2016 Ford Fiesta sedan, hatchback review – The smallest and Ford’s least expensive car is Fiesta which has competition at subcompact class in Toyota Yaris, Honda Fit, Chevy Sonic and Kia Rio. The 2016 Fiesta is available as 4-door sedan or 5-door hatchback and for 2016 model year it gets 4 new colors. With two engine option buyers can choose between reliable 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine and smaller 1.0-liter but stronger and economically turbocharged 3-cylinder engine.
2016 Ford Fiesta review
Either you adore 4-door sedan or 5-door hatchback both of them are stylish and wears distinctive muscular look. New Fiesta can brag about its proportions and it is result of the crisp profile, arched roofline, and wedge-like side view. Looking from the front the 2016 Fiesta has a macho look thanks to the wide-mouthed Ford grille, with lower bodywork and the fact that the headlights are swept well back into the fenders. Rearlights have high position and they go high into the rear pillars. This placement ensures them a stylish look and makes them very functional.[table "” not found /]
At the front Fiesta hatchback features a more aggressive air dam and black-honeycomb-mesh grille. Rear side of the automobile is visible with a twin chromed exhaust pointers and cross-patterned rear diffuser. Visual drama is improved by the reduced position and chunky wheels. Compared to its predecessor it is available with four new colors: Electric Spice, Kona Blue, Shadow Black and White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat.
The Ford Fiesta 2016 offers seating for five passengers. If take into the consideration that it is subcompact car we can’t expect big thing on the rear seats which legroom is tight. But, when rear seats are folded Fiesta gets impressive cargo room – over 25 cubic feet of space. With 60/40-folding rear seats it has good combination for larger stuff. Base trim levels comes with air conditioning, keyless entry, AM/FM radio with 4-speaker and auxiliary input, Sync AppLink system that features smartphones connectivity and dual USB inputs. Higher models come with rearview camera, Sony sound system, leather upholstery, automatic climate control and MyKey system. List of optional equipment includes navigation system, satellite radio, power moonroof, heated front seats and Sync3 infotanment system with voice recognition with 6.5-inch LCD touchscreen display located on the central stack.
New Ford Fiesta 2016 specs
Standard Fiesta models have two engine options. Base engine is naturally aspirated 1.6-liter inline-4 with 120 horsepower and 112 lb-ft of torque. It comes paired with either 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission. Second engine is smaller 1.0-liter turbocharged inline-3 engine with respectable 123 horsepower and 126 lb-ft of torque. Mated to 5-speed manual transmission it offers the best fuel economy which is rated 31/34 mpg (city/hwy). Fiesta with ST badge gets 1.6-liter turbocharged engine with 197 horses and 202 lb-ft of torque. All Fiesta models come with front-wheel drive system.[t[table "” not found /]r>
The 2016 Ford Fiesta features lots of safety functions to supplement however it isn’t really at the head of the class in terms of crash-test scores. In the frontal and rollover crash tests Fiesta made four of 5 stars while on its side-impact crash score Fiesta made 5 star.
In big frontal, side, roof-strength, and rear checks the IIHS has actually provided the Fiesta hatchback its leading “Good” grades. In the small frontal balanced out test it accomplishes just a “Marginal” rating, one action above “Poor”.
Basic security functions consist of front and side bags for the driver and front passenger, as well as rear side drape bags, and a motorist knee airbag. The electric-assist power steering integrates Pull-Drift Compensation, which keeps the Fiesta tracking properly on crowned roadways or in heavy crosswinds.
2016 Ford Fiesta price
Price for the 2016 Ford Fiesta starts at $15,455 and this is the least expensive model. SE trim level comes with $16,685 of cost while top-line Fiesta Titanium has a MSRP price $19,405. If you want ST badge on your Fiesta you should pay $22,335 for base model.