Ford Fiesta Classic
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Customer Rating
: 4/5
Expert Rating
: 8/10
: 2 Yrs / 1,00,000 Kms (Whichever is earlier)
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Strong Areas

  • Excellent dynamics
  • Linear nil-turbo lag
  • Great fuel-efficiency
  • Pure driving pleasure
  • Soothing two tone interior

Weak Areas

  • Average space
  • Costly spares
  • Petrol a bit sluggish 
  • Lacks premiumness 
Ford Fiesta Classic

Ford Fiesta Classic still going strong

What made Ford retain the old Fiesta even after the launch of the New Fiesta that questioned many a car experts. However in hindsight that seems to be th eonly right decision they seem to have made post the launch of New Fiesta

Ford Fiesta Classic The Long Standing Car

Although the decision to rechristen the Fiesta to Fiesta Classic hasn’t got down very well with the customers; top echelons at Ford India hasn’t given upon on their old sedan offering. On one hand Fiesta sales numbers are not very encouraging despite of the company’s whole hearted effort; another side reveals that the lack of concentration has also taken a toll on sales of Fiesta classic (erstwhile Fiesta) which in fact had won accolades in past from the wide range of stakeholders on the basis of its superb driving pleasure and efficiency.

But one thing that augurs well for this stellar sedan was decision of Ford to continue with this model even after the advent of new Fiesta. Now to broaden its appeal further to a new level, Ford has launched the titanium addition of this classic sedan with claimed mileage of 32.38 km/l (Autocar India figures). We at
www.ecardlr.com decided to measure the depth of Ford Fiesta Classic character that has made the Fiesta Classic a winner of TNS: Total customer satisfaction award for two times in a row; we got our driving shoes on to get you a full road test of recently launched Fiesta classic, which now comes with added zing.


Fiesta Classic is the one of the few cars in Ford family that is devoid of company’s kinetic design philosophy in an explicit way though it doesn’t mean we are suspecting its beauty quotient.  Front face consists of broad nose with imposing honeycomb grill. Triangular headlamps are large and have some interesting details built within them. Bonnet sculpting merging with the rear bumper hints towards kinetic theme though its impression is subtle in nature.

Fiesta Classic side profile is aggressive with sleek lines giving some dynamism to the shape of Fiesta Classic. Slim pillars look authentic as well as aid the practicality of the car. Move towards the rear and car starts showing its bulk. Third quarter view though show some bulkiness but that doesn’t look bad.

Rear view of the car is square-ish though tail lamps try to make things interesting. Pronounced bumper further accentuates its stubby flab though the large trunk area hints at a generous boot capacity. With length of around 4.2 m, Fiesta classic boasts of very balanced proportions. All the parts merge well with each other though some dynamism at rear would have done more justice with the design quotient of car. Also ground clearance of 168 mm is not very generous especially considering the conditions of Indian roads and car breakers.


Interiors of Fiesta Classic matches its younger sibling; Figo; two tone-colour scheme is used in the dash board which feels luxurious as well as hardwearing. Layout of the cabin though intuitive lacks the feel of bliss. Centre console consists of music system as well as HVAC controls but feel a little bit cluttered with too many buttons.

Steering wheel is meatier and along with large dials aid to the intuitiveness of the car. Silver accents inserted at various places are a nice touch and make the cabin a more opulent. In a sharp contrast glove box will let you down with its small width.

On space front, Fiesta Classic confirms to the silver medal with mediocre performance. Though front seats are big and large, rear will disappoint you when it comes to the overall space availability. Front seats too; though large lack the bolstering which means you have to be careful in case you are a spirited driver. Rear bench though set high and good on thigh support, lacks the generous space feeling of some of the other sedans in this segment boasts off. With a wheelbase of 2486 mm; Fiesta fails to impress you with its leg as well as knee room. Boot with capacity of 430 litres is good for weekend holiday though it again is far behind from the benchmark set by Toyota’s Etios.


Fiesta Classic continues to feature the same power plants; petrol and diesel displacing 1.6 L and 1.4 L respectively. We tried our hand on oil burner (Diesel) pushing out 68 PS of power along with 160 Nm of torque. Though the petrol variant of car uses DOHC with 16 valves; this oil burner still features 8 valves mounted on single overhead cam. Refinement of the engine is good but not very impressive as audible grunt is always present outside the car.

If power figures fail to impress you; we are confident that drivability won’t.  In fact this 68 PS seems like we are driving a car capable of producing 100 PS. Such wonderful power delivery makes Fiesta Classic as one of the benchmarks on the drivability aspect. Power is delivered in an absolute smooth manner making this motor absolutely a jewel among the sedans.

Similarly mid range of the car also represents a gratifying experience. Power doesn’t seem to be taper even when the rev needle approaches the top end. Engine feels refined responsive and invites you to further nail the accelerator. In effect what we are saying that if the Fiesta Classic specs were not known, one would have easily counted it as a car with 100 horses under its bonnet.

Car is mated with 5-speed manual transmission. Gear shifts are smooth, direct and very precise. Foot well is a little bit of squeeze though steering wheel in nicely weighted. Clutch feels progressive though brake pedal wobbles a little bit in test drive vehicle.


Fiesta Classic McPherson strut up front and semi independent heavy duty twist beam at the rear.

Again very few cars can match the finesse of this car when it comes to dynamic ability. Fiesta Classic features one of the best ride and handling combination of this segment. Ride comfort is good though there is little bit of awkwardness at low speeds. Except this, ride becomes more stable as the whack increases and the high speed ride is nearly flat. Car has got some amazing stability at high speeds and it seems as if tires were glued to the surface.

Handling is another exceptional feature of this car. Twisty roads are something you are going to enjoy with this car as it shows some amazing capability of tracing its line. The car invites you to corner hard and almost remain in its line all the time. Steering wheel is full of feedback and feel delightfully weighted at high speeds unlike the other cars whose steering become almost dead as speed increases. So Fiesta classic holds the crown of most accomplished car on dynamic aspect.


For Fiesta range starts from 6.82 for base diesel Lxi to 7.81 lakh for fully loaded titanium model. Top model is one who got all new bells and whistles including the Bluetooth connectivity, all new beige interiors, fog lamps, alloy wheels, keyless entry and electrically controlled OVRMs’.   On value for money front, Fiesta classic makes a decent case for itself as fully loaded version costs you under 8 lakh. In totality Fiesta classic is a wonderful vehicle with some exceptional qualities. It may not be as spacious as it rivals are; but then the combination of driving pleasure, responsive motor and exceptional ride –handling makes this car a sure shot winner.


Style & Substance                        : 3/5                                       Ride & Handling               : 4/5

Interiors & Space                         : 3/5                                       Safety &  Equipment       : 3/5

Power Plant & Transmission        : 4/5                                       Mileage                            : 4/5

Value for Money                           : 3/5

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