2016 Ford Fiesta

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Ford Fiesta highlights

Customer rating


  • Attractive engines
  • Plenty of standard features
  • Stylish design


  • Only front-wheel drive offered
  • Seats could be more comfortable
  • Complex infotainment interface

Mileage (EPA estimate)

26 city, 33 highway, 29 combined

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Practical for any lifestyle

If you are looking for a convenient solution for your daily transportation needs, including commuting to work, taking your kids to school, grocery shopping, and running errands, then there are few better options than the 2016 Ford Fiesta. It's a subcompact car available as a sedan or a hatchback, with great mileage and plenty of room for storage, making it practical for daily life.

All Ford Fiesta years

What is new for the 2016 Ford Fiesta?

  • Fiesta trims have been upgraded with Blind Spot Monitor as standard equipment this year.
  • Kicker Speaker System features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The ST trim now comes with Rear View Camera as standard equipment.
  • The Titanium trim now comes with CD Audio as standard equipment.

5 reasons to buy the 2016 Ford Fiesta

1. Attractive engine lineup 

The 2016 Ford Fiesta has two engine options, both designed to be balanced and versatile. The base engine is a 1.6L four-cylinder with 120 hp and 112 lb-ft of torque. It’s a small, yet lively engine that delivers a spirited performance. If you want more power, there is the turbocharged 1.6L four-cylinder with 197 hp and 202 lb-ft of torque, which comes with the performance-oriented Ford Fiesta ST trim. The standard engine can be paired with either a five-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission, whereas the turbocharged 1.6L only comes with the manual. 

2. Good-looking exterior 

Although it’s not a premium car, the 2016 Ford Fiesta still sports nice exterior styling that makes it look like one. The hatchback looks especially interesting and attractive, with an athletic profile and beautiful lines on both ends. It has an eye-catching arched roofline and swooping headlights, while the expansive front grille and low-lying bumper give it a serious, slightly aggressive stance. 

3. Great mileage 

If you're looking for frugal performance, the 2016 Fiesta delivers in this area, as well. This makes it suitable for urban areas with a lot of stop-and-go traffic or when you're eating up the miles during your commute. With the base 1.6L four-cylinder engine, it gets an EPA-estimated 30 mpg combined, a pretty competitive number by all standards.


4. Decent level of equipment 

As far as technology is concerned, the 2016 Ford Fiesta has a decent number of features that come as standard and make sure passengers get the best possible experience. It comes with Ford’s Sync® infotainment system with voice controls, which is pretty intuitive and easy to use. It includes Bluetooth® connectivity, a USB port, and a six-speaker audio system as standard. 

5. Practical storage area 

Packing for road trips or completing your daily errands, are easy with the 2016 Ford Fiesta. It has a decently-sized trunk in both the sedan and hatchback body styles, with the latter slightly more spacious. It has 14.9 cu-ft of space in the trunk, with the total cargo volume measuring 25.4 cu-ft with the rear seats folded. The sedan, on the other hand, comes with a smaller, yet still useful trunk, offering 12.8 cu-ft of space. 

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2016 Ford Fiesta is great on gas mileage. Customers also like that it's easy to drive and has a spacious interior.
Above Average

RepairPal gave the Ford Fiesta an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Ford Fiesta 15th out of 27 among Subcompact Cars.

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Ford Fiesta features and specs

Titanium 2WD 4D Hatchback

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Leather Seats
  • Manual Transmission
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sony Sound System
  • Sync System
  • Traction Control
  • Kicker Speaker System
  • Navigation System
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Sunroof(s)

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Leg room

F 42.2"/R 31.2"

Head room

F 39.1"/R 37.2"

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