2017 Ford Fiesta

2017 Ford Fiesta

2017 Toyota Yaris

2017 Toyota Yaris

2017 Ford Fiesta vs. 2017 Toyota Yaris

The Fiesta is one of the top compacts on the market today, and for good reason. To demonstrate, we’ve set up a side-by-side comparison of the 2017 Ford Fiesta and the 2017 Toyota Yaris for our Bradley and Peotone neighbors. Look it over and see for yourself why the Fiesta is one of the best-selling small cars at Terry’s Ford and around the country.

Safety

From design to technology, the 2017 Ford Fiesta offers drivers the latest in advanced safety features, something the Toyota Yaris cannot compete with:

  • 2017 Ford Fiesta: The Fiesta’s front seat belts are height adjustable, allowing smaller drivers to find a good fit for improved safety in the event of a crash. Select models also offer options such as a reverse sensing system to help scan for obstacles behind the vehicle. When drivers choose SYNC with GPS navigation, they also gain access to the 911 assist system that can contact emergency services in the event of a crash – calling for help even if the driver is incapacitated.
  • 2017 Toyota Yaris: The Yaris doesn’t offer height-adjustable safety belts, so drivers may not be able to use the restraints properly if they are below average height. The Yaris also lacks parking assist and GPS response, leaving drivers more vulnerable in the event of an accident.

Performance

For sprightly power that’s efficient and fun to drive, the Fiesta easily outclasses the Toyota Yaris:

  • 2017 Ford Fiesta: The standard 1.6L DOHC 4-cylinder engine generates 120 hp and 112 lb.-ft. of peak torque, while the optional 1.0 turbocharged 3-cylinder motor makes 123 hp and 125 lb.-ft. of torque and still delivers an EPA-estimated 31 mpg/city and 41 mpg/highway fuel efficiency.
  • 2017 Toyota Yaris: The Toyota Yaris offers a 1.5L DOHC 4-cylinder engine that provides just 106 hp and 103 lb.-ft. of torque while giving drivers an EPA-estimated 30 mpg/city and 36 mpg/highway fuel efficiency.

Handling

For better control in all kinds of driving conditions – particularly emergency situations – the Ford Fiesta is equipped with the latest in suspension and handling technology:

  • 2017 Ford Fiesta: Drift Compensation Steering helps to keep the vehicle on course by compensating automatically in situations where road conditions may cause it to drift. The Fiesta is also equipped with 10.2-inch front brake rotors to allow it to stop quickly in an emergency. In recent Motor Trend testing, the Fiesta came to a full stop from 60 mph in just 116 feet.
  • 2017 Toyota Yaris: The Yaris is not equipped with Drift Compensation Steering, so if the vehicle begins to slide, it’s up to the driver to bring it back under control unassisted. And, thanks to smaller front rotors, the Yaris is also harder to control in an emergency stop, taking 120 feet to come to a stop. That’s a full 4 feet more than the Fiesta in recent testing.

Warranty and Service

The Fiesta offers drivers excellent design and easy access to local service centers to make maintenance and repair simple and convenient:

  • 2017 Ford Fiesta: Ford service centers outnumber Toyota service centers by nearly 3 to 1, making it easy to find a technician well-versed in the Fiesta’s systems should one be needed. The Fiesta offers features like a maintenance free battery to make ownership worry-free and less expensive.
  • 2017 Toyota Yaris: With fewer Toyota service centers available, it can be difficult to find a technician in the event that maintenance or repairs are needed. And, should the Yaris require new parts, the parts could cost significantly more for the import.

Amenities

When it comes to creature comforts, the Fiesta easily outperforms the Yaris, offering drivers access to amenities one wouldn’t expect on an entry-level compact:

  • 2017 Ford Fiesta: Options like remote start, exterior PIN entry, Intelligent Access, automatic headlamps, variable intermittent windshield wipers, power heated exterior mirrors, and the ability to connect a compatible smartphone and access selected features comes standard straight from the factory.
  • 2017 Toyota Yaris: The Yaris doesn’t give drivers access to remote start, PIN entry, keyless access, variable wipers, or even power mirrors. And, should drivers want to connect their smartphone to their vehicle, they’ll have to pay extra for an aftermarket system.

See Why the 2017 Ford Fiesta Beat Out the 2017 Toyota Yaris in our Bradley and Peotone Comparison

The 2017 Ford Fiesta offers more than the 2017 Toyota Yaris, and Bradley and Peotone drivers know it. Contact Terry’s Ford of Peotone at (888)832-3250 or stop by our showroom at 363 N Harlem Ave in Peotone, IL to learn more today.

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