Dodge vs. Ford: Battle of the Brands

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Small Cars

Winner: Ford (Details Below)

Ford makes two small cars, the Focus and Fiesta. Dodge has recently ended production of its small car offering, the Dart. The 2016 models of the Ford small cars both scored higher than the Dart in U.S. News & World Report rankings.

The Fiesta is the smallest of Ford’s offerings, and the 2016 model comes in at No. 3 on the U.S. News rankings of best subcompact cars with a score of 8.2 out of 10. It has agile handling, an upscale interior for its price, and great fuel economy.

Ford’s 2016 Focus ties with the Hyundai Elantra for No. 7 on the U.S. News list of best small cars and holds the same ranking on the list of best compact cars. The Focus is noted for its sporty handling, upscale interior, and a low starting price.

The Dodge Dart was recently discontinued, but when it was new it received a 7.7 out of 10 rating from U.S. News and was ranked No. 27 in our best small car rankings. Its weak base engine and uncomfortable seats hurt its rating, although it received an excellent 9.4 out of 10 safety rating.

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