• 2022 Ford Fiesta

Your favorite compact hatchback cruises into 2022 with more sophistication and, of course, a good value.

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With astounding sales figure goals, the 2022 Fiesta launches in Europe with revised looks and improved technology. The overall impressions are quite good as it gets a design refresh with new powertrain options. Meanwhile, the Volkswagen Polo, Vauxhall Corsa, and Skoda Fabia are also getting substantial upgrades with the 2022 model year. How will the 2022 Ford Fiesta hold up in the European market after its latest facelift?

Overview.


Ford introduced the updated Fiesta with new exterior and interior tweaks and made sure that each trim would have distinctive looks. The company also introduced hybrid engines with the new Fiesta for future mobility and even proposed to transform its lineup into all-electric by 2030. That said, the Fiesta is available in four different trim levels and can be had as a three-door or four-door - Trend, Titanium, ST-Line, and Active. The ST-Line now gets more torque and full gas engine unlike the hybrid ones found on the other trims. The 2022 Fiesta is priced around $22,000 which seems to be a good deal considering the new model is about to host many changes.

Exterior Attributes.

2022 Ford Fiesta Exterior
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The redesigned exterior certainly looks good but looks are subjective. The sleek LED headlights in the front are new and add sportiness The matrix LEDs are offered as an optional add-on. The bigger intake grille with chrome surround and side air vents are present with the Trend and Titanium trims. The ST-Line gets a bigger and newly designed intake grille design with honeycomb inlays.

2022 Ford Fiesta Exterior
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The rear LEDs look aggressive with black surrounds and a hook-type brake light design. The rear exhaust and the body-colored faux diffuser look great with the ST-Line. Ford is offering either a 3-door or a five-door variant of the Fiesta. The Active trim is more rally-focused and has a taller and wider stance with a slightly lifted intake grille and better ground clearance. A set of 17-inch wheels are offered from the Titanium trim and 18-inch ones come with the Active.

2022 Ford Fiesta Exterior Dimensions
Model 2022 Ford Fiesta 
Curb Weight (lb) 2,522
Length (inches) 159.0
Width (inches) 68.3
Height (inches) 58.1
Ground Clearance (inches) N/A
Wheelbase (inches) 98.1

Interior Comfort and Upgrades.

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The interior is not completely changed but is new in a lot of aspects. The dashboard looks good with the 8.0-inch touchscreen display on it which boasts the latest SYNC 3 operating system. The 12.3-inch MID (Multi-Information Display) is not available as standard but seeing it is available is a plus point as it will add a modern touch to the cabin and also display loads of information. That said, the cabin materials will be mainly soft-touch plastics and cloth as standard which is acceptable in the segment.

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Sports seats with up to 14-way power adjustability and multi-level heating dominate the front row. The spaciousness will not be the best for the likes of Volkswagen Polo but will be enough for daily commuting. The slightly lower legroom will seem to bother the rear passenger if the Fiesta is taken for long drives. The three-door variants do make it troublesome for getting in and out of the rear row. The cargo capacity, just like the older generation, is not the best for carrying a lot of luggage. A few of the interior features are as follows:

  • Automatic climate control.
  • Sports steering wheel. (Available with the ST-Line)
  • 12.3-inch multi-information display.
  • 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment display with SYNC 3.
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity.
  • 10-speaker Bang & Olufsen premium audio unit.
  • Cloth seats as standard.
  • Up to 14-way power-adjustable and heated front seats.
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2022 Ford Fiesta Interior Dimensions
Model 2022 Ford Fiesta
Seating Capacity 5
Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches) 39.0/52.9/44.2
Second Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches) 37.5/51.1/32.8
Cargo Capacity (cubic-feet) 11.6

Performance: A new beginning.

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Bringing the most anticipated improvements in the powertrain department, Ford has opened a new doorway for its future with a set of mild-hybrid engines powering the new Fiesta. To sum it up, Ford is offering up to two engine options with multiple power outputs.

There's a 1.0-liter, EcoBoost, three-cylinder engine that puts out 99 horsepower (100 PS) or the same engine with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system that produces producing 123 HP (125 PS) or 153 HP (155 PS). The other and more powerful 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine, lying under the hood of the ST-Line, puts out 197 horses and 236 pound-feet of maximum torque.

All the engines drive through the front wheels. The transmission options are either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed DCT (the DCT is available with the 123 horsepower variant.)

2022 Ford Fiesta Exterior
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The 1.0-liter EcoBoost three-cylinder engine without the hybrid assistance can deliver up to 45.2 MPG as confirmed by the WLTP, which is the same as the hybrid variant putting out 123 horses. Ford introduced the BISG (Belt-driven Integrated Starter/Generator which helps in increased responsiveness in the stop-start functions and intelligently tops up the 48-volt lithium-ion battery pack during braking. The new Fiesta also has three driving modes- Normal, Sport, and Eco which changes throttle and braking response, traction control levels, gear-changing ratios, and a lot more to provide you an excellent everyday experience. The ST-Line will be having a mechanical slip differential as an optional add-on for better handling dynamics.

2022 Ford Fiesta specifications
Engine Power (PS) CO2 (g/km) 1 Combined   Max speed (km/h) 0-100 km/h 0-62 mph (sec) 50-100 km/h 31-62 mph (sec) 2
1.0-litre EcoBoost (6-spd manual) 100 118-144 5.2-6.4   180 10.8 11.1
1.0-litre EcoBoost (6-spd manual) 125 119-144 5.2-6.4   180 9.4 9.6
1.0-litre EcoBoost Hybrid (6-spd manual) 125 111-136 4.9-6.0   200 9.4 9.5
1.0-litre EcoBoost Hybrid (7-spd Powershift automatic) 125 117-138 5.2-6.1   199 9.9 N/A
1.0-litre EcoBoost Hybrid (6-spd manual) 155 111-133 4.9-5.9   219 8.9 7.9

Safety Convenience.

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Like always, Ford has offered an updated safety suite to watch your back while you drive with ease. Earlier the car has gained up to a 5-star rating in the Euro NCAP and the 2022 model year will continue to do so. A list of updated features with the in-house CoPilot360 are as follows:

  • Blindspot monitoring.
  • Lane-keeping assist.
  • Active braking assist.
  • Pre-collision safety system.
  • Post-collision safety system.
  • Rear cross-traffic alert.
  • Auto high beam.
  • Traffic sign recognition.
  • Pedestrian detection.
  • 180-degree rearview camera.
  • Active parking assist.

Should you consider the 2022 Ford Fiesta over the competition?

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The 2022 Fiesta is much better than the model it replaces in a lot of ways and the powertrain options are one of them but the Volkswagen Polo would be a better buy for its better interior spaciousness and design with better reliability. But the higher engine power and about $1,500 cheaper price tag make the Fiesta a true value for money.




Amreetam Basu
Amreetam Basu
Automobile Journalist
After working predominantly as a freelancer at CarHP/CarIndigo, Amreetam joined the TopSpeed team as a journalist in September 2021. In a world where SUVs are booming, he favors sedans and adores BMWs and Mercedes, with a special spot for Lexus and Genesis. He is currently pursuing Master of Arts in History and is 23 years old.  Read full bio
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