Interior

I like what Ford has done with limited resources inside. Almost every aspect is improved, and the striking, winged dashboard draws the eyes immediately. It's this new dash that is most likely to win over commuters. The stylish look can be done in one of two metallic colors, with a stack of knobs and buttons to control the stereo and climate settings. It may look daunting, but the buttons are easy to reach and use.

My test vehicle came with optional leather seating, which I doubt will be the first choice of budget-minded buyers. The quality of the leather was passable, though nothing spectacular, and the seats offered plenty of support on long commutes.

One of the only negatives inside was the gauges, which featured a strange color scheme and small numerals.

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