2017 Ford Fiesta ST 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)

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Pricing Information

MSRP: $21,140
Dealer Invoice: $20,822
Delivery Charge: $875
Used Retail Price: $17,918
Used Private Price: $16,821
Used Trade-In Price: $15,366

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Editor Review

2017 Ford Fiesta Review

Introduction

From the Munchkins in The Wizard Of Oz to every Jack Russell terrier you're ever likely to see, we can think of a lot of great things that are small but spunky. Well, here's another to add to that list: the 2017 Ford Fiesta.

The Fiesta, which comes in sedan and four-door hatchback versions, offers lively handling and performance that make even everyday errands seem fun. The performance-oriented Fiesta ST model is even more entertaining thanks to its sport-tuned suspension and 197-horsepower four-cylinder engine. But even if it's frugality you're after, Ford still has you covered with the Fiesta's 1.0-liter EcoBoost three-cylinder engine that delivers surprisingly zippy performance and outstanding fuel economy.

What's more, all Fiestas are pleasant places to spend time, with comfortable front seating and a lot of the latest technology, including keyless entry and ignition and Ford's Sync 3 infotainment system, which features a 6.5-inch touchscreen that incorporates familiar smartphone gestures such as swipe and pinch-to-zoom. There are a couple potential deal breakers, however. Both the ST model and the 1.0-liter EcoBoost three-cylinder are offered with manual transmissions only, so you're out of luck if you don't want to shift for yourself. You can get an automatic on the mainstream Fiestas, but it's not the smoothest-shifting unit in the world. Finally, the car's pint-size dimensions mean there's a shortage of rear seat room and cargo capacity.

If you're looking to explore other options, we recommend starting with the roomy Honda Fit, which can't be beat for cargo-carrying versatility. The Chevrolet Sonic is also a contender thanks to its confident handling, and checking out the related Hyundai Accent and Kia Rio is a wise idea. Ultimately, though, the 2017 Ford Fiesta sedan and hatchback remain among the best small-and-spunky choices out there.

What's New

The 2017 Ford Fiesta returns largely unchanged, save for the elimination of a handful of previously available option packages.

Body

The 2017 Ford Fiesta is a subcompact car that's offered in two body styles: a sedan and a four-door hatchback. Both are available in S, SE and Titanium trim levels. The high-performance ST model is available only as a hatchback.

The entry-level S model comes with a decent list of standard features, including 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 option package adds 16-inch alloy wheels, foglights, a rear spoiler (sedan), 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 and enhanced voice controls (including AppLink mobile app integration), satellite radio and dual USB ports (replacing the auxiliary audio input jack). The Cold Weather package bundles 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.

At the top of the heap is the Titanium trim level, which incorporates the contents of the SE Appearance and Comfort packages but wears a different set of 16-inch alloy wheels, plus chrome exterior trim, a black grille and rear parking sensors. It also has 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 also starts with the Fiesta SE's amenities plus the items in the SE Appearance package, then adds the turbocharged four-cylinder engine and the 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. You also get 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 (including height adjustments), leather and cloth upholstery, and heated mirrors. Also available are black 17-inch wheels with red brake calipers.

A sunroof and a navigation system are stand-alone options on the SE, Titanium and ST trims.

Interior

The 2017 Ford Fiesta may be Ford's least expensive car, but it doesn't feel like it. The interior is notable for both its high-quality materials and its stylish good looks. Available amenities such as heated leather seats, the premium Sony audio system and multicolor ambient lighting add a distinctly upscale vibe.

There's plenty of room up front, and the height-adjustable driver seat and tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel make it easy to find a comfortable driving position. The optional Recaro front sport seats feature more substantial side bolsters but, although they offer good support in aggressive motoring, some buyers may find them a tight fit or just plain less practical in everyday driving. The rear seats are seriously short on head- and legroom no matter how you slice it.

We're more fond of the Fiesta's in-car technology offerings. The standard Sync system's voice recognition makes it possible to interact with your smartphone hands-free, and offers access to other useful features including turn-by-turn driving directions and emergency assistance. The available Sync 3 system improves on that idea with sharp graphics and an intuitive arrangement of controls on its 6.5-inch touchscreen.

When it comes time to schlep stuff, the Fiesta sedan's trunk offers a decent 12.8 cubic feet worth of space. The hatchback's cargo hold is only slightly bigger with 14.9 cubic feet behind the rear seats. Fold down the rear seatbacks and you end up with 25.4 cubic feet of room, an amount of space that's definitely below average. The Fit, in contrast, can hold up to 52.7 cubic feet of cargo.

