Nov 01, 2009
Reviewed By SCM Staff
Price as Tested $23,995

Superior-handling subcompact. Lively 2.5L DOHC 4 cranks out 167 hp. Slick 6-speed, well modulated steering with mild torque steer. Leather interior with comfortable, heated front seats; rear seats two adults. Trunk sizable, pass-through useful. Instruments/switches/controls obvious, self-leveling headlights. Bose/Sirius stereo package excellent.


Annoying road noise on poor surfaces. Ugly grille. $1,395 seems like a lot for the sunroof/6-CD/stereo option package.


A lot of car for the money—and a good car at that. Too bad Ford never learned much from its one-time partner. A light foot should deliver 30-plus mpg on the highway.

Fun to Drive
3.0 rating
Fun to Look at
2.0 rating
Overall Experience
3.0 rating