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2011 Ford Fiesta Review

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If you're set on stylish and small, the 2011 Ford Fiesta might be your only choice, though you might miss the solid, roomy feel of a Fit.

Ford hasn't offered a subcompact in more than a decade. Now, it's responding to steady sales of the Toyota Yaris, Honda Fit, and Nissan Versa by bringing us an adapted version of the well-received and very successful European 2011 Ford Fiesta.

We're not sure if America's quite ready for a car smaller than the smallest Ford Focus, but the Fiesta's as good a shot as any--better, in some flashy ways. It looks better and has crisper handling than anything in its class, but it's also smaller inside and less flexible to boot.

Maybe the gadgets will make up the difference. The Fiesta just might woo you fickle Gen Z-ers with some exclusive stuff inside, like the SYNC media controller, premium audio systems, and nifty leather seats.

Starting at $13,995 and rising to around $23,000 for top-of-the-line versions, the Fiesta sedan and five-door are likely to be strong competitors when they go on sale in the summer of 2010. Are they the best of the subcompact bunch?

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Sunday, October 25, 2015
For 2011 Ford Fiesta

Cute and stylish, love the look

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Just wish it had more trunk space but love everything else about the car
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Sunday, October 25, 2015
2016 Ford Fiesta 5-Door HB SE

Good economy car overall, except for problematic auto transmission design.

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Generally, I really like my Fiesta. It's fine as a little commuter/get-around car. This car would be near-perfect, but for a problem with the automatic transmission design that is hard to get past, so I would... + More »
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Monday, July 20, 2015
2016 Ford Fiesta 4-Door Sedan S

Just go and drive one!

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I have several cars; New Golf R, Porsche 911, New SLK. All very good but not as good as my 2016 3 cyl Fiesta Zetec S. The chassis is perfect. Everyone should be made to drive one. I can't see how other cars in... + More »
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