A 2013 redesign brought turbocharged and non-turbo four-cylinder engines, as well as a more solid and upscale feel, with a supple ride, quiet cabin, and handling rivaling a European sports sedan.
Electronic stability control, traction control, and antilock brakes are standard.
Ford's standard MyKey system lets parents program a key for their teen driver to set limits on speed, Bluetooth phone use and radio volume.
As usually, MyFord Touch generated a lot of complaints for its unintuitive interface.
Spotter mirror inserts are provided on the outside door mirrors to show vehicles in the blind zone along the sides of the car.
While this low-tech solution is effective, it isn't easy to use at night.