Ford Fiesta (2017–)

Model History

November 2016

Ford announced Fiesta

The 2017 Fiesta is also offered as a luxurious Ford Fiesta Vignale model – part of the Ford Vignale upscale product and ownership experience. The Fiesta Vignale offers unique 18-inch alloys wheel designs, exclusive exterior detailing and colours, and hexagonal-quilted, tuxedo-stitched leather seats.

Dimensions: 4,040mm long x 1,735mm wide (exc. mirrors) x 1,476mm high on 2,493mm wheelbase. lists the tyre sizes for a 2017 Fiesta 1.25 as: 175/65 R14; 195/55 R15 ; 195/45 R16 and 195/50 R16. And, confusingly, for a 1.0T Ecoboost as: 175/65 R14; 195/60 R15 ; 195/55 R16 ; 205/45 ZR17 ; 205/40ZR18.

The Fiesta Active is the first Fiesta crossover model, combining rugged SUV-inspired styling that includes raised ride-height, roof bars and additional exterior bodystyling; hatchback practicality; and true Fiesta driving dynamics. The Active series will join the Fiesta line up later on in the launch period.

The Fiesta ST-Line features sporty exterior styling including unique alloy wheel, grille, front and rear bumper and side-skirt designs. The interior features sports seats, alloy pedals and a flat-bottomed steering wheel, while the driving experience is enhanced with sports suspension.

2017 Fiesta is the first Ford to deliver an enhanced version of Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection that can detect people who are in or near the road ahead, or who may cross the vehicle’s path, using light from the Fiesta’s headlights at night.

The system is designed to reduce the severity of some frontal collisions involving vehicles and pedestrians, or help drivers avoid some impacts altogether. A wider camera angle helps to better track pedestrian movements.

Also offered for the first time on Fiesta is Ford’s Active Park Assist with Perpendicular Parking, which helps drivers find suitable spaces and park hands‑free nose-to-tail and side-by-side with other cars. Further enhanced for Fiesta, the technology for the first time can now apply the brakes if drivers do not respond to system guidance and proximity warnings while performing forward and reverse manoeuvres, and a collision with a parked car or obstacle to the front or rear is imminent.

The Fiesta’s floating, tablet-inspired 8-inch colour touchscreen can be operated with pinch and swipe gestures. Also offered with SYNC 3 is a floating 6.5-inch colour touchscreen, and a 4.2-inch colour screen is combined with the MyFord Dock that enables users to store, mount and charge mobile devices such as phones and navigation systems. All Fiesta screens offer class-leading resolution and are up to twice as bright as competitors, making it even easier for drivers to read and navigate on-screen information and functions.

A stiffer body structure, reduced powertrain noise vibration and harshness, enhanced powertrain isolation, and an acoustic windshield contribute to a more comfortable and premium driver and passenger experience. Best-in-class levels of quietness include an interior road noise level of 29.3 sone – a metric for loudness – at 62mph, a seven per cent improvement over the outgoing Fiesta.

The number of buttons on the centre console is reduced by almost half, with many connectivity and entertainment controls relocated to the 8-inch touchscreen. The most natural and ergonomic positions for controls and screens were confirmed using eye-tracking software, and both the instrument cluster display and central screen are positioned to clearly deliver information at a glance.

Ford’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine is offered with 100PS, 125PS and 140PS, and a new six-speed manual gearbox with a reduced friction architecture that helps deliver from 97g/km CO 2 emissions, or an optional six-speed automatic gearbox for the 100PS variant with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

The turbocharged three-cylinder 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine features advanced technologies including high-pressure direct fuel injection, Twin-independent Variable Cam Timing, and an innovative offset crankshaft design for unparalleled three-cylinder refinement.

Ford’s 120PS 1.5-litre TDCi engine is the first high-power diesel powertrain ever offered for Fiesta – delivering a versatile combination of power, torque and fuel efficiency for a fun to drive experience, a six-speed manual gearbox, and anticipated CO 2 emissions of 89g/km. The basic 1.5-litre TDCi engine is offered with 85PS – 10PS more than the most fuel-efficient outgoing Fiesta – and delivering from an anticipated 82g/km CO 2 supported by Ford’s new six-speed manual gearbox.

The 1.5-litre TDCi engine employs optimised combustion chamber design, turbocharging – including variable geometry technology for the high power 120PS version – and sophisticated fuel injection that enhances refinement. Smart Regenerative Charging enhances fuel efficiency by selectively engaging the alternator and charging the battery when the vehicle is coasting and braking.

Ford’s 1.1-litre petrol engine shares a three-cylinder architecture with the 1.0-litre EcoBoost, and is offered with a new five-speed manual gearbox in 70PS and 85PS versions, replacing the outgoing naturally aspirated 1.25-litre petrol engine and delivering more power and anticipated reduced CO 2 emissions from 101g/km.

Fuel efficiency is further enhanced with Auto‑Start‑Stop technology offered for all engines, and Active Grille Shutter for 1.0-litre EcoBoost and 85 PS 1.5-litre TDCi engines. A new Eco button for manual transmissions adjusts engine and throttle settings to help drivers save even more fuel when desired. Underbody aero shielding further reduces aero drag.

