|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|
|Fun to Look at|
Nov 01, 2009