The Ford Fiesta didn’t make it to United States shores until just a few short years ago. The subcompact car found its way into the hearts of drivers everywhere with its nimble handling and high fuel economy. The 2016 Ford Fiesta builds on the original model, adding updates to the interior and exterior as well as several technology upgrades that take the Ford Fiesta to a whole new level.
The new Ford Fiesta comes stocked with several cosmetic changes for the latest model year. The largest among them is the SE trim now offers a Black package and sport body kit. The Fiesta’s design is screams “fun” while the headlights give off a sense of speed.
Inside, the 2016 Ford Fiesta offers a good amount of cargo space for its size and offers rear seats that are perfect for children. The interior itself is made from quality materials and everything is relatively clean cut while remaining ergonomic. Controls are easy to access and the seats are comfortable. The ST trim’s passenger seat no longer comes with a standard height adjustment for the 2016 model year.
As for technology, the new SYNC3 infotainment system is available in the 2016 Ford Fiesta for the first time. That infotainment system replaces the old MyFord Touch system. SYNC3 uses a simplified format with categories that are relatively easy to understand. Like a smartphone, the system reacts to pinch-and-swipe motions.
SYNC voice recognition also makes its way into the new Ford Fiesta along with standard USB connectivity, something not often found in subcompact cars. The base model comes stocked with remote keyless entry and an anti-theft alarm, making the Ford Fiesta one of the safest and most convenient models on the road.
The 2016 Ford Fiesta comes stocked with a sleek exterior, well-crafted interior, and top technologies, making it one of the most advanced subcompact cars on the market.
The Ford Fiesta is may be a small car, but it offers drivers the perfect balance of style, power, and efficiency. The design itself dates back to a 2007 concept but has maintained a fresh look throughout the years. With that said, the seventh-generation Fiesta is right around the corner and that means changes are incoming. Based on prototype models and Ford’s current design language, here’s what to expect for the 2017 Ford Fiesta.
The current Fiesta is undoubtedly one of the better-styled models in the segment and that won’t change for the 2017 model year. The new Ford Fiesta will feature a mature look with frontal styling that bears a small trapezoid-shaped grille and slimmed-down headlights. The body has grown and features a higher roofline while horizontal LED taillights provide a stockier appearance.
Inside, the Fiesta will see higher-tier materials, driver assistance features, the new SYNC3 infotainment system, and more. Rear passengers will see more space and the packaging will be more rounded overall.
Three- and four-cylinder EcoBoost engines will fill out the space under the Fiesta’s hood. A 1.5-liter EcoBlue diesel will make its way to European and Asian markets. An ST hatchback variant will likely see a new turbocharged four-cylinder engine under the hood. Expect that engine to produce around 220 hp.
The new Ford Fiesta will go up against the Honda Fit, Toyota Yaris, and VW Polo which means it wouldn’t be out of the question to expect the pristine handling.
A five-door hatchback has already been spotted testing and a sedan body style will likely return for the European and North American markets. Only time will tell if Ford will offers a three-door hatchback as well. Rumors of an RS variant have been denied by Ford themselves so don’t expect to see that model in the near future.