The 2017 Ford Fiesta is a compact car which is available in two styles: a sedan and a four-door hatchback. There are three different trim levels - S, SE and Titanium - with the ST model only available in hatchback form. This year's model is mostly the same as last year's, except for a few of the optional packages that were taken away.
The Fiesta is available in both sedan and four-door hatchback models, providing a thrilling driving experience even for the most mundane of tasks. For those looking for an even more exhilarating ride, the Fiesta ST model is the perfect choice with its sport-tuned suspension and 197-horsepower four-cylinder engine. For those seeking a more economical option, the Fiesta's 1.0-liter EcoBoost three-cylinder engine offers an impressive combination of power and fuel efficiency.
The Ford Fiesta is a great option for those looking for a car with modern technology, such as keyless entry and ignition and Ford's Sync 3 infotainment system, as well as comfortable front seating. However, the Fiesta is only available with a manual transmission for the ST model and the 1.0-liter EcoBoost three-cylinder, and the car's small size means there is limited space in the rear and for cargo. If you're looking for more room, the Honda Fit, Chevrolet Sonic, Hyundai Accent, and Kia Rio are all great alternatives. Ultimately, the 2017 Ford Fiesta sedan and hatchback are still some of the best small and fun cars on the market.
The S model offers a good selection of features as standard, such as 15-inch steel wheels, variable intermittent wipers, power mirrors, a rear spoiler (hatchback only), remote keyless entry, air-conditioning, cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver seat, 60/40-split folding rear seats, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, power locks and manual windows, Bluetooth, Sync voice controls, a 3.5-inch center display, and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player, a USB port and an auxiliary audio input jack.The Fiesta SE builds on the above with 15-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, upgraded cloth upholstery, a front center console with armrest, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, power windows, cruise control, a trip computer, chrome interior door handles, metallic-painted interior trim, multicolor ambient lighting and MyKey parental controls for teen drivers.
The SE Appearance package provides 16-inch alloy wheels, foglights, a rear spoiler (sedan only), sport cloth upholstery, adjustable lumbar support for the driver, a leather-wrapped shift knob, the Sync 3 infotainment interface with a 6.5-inch touchscreen, improved voice commands (including AppLink mobile app integration), satellite radio and dual USB ports (replacing the auxiliary audio input jack). The Cold Weather package includes heated outside mirrors, heated front seats and automatic climate control.The SE can also be had with the SE EcoBoost Fuel Economy package, which includes the turbocharged three-cylinder engine, a manual transmission, various aerodynamic improvements, and special wheels and tires to help the Fiesta achieve slightly better fuel economy.
The Titanium trim level is the highest of the range, and comes with a range of features such as 16-inch alloy wheels, chrome exterior trim, a black grille, rear parking sensors, keyless entry and ignition, automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a rearview camera, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and an eight-speaker Sony sound system with HD radio.
The Fiesta ST hatchback offers a variety of features, such as the turbocharged four-cylinder engine, six-speed manual transmission, 17-inch wheels with summer performance tires, a sport-tuned suspension, upgraded brakes and quicker steering, unique bodywork, a larger rear spoiler and dual exhaust tips. It also includes keyless entry and ignition, ST-specific cloth sport seats with driver height adjustment, distinctive interior trim, and the Sony sound system with HD radio. The ST Recaro package adds heated Recaro front sport seats with height adjustments, leather and cloth upholstery, and heated mirrors. Additionally, black 17-inch wheels with red brake calipers are available, as well as a sunroof and a navigation system which are stand-alone options on the SE, Titanium and ST trims.
The 2017 Ford Fiesta is equipped with a standard 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 120 horsepower and 112 pound-feet of torque. It comes with a five-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive, and an optional six-speed PowerShift automatic transmission is available for those who prefer a smoother ride. The PowerShift is a dual-clutch automated transmission that offers improved fuel efficiency, but functions similarly to a traditional automatic.
In terms of speed, the manual and automatic-equipped Fiestas both accelerate from a standstill to 60 mph in around 9.5 seconds, which is a suitable performance for this type of car. Additionally, the fuel efficiency of both the manual and automatic transmission is approximately 30 mpg combined (27 city/36 highway and 27 city/35 highway respectively).
The EcoBoost 1.0-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine of the Fiesta offers 123 horsepower and 125 lb-ft of torque, and the only transmission available is a five-speed manual. Performance testing has revealed that this engine can get the car to 60 mph in 8.9 seconds, which is faster than the average for its class. The EPA fuel economy estimates for this engine are 35 mpg combined (31 city/41 highway), making it one of the most fuel-efficient in its segment. The Fiesta ST's turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder is rated at 197 hp and 202 lb-ft of torque, and it is paired with a six-speed manual. This engine can get the car to 60 mph in a speedy 7.1 seconds, and its EPA fuel economy estimates are 29 mpg combined (26 city/32 highway), which is an excellent result for its power.