There is a part of college they everyone has to feel out for themselves, a part that is full of self-discovery and new adventures. That journey gets people to play by a different set of rules, much like the new 2011 Ford Fiesta.

New cars aren’t always in the plan for a college student, but whether you are a first year undergrad or starting your graduate degree, the 2011 Ford Fiesta is worth a look. The best part is that a Fiesta could save you a bunch of money with its best-in-class 40-mpg highway fuel economy and a starting price near $14K. The Fiesta also has no less than 15 class-exclusive features that include the SYNC® system, Push Button Start, heated seats and premium metallic paint colors.

2009 Los Angeles Auto Show

2009 Los Angeles Auto Show

The best feature is no doubt the SYNC® and sound package that includes an additional auxiliary 12-volt power point, supplemental audio controls, 80-watt premium sound with six speakers and voice-activated communication and entertainment system with 911 Assist, Vehicle Health Report and Traffic, Directions and Information services. You can pair this with Ford’s Ambient Lighting Package and really get the party going with your choice of seven different interior accent lighting colors.

Bottom line—the 2011 Ford Fiesta is a compact, but roomy entry-level car that is changing the rules for what a small car means here in the States. With a low base price and good manufacturer warranty, the Fiesta might be worth a look instead of a used car that might cause you more headache than fun.

 

Check out our partner site over at AllSmallCars.com for their article on how many pre-order reservations have been received for the all-new Ford Fiesta.