New 2017 Ford Fiesta Sedan
Ford Fiesta Sedan
A stylish sedan or hatchback, the 2017 Ford Fiesta delivers high value and fuel economy. Performance buyers should check out the Fiesta ST.
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Despite its starting price of around $15,000, the new 2017 Ford Fiesta brings good looks, a fun driving experience and robust technology to a once-dreary subcompact market. The Fiesta is Ford's smallest and least expensive car but its expansive lineup includes four trim levels (S, SE, Titanium and ST), and two body styles (a 4-door sedan or versatile 5-door hatchback), which expand its appeal against rivals like the Honda Fit, Toyota Yaris and Chevy Sonic. Fuel economy is exceptional. The 2017 Fiesta can achieve up to 43 mpg on the highway with its turbocharged 3-cylinder engine. A favorite of performance buyers is the hopped-up Fiesta ST that packs a turbocharged engine boasting nearly 200 horsepower and a suspension ready for a canyon road.
You'll Like This Car If...
If you want a little fun, style and infotainment tech in your fuel-efficient and inexpensive subcompact, the 2017 Ford Fiesta will make you smile. Driving enthusiasts on a budget should go directly to the well-engineered 197-horsepower Ford Fiesta ST, as it’s among the few performance-oriented subcompacts available.
You May Not Like This Car If...
If maximum cargo space and higher resale value are greater priorities, you may be more interested in the Honda Fit. If value pricing and a long warranty are what you're seeking, check out the Kia Rio, which starts under $15,000 and offers 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain coverage.
What's New for 2017
The 2017 Ford Fiesta remains essentially unchanged for the new year, aside from new colors including a sexy shade called Orange Spice Metallic Tri-Coat exclusively available on the performance-oriented Fiesta ST.
Comfortable and controlled, the 2017 Ford Fiesta is one of the more fun cars to drive in the subcompact class. Push the Fiesta on a curved onramp or sweeping road, and it responds with surprising balance, communication and grip. The steering is precise and its overall performance will impress you. This is a small car that likes to be driven. Of the three powerplants offered, the standard 120-horsepower 4-cylinder is adequate. The newer turbocharged 3-cylinder is an efficiency champ that also grants surprisingly smooth power delivery. Then there's the performance-oriented Fiesta ST. With 197 horsepower and sport-tuned suspension and steering, it's the clear athlete of the group and the only Fiesta equipped with 17-inch wheels and 4-wheel disc brakes. A 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, which can feel awkward at times, is available on the standard engine, while the 3-cylinder and the ST come only with likable manuals, 5- and 6-speeds, respectively.
Ford consistently improves its Sync infotainment system and the 2017 Fiesta is equipped with the latest and greatest version. It’s not only easier to operate, it has a large 6.5-inch touch screen. It’s much better than the version it replaced, which was marred by too-small alphanumerics and latent response.
The Fiesta offers two different smooth and eager turbocharged engines: a 123-horsepower 3-cylinder designed for maximum fuel economy, and a 197-horsepower 4-cylinder designed for maximum fun. Both deliver exceptional performance and fuel economy, but as is usual with turbocharged engines, lead-footed driving can run up fuel consumption.
As a sedan or hatchback, the 2017 Ford Fiesta seats five; however, rear-seat legroom is a bit cramped even for a subcompact. Cargo volume is generous. All sedans have 60/40-folding rear seats for larger items, and the hatchback offers over 25 cubic feet of space with its rear seats folded. Lower-trim models are Spartan with basic but easy-to-use controls. Comfort is high and the materials feel good to the touch. It’s also nicely put together. There’s an overall feeling of quality. If you're willing to spend, things can get fancy with leather seats, ambient lighting and push-button start.
In a world where “affordable-subcompact” too often means “dowdy and unattractive,” the 2017 Ford Fiesta wears a stylish and distinctive suit. Attractive and modern as a 4-door sedan or more practical 5-door hatchback, the new Fiesta never turns heads for the wrong reasons. In addition to swallowing more cargo, the hatchback is particularly attractive, offering better proportions and a sportier physique. The Fiesta ST is endowed with more aggressive style befitting its high-performance intentions, including larger wheels and tires, a deeper front spoiler, ST badging and two chrome exhaust pipes right out of your hot-rodding high school dreams.
Notable Standard Equipment
Even in its least expensive form as the Fiesta S sedan, Ford's small economy car includes air conditioning, 4-speaker AM/FM radio with auxiliary input, Sync AppLink that works with smartphones, dual USB inputs and keyless entry. You will, however, still have to crank your own windows. SE models add cruise control, power windows and the MyKey system that lets you set driving parameters, such as limiting top speed -- a good idea for households with younger drivers. Top-line Titanium trims include rearview camera with reverse-sensing system, Sony premium audio, leather seating (heated in front), automatic climate control and the latest Sync system.
