2017 Ford Fiesta For Sale in Sounthern California
Subcompact cars aren't exactly the flavor of the month with American shoppers right now as continuingly low gas prices mean everyone seems to want trucks, SUVs, crossovers and muscle cars. For a subcompact to make an impression in the market at the moment then, it really does have to be seriously good. And although the 2017 Ford Fiesta isn't going to temp too many F-150 buyers away from their full-size pickups, the incredible history of this little car tells you it's not going away anytime soon.
The 2017 Ford Fiesta is actually the ninth model year of what is currently the car's sixth-generation, although we've only had it over since the 2010 model year. When you find out this remarkable little car has now been in continuous production all over the world since as long ago now as 1976, you start to realize it's something special.
There are seven different models in the 2017 Ford Fiesta family, although like the Focus, some are the same trim level divided between sedan and hatch formats. The current lineup starts off with the S and then goes to the SE and the Titanium, which are all available as either a four-door sedan or four-door hatch. The final model in the lineup is the top-of-the-line ST, which is the performance orientated version of the Fiesta. There have been some pretty mental RS versions of the Fiesta in the past, but there isn't one at the moment and they've never officially made it over here so far anyway.
You'll find there are three different powerplants in the current Fiesta lineup, but the vast majority of Fiestas are likely to feature the standard 1.6-liter inline-four that develops 120 horsepower and 112 lb.-ft. of torque. The naturally aspirated inline-four is the standard unit in all Fiesta models other than the ST, but the SE sedan and hatch trims also offer the optional 1.0-liter three-cylinder EcoBoost. This stunning little engine produces 123 horsepower and 125 lb.-ft. of torque, and it injects a huge amount of fun into the Fiesta's compact packaging. When you learn this engine is also finding its way into models as large as the Focus and Fusion, it's easy to imagine how great it is here in the tiny Fiesta.
But for the most fun and power you can have in a 2017 Ford Fiesta, you have to look towards the sensational Fiesta ST and its 1.6-liter inline-four EcoBoost that puts as much as 197 horsepower and 202 lb.-ft. of torque at your disposal.
Most versions of the Fiesta come standard with a six-speed manual transmission or the optional six-speed automatic transmission, although the 1.0-liter EcoBoost and the ST with its 1.6 EcoBoost only come with the six-speed manual.
The Fiesta won’t disappoint when it comes to fuel economy either, even when it comes to the performance ST model. The 1.0-liter EcoBoost-equipped models are the most frugal, which means EPA-estimated ratings of 31 mpg in the city, 41 mpg on the highway and 35 mpg combined.* The standard 1.6 isn't far behind though with its ratings of 27 mpg in the city, 37 mpg on the highway and 31 mpg combined. But the ST is probably the biggest surprise package in terms of fuel-efficiency as despite its considerably greater power, it returns ratings as good as 26 mpg in the city, 33 mpg on the highway and 29 mpg combined.
*All vehicle mileage based on 2017 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.