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The Ford Fiesta returned to the blue oval’s lineup in 2011 and now, as we head into the 2017 model year, we are learning that the smallest member in Ford's lineup will continue nearly unchanged. Those looking for a fully revamped Fiesta will need to wait until either 2018 or 2019, but the current-gen model still has plenty to offer in the subcompact segment.
The swoopy looks of the Fiesta should continue into the new model year completely unchanged. Also carrying into the new year are its two available body styles, a sedan and a hatchback. Like last year’s model, the new Fiesta should come with a smattering of standard features that likely won’t impress anyone. Like 15-inch wheels, keyless entry, and a rear spoiler on the hatchback.
Inside, the basic Fiesta cabin will continue unchanged into the new model year. Unfortunately, this means that will continue with its challenged cargo area that ranged from 12.8 cubic feet in the sedan to as much as 25.4 cubes in the hatchback. One of its main competitors, the Honda Fit. easily crushes the Fiesta’s hauling abilities with its SUV-like 52.7 cubes of max cargo room.
As with most subcompact, budget-minded cars, the Fiesta will continue to have a fairly stripped cabin that includes power door locks, power mirrors, manual windows, a six-speaker audio system, a CD player, and a tilt and telescoping steering wheel. This should remain the same in 2017, save for a few new options.
The Fiesta lives in a class where so many of its competitors have just one powertrain available, but the Fiesta has three to choose from. The base engine is a 1.6-liter four-cylinder with 120 horsepower, which puts it well below the Chevy Sonic and Fit at 138 and 130 horsepower, respectively. Optionally, buyers can get a 1-liter three-cylinder EcoBoost that churns out 123 horsepower and delivers stellar fuel economy. Finally, the unbeatable Fiesta ST carries a 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine with a mighty 197 horsepower and 202 pound-feet of torque at its disposal. We expect all of these engines to carry over into 2017 unchanged. There are rumors of a more potent RS variant. but Ford has adamantly denied its existence.
In safety, the 2016 Fiesta failed to get top ratings, as the NHTSA rated it just four out of five stars and the IIHS gave it a “Marginal” score in the small-overlap test. Because the new Fiesta will be a carryover, we do not anticipate any big enhancements in the safety arena.
The 2017 Ford Fiesta is currently expected to arrive at dealers by late December or early January. Based on our analysis. deals on the outgoing model have reached a high point as the automaker strives to reduce unsold inventory heading into the end of the year.
Official 2017 pricing will start at $14,515 with destination for the sedan and $14,815 for the hatchback.
Base models come standard with a 5-speed manual transmission, but a 6-speed automatic can be added for $1,095.
Prices for the sedan will top out at $19,505 for the Fiesta Titanium, while the hatchback variant will range up to $21,995 for the sporty Fiesta ST. These equate to very modest increases over the outgoing 2016 Fiesta.