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Ace of Base: 2017 Ford Fiesta

The 2017 Ford Fiesta is an entry into the hatchback market here in the states, but one needs to be cautious as to which model they get. The lower base units are bland and come in uninspiring colors. One needs to upgrade to the sport models to start appreciating the engines and options available where the true value of the car lies.

Key Takeaways:

  • It can be argued the ST is a model onto itself, owing to the fact it’s filled to the gunwales with unique kit and ST-specific items.
  • The largest and most extravagant of the ST’s options are a set of $1,995 Recaro seats, which serve to pinch the torsos of the driver and their passenger.
  • Ford engineers on the other side of the pond are installing an EcoBoost-based 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine.

“It can be argued the ST is a model onto itself, owing to the fact it’s filled to the gunwales with unique kit and ST-specific items. Starting MSRP for the 197-horsepower fun machine? $21,140. Adjusted for inflation, that’s less than my parents paid for an 88-horsepower Ford Escort in 1989.”

https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2017/05/ace-base-2017-ford-fiesta/