2011 Ford Fiesta – An Inexpensive Way To Be Green


Unlike the 2011 Toyota Prius ($22,800 MSRP), the 2011 Chevrolet Volt ($40,200 MSRP), and the 2010 Lexus GS54OH ($57,450 MSRP), the 2011 Ford Fiesta has a starting price of… (drumroll)… (awesome drum solo interrupting the drumroll) . . . (continued drumroll) . . . $13,395!

Save Money – Save Gas

That’s nearly . . . a lot of money less than those other prices.  (Sorry, can’t do simple math in my head.  Or on a calculator for that matter.)  Anyway, this is an inexpensive option for a hybrid car that is comparable to the famous names listed above.  Although it is not technically a hybrid, don’t be fooled.

2011 Ford Fiesta Pricing with Options

It is still extremely efficient.  Also, don’t think that Ford is just baiting us with a low base price – the most expensive option is around $18,000, still much less than the $23,000 base priced Prius.

The 2011 Ford Fiesta gets 40 mpg on the highway.  This number may not be as high as the Prius, but don’t fret. The Fiesta gets decent gas mileage but also boats an aerodynamic shape and customized suspension!

Ford really went overboard on the aerodynamic design of this vehicle!  No really, they did.  There is a package available that gives you a more aerodynamic grill.  Seriously?  An aerodynamic grill?  No matter, there are many features that have been designed specifically to increase efficiency.  For example, the mirrors have been given a sleek design that reduces air resistance.  Also, the body has been designed so that air passes over it with ease.

“Like” the Environment and Save Money

Overall, the 2011 Ford Fiesta is a good car for someone who likes the environment and doesn’t want to spend a ton of money on a car.  But of course, if you only like the environment, you will not go the extra mile to get a hybrid.  All of your tree-loving buddies will call you a hypocrite for having an essentially fake hybrid.  But, even during this unrelenting ridicule, the extra ten grand in your pocket will remind you why you didn’t go for the Prius or the 2011 Chevrolet Volt.  And, if the ridicule is really bothering you, pay them off with the money you saved so they will leave you alone.  See?  Problem solved.

Further Reading:  2010 Dodge Challenger Review