Ford Focus vs Ford Fiesta

2016 Ford Focus
2016 Ford Focus
$17,225MSRP
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2015 Ford Fiesta
2015 Ford Fiesta
$14,455MSRP
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2016 Ford Focus
$17,225MSRP
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2015 Ford Fiesta
$14,455MSRP
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Overview

MSRP

$17,225

MSRP

$14,455

Average price

$9,216

Average price

$9,768

Listings

4628

Listings

1687
Ratings & Reviews
User Reviews
User Reviews

Expert reviews

7.3 out of 10

Expert reviews

7.5 out of 10

Reviews Summary

For as red-hot and competitive as the economy-car segment is, success in this corner of the market is based on some pretty mundane variables. It comes down to things like fuel economy, price, number and location of cupholders, ride quality, and other items. It basically has to be economical, reliable transportation for the everyday commute. There are other nuances, such as the ease of use of its controls, but success in this segment requires automotive pragmatism at its best.

It's through this lens that we consider the 2016 Ford Focus. This 4-door, 5-passenger small car has been refreshed for this model year, building off the success of the third-generation car, which debuted in 2011. That was the first car under the “One Ford” plan, under which one car is sold on multiple continents in multiple markets with minimal changes.

The result of the plan was a car that was much more refined than the two generations before it and positioned the Focus for the past several years as the best American Small Car. That accolade is as much about the Focus’ refinement as it is about the deficiencies of American-made competitors, including the Dodge Dart and Chevrolet Cruze. A second-generation Cruze has recently been unveiled, but it’s still too early for us to render a verdict on that car. It is import rivals, such as the Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic, and Hyundai Elantra, that pose the greatest threat to the new-look Focus.

Reviews Summary

The 2015 Ford Fiesta is just a year into a styling nip and tuck that gave the compact hatchback and sedan a trapezoidal grille and revised rear fascia, plus the arrival of an EcoBoost model. The Fiesta came to the U.S. for 2010, plucked from the global Ford lineup. The swept-back headlamps and cleanly creased bodysides are finally starting to fit in with the rest of the U.S. Ford lineup as other models get restyled with a new worldwide focus.
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Popular Features & Specs

Engine

2.0L 160 hp I4 Flex Fuel Vehicle

Engine

1.6L 120 hp I4

Drive Train

FWD

Drive Train

FWD

Seating Capacity

5

Seating Capacity

5

Horsepower

160 hp @ 6500 rpm

Horsepower

120 hp @ 5000 rpm

MPG City

26

MPG City

28

MPG Highway

36

MPG Highway

36
2016 Ford Focus
2016 Ford Focus
$17,225MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2015 Ford Fiesta
2015 Ford Fiesta
$14,455MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2016 Ford Focus
$17,225MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2015 Ford Fiesta
$14,455MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
Overview
MSRP
$17,225
$14,455
Average price
$9,216
$9,768
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
4.2
4.0
Expert reviews

7.3 out of 10

Read full review

7.5 out of 10

Read full review
Pros & cons
Summary

For as red-hot and competitive as the economy-car segment is, success in this corner of the market is based on some pretty mundane variables. It comes down to things like fuel economy, price, number and location of cupholders, ride quality, and other items. It basically has to be economical, reliable transportation for the everyday commute. There are other nuances, such as the ease of use of its controls, but success in this segment requires automotive pragmatism at its best.

It's through this lens that we consider the 2016 Ford Focus. This 4-door, 5-passenger small car has been refreshed for this model year, building off the success of the third-generation car, which debuted in 2011. That was the first car under the “One Ford” plan, under which one car is sold on multiple continents in multiple markets with minimal changes.

The result of the plan was a car that was much more refined than the two generations before it and positioned the Focus for the past several years as the best American Small Car. That accolade is as much about the Focus’ refinement as it is about the deficiencies of American-made competitors, including the Dodge Dart and Chevrolet Cruze. A second-generation Cruze has recently been unveiled, but it’s still too early for us to render a verdict on that car. It is import rivals, such as the Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic, and Hyundai Elantra, that pose the greatest threat to the new-look Focus.

The 2015 Ford Fiesta is just a year into a styling nip and tuck that gave the compact hatchback and sedan a trapezoidal grille and revised rear fascia, plus the arrival of an EcoBoost model. The Fiesta came to the U.S. for 2010, plucked from the global Ford lineup. The swept-back headlamps and cleanly creased bodysides are finally starting to fit in with the rest of the U.S. Ford lineup as other models get restyled with a new worldwide focus.
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Popular Features & Specs
Engine
2.0L 160 hp I4 Flex Fuel Vehicle
1.6L 120 hp I4
Drive Train
FWD
FWD
Seating Capacity
5
5
Horsepower
160 hp @ 6500 rpm
120 hp @ 5000 rpm
MPG City
26
28
MPG Highway
36
36
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