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2016 Ford Fiesta Overview (See Available Styles)

New/Notable:
  • Subcompact car available as a sedan or hatchback
  • SYNC 3 infotainment system now available for 2016
  • Available turbocharged three-cylinder engine
Back with light updates for the new model year, the 2016 Ford Fiesta subcompact comes in two body styles: sedan or hatchback.

The Fiesta in many ways looks like a smaller version of the Focus, with Ford’s trapezoidal front grille leading the way. 15-inch wheels are standard, with larger 16- and 17-inch wheels optional. Personally, the Fiesta’s proportions work better as a hatchback to my eyes but both models are more stylish than a good portion of the segment. Ford also offers a high-performance version called the Fiesta ST, which only comes as a hatchback. It has more aggressive styling with some extra bodywork and a rear spoiler and unique 17-inch wheels.

Under the hood, the Fiesta has three engine options. The base engine is a 120-hp, 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that is mated to a five-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. Ford also offers a 123-hp, turbocharged 1.0-liter EcoBoost three-cylinder engine that only comes with the five-speed manual. ST models get a turbocharged version of the base engine that makes 197-hp and only comes with a six-speed manual. The tiny three-cylinder returns the best fuel economy of the bunch, estimated at 31/43 mpg city/highway.

Inside, the Fiesta seats five and offers air conditioning, SYNC, Bluetooth connectivity, auxiliary audio input and remote keyless entry standard. For 2016, Ford’s new SYNC 3 communications suite is optional; it comes with a 6.5-inch touchscreen that now supports pinch-to-zoom functionality and swiping. The Fiesta also offers some upscale features like heated seats, leather upholstery, push-button start, and a remote start system.

Standard safety features include seven airbags, antilock brakes, and an electronic stability system. A rearview camera is optional.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 26 - 28 MPG
  • Highway: 33 - 36 MPG

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Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety: ****
  • Frontal Crash: ****
  • Side Crash: *****

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:
4.6/5
Value:
4.9/5
Exterior:
4.6/5
Interior:
4.4/5
Comfort:
4.4/5
Performance:
4.5/5
Reliability:
4.6/5

34 of 35 (97%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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