The Ford Fiesta sedan/hatchback is the first minicar to earn the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) Top Safety Pick award since the IIHS added a roof strength requirement for rollover protection.
Everyone talks about how the Ford Fiesta will do against other compact cars. But now that it's been EPA-certified at 29MPG city, 40MPG highway, we're thinking it can take on bigger cars — and kick their asses.
At long last, the U.S.-spec Ford Fiesta is here. It is slightly heavier than its European counterpart, but it's still the best small car you can buy in this country. Welcome to the party, America.
Ford's adding voice control for Android and Blackberry apps like Pandora to their SYNC in-car infotainment system. Now the only risk in "thumbing up" a Dave Matthews Band song while driving is to your cred. But where's the iPhone control?
Though we saw leaked images of the 2011 Ford Fiesta yesterday, today we've got complete details on Ford's second Europe-to-US entry. The Fiesta hits our shores as either hatchback or sedan with a new dry-clutch automatic transmission and 40MPG highway.
If you'd like to spend a few hours on Friday helping Fiesta Movement winner (and recent clutch addict) Jill Hanner out on one of her monthly missions, drop her an e-mail at xgobobeanx[Removethis]@gmail.com with the subject line: "Want To Drive With Jill Hanner." She'll pick the Jalopnik reader least likely to be crazy…
Ford has announced it will enter two Fiestas in the 2009 Pike's Peak International Hill Climb. With 800 HP 2.0 liter four-cylinders forged in the fires of hell they certainly won't be your Grandma's econobox.