The new 2017 Ford Fiesta ST is a pleasant daily companion thanks to its nimble handling and well-trimmed cabin. Furthermore, it comes with advanced safety features, a zesty performance, and a peppy engine. The Ford Fiesta ST 2017 release date should be expected sometime in early 2017.
The Ford Fiesta ST belongs to the Ford Fiesta group of models. It is constant reminder of how far Ford as an automaker has come from. Americans, not long ago, were left to salvage through leftovers as the best small cars were left for the Europeans and other overseas buyers. Hopefully, these cliché of vehicles are now available in most U.S automakers’ lineups. Together with Ford’s Focus, they are a force to reckon with in the small-car shopper’s segment.
For 2017, the 2017 Ford Fiesta ST, which happens to be the top-of-the-line model, comes with nifty, refreshing features aimed to cement its position atop the segment list. The new model isn’t just big on performance hype, which it offers extravagantly by the way, it also comes with newer and updated interior technologies and features.
Indeed, some of the standard technologies to expect from revamped 2017 Ford Fiesta ST include a new and upgraded infotainment system with better responses and quality graphics, dual USB ports, cruise control, automatic climate control, a myriad of suspension upgrades, a slew of driving aides, and smartphone app connectivity with pinch and swipe responses.
The 2017 Ford Fiesta ST interior is also well-laid out. The seats are comfortable and supportive, and the exterior visibility is excellent. Being the performance-themed version, the 2017 Ford Fiesta ST offers an engaging driving quality and a powerful engine that it shares with the three-cylinder EcoBoost model.
To better understand the performance specs, the new vehicle comes equipped with a 1.6L turbocharged four-cylinder engine paired to a six-speed manual transmission system. Output is rated at 197 horsepower and 202 pounds-feet of torque which should enable any user get from 0-60 mph in a blistering 7.1 seconds. Even for such an energetic engine, Ford says the fuel economy ratings are impressive, which EPA puts at 26/35/29 mpg in the city/highway/combined.
Rivals hot on its heels include the versatile and spacious 2017 Honda Fit. Others include the Hyundai Accent, and the Kia Rio 2017.
2017 Ford Fiesta Review of Trims
As already mentioned above, the new 2017 Ford Fiesta ST belongs to a group of models that form the larger Ford Fiesta. Other trims offered by the 2017 Ford Fiesta include S, Titanium, and SE models. All the three models are offered in both sedan and hatchback body styles, however, the Ford Fiesta ST 2017 is offered exclusively as a hatchback.
Ford Fiesta ST colors: Molten Orange Metallic, Kona Blue Metallic, Shadow Black, Magnet Metallic, and White Platinum Metallic. Modest changes can be expected on its release date.
2017 Ford Fiesta ST Changes to its Interior & Exterior
Some of the standard features offered for the Fiesta ST Hatchback model include dual-zone automatic climate control, an auxiliary audio jack, a CD player, Bluetooth connectivity, manual windows, power locks and windows, a height-adjustable driver seat, a six-speaker sound system, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, keyless entry and ignition, a rear spoiler, chrome interior door windows, ambient lighting, a trip computer, cruise control, and automatic headlights.
Additionally, it comes equipped with heated mirrors and seats, keyless ignition and entry, unique body work, seventeen-inch wheels, leather and cloth upholstery, red brake calipers, upgrade brakes, Sony sound system, a six-speed manual transmission system, a larger rear spoiler, and various sport-themed accents.
2017 Ford Fiesta ST Engine Specs
As already mentioned atop this review, the new model comes with a turbocharged 1.6L four-cylinder engine good for 202 pounds-feet of torque and 197 horsepower. The default transmission system is the six-speed manual.
0-60 mph takes 7.1 seconds. The EPA places its fuel economy ratings at around 26/35/29 mpg in the city/highway/combined.
Some of the safety features available include traction and stability control, antilock disc brakes, driver-knee airbag, side curtain airbags, and front side airbags, and blind-spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alerts.
Wheelbase: 98.0 in
Length: 160.1 in
Width: 67.8 in
Passenger volume: 85.1 ft³
Cargo volume: 10.1 ft³
Curb weight: 2720 lbs
Top Speed: 143 mph
0-60: 7.1 sec
MPG: 26/35 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: N/A
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs
2017 Ford Fiesta ST USA Release Date & Price
Rumors allege the new model will most likely be available for sale sometime in early 2017 with starting price point of $21,460 MSRP.
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