Powertrain

The 2017 Ford Fiesta gets a standard 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that puts out 120 horsepower and 112 pound-feet of torque. A five-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive are standard, and a six-speed PowerShift automatic transmission is available as an option. The PowerShift is technically a dual-clutch automated transmission that Ford uses for increased efficiency, but it operates more or less like a conventional automatic.

In Edmunds performance testing, both the manual and automatic-equipped Fiestas went from zero to 60 mph in about 9.5 seconds, which is adequate performance for this class.

EPA fuel economy estimates for this powertrain are 30 mpg combined (27 city/36 highway) with the automatic transmission. The manual transmission is effectively the same, checking in at 30 mpg combined (27 city/35 highway).

The optional EcoBoost 1.0-liter turbocharged three-cylinder produces 123 hp and 125 lb-ft of torque. The five-speed manual is the only transmission available. In Edmunds performance testing, this little engine brought the Fiesta from zero to 60 mph in 8.9 seconds, which is a bit quicker than average for the class. EPA fuel economy estimates are 35 mpg combined (31 city/41 highway), matching the thriftiest cars in the segment.

The Fiesta ST's turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder is rated at an impressive 197 hp and 202 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual is the only transmission offered. In Edmunds performance testing, the Fiesta ST sprinted to 60 mph in a sprightly 7.1 seconds. EPA fuel economy estimates for the ST stand at 29 mpg combined (26 city/32 highway), an excellent result for such a powerful engine.

Driving

Hit the road in the 2017 Ford Fiesta and you'll find the standard suspension tuning and precise steering feel make for very satisfying driving dynamics without sacrificing ride comfort. The sport-tuned suspension and steering underpinning the ST model further sharpen the car's reflexes, making it a blast on a curvy stretch of two-lane blacktop while still preserving an entirely docile demeanor in everyday driving.

The standard 1.6-liter four-cylinder is smooth but not particularly powerful. The turbocharged three-cylinder is a good bit better in this regard, delivering strong performance as well as enviable fuel economy. The ST's 197-hp motor puts both to shame, of course. The five- and six-speed manual transmissions add to the fun, but the fuel-saving automatic — essentially a manual gearbox with a computer-operated clutch — can respond slowly in common situations such as stop-and-go traffic.

Safety

Every 2017 Ford Fiesta comes standard with antilock brakes (four-wheel discs for the ST and front discs/rear drums for the rest of the lineup), traction and stability control, front-seat side airbags, side curtain airbags that cover both rows and a driver knee airbag. Standard Sync features include a 911 Assist function, which uses your paired cellphone to connect automatically to a 911 operator in the event of an emergency. The SE adds the MyKey system for setting electronic parameters for other drivers (teens, valets, etc.), and the Titanium model features a rearview camera and rear parking sensors.

In Edmunds brake testing, multiple Fiestas stopped from 60 mph in 117 to 122 feet, which is better than average. The Fiesta ST stopped in 112 feet, which is satisfactory for an affordable performance car with summer tires.

In government crash tests, the Fiesta received four out of five stars for combined overall protection, with four stars for front-impact protection and five stars for side-impact protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the Fiesta the top rating of Good in the moderate-overlap front-impact, side-impact, roof strength and head restraint/seat (whiplash protection) tests. In that agency's small-overlap front-impact test, though, the Fiesta received the second-lowest Marginal rating.

Pro

Sporty handling when going around turns; well-appointed interior with advanced technology options; peppy and fuel-efficient EcoBoost engine; ST model's zesty performance.

Con

Limited cargo and rear seat space; automatic transmission's quirky behavior; EcoBoost engine and ST come with manual transmission only.

Bottom Line

Thanks to its nimble handling and nicely trimmed cabin, you'll enjoy the 2017 Ford Fiesta as a very pleasant everyday companion. It's not the roomiest car in its class, but as subcompacts go, it's one of our favorite models.

Manufacturer's Warranty

Type: Drivetrain
• Maximum Years: 5
• Years Limited/unlimited: L
• Miles Limited/unlimited: L
• Start Date: Oct-05-2016 03:50 PM
• End Date: 09-Sep-2099
• Maximum Mileage: 60000

Type: Basic
• Maximum Years: 3
• Years Limited/unlimited: L
• Miles Limited/unlimited: L
• Start Date: Oct-05-2016 03:50 PM
• End Date: 09-Sep-2099
• Maximum Mileage: 36000

Type: Rust
• Maximum Years: 5
• Years Limited/unlimited: L
• Miles Limited/unlimited: U
• Start Date: Oct-05-2016 03:50 PM
• End Date: 09-Sep-2099

Type: Roadside
• Maximum Years: 5
• Years Limited/unlimited: L
• Miles Limited/unlimited: L
• Start Date: Oct-05-2016 03:50 PM
• End Date: 09-Sep-2099
• Maximum Mileage: 60000

