Originally Posted by mac.mogul
I'm impressed no matter what, but 2700lb for a subcompact FWD car is too much. I'd be more impressed if they could keep it under 2500lb but that would likely require removing all of the creature comforts like sound deadening and electronics.
(I mean, my Focus weighs about 2700lb so a Fiesta should definitely weigh less.)
It's probably the extra airbags and safety equipment that is adding to the weight. I had a '00 Integra Type R and it weighed in at 2500lbs and it had no sound deadening materials and very thin metal panels to keep weight down. In retrospect I wish they included sound deadening materials as that car was so noisy and sounded like the inside of a pop can if anything hit the underneath of the car.