2017 Ford Fiesta  RealSafeCars66Safety Rating

#81 of 2017 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#155 of all 2017 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 2017 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 2017 Ford Fiesta has a score of 66, implying a 0.06% chance of driver death (5.4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2017 Ford Fiesta has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0603% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.8808%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0603% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.8808% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 Ford Fiesta is 26% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2017 Ford Fiesta is 17% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

8625Hyundai AccentNissan VersaToyota Yaris iAChevrolet SparkFIAT 500Nissan Versa NoteKia SoulFord FiestaHonda FitToyota YarisChevrolet SonicKia RioComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Ford Fiesta with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 25 to 86. The 2017 Ford Fiesta is safer than the 2017 Hyundai Accent, the 2017 Nissan Versa, the 2017 Toyota Yaris iA, the 2017 Chevrolet Spark, the 2017 FIAT 500, the 2017 Kia Rio, the 2017 Chevrolet Sonic, and the 2016 Toyota Yaris and less safe than the 2017 Kia Soul and the 2017 Nissan Versa Note. It is about as safe as the 2017 Honda Fit.

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