2018 Ford Fiesta | Performance features | Ford.ca

2018 Ford Fiesta Titanium in Ingot Silver driving on over a bridge in the city.

Performance geared to your style of driving.

Ford Fiesta offers two engines to suit your style of driving: the responsive 1.6L Ti-VCT I-4 (standard in Fiesta S, SE, Titanium) and the high-output turbocharged and direct-injected 1.6L Ti-VCT EcoBoost I-4 (standard in ST).* Driving enthusiasts out there still love the unmistakably sporty feel of a manual — and Fiesta satisfies that preference in its S, SE and ST models. For those who prefer an automatic, Fiesta offers the PowerShift 6-Speed Automatic with SelectShift®  (optional in S and SE; standard in Titanium).
* Estimated fuel consumption ratings for 2018 Fiesta 1.6L Ti-VCT I-4 engine: 8.6L/100km (33 mpg) city and 6.7L/100km (42 mpg) hwy and 7.8L/100km (37 mpg) combined; 1.6L Ti-VCT EcoBoost I-4 engine: 9.0L/100km (31 mpg) city and 7.1L/100km (40 mpg) hwy and 8.2L/100km (35 mpg) combined, based on Government of Canada approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption will vary.
2018 Ford Fiesta ST on display under a bridge in Orange Spice Metallic Tri-Coat

Fiesta ST

The Fiesta ST meets the definition of exhilarating power and agile handling to perfection, with its turbocharged and direct-injected 1.6L EcoBoost® engine mated to a slick-shifting 6-speed manual transmission and cranking out 197 horsepower11  and 202 lb.-ft. of torque11 . And that’s just for starters. ST features unique sport-tuned suspension components matching the power under the sleek hood, plus standard Torque Vectoring Control technology19  to help manage understeer on the corners, large four-wheel disc brakes, and 17-inch Rado Grey-painted aluminum wheels with W-rated tires for summer performance.*
*Ford does not recommend using summer tires when temperatures drop to approximately 7°C or below (depending on tire wear and environmental conditions) or in snow/ice conditions. If the vehicle must be driven in these conditions, Ford recommends using winter tires.
2018 Ford Fiesta ST in Magnetic at an intersection

Power Choices

The 2018 Ford Fiesta offers two available engines. The 1.6L Ti-VCT (twin independent variable camshaft timing) I-4 engine is standard in S, SE and Titanium models. It’s engineered for responsive performance with its 120 horsepower and 112 lb.-ft. of torque. And the 1.6L EcoBoost engine in the ST churns out a pin-you-in-your-seat 197 horsepower11  and 202 lb.-ft. of torque11 .
* Estimated fuel consumption ratings for 2018 Fiesta 1.6L Ti-VCT I-4 engine: 8.6L/100km (33 mpg) city and 6.7L/100km (42 mpg) hwy and 7.8L/100km (37 mpg) combined; 1.6L Ti-VCT EcoBoost I-4 engine: 9.0L/100km (31 mpg) city and 7.1L/100km (40 mpg) hwy and 8.2L/100km (35 mpg) combined, based on Government of Canada approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption will vary.
2018 Ford Fiesta ST cruising in Orange Spice

Torque Vectoring Control19

Once you’re into a curve, G-forces tend to transfer more traction to the outside tires than to the inside ones. Standard Torque Vectoring Control enhances that by transferring torque to the wheels that have the most grip, reducing understeer and forcing the front end to hug the inside of the curve.19

2018 Ford Fiesta Hatch driving along an onramp in Outrageous Green

Euro-Inspired Suspension

The Fiesta Euro-inspired front suspension is a lightweight, compact design ideally suited to the demands of tight, winding roads requiring maximum agility and stability. Suspension arms and a stabilizer bar are connected to a front crossmember that is hard-mounted to the unibody structure, helping to isolate the body from the suspension system. Additional braces from the back of the crossmember to the body help enhance performance, while the stabilizer bar helps reduce body roll while cornering. The Twistbeam rear axle is designed to reduce understeer.

2018 Ford Fiesta SE Sedan cruising the highway in Hot Pepper Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat

Electric Power-Assisted Steering (EPAS)

Electric power-assisted steering (EPAS) operates more efficiently than conventional steering with an electric motor instead of a power-draining hydraulic pump. Its speed-sensitive technology adapts to changing conditions to help improve manoeuvrability and handling. EPAS provides an easy, fluid feel of the wheel during low-speed manoeuvres, which becomes firmer as speed increases. That’s not all. EPAS can offset pulling or drifting caused by steady crosswinds or crowned road surfaces and can also damp wheel vibrations.

2018 Ford Fiesta Titanium in Outrageous Green, commanding control on a snow-covered road

AdvanceTrac® Electronic Stability Control (ESC)19

Standard AdvanceTrac automatically applies the brakes and modulates engine torque whenever it detects wheelslip. Working with AdvanceTrac technology, the Anti-Lock Brake System helps maintain braking control under conditions such as ice, gravel or rain, providing confident stopping power19.

2018 Fiesta Titanium Sedan in Magnetic and a 2018 Fiesta Titanium in Outrageous Green

Manual and Automatic Transmissions

For those who appreciate the feel of sport and the control of a clutch-actuated manual transmission, the Fiesta S and SE models come with a five-speed manual while the high-output Fiesta ST has a slick-shifting six-speed on the floor. But if automatic convenience is your preference, there’s the PowerShift six-speed with SelectShift®, optional in the S and SE; standard in the luxury Titanium. It delivers both excellent fuel efficiency* and must-have performance, using its dual-clutch technology to produce continuous torque to the drive wheels. And it has a selectable mode that lets you shift gears manually but without the clutch.

*Estimated fuel consumption ratings for 2018 Fiesta 1.6L Ti-VCT I-4 Engine with 6-speed SelectShift transmission: 8.6L/100km (33 mpg) city and 6.4L/100km (44 mpg) hwy and 7.6L/100km (38 mpg) combined, based on Government of Canada approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption will vary.