2016 Ford Fiesta  RealSafeCars70Safety Rating

#69 of 2016 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#135 of all 2016 vehicles


Pictured: 2018 Ford Fiesta
The Fiesta, a mainstay of Ford's lineup since 2011, is a small sedan/hatchback with seating up to 5. The Fiesta has offered Apple CarPlay since 2017. Ford offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2016 Ford Fiesta is somewhat unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2016 Ford Fiesta has a score of 70, implying a 0.055% chance of driver death (4.9% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2016 Ford Fiesta has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0551% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.2873%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0551% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.2873% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 Ford Fiesta is 15% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2016 Ford Fiesta is 7% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

8529Hyundai AccentKia RioToyota YarisKia ForteHyundai ElantraDodge DartNissan Versa NoteFord FocusFord FiestaKia SoulChevrolet SonicHonda FitComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Ford Fiesta with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 29 to 85. The 2016 Ford Fiesta is safer than the 2016 Hyundai Accent, the 2016 Kia Rio, the 2016 Toyota Yaris, the 2016 Kia Forte, the 2016 Hyundai Elantra, the 2016 Honda Fit, the 2016 Chevrolet Sonic, and the 2016 Kia Soul and less safe than the 2016 Nissan Versa Note and the 2016 Dodge Dart.

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