Compare 2017 Ford Fiesta vs 2017 Ford Focus

2017 Ford Fiesta


starting msrp

27 city / 35 hwy

est. mpg

2017 Ford Fiesta
2017 Ford Focus

2017 Ford Focus


starting msrp

25 city / 34 hwy

est. mpg

The 2017 Ford Fiesta vs 2017 Ford Focus. What's Your Choice?

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Small cars nowadays are rather sophisticated, thus expanding beyond their long-held reputation as being purely economical. One of the foremost producers of small cars is Ford, which is responsible for the Fiesta and Focus nameplates. While the Fiesta is one of the best-selling Ford vehicles in history, thanks to its attention to style and sportiness, the Focus has earned its rep as a solid competitor in a market dominated by Japanese sedans. For 2017, neither vehicle received major updates, as each is wrapping up its current production cycle. Predating the Focus by more than two decades, the Fiesta still has the upper hand when it comes to the ideal small car attributes.

2017 Ford Fiesta Exterior

Fuel Economy

Chief among the small car’s qualities has always been the ability to spare you a lot of change at the gas station—or at least reduce the number of trips to one. Thanks to Ford’s EcoBoost family of engines, the 2017 editions of the Fiesta and Focus are some of the most fuel efficient vehicles in the segment. Each gives you the option of having the super-tiny, turbocharged 1.0-liter EcoBoost inline 3-cylinder engine (I3) propelling it. On the Fiesta, the I3 is tied to a 5-speed manual transmission; on the Focus, it is paired with a 6-speed manual. Due to the differences in size and drivetrain configuration, the fuel economy numbers differ. The Fiesta tops out at 31 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway. By comparison, the peak fuel economy numbers on the Focus are 30 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway.

Handling and City Driving

While the 2017 Ford Focus is classified as a compact car, the 2017 Ford Fiesta is classified as a subcompact vehicle. If most of your driving is done in the city or urban areas, the Fiesta is the car to pick. Smaller and lighter, the Fiesta is primed for making your way through the densest of places with great ease. For a subcompact, it is incredibly nimble, with the ability to make corners quickly and efficiency. Credit is due to electric power-assisted steering and a suspension that consists of MacPherson struts in the front and a twist-beam design at the rear. And if you go with the top-level ST hatchback trim, the suspension is tuned for even sharper, more precise performance.

2017 Ford Focus Exterior


The key advantages that the 2017 Ford Fiesta and 2017 Ford Focus has are their affordable price range. The starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price for the new Fiesta ranges from $13,660 to $21,140. The new Focus has an MSRP range of $16,775 to $36,120. Despite their affordability, these fuel efficient cars offer plenty of amazing standard features for their base models.

If you want to test-drive the 2017 Ford Fiesta instead of the 2017 Ford Focus, just give us a call today to set up an appointment. One of our Ford experts would be ready to speak with you regarding your preferred options and the latest specials on the Fiesta.

MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at MSRP refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.

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