Standard Features

Audio Features - Titanium/ST Radio

• Premium Brand Speakers: Sony
• Total Number Of Speakers: 8
• Cd Player: Single CD Player
• Cd Mp3 Playback
• Radio: AM/FM HD Radio
• Satellite Radio
• Watts: 100
• Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service: 6
• Digital Audio Input: USB With External Media Control
• Memory Card Slot
• Antenna Type: Mast
• Premium Brand Audio System: Sony
• Smartphone Screen Projection: Android Auto/Apple CarPlay
• Usb Connection
• Consumer Generic Feature 0: USB Inputs
• Consumer Generic Feature 1: Upgraded Stereo
• Consumer Generic Feature 2: Apple Carplay/Android Auto

Telematic Features - Sync

• Vehicle Collision Notification
• Airbag Deployment Notification
• Destination Download
• Text Message/memo Display
• Mobile Internet (browser)
• Sent To Navigation Function: Sent-to Navigation Function
• Poi Search
• Vehicle Diagnostics
• Traffic Information
• Sports/news Information
• Text To Speech (aka Text To Voice): Text-to-Speech (AKA Text-to-Voice)
• Destination Guidance (turn By Turn Navigation): Destination Guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)
• Weather Information
• Poi Communication

Cargo Dimensions

• Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place (cubic feet): 10.1

Mobile Connectivity

• Bluetooth: Bluetooth

Instrumentation

• Clock
• Compass
• External Temperature Gauge: External Temperature Display
• Tachometer
• Tire Pressure Monitoring System: Tire Pressure Monitoring
• Trip Computer

Misc. Exterior Features

• Rear Spoiler

Doors

• Number Of Doors: 4

Exterior Lights

• Front Fog Lights: Front Fog/driving Lights
• Headlights Dusk Sensor: Dusk Sensing

Front Passenger Seat

• Number Of Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 4

Steering

• Power Steering: Electric Power Steering

1st Row Seats

• 1st Row Seat Type: Sport
• 1st Row Upholstery: Premium Cloth
• Adjustable Seat Headrest: Height Adjustable Headrests
• Number Of 1st Row Headrests: 2

Interior Dimensions

• 1st Row Head Room: 39.1
• 1st Row Hip Room: 50.6
• 1st Row Leg Room: 43.6
• 1st Row Shoulder Room: 52.7
• 2nd Row Head Room: 37.2
• 2nd Row Hip Room: 49.2
• 2nd Row Leg Room: 31.2
• 2nd Row Shoulder Room: 49.0 in.
• EPA Interior Volume: 95.2

Spare Tire/Wheel

• Spare Tire Mount Location: Inside
• Spare Tire Size: Fullsize Non-matching

Power Outlets

• Power Outlet(s): 12V

Exterior Dimensions

• Overall Height: 57.2
• Overall Length: 160.1
• Overall Width With Mirrors: 77.8
• Overall Width Without Mirrors: 67.8
• Wheelbase: 98.0

Windows

• Intermittent Front Wipers: Variable Intermittent
• One Touch Windows: 1
• Power Windows
• Rear Defogger
• Rear Wiper: Intermittent Rear Wiper

Steering Wheel

• Audio Controls On Steering Wheel: Audio Controls
• Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel: Cruise Controls
• Phone Controls On Steering Wheel
• Steering Wheel Adjustments: Tilt And Telescopic
• Steering Wheel Trim: Leather And Simulated Alloy

Storage

• Center Console: Front Console With Storage
• Cupholders Location: Front And Rear
• Door Pockets Location: Front
• Overhead Console: Overhead Console With Storage
• Seatback Storage: Front Seatback Storage

Seating Configuration

• 1st Row Seating Capacity: 2
• 2nd Row Seating Capacity: 3

Air Conditioning

• Air Filtration: Interior Air Filtration
• Front Air Conditioning: Automatic Climate Control
• Front Air Conditioning Zones: Single
• Rear Heat: Rear Ventilation Ducts

Differential

• Final Drive Ratio: 3.82

Seatbelts

• 2nd Row Center Seatbelt: 3-point Belt

Suspension

• Front Spring Type: Coil Springs
• Front Stabilizer Bar: Stabilizer Bar
• Front Suspension Classification: Independent
• Independent Suspension: Front
• Rear Spring Type: Coil Springs
• Rear Suspension Classification: Solid Axle

Specifications

• Curb Weight (lbs): 2742
• EGE City MPG: 26
• EGE Combined MPG: 29
• EGE Highway MPG: 33
• EPA City MPG: 26
• EPA Combined MPG: 29
• EPA Highway MPG: 33
• Fuel Capacity (gallons): 12.4
• TCO Curb Weight (lbs): 2742
• Turning Diameter (feet): 35.5

