Ford’s new car offering in the sub-compact segment, the Fiesta has been around since 1976, although Ford pulled the model from the U.S. market in 1980. The car was re-launched here in the U.S. in 2011 and received a mild updating for the 2014 model year. Ford’s better idea these days is infusing its cars with a lot of value for the money, and one look at the Fiesta’s standard equipment list bears this out.
You’ll find features in Ford’s subcompact that many manufacturers reserve for their compact and mid-size models. These include Bluetooth, an iPod interface, and an array of seven airbags. Further, the diminutive Ford offers exemplary road manners, good fuel economy, and it ain’t so bad to look at either.
Which is not to say the 2014 Ford Fiesta is a perfect car—there are one or two caveats.