(Posted on Nov 30, 2016 at 11:57AM by Laurel Steele)
In a 2014 Ford car lineup, the last model you’d expect to be the shining star is the Ford Fiesta. But yes, this little hatchback has received more awards than any compact Ford car ever, perhaps more than any subcompact in history. In eight short months, it received 22 industry awards in categories including value, performance, and handling.
Jean Jennings, the editor-in-chief at Automobile Magazine said, “It’s a bullet on the road, with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that sounds like a mini-Ferrari when flogged, [...] the Fiesta ST is a testament to the success of the One Ford global vehicle development philosophy.” Indeed, this high-tech hot rod is fun to drive and sold at an affordable price and the following awards prove just that.
- Scottish Car of the Year, Best Hot Hatch - Car (Spain), Top 11 Sports Cars - Sunday Times (U.K.), No. 1 Hot Hatch - Autocar (U.K.), Best Value Driver’s Car - Car and Driver, 10 Best - Gear Patrol, GP100 Top Gear - Popular Mechanics, 2014 Automotive Excellence Award for Handling - Autobytel, 2014 Compact Car of the Year - MotorWeek, Drivers’ Choice Award for Best Subcompact Car - National Business Review, Sports Car of the Year 2013 - Automobile Magazine, 2014 - All-Star Top Gear (U.K.), Car of the Year - Echappement (France), Sports Car of the Year - Auto Express (U.K.), Best Hot Hatch
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