2011 Ford Fiesta

2011-2013 Ford Fiesta Investigated For Faulty Door Latches
2011-2013 Ford Fiesta Investigated For Faulty Door Latches

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation of Ford Fiesta vehicles from the 2011-2013 model years. According to consumer complaints, some of those vehicles may have been built with faulty door latches, which could allow the doors to open while the vehicle is in...Read More»

2013 Ford Fiesta
2011-2013 Ford Fiesta Recall Issued For Side Airbag Problem

Ford is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2011 through 2013 model year Fiesta subcompact cars to fix a problem with the side airbag. A notice posted on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website indicates that an estimated 154,604 Fiestas in the United States...Read More»

2012 Fiat 500 IIHS crash testing
2012 Fiat 500 Is An IIHS Top Safety Pick

The 2012 Fiat 500 has earned Top Safety Pick status from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), signifying that it’s scored a rating of “good” (the agency’s highest) in frontal offset and side impact crash testing, as well as in roof strength testing. Top Safety...Read More»

The BUGswarm fuel economy challenge module. Image: Ford Motor Company
Ford Partners With Bug Labs On Modular, Connected Car Accessories

How about a module that compares your fuel economy to drivers around you, then displays the information on an interactive map? Whether you need that at all, or whether it will be another distraction, is the subject of some debate; but Ford is betting that some drivers will want this (or other cloud...Read More»

2012 Nissan Versa Sedan
Which One's The Small-Car Champ: Accent, Fiesta, Fit, Sonic, Versa, or Yaris? #YouTellUs

As gas prices continue to fluctuate, consumers are now considering subcompact cars more than ever. But what do you look for when buying a subcompact car? Is driving fun a main factor when considering which subcompact you want in your garage? Or are price and safety ratings your main concern? What...Read More»

2012 Ford Fiesta customization pack
Which Is Best: Fit, Fiesta, Accent, Versa, Yaris, Sonic? #YouTellUs

The small-car wars are heating up, and all the major players are readying the troops. Interestingly enough, automakers are taking different approaches when it comes to the subcompact segment. While Ford is taking the fun to drive route, while still tackling good gas mileage, Nissan has taken the...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus
Hot Hatchbacks Attract Buyers…Again

For years the lowly hatchback languished, derided by many as a cheapo, low-content ride with no power and little style. In short, hatchbacks were considered not-for-me transportation choices suited only for the least fortunate. That was then, this is now. Hatchbacks, all of a sudden, it seems, are...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus Titanium hatchback, New York, July 2011
Is The Hatchback Suddenly Popular Again? #YouTellUs

When people think of family vehicles thoughts seem to turn to minivans and crossovers, but what about the hatchback? These versatile vehicles have more cargo room than sedans with similar fuel economy. With gas prices rising is seems consumers are starting to realize the benefits of hatchbacks...Read More»

2011 Ford Fiesta
Do Americans Want Hatchbacks Now? #YouTellUs

It wasn't long ago that Americans wanted nothing to do with hatchbacks. Now gas prices have spiked and Americans are starting to realize that hatchbacks have more versatility than sedans, and better gas mileage than SUVs. Ford thought this might happen and has brought the Fiesta to America as both...Read More»

2011 Ford Focus
Are Hatchbacks Making A Comeback? #YouTellUs

Just like station wagons, the hatchback seems to have a bad reputation in America. Carmakers have long thought the American car buyer doesn't like hatchbacks, but recent sales figures show that's not the case anymore It seems hatchbacks may be having a resurgence in America. Ford's new Fiesta and...Read More»

2011 Subaru WRX STI
Which is The Best Hot Hatchback? #YouTellUs

All-wheel drive or front-wheel drive? Six-speed manual or dual-clutch? These are merely some of the choices that enthusiasts now have when it comes to choosing a hot hatchback. But which is the best hot hatch? Ford is bringing the Focus ST and Fiesta ST to the U.S. next year. Volkswagen is bringing...Read More»

2011 Ford Fiesta
Which 40-MPG Car Is In Your Future? #YouTellUs

It's no real secret that 40 is the new 30, when talking about fuel efficiency that is. Most automakers are jumping onto the 40-mpg bandwagon faster than you can you can say "fuel efficient." With so many options, how do you choose? Not only are there many options in the 40-mpg segment, but many...Read More»

Euro-spec 2011 Ford Fiesta on New York City side street
Three-Cylinder Ford EcoBoost Engine Coming To U.S. Lineup

The original Model T that helped elevate Ford Motor Co. [NYSE: F] among the world's top automakers might have had a four-cylinder engine under the hood, but the automaker has never built a production three—until today, when Ford officially revealed an all-new three-cylinder engine design. In...Read More»

The open road
Sears Wants To Send You On A Fantasy Road Trip: Contest

Hankering to feel the wind in your hair, but can't swing the dough to pull off an epic road trip? Never fear: if you've got the right stuff (and a video camera), Sears Auto Center might be willing to foot the bill. For the second year in a row, Sears Auto Center is sponsoring the "Exploring My...Read More»

2012 Kia Soul
Great Family Cars With Great Gas Mileage--For Under $25,000

With gas prices hovering in the mid- to high-$4-per-gallon territory in many parts of the country, consumers looking for more fuel-efficient cars for family members that don’t break the bank have some excellent choices. These eight fuel-sipping new cars all check in with a base price of less...Read More»

2011 Honda Insight
Analysis: Hybrids, Diesels, Small Cars Surge Ahead In Vehicle Market

If you're thinking of downsizing or getting a vehicle that's more fuel-efficient, you're not the only one, unfortunately. It's the timing that's unfortunate; hybrids and small cars are hot, and you're not bound to find as good of a deal on them as just a few months ago. As an analysis from the firm...Read More»

2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe
Cadillac, Ford, BMW Win Most of Kelley Blue Book’s 2011 Brand Image Awards

In Kelley Blue Book’s 2011 Brand Image Awards, three automakers score multiple wins with Cadillac taking the lion’s share of three out of ten awards and Ford and BMW, two each. Single category award winners include Toyota, Honda, and Mercedes-Benz. This is the fourth year of the Kelley...Read More»

Kia 'Hamsters' commercial
Kia's Hamsters Scurry Off With Nielsen's Top Ad Award At The 2011 New York Auto Show

It's official: Americans love rodents. That rule may not apply so much to rats or nutria, but cuter critters like squirrels and chipmunks are tops with U.S. consumers. And at the pinnacle of the rodent pyramid, we find hamsters -- specifically, the road-trippin' hamsters featured in commercials for...Read More»

2011 Ford Fiesta
Smart Car Shopping: Knowing Your Credit Score Is Not Enough

Savvy car shoppers--and experts on savvy car shopping--recommend that consumers know their credit score before they walk into a car dealership. Why? To stop dealers from padding the interest rate on car loans. When that happens, it increases the dealership’s profit, but that profit comes...Read More»

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