The Fiesta Automatic offers a remote vehicle starting system, so the vehicle can be started from inside the driver\'s house. This allows the driver to comfortably warm up the engine before going out to the vehicle. The CR-Z doesn’t offer a remote starting system.
The power windows standard on both the Fiesta and the CR-Z have locks to prevent small children from operating them. When the lock on the Fiesta is engaged the driver can still operate all of the windows, for instance to close one opened by a child. The CR-Z prevents the driver from operating the other windows just as it does the other passengers.
In case you lock your keys in your vehicle, or don’t have them with you, you can let yourself in using the Fiesta’s available exterior PIN entry system. The CR-Z doesn’t offer an exterior PIN entry system.
Consumer Reports rated the Fiesta’s headlight performance “Good,” a higher rating than the CR-Z’s headlights, which were rated “Fair.”
The Fiesta’s power mirror controls are mounted on the door for easy access. The CR-Z’s power mirror controls are on the dash, hidden behind the steering wheel, where they are awkward to manipulate.
For greater rear passenger comfort, the Fiesta has standard rear heat vents to keep rear occupants more comfortable. The CR-Z doesn’t offer rear vents.