Kelley Blue Book recently released its annual list of the KBB 10 Best Back to School Cars, and the Ford Fiesta made the list for the second year in a row. Each year KBB selects ten cars they think are best for high school and college students based on safety, affordability, practicality, and style.
The Fiesta is one of America’s most popular small cars and meets all of KBB’s requirements—it’s equipped with lots of safety features and is always highly rated by the NHTSA and IIHS, its starting MSRP is one of the lowest in the industry at $14,090, and it gets great fuel economy at 43 mpg on the highway. Plus, its unique and stylish design is something young people appreciate.
The Fiesta’s versatile features also helped earn it a spot on the list, as kids are more tech savvy than ever and want cars that can meet their need to be connected. Another positive about the Fiesta is that it’s available as both a sedan and hatchback, so it can adjust to students’ needs and style desires.
If you’re a student looking for a car or a parent and want to get something for your child, consider the Ford Fiesta. It’s a versatile, smart choice, and one any driver can afford to buy and maintain.
When you hear the word “Ford” paired with the term “performance vehicle,” you probably think of things like the Mustang—or the crazy new GT Carbon Fiber supercar. But there are many other kinds of Ford performance vehicles as well, even models based on compact and subcompact models like the Focus and Fiesta. The Focus already has two performance models: the ST and now the RS too.
While according to the calendar, spring is now—and finally!—underway, Ford is looking to capitalize on rough winter weather one last time. A training session for the Swedish rallycross team OlsbergsMSE doubled as a way for Ford to show off the special Ford Fiesta ST customized for rallycross racing. The Swedish team took the Fiesta for a spin 200 short miles from the Arctic Circle, preparing for the 2014 Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship.
The test took place in Kall, Sweden, an icy snow-swept landscape perfect for rallycross practice. You can watch the customized Fiesta ST in action in this video; you’ll see it taking out two poor defenseless snowmen in its destructive wake. “Everything is about what you have on the track. Developing the car is one thing, but the most important thing is developing the driver,” OMSE team owner, Andreas Erikkson, says in the clip released by Ford Racing.
You might not be able to race your Ford Fiesta across ice—in fact, you probably wouldn’t want to–but you can come see us at Hassett Automotive to start your Fiesta adventure today!