The 2016 Ford Fiesta looks relatively the same on the outside, indicating no major updates to the exterior profile. Its most notable additions are found in the spacious front cabin, featuring comfortable seats and ample technical gadgets for the modern driver seeking a pleasant everyday companion. The subcompact stands out in fuel-efficiency, however, offering a 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder EcoBoost engine that produces 123 horsepower and 125 pound-feet of torque, and is rated at 9.1 litres per 100 kilometres city and 6.6 litres per 100 kilometres highway. In terms of driving experience and reliability, the Fiesta adequately competes with rivals like the Honda Fit, Chevrolet Sonic, Kia Rio and the Hyundai Accent while providing an ultra-affordable, fuel-efficient choice for everyday driving.
The 2016 Ford Fiesta is an enjoyable option for everyday driving, sporting modern trimming on the inside and energetic handling in performance. Fuel-efficiency is highly regarded in this subcompact vehicle and is aided by a speedy engine and manual transmission on most models. Equally notable is the vehicle’s array of technological capability, ranging from the most trivial to the most luxurious – depending on trim and packages. Though it lacks in backseat spaciousness and a stylish outward appearance, the 2016 Ford Fiesta compensates in functionality and reliability. This car will get you where you need to go and is a great option for everyday driving.
The new Fiesta’s exterior profile is minimally upgraded from the previous model, exhibiting a smoother body with hard accent creases for a laid back look. Besides a slightly adjusted body shape for enhanced speed, this vehicle includes very few external features that would be considered new. The signature hexagonal grille remains at the front end along with curved headlights to establish a broader stance, and the back end features better taillights and a larger trunk for ample cargo space. If you’re looking for a restyled Fiesta, this may not meet expectations as it keeps relatively the same look.
On the inside, however, the new Ford features an array of new additions for the driver seeking an impressively comfortable vehicle for a very good price. Inside cabins can be lined with either cloth or leather upholstery depending on the trim, and further includes detailed metallic accents for a sporty feel. Likewise, generous space is definitely appreciated up front but seems to fall short in the rear passenger seat. But rest assured, both driver and passengers will feel like they are riding in an upscale vehicle simply from the Fiesta’s interior alone. A multitude of additional features are also available depending on trims and packages, such as heated leather seating, remote keyless entry, Bluetooth connectivity, chrome trimming, satellite radio and a premium eight-speaker Sony sound system. But these are just a few of the options available across four trim levels and plenty of packages for the modern driver. A new addition to the 2016 Fiesta’s technological platform is the optional Sync 3 infotainment system, which effectively replaces the relatively complex MyFord Touch system in previous models. This simplified 6.5-inch touchscreen is incredibly intuitive and features a clear layout that can be utilized with pinch and swipe commands for a surprisingly user-friendly experience. It also facilitates in-call audio connectivity, voice-prompted navigation and emergency assist.
The 2016 Ford Fiesta receives the biggest upgrades in terms of performance, demonstrating standout road handling and tight, responsive steering for a very fun driving experience. The base model offers a 1.6-litre hour cylinder engine that produces 120 horsepower and 112 pound-feet of torque, paired with a standard manual transmission for optimized fuel efficiency. This setup is rated at 10.1 litres per 100 kilometers city and 7.8 litres per 100 kilometers highway - clearly superior in terms of both fuel consumption and performance. Optionally available is a 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder EcoBoost engine, offered only with manual transmission, which produces 123 horsepower and 125 pound-feet of torque and is rated at 9.1 litres per 100 kilometres city and 6.6 litres per 100 kilometres highway. This engine is very peppy and fuel-efficient, making a great choice for the eco-minded driver.
Standard safety features include the usual suite of provisions, such as anti-lock brakes, traction and stability control and integrated blind-spot mirror. But higher trims offer additional features such as 911 Assist, rear view camera, rear view parking sensors and the Ford MyKey program, which can set electronic driving mode parameters to encourage responsible driving and promote good habits.
All in all, the 2016 Ford Fiesta provides a fun driving experience and is incredibly fuel-efficient. However, its modest interior space is also an important factor to consider.
2016 Ford Fiesta
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Rating: 7.4 / 10
|Trim / Style||MSRP||Est. Monthly Payment||Average Price||Invoice Price|
|S Hatchback||$16,049||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|S Sedan||$16,049||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|SE Hatchback||$17,049||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|SE Sedan||$17,049||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|ST Hatchback||$25,649||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|Titanium Hatchback||$20,899||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|Titanium Sedan||$20,899||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|Number of Doors||5|
|Drive Train||Front Wheel Drive|
|Power and Performance:|
The base engine for the 2016 Ford Fiesta is a 1.6-liter four-cylinder that produces 120 horsepower and 112 pound-feet of torque. A five-speed manual transmission is standard, and a six-speed "Powershift" automatic transmission is optional. The optional "EcoBoost" 1.0-liter turbocharged three-cylinder produces 123 hp and 125 lb-ft of torque. The five-speed manual is the only transmission available. At the same time, it returns 36 mpg combined (31/43), matching the thriftiest cars in the class. We observed 37 mpg on the Edmunds evaluation route.
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|Interiors and Special Features:|
Some models of this 2016 Ford will have leather seats and heated front seat to enhance comfort especially for the driver. At the dashboard this car will have a seven inch touch screen where most of the features will be controlled from. However, the steering wheel will also have a number of knobs to control some basic features. This car will be operated using an intelligent key and it will also have a telescopic column. For connectivity it will has a standard USB port and it will be Bluetooth enabled and will have GPS tracking system. For entertainment purposes there will be an infotainment control knobs which will also be placed on the dashboard and Sony speakers.
