2017 Ford Fiesta

2017 Ford Fiesta

2017 Honda Fit

2017 Honda Fit

2017 Ford Fiesta vs. 2017 Honda Fit

Hatchbacks have long been popular in Europe, and now they're quickly climbing on shopping lists in the U.S. The 2017 Ford Fiesta is an efficient car perfect for commutes and weekend trips as there's space for passengers and cargo. When you put it spec-for-spec against a popular competitor like the 2017 Honda Fit, it becomes even easier to make your choice. It's here now at Terry's Ford of Peotone, just north of Bradley. Compare the two below, then meet us for a test drive of the 2017 Ford Fiesta today!


Perfect for driving all around town, the 2017 Ford Fiesta is fun behind the wheel and leaves you happy with its wallet-friendly fuel-economy. It's powered by the first 1.0L 3-cylinder engine from Ford for the most efficiency. This EcoBoost engine is turbocharged and develops up to 123 hp, perfect for drives around town. A 1.6L EcoBoost engine that gives you 197 hp is available on the ST for more power, too.

Under the hood of the Honda Fit, a 1.5L 4-cylinder engine develops 130 hp, which is comparable to the Fiesta's standard engine. However, there is no upgrade option for more thrills on the road.


Inside of the Ford Fiesta, you'll enjoy the seamless SYNC®3 infotainment interface on a touchscreen display, with easy commands and AppLink for all of your connection needs. An available Sony Audio System delivers great sound quality through 8 premium speakers for HD Radio Technology or to make full use of SiriusXM and audio streaming.

The Honda Fit gives you a 7-inch display with HondaLink on the higher trims, but it is not standard on the base model. You'll only have a 5-inch color LCD screen to control audio settings if you stick with the LX model. Additionally, there is no premium audio choice—just a 6-speaker sound system that's only available on the higher trims. You're sure to enjoy time in the cabin with your friends much more inside of the Fiesta, hence the name!

Interior Dimensions and Design

While both vehicles seat up to 5 passengers, only the 2017 Ford Fiesta gives you a larger passenger area in the front of the cabin for taller drivers and front passengers. This makes taking long trips much easier when you're not cramped for a extended period of time:

  2017 Ford Fiesta 2017 Honda Fit
Front Leg Room 43.6 inches 41.4 inches
Front Hip Room 50.6 inches 51.5 inches
Front Shoulder Room 52.7 inches 54.8 inches


One of the most important factors to consider when you're shopping for a new vehicle is what you can afford. No matter what your budget is, there's a huge margin between the price of the 2017 Ford Fiesta and the 2017 Honda Fit, meaning much lower monthly payments for a stress-free purchase:

  • The 2017 Ford Fiesta starts at $13,960 MSRP.
  • The 2017 Honda Fit starts at $16,090 MSRP.

Whether you're buying for your teen or looking for the perfect hatchback to commute around the Peotone area, the 2017 Ford Fiesta competes with compact cars in less reputable brands for its impressively low price. The fully-loaded Titanium Hatch trim starts at $18,950, whereas the top level trim of the Honda Fit comes in with an MSRP of $20,365.

Advance Safety Technologies

Both vehicles offer Hill Start Assist, ample airbag protection, and AdvanceTrac® Electronic Stability Control/Vehicle Stability Assist. What the 2017 Honda Fit does not offer, however, is the smart Ford MyKey system. When you're purchasing a vehicle for your teen driver or handing over the keys to someone to borrow the hatch, you can use the included programmable keys to set speed limits, a speed minder, and volume control to prevent accidents when you don't have your eye on the driver.

Additionally, the 2017 Ford Fiesta offers Torque Vectoring Control which helps you keep the best traction possible in a number of road conditions. This becomes especially helpful in the Bradley area winters. This system transfers torque power where it's needed as you navigate various weather conditions.

See How the 2017 Ford Fiesta Beats Competitors Like the 2017 Honda Fit in Peotone and Bradley Today

Take the 2017 Ford Fiesta on the road today at Terry's Ford of Peotone, located at 363 Harlem Avenue. We're just north of Bradley by way of 50 or I-57. Give us a call to make an appointment for a test drive at 888-832-3250, or leave a message online if you have any questions. We know you're going to love this fun hatchback, and there's even more exciting features that we didn't list here!