Mark Maynard / Automotive

Auto Word: Ford Fiesta ST Is a Feisty Speedster

The Ford Fiesta ST is a party to go. And you'll go quickly, smiling, squirming and looking for excuses to romp and rip through the gears.

This is Ford's power treatment for the subcompact Fiesta, built only as a five-door hatchback with a six-...

Auto Word: Cruising in the Cruze Diesel

I sweated to get 42 mpg in the Chevrolet Cruze diesel, then pushed harder to wring 47 mpg.

In my first couple days of driving, the onboard computer indicated 35 to 36.3 mpg in combined city and highway driving. That beats the EPA combined rating ...