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Ford Fiesta Named to List of 10 Best Back-to-School Cars of 2016 by Kelley Blue Book

DEARBORN, Mich., Aug. 3, 2016 – Ford Fiesta is one of the 10 Best Back-to-School Cars of 2016, according to Kelley Blue Book’s This is the second year in a row Kelley Blue Book has named Fiesta to the list.

The uniquely designed Ford Fiesta is one of America’s most popular small cars, offering customers a safe, fun, dynamic experience with nimble handling and a comfortable ride – all at an appealing value.

As another school semester kicks off,’s expert editors handpicked a selection of new cars they recommend for students and parents of teen drivers. 

“Safety is the paramount decision when it comes to back-to-school cars, and practicality and affordability are also high on the list of desirable characteristics, at least according to parents,” said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst, Kelley Blue Book’s “The kids involved prefer to have a car they’re happy to be seen in, which suggests style is part of the equation too. Ford Fiesta addresses all of these wants, with an array of features returning students are sure to appreciate.”

Available in a hatch or sedan bodystyle, Fiesta helps to keep you and your occupants protected with seven total airbags including dual-stage front airbags, driver’s knee airbag, and side-curtain airbags for the first and second-row occupants*. It also offers the latest in driver-assist technology, with standard integrated blind spot mirrors to help reduce rear-vision blind spots and AdvanceTrac® electronic stability control that can automatically detect wheel slippage, adjusting torque and braking to maintain control and traction.

Ford’s popular small car offers a wide range of choice, from the available 1.0-liter EcoBoost® engine that’s powerful and efficient, to the sporty 1.6-liter EcoBoost in Fiesta ST.  Available SYNC® 3 – Ford’s latest communications and entertainment system – offers enhanced voice recognition, ultimate music streaming control and SYNC AppLink, which enables customers to control some mobile apps while driving.

MSRP for the 2016 Ford Fiesta starts under $20,000 (destination and delivery, taxes, title and license fees are extra), in accordance with’s considerations for inclusion and the Kelley Blue Book® Fair Purchase Price.   

* Always wear your safety belt and secure children in the rear seat.

** EPA-estimated rating is 31 mpg city, 43 mpg highway and 36 mpg combined with Auto-Start Stop technology. Actual mileage will vary.

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