Brake System

• Antilock Braking System: 4-wheel ABS
• Front Brake Type: Ventilated Disc
• Rear Brake Type: Disc

Drive Type

• Driven Wheels: Front Wheel Drive

Misc. Interior Features

• Cruise Control
• Floor Mat Material: Carpet
• Floor Mats

Collision Safety System

• Post Collision Safety System: Post-collision Safety System

Driver Seat

• Driver Seat Adjustable Lumbar: Manual Adjustable Lumbar Support
• Height Adjustable Driver Seat: Height Adjustable
• Number Of Driver Seat Manual Adjustments: 6

Security

• Anti Theft Alarm System: Remote Anti-theft Alarm System
• Engine Immobilizer
• Power Door Locks: Hands-free Entry

Airbags

• Head Airbags: Front And Rear
• Knee Airbags: Driver Only
• Passenger Airbag Deactivation: Occupant Sensing Deactivation
• Side Airbags: Dual Front
• Side Curtain Airbag Rollover Sensor: Side-curtain Airbag Rollover Sensor

2nd Row Seats

• 2nd Row Seat Type: Bench
• Adjustable 2nd Row Headrests: Height Adjustable Headrests
• Folding 2nd Row: Split Folding
• Number Of 2nd Row Headrests: 3

Mirrors

• 1st Row Vanity Mirrors: Dual Vanity Mirrors
• Turn Signal Side Mirrors: Turn Signal In Mirrors
• Exterior Mirror Adjustment: Power

Tires - ST Tires

• Rear Tire Width: 205
• Rear Tire Prefix: P
• Tire Type: Performance
• Rear Tire Diameter: 17
• Rear Tire Profile: 40
• Rear Tire Speed Rating: W

Wheels - ST Wheels - 17" Painted Alloy

• Rim Type: Painted Alloy
• Rear Wheel Diameter: 17

Available Options

Option/Package Availability MSRP/Invoice
Navigation W/6.5" Color TouchscreenVoice-activated 6.5" color touchscreen navigation system with SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link with 5 year subscription from vehicle sale date as recorded by dealer; Note: SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link services are not available in Alaska or Hawaii. Navigation is available to Alaska and Hawaii. Titanium/ST$795 / $755
Power MoonroofPower moonroof; Note: Overhead console is not available All Except S$845 / $802
17" Ebony Black Wheels W/Red Brake Calipers ST$375 / $356
Smoker's Package (VP)Lighter element; Ash cup All$90 / $86
Equipment Group 400AVehicle with standard equipment ST$0 / $0
ST Recaro PackageRecaro partial leather seating with power 6-way driver and power 6-way passenger heated front seats; Heated exterior mirrors ST$1,995 / $1,895
50 States Emissions SystemStandard Equipment on all Fiesta Trim Levels All$0 / $0
ST Protection Package (VP)All-weather floor mats; Cargo area protector; Car cover ST$475 / $451
Engine Block Heater (Fleet)Engine block heater optional in all states with valid FIN code. All$90 / $86
Engine Block HeaterStandard and only available in states of AK, MN, ND, SD, MT, WI and WY. Other states available via Ford Customer Service Division. All$0 / $0
License Plate Bracket All$0 / $0
17" High Performance All-Season Tires ST$0 / $0

Available Colors

Ford Fiesta Exterior Colors:

Magnetic Metallic
 
Shadow Black
 
Orange Spice Metallic Tri-Coat
 
White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat
 

Ford Fiesta Interior Colors:

Charcoal Black W/Reverse Contrast Stitching
 
Molten Orange
 
Smoke Storm
 

Safety Features

Traction control
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Front and rear head airbags
Engine immobilizer
Tire pressure monitoring
Dusk sensing headlamps
Turn signal mirrors
Dual front side-mounted airbags
2 front headrests
Stability control
Rear center 3-point belt
Child seat anchors
4-wheel ABS
Ventilated front disc / solid rear disc brakes
Post-collision safety system
Rear height adjustable headrests
3 rear headrests
Front fog/driving lights
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear door child safety locks

IISH Information
(Insurance Institute for Highway Safety ratings)

Side impact test - Good

Roof Strength Test - Good

Rear crash protection/head restraint - Good

IIHS Small Overlap Front Test Results - Marginal

IIHS Moderate Overlap Front Test Results - Good

Mechanical Features

Engine: 1.6liter
Cylinders: 4
Displacement: 1596
Horsepower: 197
Valves: 16
Torque: 202
Fuel: Regular Unleaded
Transmission: 6 speed MANUAL
Drive Type: Front Wheel Drive

Recalls

Ford Fiesta Recalls Issued - 2017

No recalls issued
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