9. Ford Fiesta
Ford just can’t seem to catch a break when it comes to subcompact cars. Remember the Aspire? Probably not, because it was one of the forgotten relics of the 90s. Like its long-lost predecessor, the Fiesta is basic transportation. Although the Fiesta is dressed up in some of the most handsome metal to come out of Detroit, the features pale in comparison. The Fiesta has a bare-bones interior, which, similar to other domestic cars in this class, is the first drawback. Ford has worked tirelessly to improve the interior and exterior quality, but sadly, the Fiesta didn’t get the memo.
The Fiesta does come in some nice body trims including the ST. If you opt for the ST, you get a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. But aside from that, the car doesn’t have anything special to offer. The wheels are too small. The car feels like it’s going to tip over at highway speeds. While the built-in Sync system is a nice upgrade, the cons outweigh the pros when it comes to this car. Basic Fiesta models suffer from subpar acceleration as well as the ho-hum exterior styling.
If you’re in the market for a subcompact car for the 2020 model year, there are better choices than the Fiesta. For today’s buyer, the tiny Ford just isn’t going to be practical. 2020 is going to be one of the final years that you can get your hands on a Fiesta, and now we know why. The car just doesn’t stack up when it comes to features and value.