The Ford Fiesta and Ford Focus are both some of Ford's most affordable offerings, perfect for the driver just starting out in a new job or a new life. But which one is right for you? Read on to compare and contrast the differences and similarities between these two great cars for yourself, available from Arlington Heights Ford.


The 2016 Ford Fiesta provides an economical and spirited performance in one. The base engine is a 1.6L 16-valve 4-cylinder engine with twin independent variable camshaft timing. It's turbocharged with direct injection fuel pumps, and you can choose a five-speed manual transmission or opt for the PowerShift 6-speed engine with SelectShift capability. The engine gets 120 hp and 112 lb-ft of torque. You can also choose the 1.0L EcoBoost 3-cylinder engine, which is only available with the 5-speed manual transmission. It gets 123 hp and 125 lb-ft of torque. Finally, you can also choose the 1.6L Ti-VCT engine with 4 cylinders and a turbocharged direct injection EcoBoost mechanism, which will get you a truly impressive 197 hp and 202 lb-ft of torque. Unfortunately, the fuel economy information has not yet been established for these engines.

The 2016 Ford Focus features a 2.0L twin-independent variable camshaft timing, with four cylinders and Flex Fuel capability in selected states. It produces 160 hp and 146 lb-ft of torque. With the 5-speed manual, it gets 36 mpg highway, and with the available 6-speed PowerShift automatic it gets 40 mpg highway. You can choose the 1.0L T-VCT EcoBoost engine with 3 cylinders, which includes auto start stop technology so that you'll be able to conserve fuel easily. It gets 123 hp and 125 lb-ft of torque. You'll get 42 mpg highway with the 6-speed manual engine and 40 mpg highway with the 6-speed PowerShift automatic, as well as the SE EcoBoost appearance package. Finally, the hatchback features a 2.0L EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine that gets 252 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque, with a 6-speed manual transmission and 32 mpg highway, as well as a 2.3L EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine which has not been tested for power or fuel efficiency yet.

Premium Trims

The 2016 Ford Fiesta's premium trim is the ST Hatchback, which comes loaded with amazing features for performance and a unique look. You'll get the 1.6L EcoBoost engine with 197 hp as well as a uniquely sport-tuned suspension for a smooth and responsive ride. The torque vectoring control with understeer cornering control helps you keep control of your engine no matter what. You'll also get an upgraded chassis with larger four-wheel disc brakes, for more rigid handling and the ability to stop on a dime. There are also summer performance tires that comes with 17-inch aluminum wheels. The exterior sports a unique black mesh grille with red ST badging, as well as black headlamp bezels and a rear high-mounted spoiler.

The 2016 Ford Focus has an ST trim level that sports highly refined engineering and incredible power. It comes with the powerful 2.0L EcoBoost engine with 252 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque, and it comes with a uniquely tuned ST sport suspension for amazing response as well as a Torque Vectoring Control system for a better handle on your torsion. You'll also be able to choose all-season tires to ride with, as well as black-painted wheels and highly visible red brake calipers. You can also choose the 2016 Focus RS, which will be the fastest Ford Focus in production anywhere in the world. This version comes with an all-wheel drive system for handling any terrain, as well as a turbocharged EcoBoost engine--this is such a new and high-tech engine that it hasn't even finished testing yet! The chassis is shaped in a special and unique aerodynamic design, and you'll also get a stylized interior that will make you feel like you're driving in the lap of luxury.


The 2016 Ford Fiesta has great technological features. You'll get an intelligent access system with push-button start when you carry your key fob, as well as a rearview camera and a reverse sensing system for backing up safely. The Ford MyKey parental control system lets you limit your vehicle's speed, volume, and control other settings for other passengers. The Ford Sync 3 system has a touchscreen that shows you phone, navigation, and audio functions with just a swipe.

The 2016 Ford Focus also shares these features, with options such as a lane-keeping system that lets you know when you're drifting out of a lane and helps you steer back into it, as well as an active park assist that senses viable parking spaces and helps you steer into them.

Choose Your Ford Today

Can't decide which car is right for you? Try both out at Arlington Heights Ford today! To schedule a test drive, call us at (888) 781-4258 or drop by at 801 W. Dundee Rd. in Arlington Heights!


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