With a sporty handling, a zesty performance, peppy and fuel-efficient EcoBoost engine, a well-appointed and crisp interior, and advanced technology options, the new 2017 Ford Fiesta is undoubtedly a pleasant everyday companion. However, its unrefined automatic transmission and modest interior space are also some factors to consider. The Fiesta release date should be expected sometime in the second half of 2017.
For starters, the Fiesta is a reminder of just how far Ford has come over the past ten years or so. Ford had a reputation of offering the best small cars to the European markets and reserving the left overs for the Americans. As a matter of fact, the Fiesta only hit our shores five years ago, and we ultimately got to experience fuel efficiency, fun to drive character, and interior refinement.
Ever since, the Fiesta has perennially ranked atop our list of favorites thanks to its nimble handling, fuel economy, lots of equipment, and peppy performance. With these and more features available, the Fiesta now joins the same ranks as its sibling – Ford Focus.
True, the Fiesta has been in the market for quite some time, and you can’t completely hide the fact that its grey areas are starting to show. Nonetheless, Ford has done a commendable job in offering it continuous upgrades meant to keep it afresh in its segment. For instance, the new model offers the easy-to-use Sync 3 infotainment system that fits in as a replacement for the much critiqued MyFord Touch system.
Much hype about the new system is perhaps its ability to respond to commands through pinch and swipe just like a smartphone. Other new features include Sync voice commands, USB connectivity, and Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity – rare features in the ultra-affordable subcompact segment.
One notable feature that we’ve always loved about the Fiesta is its handling on the road. Once you’re behind the wheels, you’ll notice the Fiesta is unmistakably blessed with a nimble feel, and responsive steering. Of course, opting for the 2017 Ford Fiesta ST model gets you even more fun-features.
Much can be said about the new 2017 Ford Fiesta but the bottom line remains it is a certainly a very good choice in this segment, conceding little to Father Time as its impressive run continues. This little Ford is a hoot to drive even if you’re just zipping to the supermarket and back. Some of its arch rivals in the segment include the Kia Rio, Chevrolet Sonic, and the Hyundai Accent.
2017 Ford Fiesta Trims & Body Styles
The Fiesta is offered in both sedan and hatchback body styles. The 2017 Ford Fiesta ST, however, is offered in only hatchback body style. The rest are offered in SE, S, and Titanium trim models. The RS review is offered separately.
2017 Ford Fiesta Redesign & Interior Review
Exterior 2017 Ford Fiesta colors include Oxford White, Shadow Black, and Ingot Silver Metallic. Some more surprises should be expected on its release date.
Standard features available on the base S model include a CD player, a six-speaker sound system, a height-adjustable driver seat, power locks and mirrors, a rear spoiler, fifteen-inch steel wheels, auxiliary audio jack, a USB port, Bluetooth phone and audio controls, keyless entry and ignition, Sync voice controls, and cruise controls.
The 2017 Ford Fiesta SE trim model comes with a multicolor ambient lighting, a front center console, metallic-painted interior trim, power windows, fifteen-inch alloy wheels, a front center console, MyKey parental controls, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, chrome interior door handles, automatic wipers and headlights, upgraded cloth upholstery, and a trip computer.
Options here include a leather-wrapped shift knob, heated front seats, auxiliary audio jack, sport cloth upholstery, automatic climate control, heated mirrors, mobile app integration, enhanced voice controls, satellite radio, adjustable lumbar support, a rear spoiler, dual USB ports, a rear spoiler, and foglights.
2017 Ford Fiesta Engine Specs & Fuel Economy
A power output of 120 hp and 112 lbs. ft. of torque is offered by a four-cylinder 1.6L engine. Ford says the automatic-equipped 2017 Ford Fiesta 0-60 mph only takes about 9.5 seconds.
When we come to the fuel economy, expect those with the automatic transmission system to return 27/37/31 mpg in the city/highway/combined.
The 2017 Ford Fiesta ST gets a 1.6L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that generates 202 lbs. ft. of torque and 197 horsepower. More of the Fiesta ST specs are expected soon.
Wheelbase: 98.0 in
Length: 173.5 in
Width: 67.8 in
Passenger volume: N/A
Maximum cargo capacity: 12.8 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 2627 lb
Top Speed: 120 mph
0-60: 9.5 sec
MPG: 27/37 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Kona Blue, Metallic Magnetic, Metallic Molten Orange Metallic, Tri-Coat Shadow Black…
Towing Capacity: N/A
2017 Ford Fiesta Release Date & Price
The 2017 Fiesta ST price starts from $21,460. Rumors indicate the Ford Fiesta will be offered for sale sometime in the second half of 2017.