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Every 2016 Ford Fiesta comes standard with antilock brakes (front disc, rear drum for non-ST models; four-wheel discs for the ST), traction and stability control, an integrated blind-spot mirror, front side airbags, side curtain airbags and a driver knee airbag. Standard Sync features include a 911 Assist function, which uses your paired cell phone to connect automatically to a 911 operator. The SE adds the MyKey system for setting electronic parameters for other drivers (teens, valets, etc.), while the Titanium model features a rearview camera and rear parking sensors.
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|Audio system with AM/FM radio, CD player (reads MP3 format)|
|Audio Connectivity: includes input AUX jack front and USB front|
|Remote audio controls: steering wheel mounted|
|Brake assist system|
|2 disc brakes (2 ventilated)|
|Electronic brake distribution|
|Front and rear bumpers|
|Delivery/freight charge: $ 1,600.00|
|Charges: Air Conditioning Tax $ 100.00|
|1 12V in front|
|911 Assist® telematics system advanced auto collision notification and Via own phone|
|Driver and passenger vanity mirror|
|Front reading lights|
|Cargo area light|
|Remote control trunk/hatch release|
|Text to speech / speech to text|
|Bluetooth ; includes phone connection and includes music streaming|
|SYNC® voice activating system; includes radio and phone|
|Cargo capacity(in litres): rear seat down: 736 and all seats in place: 422|
|External dimensions: overall length (mm): 4,056, overall width (mm): 1,722, overall height (mm): 1,473, wheelbase (mm): 2,489, front track (mm): 1,466, rear track (mm): 1,466 and curb to curb turning circle (mm): 10,485|
|Internal dimensions: front headroom (mm): 993, rear headroom (mm): 945, front hip room (mm): 1,285, rear hip room (mm): 1,250, front leg room (mm): 1,072, rear leg room (mm): 792, front shoulder room (mm): 1,339, rear shoulder room (mm): 1,245 and interior volume (litres): 2,410|
|Body colour exterior door handles|
|Doors: driver, rear driver, passenger and rear passenger : front hinged|
|Rear door: lifting gate|
|Emissions data: CO2: 3,648 kg/yr|
|Engine: 1.6L in-line four-cylinder Ti-VCT with VVT|
|Fuel consumption(L/100km) : city= 8.5 ; highway= 6.5 ; combined= 7.6 ;|
|Power: 120 hp @ 6,350 rpm; 112 ft lb of torque @ 5,000 rpm|
|Fuel: unleaded ( 87 octane)|
|Fuel system: multi-point injection|
|Fuel tank: 47 litre capacity|
|Multi-function display screen 3.5 and 1|
|Low tire pressure monitor|
|Main dashboard display|
|Floor covering: none|
|Daytime running lights|
|Headlights: halogen with complex surface lens halogen|
|Remote keyless power locks ; automatic locking|
|Intelligent driver and passenger front airbag|
|Driver knee airbags|
|Crash test results IIHS, Good, Good, Marginal, Good and Good, crash test results NHTSA, 2, 4, 4.00 and 4|
|Front to rear curtain airbags|
|Rear seat belts for driver, rear seat belts for passenger, 3-point rear seat belts for centre|
|Height adjustable front seat belts with pre-tensioners for driver and passenger|
|2 height adjustable head restraints for front seats, 3 height adjustable head restraints for rear seats|
|Front side airbags|
|Front driver seat : bucket ; details: manual height, front passenger seat : bucket|
|Rear seats: split-folding bench with seating for three|
|Seat upholstery: cloth|
|Seating: 5 passengers|
|Main service 160,000|
|Intermediate service 16,000, 12 and variable distance/period|
|Multi-function steering wheel ; includes height adjustment and telescopic adjustment|
|Vehicle speed proportional power steering type and EPAS|
|Dashboard console with open storage, full floor console with open storage|
|Cupholders in front row and rear seats|
|Independent front strut suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs, semi-independent rear torsion beam suspension with coil springs|
|AdvanceTrac with ESC stability control|
|Electronic traction control|
|Front electronic limited slip differential Torque Vectoring Control|
|4.070:1 axle ratio|
|Transmission: 5-speed manual ; incl. shifter on floor|
|Version information 01 Mar 2016|
|Powertrain type : combustion|
|Trim level: S|
|Rear view mirror|
|Windshield wipers with variable intermittent wipe|
|Driver and passenger door mirror: body colour, power adjustable|
|Rear window with defroster and intermittent wiper|
|Anti-corrosion warranty: 60 months/ Unlimited km|
|Warranty whole vehicle - Total: 36 months/ 60,000 km|
|Warranty powertrain - Total: 60 months/ 100,000 km|
|Paint warranty: 36 months/ 60,000 km|
|Roadside assistance warranty: 60 months/ 100,000 km|
|Warranty whole vehicle - OEM: 36 months/ 60,000 km|
|Warranty powertrain - OEM 60 months/ 100,000 km|
|Weights: published curb weight (kg): 1,151 and Manufacturer’s own|
|Spare wheel: spacesaver with steel rim|
|Front and rear steel wheels: 15"x 6.0"|
|Front and rear all-season tires 185/60/H|