Top 10 Cars of the 2012 LA Auto Show

Top 10 Cars of the 2012 LA Auto Show

1. Ford Fiesta ST

With a 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine that makes 197 hp and 214 lb-ft of torque at 3,500 rpm, what’s not to love? While some might frown at the idea of having a front-wheel drive performance car, the Fiesta ST promises to be what the Civic Si can’t: turbocharged right from the factory.

Ford is already struggling to keep its Focus ST on the shelves, and that car has a higher MSRP. The Fiesta ST doesn’t have as much power, but then again it’s also much lighter.

Sold exclusively with a six-speed manual transmission, even a fool can tell that Ford has the young performance market pegged like a Navy Seal sniper.

  • G978

    It may not be a sports car but it should be the best driving midsize sedan. Great design too and one people can actually buy and use on a daily basis. well done Mazda.

  • Brian

    The 1.8 liter turbo engine from Ford is being recalled for engine fires. Maybe not the car you want to put as #1 on your list, unless its a car that is most likely to kill you list.