2016 Ford Fiesta S Review and Comparison
Compared to my V8 or even our Fiesta ST, the little 4-banger does get a bit asthmatic on the highway past 70, but has no problem cruising along.
I’ve seen a lot of complaints about the 6-Speed dual clutch… issues with it rolling back, harder shifts than a standard auto, etc. I personally love the transmission. Dual clutches are known as automated manuals because they use the same manual principle to increase efficiency and performance, with the luxury of shifting automatically. So yes, it does feel a bit different to those not use to a manual.
The front seats have plenty of leg and headroom, but as expected of a subcompact, the rear is cramped. My 6′ 3″ fiance can’t fit. As far as space goes, my sedan variation still features a lot of trunk space and includes the rear fold-down seats. Plenty of cargo room for me.