Compare 2014 Lexus IS 350 vs 2014 Ford Fiesta

2014 Lexus IS 350
2014 Ford Fiesta
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350 4-Door Sedan RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD 21 30 $33,573 $36,100
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic AWD 20 27 $35,930 $38,635
350 4-Door Sedan RWD 19 28 $36,841 $39,615
350 4-Door Sedan AWD 19 26 $38,923 $41,850
250C 2-Door Convertible 21 30 $39,861 $42,860
350C 2-Door Convertible 19 27 $43,839 $47,140
F 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $59,148 $63,600
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S 28 36 $13,571 $14,100
5-Door HB S 28 36 $14,053 $14,600
4-Door Sedan SE 28 36 $14,996 $15,580
5-Door HB SE 28 36 $15,477 $16,080
4-Door Sedan Titanium 28 36 $17,614 $18,300
5-Door HB Titanium 28 36 $18,095 $18,800
5-Door HB ST 26 35 $20,598 $21,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,841
$13,571
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,615
$14,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$660 / month
$235 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
Affordable small cars don't need to be bland, whether in appearance or from behind the wheel. And the 2014 Ford Fiesta is proof of that.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.3 50.6
Second Leg Room (in)
32.2 31.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.2 39.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
54 49.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 52.7
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.4 49
Front Leg Room (in)
44.8 42.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.2 85.1
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
110.2 98
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 67.8
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 57.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 -
Length, Overall (in)
183.7 173.6
Height, Overall (in)
56.3 58
Track Width, Rear (in)
61 57
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.8 12.8
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 7.9
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 10.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 7.9
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.4 12.4
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.2 34.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45VR17 P185/60HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45VR17 P185/60HR15
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3593 2578
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 15 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 15 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 500
Engine
Displacement
3.5 L/211 1.6 L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
306 @ 6400 120 @ 6350
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
277 @ 4800 112 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA 99J
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 28
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.13 4.07
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.86 1.28
Trans Type
8 5
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.18 3.62
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.72 2.04
Trans Order Code
NA 44C
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.46 0.95
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.60 3.85
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus IS 350 Ford Fiesta
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.3 5.9 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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