CORRECTION: 7.4 l/100km is 38.2 MPG
5.2 l/100km is 54.3 MPG
To use Imperial MPG is illogical. To argue for it is just plain moronic. I'm not calling you moronic, but your argument is. Let's keep it simple:
In Canada, we use the metric system.
In the US, where imperial is widely used, 'mericans use the US MPG.
So why, then, would the Imperial MPG unit of measure be used in Canada?! Oh, right, Manufacturers will because they like the sound of "hey, I have this new 'Skyactiv' platform that gets 58MPG!" - not targeting any company in particular
. It's entirely misleading, even if stated as "MPG imperial," since the general public has no idea what that means, nor can they compare it to other vehicles.
Standards of L/100km is the fairest, simplest, and should be maintained. How many km/L you get is doable as well, but used more typically in Europe.
That's a lot of money for a basic little noisy car.
I'd like to see you price out something better (sic. less noisy/basic) for cheaper. I think the Fiesta is an amazing value proposition and returns real world fuel economy that is simply outstanding. Every car has ridiculous freight/PDI/taxes.
Where I cannot agree is with:
The seats are relatively comfortable fabric thrones, manually adjustable and heated.
I may have autoimmune arthritis, but I can assure you that these seat bottoms rival only the Mazda 3's for the most basic, flat, plank-like torture devices available. Horrid seats, and that's the only thing keeping me from buying one as a cheap commuter box.