Ford Focus vs. Fiesta

When our friends in the Richmond, Mechanicsville, and Ashland area come to see us at Richmond Ford Lincoln in search of a new car, and they're torn between a sedan and a hatchback, we always point them towards the 2017 Ford Focus and 2017 Ford Fiesta. Both of these vehicles have grown in popularity over the years, but when you have to decide between the Ford Focus vs Fiesta, which one do you choose? If you're stuck, don't worry, we'll help you along by showing you what these Ford models offer and how they differ.

To start off our comparison of the Ford Focus vs. Ford Fiesta, we'll take a look under the hood to see what gets these respective vehicles going. We'll also take a peek at the interior space and comfort. We hope that this comparison clears the air and helps you pick the sedan that's a great fit for you.

Ford Focus vs Ford Fiesta: Power & Efficiency

While both the 2017 Ford Focus and the Ford Fiesta each offer a sedan and hatchback option, they seem to differ when it comes to their respective engines. They each offer different engine options; however, the Ford Focus offers five, including an electric engine, while the Ford Fiesta only offers two engine options. Still, when it comes to power and efficiency, each vehicle certainly has their advantages.

  • The Ford Focus features a 2.0L four-cylinder engine that can deliver 160 horsepower and 146 lb-ft of torque while achieving an EPA-estimated 25/35 mpg city/highway1.
  • The Ford Fiesta is equipped with a 1.6L four-cylinder engine that produces 120 horsepower and 112 lb-ft of torque, but proves itself with its 27/35 MPG city/highway fuel economy2.
  • Each engine is paired with a five-speed manual transmission with the option of choosing a six-speed automatic transmission.

Interior Space & Comfort

Despite their differences in both power and efficiency, the Ford Focus and the Ford Fiesta share some similarities with their interior space. Although not identical, they're not too far off from each other. The Ford Focus offers 90 cubic feet and the Ford Fiesta features 85.1 cubic feet in their respective cabins.

  • The Ford Fiesta takes the lead in front space with 39.1 inches of headroom and 43.6 inches of legroom, while the Ford Focus offers more space in the rear with 38 inches of headroom and 33.2 inches of legroom.
  • When chosen as a sedan, the Ford Focus features 13.2 cubic feet of trunk space and the Ford Fiesta features 12.8 cubic feet of space in its trunk.
  • The Ford Focus hatchback offers 23.3/43.9 cubic feet of cargo space in the rear, while the Ford Fiesta features 14.9/25.4 cubic feet of rear cargo room.

Making Your Decision

Like we said, the 2017 Ford Focus vs. 2017 Ford Fiesta is a pretty tough call to make. However, we hope that this comparison helped you learn enough to push you in the right direction. You can take the time to learn more by reading our Focus and Fiesta reviews, or you can stop by and check these models out in person.

You can even take a test drive with these vehicles because at Richmond Ford Lincoln, we aim to help our friends in the Richmond, Mechanicsville, and Ashland area with the tough decisions.


1 EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg for the model indicated. See for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary.

2 EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg for the model indicated. See for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary.

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