Cars and Driving: The Ford Fiesta vs. the Fiat Bravo

When buying a car, a lot of factors come into play: price, performance, gas mileage, safety, standard and add-on features as well as financing options. The Ford Fiesta and the Fiat Bravo are both stylish sedans with modern technology to impress any car buyer.

The Fiesta is available is six different models, the Fiesta S Sedan, the Fiesta S Hatch, the Fiesta SE Sedan, the Fiest SE Hatch, the Titanium Sedan and the Titanium Hatch. The Fiat Bravo is a UK manufactured vehicle and only comes in one model, but it is available in eight different colors with a wide variety of different interior selections.

Under the Bonnet:

All of the Fiestas are equipped with a 1.6 Duratech Ti-VCT I-4 engine, electronic power assisted steering, and AdvanceTrac stability control. The Fiat Bravo is equipped with a 1.4 MultiAir petrol engine and uses 10% less fuel than the standard sedan on the market.

Features of the Fiesta include unique two-tone leather-trimmed seats, SYNC from AppLink, heated front seats, SiriusXM Satellite Radio and an optional sky roof. Features of the Fiat Bravo include the Fiat Bravo DVD player, an iPod/mobile phone hands-free holder, a sky dome installed in the roof of the vehicle, and dual zone climate control, allowing the front seat passengers and rear seat passengers to each manage their own temperature controls.

The Ford Fiesta S Sedan starts at under 10 grand. The Ford Fiesta S Hatch is just a bit more, with the Fiesta SE Sedan begins a little more than that! The Fiestas then to get around 29 miles to the gallon on the motorway, not bad. Whereas the Fiat Bravo gets 31.2 miles to the gallon on the motorway.

Decision Time, Fiat or Ford?

With two styles available, running errands or driving the kids from place to place has never been easier. The verdict? Both cars are great wheather you are single or have a family. The Ford Mondeo will impress your date and turn heads while the Ford Fiesta will save money on gas and the interior is roomy enough for a big dog to enjoy a little fresh air while driving to the next important destination.

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Ellen is a blogger, a web content writer, a researcher, a stalker, an entrepreneur wanna-be, a resourceful moneymaker, a big fan of Supernatural TV shows, a household queen, and a mom of four.

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