So you have decided to pull the trigger get yourself a new car. Still, all the options can be a little overwhelming. How do you know which car is best for you? Which make for a good deal? Do you stick with a particular brand? To help you out we have listed and ranked various models starting with Ford. Here they are.
2013 Ford Fiesta
The Ford Fiesta ranks number one on the list of best small cars. This stylish car offers up great, sporty, handling that is surprisingly fun to drive. Its interior is stylish and well-made for its class. The cabin is as spacious as a compact can be and the seats are comfortable. The back row might feel a little crowded but that is normal with this class of cars. The manual transmission is incredibly smooth, almost to the level of automatics. The safety rating is exceedingly high but the reliability is about average. There are a couple of complaints that are pretty standard with this class. Namely, it could use a little more passing power and space in the back seat. Some critics thought the interior controls weren’t terribly intuitive. The engine is a 1.6 liter, I4 engine with an excellent 29/29mpg.
2013 Ford Focus
The Ford Focus ranks number four on our list of small cars. The Focus has superb handling for its class and is really fun to drive. Its styling is sporty and aggressive with decent power in the engine. It also has exceptionally high gas mileage and excellent reliability and safety ratings. The front seat is comfortable but as usual for this class the backseat could use a little more legroom. The interior is of sound quality and the cargo space is average. There are a couple of complaints however. Namely, that it could use more leg space, the hatchback version has limited rear visibility and it has a confusing infotainment system. Still, for your money it is a good deal. It has an upgradable 2.0 liter, I4 engine with 160hp and 26/36mpg.
Ford Focus Electric
The Ford Focus electric is ranked 7th overall in our list of upscale small cars. It’s not a bad car per se, but there are definitely better options. It is sleek and stylish and it drives much like the gas powered version. It also has a spacious cabin with good acceleration for an all-electric model. It is pricier but those extra dollars do go to a good range of standard features which includes HD Radio, satellite radio, navigation and Ford’s MyTouch infotainment system. On top of everything else is has a perfect safety score and excellent reliability as well. The interior is attractive and well made, so why is it down to 7th? Well, for starters its electric engine means it has a pretty limited range that is mainly good for short commutes throughout the city. Also, due to the large battery, the cargo space is very limited. Lastly, the brakes are a bit grabby and don’t brake smoothly.
Of course, these are just the tip of the iceberg and we will continue to look at other makes and models in this series. If you can’t afford a new car you one option is to buy a used car at a dealer such as http://www.enterprisecarsales.com/usedcars.
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