors (Maximum) 4
Crash Test Ratings, Sales and Origin
Crash Test Rating Not Listed
Sales Volume N/A
Where Built Mexico
The compact Focus line keeps a conventional 4-door sedan, but drops its hatchbacks and station wagon.
A 5-speed manual transmission is standard. A responsive 4-speed automatic is optional, although a 5-speed automatic would improve performance and fuel economy. However, a 5-speed automatic would probably increase prices.List prices began at $14,075 for the base S coupe with a manual gearbox and go to $16,375 for the SES sedan with an automatic transmission. All trim levels can be had with either the manual or automatic.
Transmissions have revised final-drive ratios for better highway fuel economy. The more-realistic 2008 EPA fuel economy numbers put the Focus at 24 mpg inthe city and 35 on highways with the manual and 24 and 33 with the automatic.
The new Focus has the front-wheel-drive layout of its predecessor, but its handling is crisper and it has new features.
The Focus coupe and sedan are sold in base S, mid-range SE and top-line SES trim levels.
Styling of the European-style Focus is influenced by Ford’s larger Fusion sedan, with a prominent chrome-bar grille design, flared wheel arches and sweeping lines. Still, the Michigan-built car won’t win many beauty contests.
Seats have a better shape and there are larger, somewhat more useful bins and cup-holders in doors. But fuel and temperature gauges are too small.
The more-efficient climate control system provides improved heating and cooling. And the interior is quieter because Ford uses such items as a new acoustic windshield and thicker side glass. However, my test Focus coupe had noticeable tire noise with the radio off.
There is room for four tall adults, but leg room is tight for a long-legged passenger behind a driver.
The coupe’s doors are long and heavy, which makes them awkward in tight spots. They open wide, but getting in and out of the back seat calls for contortions, which aren’t necessary with the sedan.
The trunk is roomy, and cargo space can be increased by flipping the split rear seat-backs forward.
The refined all-independent suspension provides better ride and handling, with new spring rates, dampers, stabilizer bars and bushings. Trim levels with 15-inch wheels get front stabilizer bars, while those with 16-inch wheels and more responsive Pirelli tires use front and rear stabilizer bars for sharper handling.
Focus brakes have been improved, the front ones are discs and the rears are drums. The brake pedal allowed smooth stops because it wasn’t touchy.
There’s newly standard air conditioning, front side impact air bags and side curtain air bags for outside seat positions. There’s also 2-way adjustable manual front seats, tire pressure monitoring system, AM/FM stereo with single CD player and a new audio input jack for MP3 players.The SE and SES add power side mirrors, windows and locks with remote key-less entry, although those items aren’t offered for the base S.
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Popular options include the automatic transmission, upscale sound systems, anti-lock brakes, power sunroof, cruise control, 4-way adjustable driver’s seat and heated front leather-covered seats.
Optional Sync technology is a voice-activated, hands-free in-car communications and entertainment system that fully integrates mobile phones and media players into the car, using Bluetooth technology and USB connectivity.
2011 ford focus review
An ambient lighting system lets Focus occupants “set the mood” in the car with “subtle LED lighting” in cup-holders and front/rear footwells. One can choose red, blue, aqua, purple, white, green and yellow by cycling through a dashboard switch.
Whatever its options, the 2008 Focus fits well in the expanding market for small, affordable, economical economy cars.