If the words "Ford Fiesta" give you flashbacks to a small boxy car with plastic trim and small square headlamps, then think again. Ford has completely reinvented the Fiesta to become one of the fastest selling cars in it's class. There are currently 17 nameplates competing with the Fiesta for attention.
In this economy small is big, and the Fiesta is Ford's #1 conquest vehicle and the 2nd best selling globally. Consumers are seeking cars with exceptional value that are stylish and fun to drive, and the new Fiesta does not disappoint. With sporty trapezoidal grills, hoods that have character lines, vibrant exterior colors, and ambient lighting the Ford Fiesta is a top choice.
The Fiesta comes in two sporty styles. The SE and a racing version in ST. The SE comes equipped with heated leather seats and a leather steering wheel as well as Sony premium audio and 8 speakers. There are 28 smart features in the Fiesta SE. "My Ford touch" is also an option you can choose for all Fiestas. It has simplified voice command, upgraded voice recognition, a redesigned navigation system and improved simplified pairing. My Ford touch also features "my key" which configures your max speed and audio limits as well as encourages seat belt usage.
As for the Fiesta's engine it has a 1.0 liter Eco boost engine which is the smallest, smoothest, quietest engine around. It even won engine of the year in 2012. The Eco boost is the power of choice with 40 miles per gallon, beating out the Toyota Yaris, The Honda Fit, The Nissan Versa and the Chevrolet Sonic making the Fiesta the most fuel efficient non-hybrid vehicle in the U.S.
The Racing model ST comes equipped with a 5 speed manual transmission with the option of 6 speed. The interior of the ST is simply amazing. Fitted with bucket style Recaro racing seats the Fiesta ST is in a class of it's own. The ST also boasts a unique suspension, as it has disk brakes instead of drum brakes. This model only comes in a hatchback and is available in the popular color Molten Orange.
If you are a dad who wants to downsize his SUV or minivan, or a teenager who is in the market for a new car... Consider checking out the new Ford Fiestas. You'll be glad you did.
Melodi Steinberg is an Orange County Native who is happily married with 3 adorable children. Two boys and a cute little girl. She is a full-time stay at home mom, a loyal friend and a master of all trades. She holds a massage therapist license, a certificate in travel and tourism and a degree in child development. When not shuffling around her 3 kids, Melodi can be found writing her columns at the OC Mom Blog & OC Menus or playing a hard game of tennis.