March 2017

UK prices announced for 2017 Ford Fiesta

From £12,715 for the Style model, on sale from Spring 2017.

The range continues through Zetec and Titanium to high-tech B&O PLAY series, luxury Vignale and sporty ST-Line models available from Summer 2017.

The most popular Fiesta variant is the Zetec from £14,215, with 15in alloy wheels, Quickclear heated windscreen and Ford’s SYNC 3 DAB radio with a 6.5-inch touchscreen with Emergency Assistance, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard.

Ford also launches a unique B&O PLAY series range available on Zetec and Titanium models offered in two striking exterior and interior colour themes – Bohai Bay Mint and Chrome Copper. The new B&O PLAY systems – exclusive to Ford’s global vehicle line-up – offer an elevated audio experience with ten speakers including a boot-mounted subwoofer and a central mid-range speaker on top of the instrument panel, incorporating the B&O PLAY aluminum logo and a unique radiating hole pattern. The stylish series also get the upgraded 8-inch floating tablet-inspired touchscreen and Navigation as standard and are available from £15,165.

The 2017 Fiesta is also offered as an upscale Vignale model – priced from £19,345. The Fiesta Vignale features 17-inch alloy wheels, unique exterior body styling and front grille and distinctive interior in Black Ruby leather, heated seats and steering wheel, panoramic roof and a rearview camera as standard.

July 2019

Ford Fiesta Trend replaces Zetec trim level

Expected to account for one in every four of the 100,000 Fiestas sold in the UK annually, the new Fiesta Trend is available in three- and five-door bodystyles.

Standard exterior features include 16-inch silver and black machined alloy wheels, privacy glass and six metallic body colours plus mesh design front grille with chrome surround and halogen projector headlamps with daytime running lights.

As well as SYNC infotainment and connectivity inside, lane keeping aid, speed limiter, auto head lamps and MyKey also come as standard. MyKey enables top speed, maximum audio volume and other settings to be limited for when the car is driven using the second “MyKey”.

The Fiesta Trend is powered by the 1.1-litre petrol 85PS engine. It replaces Zetec as the entry-level series in the Fiesta range at £15,995 with deliveries starting next month. With a £5000 deposit and 9000 a year annual mileage, monthly payments on Ford Options start from £120 over four years.

June 2020

Ford Fiesta given mild-hybrid tech

Fiesta drivers can now benefit from Ford’s mild-hybrid technology, first introduced in the new Ford Puma crossover.

Available in 125PS and 155PS power outputs, Fiesta EcoBoost Hybrid models feature a belt-driven integrated starter/generator (BISG) in place of the standard alternator, enabling recovery and storage of energy usually lost during braking and coasting to charge a 48-volt lithium-ion air-cooled battery pack.

The BISG also acts as a motor, integrating with the engine and using the stored energy to provide torque assistance during normal driving and acceleration, as well as running the vehicle’s electrical ancillaries.

Both Fiesta EcoBoost Hybrid and traditional petrol powertrains – available with 95PS and 125PS power outputs – now utilise the latest 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine featuring cylinder deactivation.

The technology enhances fuel efficiency by automatically switching off one of the cylinders when full capacity is not needed, such as when coasting or cruising with light demand on the engine and can disengage or re-engage one cylinder in 14 milliseconds with no compromise in performance or refinement.

Fiesta’s 125PS 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine can now also be specified with a new seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Ford says this offers seamless gear changes for optimised refinement and fuel efficiency improvements of up to 15 per cent compared to the out-going 100PS 1.0‑litre EcoBoost six-speed automatic configuration (NEDC) – despite offering 25 per cent more power. An 85PS 1.5-litre TDCi diesel engine is also offered for high-mileage drivers.

Further updates for the Fiesta range include:

  • Perpendicular Park Assist functionality now added to Active Park Assist for Fiesta Active and ST‑Line variants, helping drivers park hands-free side-by-side with other cars
  • Cross Traffic Alert enhanced with Active Braking, to provide drivers with a warning when reversing of vehicles that may soon be crossing behind them, and now able to apply the brakes to avoid or mitigate the effects of collisions if drivers do not respond to warnings
  • New Sport and Trail Selectable Drive Modes added to the existing Normal, Eco and Slippery modes for the Fiesta Active, helping drivers fully exploit Fiesta’s fun to drive character and more easily tackle soft and deformable surfaces
  • Fiesta’s available premium B&O Sound System sub-woofer is relocated to the wheel arch to maximise luggage space and make a spare wheel available in combination with the B&O Sound System


Power (PS)

CO2 from (g/km WLTP)

MPG Performance from (WLTP)

1.0-litre EcoBoost
6-speed manual




1.0-litre EcoBoost
7-speed auto




1.0-litre EcoBoost Hybrid
6-speed manual




1.0-litre EcoBoost Hybrid
6-speed manual




1.5-litre TDCi
6-speed manual




What does a Ford Fiesta (2017) cost?

List Price from £16,620
Buy new from £13,133
Contract hire from £131.30 per month