Ford Fiesta

Spy Shots: Ford Fiesta-Based Crossover Spied

Our spy photographer sent over these interesting shots of a Ford Fiesta-based crossover in testing.

By John Beltz Snyder | September 02, 2010
Driven: 2011 Mazda2

There exists a tendency, without having driven the car, to try to compare the new Mazda2 to cars one is already familiar with. After all, it shares DNA with the Mazda3, and even the Ford Fiesta. Beware these comparisons, as they will mislead you. The 2 is its own entity, occupying a new space in the company’s North American market, a segment which seems to be ballooning as drivers seek value and practicality. And this economy car is coming from a manufacturer that understands that the best cars are also fun cars. In a Venn diagram, picture the Mazda2 in the shaded area where pragmatism and enthusiasm intersect, and you’re off to a good start.

By John Beltz Snyder | August 31, 2010
IIHS Names Ford Fiesta A 2010 Top Safety Pick

Since the introduction of the roof strength test (an important addition indeed), it has been more difficult to earn a Top Safety Pick from the International Institute for Highway Safety. Small cars, especially, have been criticized for their perceived vulnerability in crashes. The 2011 Ford Fiesta, however, has overcome that to become the eighth vehicle from the automaker to win the award.

By John Beltz Snyder | August 26, 2010
Ford Fiesta: More Than Meets The Eye?

A quick-eyed, connection-making anonymous Winding Road reader sent us this interesting photo mash the other day, highlighting an undeniable similarity between the Ford Fiesta’s console interface and the stoic symbol of the mighty Autobots.

By Seyth Miersma | August 20, 2010
Winding Road Issue 61 Is Now Available!

In this issue of Winding Road, we get behind the wheel of newest iteration of Subaru’s performance flagship, the 2011 WRX STI.

By Winding Road Staff | August 17, 2010
Ask It: 2011 Ford Fiesta SES 6AT

We have just taken delivery of the highly-anticipated Ford Fiesta. Our Tuxedo-Black tester is powered by a 1.6-liter I-4, which produces 120 horsepower and 112 pound-feet of torque, which is transmitted to the front wheels through Ford’s new PowerShift six-speed dual-clutch transmission. Our Fiesta SES is very nicely equipped, and ticks all the option boxes exept for leather seats and a sunroof. We will have the Fiesta for a week. This is an extremely important car for Ford, so lets hear your questions.

By Brandon Turkus | May 27, 2010
An Evening With Block And A Frostbitten Fiesta

The upcoming Ford Fiesta has been a long time coming. In fact, aside from perhaps the PT Cruiser craze back in 2000, we can’t think of another compact in recent memory that’s received more pre-launch glitz, but then again, we can’t think of another compact in recent memory that’s been so closely associated with a superstar rally driver—at least for the last couple months anyway.

By Christopher Smith | February 02, 2010
Rally America Sno-Drift 2010—24 Years of Opposite-Lock Excitement

Just a few hours north of the Winding Road garage, a somewhat unorthodox racing event has been occurring since 1973. Unorthodox, that is, for racing enthusiast in the United States. Rally racing is a huge deal in just about every other part of the world, though it never really caught on in the States until a YouTube Gymkhana hero and a former motocrosser with a penchant for backflipping just about everything got involved. Going into 2010, more than a few eyes are now watching the Rally America series with keen interest, and Winding Road will be there for the kickoff event of the season—Sno-Drift 2010.

By Christopher Smith | January 26, 2010
Ford Adds Three-Blink Turn Signal Function To 2011 Model Year Vehicles

Over the past few years, we’ve seen many automakers add the three-blink turn signal function onto their cars, and Ford will finally be jumping on the bandwagon next year. Tapping the left stalk off of the steering column up or down allows the blinkers to flash only three times, which is perfect for lane changes, and alleviates the annoyance of driving behind cars whose blinkers have stayed on for no good reason.

By Steven J. Ewing | January 01, 2010
Video: British Beauty Michelle Heaton Falls For Ford Fiesta

British pop singer and sometimes glamour model, Michelle Heaton, like the Ford Fiesta, is “slick, stylish, and attractive.” Apparently the floor is slick too.

By John Beltz Snyder | December 17, 2009
Winding Road Issue 53 Is Now Available!

Even though WindingRoad.com still has that new website smell, our magazine hasn’t missed a beat. Issue 53 of Winding Road is now available to read online, or you can buy and download a PDF.

By Winding Road Staff | December 16, 2009
2011 Ford Fiesta Priced From $13,320

While the full details on the 2011 Ford Fiesta broke out yesterday, the Blue Oval folks went ahead and debuted pricing information on the official Fiesta website. What’s that mean for consumers? The sweet little B-car can be yours for just $13,320, including $675 for destination.

By Steven J. Ewing | December 03, 2009

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