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2017 Ford Fiesta

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$13,660

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

Sedan

Body style

31

Combined MPG

5

Seating capacity

173.6” x 58”

Dimensions

Front-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

The good:

  • Fuel efficiency of 1.0-liter engine
  • Handling
  • Cabin quality

The bad:

  • Smaller cabin than some competitors
  • Modest cargo space
  • Uncomfortable seats
  • Unrefined dual-clutch transmission

4 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2017 Ford Fiesta trim comparison will help you decide.

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Notable features

  • Sync 3 multimedia system available
  • Turbo three-cylinder engine available
  • High-performance ST model available
  • Sedan and four-door hatchback body styles

2017 Ford Fiesta review: Our expert's take


What it is: The Fiesta is Ford's subcompact car that's available in sedan and four-door hatchback body styles. The Fiesta competes with the Honda Fit, Nissan Versa Note and Hyundai Accent. A performance-oriented Fiesta ST model features a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine. 


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15-inch silver-painted aluminum wheels are standard on the Fiesta SE and new 16-inch silver-painted wheels go on Titanium trim levels.

Significant Standard Features
  • 120-horsepower, 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Five-speed manual transmission
  • 15-inch wheels
  • Power side mirrors
  • Keyless entry
  • Tilt and telescoping steering wheel
  • Air conditioning
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
Significant Available Features
  • 123-hp, turbocharged three-cylinder engine
  • Six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Rear spoiler
  • Power moonroof
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • Sync 3 touchscreen multimedia system
  • Navigation system

Fiesta ST

The high-performance Fiesta ST has a 197-hp, turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a six-speed manual transmission. Offered in the hatchback body style, the ST features more aggressive exterior styling, a firmer suspension, a lower ride height and 17-inch aluminum wheels. 
 
What’s Special
  • Unique ST steering wheel and shift knob
  • Available Recaro seats
  • Three-mode electronic stability system with Sport and Off settings
 

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.4
  • Interior 4.4
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value 4.7
  • Exterior 4.7
  • Reliability 4.7
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Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

I've had a 17 Ford Fiesta Se car since 2017.

I've had a 17 Ford Fiesta Se car since 2017. Bought it brand new off the lot. Got ripped a new one due to the price I paid, however it was worth it. She's got a bit over 200,000 miles and the only major problems were the timing belt was walking off, and the original belt snapped put of the blue once. Cars a/C is still perfect, lacks horsepower but a very economical and spunky car. Time for maintenance on the sus as of now, but I still love driving it. Bluetooth took a crap, and it still drives great. I live in the mountains so it's taken a beating, but she keeps going!

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 3.0
  • Interior 4.0
  • Performance 4.0
  • Value 4.0
  • Exterior 4.0
  • Reliability 5.0
  • Does recommend this car
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4.0

Good bang for the buck; electronics issues.

I bought this car from a dealer in 2018 with 9.5K miles on it. It was previously owned by an employee executive in that business. The car in 2023 now has 93K miles on it. Issues I've had: 1) Horn failed 2) Heating/Defrost Vent Solenoid failed twice. 3) APIM (Bluetooth connectivity) failed. The engine has been solid. The transmission has been solid. (reworked for the 2017 model year). Cooling has been fine. Radio has great reception and sounds good. For me (5-9", 235 lbs) the front bucket seats are comfortable. I've used the back seat fold down feature several times to transport items I thought would not fit inside the car.

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior 4.0
  • Performance 3.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 4.0
  • Purchased a Used car
  • Used for Commuting
  • Does recommend this car
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5.0

Very clean car

This car is the perfect car for me and my daughter as it is very clean and enough room. I can fit 5 people in y car and it doesn't have almost no miles on it for very cheap I think this car was perfect.

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0
  • Purchased a Used car
  • Used for Transporting family
  • Does recommend this car
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Safety

Based on the 2017 Ford Fiesta base trim.
Combined side rating front seat
5
Combined side rating rear seat
5
Frontal barrier crash rating driver
5
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger
4
Overall frontal barrier crash rating
4
Overall rating
4
Overall side crash rating
5
Risk of rollover
14.3%
Rollover rating
4
Side barrier rating
5
Side barrier rating driver
5
Side barrier rating passenger rear seat
5
Side pole rating driver front seat
5

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Ford Blue Advantage Blue
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Fords and many non-Ford vehicles up to 10 years old with less than 150,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
90-Day/4,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty
Powertrain
Available
Dealer certification required
139-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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