The subcompact Ford Fiesta is offered in sedan and hatchback body styles. It's Ford’s smallest and most efficient model. and includes an ST version packed with numerous performance enhancements.
What's New for 2017
Aside from simplified equipment choices, the Fiesta is unchanged.
Choosing Your Ford Fiesta
The 2017 Fiesta is available in four-door sedan or hatchback body styles. The sedan is available in three trims, and the hatchback offers four.
Most models are powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with 120 horsepower and 112 pound-feet of torque. A five-speed manual transmission is standard and a six-speed automatic transmission is optional. When paired with the automatic, the 1.6-liter achieved an EPA-estimated 27 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway.
Shoppers considering the SE trim can opt for a 1-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine making 123 horsepower and 125 pound-feet of torque. Paired with a five-speed manual only, this engine is the efficiency champ of the line, capable of 31 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway.
Choose the Fiesta ST and you get a turbocharged version of the 1.6-liter that makes 197 horsepower and 202 pound-feet of torque, matched exclusively to a six-speed manual transmission. The ST is EPA-rated at 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway.
The Fiesta starts around $15,000 and tops out near $20,000, plus an $875 destination fee. Add $1,095 for the automatic transmission where available. Major options include a sunroof ($845), navigation ($795), and machined aluminum wheels ($440).
The Fiesta ST costs slightly more, coming in at about $22,000. Incentives are common and should reduce your final price.
The ST hatchback places an intriguing performance halo over Ford’s smallest model. For most buyers, though, the nicely equipped Titanium will offer the best value.