Notable Optional Equipment
Popular options for the 2017 Fiesta include the Sync infotainment system, which now includes a larger 6.5-inch touch screen with smartphone gestures like swipe and pinch to zoom, navigation, power moonroof, heated front seats, satellite radio, and an automatic transmission. The potent Fiesta ST hatchback can be made racier with hood stripes and race-car-ready, height-adjustable Recaro seats with cool leather and cloth upholstery. Strangely no automatic transmission is available on the ST. The SE EcoBoost Fuel Economy Package adds the turbocharged 3-cylinder engine, a manual transmission, aerodynamic enhancements and special tires to maximize fuel efficiency.
Under the Hood
Three engines are available in the 2017 Ford Fiesta. The standard powerplant, and the best choice for the majority of buyers, is a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine that makes 120 horsepower. It’s available with a 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission and delivers impressive fuel economy. For the extreme fuel-sipping crowd, there's a 1.0-liter 3-cylinder turbo with a 5-speed manual transmission. It puts out more horsepower and torque than the standard engine yet achieves considerably better fuel economy including a hybrid-like 43 mpg on the highway. If saving gasoline is less of a concern and you just want to have more fun, a 1.6-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and 6-speed manual gearbox await you in the 197-horsepower Fiesta ST. All Fiestas are front-wheel drive (FWD).
120 horsepower @ 6,350 rpm
112 lb-ft of torque @ 5,000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 28/36 mpg (manual), 27/37 mpg (automatic), 28/38 mpg (automatic with SFE fuel-saving package)
1.0-liter turbocharged inline-3
123 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm
125 lb-ft of torque @ 2,500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 31/43 mpg
1.6-liter turbocharged inline-4
197 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm
202 lb-ft of torque @ 4,200 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 26/35 mpg
Note: Due to changes in EPA testing to more effectively reflect real-world conditions, some 2017 models show slightly lower fuel-economy scores than their 2016 versions.
The 2017 Ford Fiesta S sedan has a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting at about $15,000 with a manual transmission. Unless the lowest price is of highest concern, we recommend at least stepping up to the mid-trim Fiesta SE, which begins around $16,000. A top-line Fiesta Titanium costs right around $20,000. Opting for the hatchback version of any of these three trims is about $300 more. The hatchback-only Fiesta ST begins at $22,500. Stuff a 2017 Fiesta with options, and you're looking at a low- to mid-$20,000 subcompact. This is in line with competitors such as the Chevrolet Sonic and Honda Fit. Undercutting the Fiesta's starting price are the Nissan Versa Note, Kia Rio and Mitsubishi Mirage. Before buying, check KBB.com's Fair Purchase Price to see what others in your area are paying. The Fiesta's residual value has traditionally been about average, but lagged the leading Honda Fit.
Ford Fiesta Consumer Reviews
November 14, 2017
Okay, I read this review and I realize that this was not about the Fiesta ST. This car really should have its own designation. The only...
February 28, 2017
clean car. great mileage. 31mpg city. garage kept, added tinted windows, moon roof. fun to drive. has lots of get up and go. nothing...
February 24, 2017
2015 Titanium auto. Not one problem so far. Great driver for every day use...
King of the Hill
January 30, 2017
Best Car I Have Ever Owned!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is the best car I have had in my entire life! I have had many, many cars all types, and the Fiesta ST is the most fun to drive, and...
November 05, 2016
Best Car I have ever had!
This car is exceptional in every way! From the seats, to the steering wheel feel, this vehicle makes it happen. It has user friendly...
October 13, 2016
Still very happy after 100,000 miles
100,000 miles on this 2011 SE with the standard transmission: I still love driving this car and I'm pleasantly surprised to say that...
October 01, 2016
Love this little big car
Purchased this used and absolutely love it. I have it with the 5 speed manual and it is a blast to drive. Don't get me wrong I know it's...
August 02, 2016
Impossible a car so inexpensive can be this good
2013 Fiesta, bought it new. I bought this car for my 70 mile one way commute for work when fuel was $3.50 a gallon. Cheapest one, Air, 5...
July 10, 2016
2014 SE Hatchback Manual w/ Ecoboost - Excellent
Owned this car for two years. Avg 39 mpg since purchase; includes stop and go Seattle rush hour traffic. Fun to drive and look at. ...
May 27, 2016
I love this car great gas mileage quick comfortable
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How does it compare?
|#1||2018 Kia Rio||130|
|#2||2017 Ford Fiesta||120|
|#3||2017 Nissan Versa||109|
|#4||2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4||78|
|#1||2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4||35|
|#2||2018 Kia Rio||32|
|#3||2017 Ford Fiesta||31|
|#4||2017 Nissan Versa||29|
|#1||2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4||8.9|
|#2||2017 Nissan Versa||7.6|
|#3||2017 Ford Fiesta||7.3|