How Much Does a Ford Fiesta Weigh? [Manual vs. Automatic Discussed]

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If you own or are purchasing a Ford Fiesta, you may be wondering how much it weighs. Maybe you plan to load it on a trailer to haul it. Perhaps you do your own maintenance on your vehicles, and you want to make sure your shop tools will handle the car’s weight. Whatever your reasons, we researched it for you.

According to Ford, the Fiesta weighs 2,522-2,617 lbs. The weight varies by the type of transmission and trim level –

  • Manual: 2,522 lbs
  • Automatic transmission: 2,610 lbs
  • ST model: 2,617 lbs

Keep reading to learn more about the weight of these little cars based upon model and trim and also address some of the older models.

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Ford Fiesta Weight Per Model

Ford stopped selling the Fiesta in the North American market in 2020. However, their planned end of life meant the North American market never got the latest version of the Fiesta, which was redesigned several years earlier. Instead, the earlier model was extended through the end of 2019 in North America. 

2020 Ford Fiesta

The seventh generation Fiesta is only offered in a hatchback version. This model was not available in North America, but we did find data for the European model.

The base weights we found:

  • Manual: 2522 lbs.
  • Automatic transmission: 2610 lbs.
  • ST model: 2617 lbs.

2011-2019 Ford Fiesta

In the North American market, these are the sixth generation vehicles. It was the same basic car during this entire time. There were minor changes along the way. These included different packages and options available in different years, as well as updates to some of the standard components. Starting with the 2014 model year, there was an update to the front and rear fascias of the car, and this is when the Fiesta gained its trapezoidal front grille. 

The available trim levels are:

S

This is the most basic model of the Fiesta. There are fewer options and packages available on the S than on higher trim levels. From 2014 on, it was available as either a sedan or hatchback, only as a sedan before that. The standard equipment includes:

  • Steel wheels with plastic covers
  • CD player
  • Manual windows
  • Power locks 
  • Manually adjustable front seats
  • 5-speed manual transmission

The curb weight for the Fiesta S:

  • Sedan with manual transmission: 2571 lbs.
  • Sedan with automatic transmission: 2628 lbs.
  • Hatchback with standard transmission: 2536 lbs.
  • Hatchback with automatic transmission: 2575 lbs.

SE

The SE trim added some equipment to the base model. It was a step up from the S. It was available as both a sedan and hatchback during this entire timeframe. The SE allowed for more options and packages than the standard S model. The standard equipment for the SE trim level over the S includes:

  • Power windows
  • Cruise Control
  • Aluminum wheels
  • Automatic headlamps
  • A remote keyless entry system

The curb weight for the Fiesta SE:

  • Sedan with manual transmission: 2571 lbs.
  • Sedan with automatic transmission: 2628 lbs.
  • Hatchback with standard transmission: 2536 lbs.
  • Hatchback with automatic transmission: 2575 lbs.

SEL Sedan/ SES Hatchback

The Fiesta SEL and SES were only available in 2011 and 2012. The SES was the sedan, with the SEL the hatchback variation. Some of the additional standard equipment it included over the SE includes:

  • Premium sound system
  • Power, heated side-view mirrors
  • 16-inch aluminum wheels

The curb weight for the Fiesta SEL/SES:

  • Sedan with manual transmission: 2577 lbs.
  • Sedan with automatic transmission: 2628 lbs.
  • Hatchback with standard transmission: 2536 lbs.
  • Hatchback with automatic transmission: 2575 lbs.

2013 Titanium

The Titanium, like the SEL in 2011 and 2012, was the top trim package available in 2013. It had the same additional standard equipment as the SEL and SES did over the SE, which includes:

  • Leather-trimmed seats
  • heated front seats
  • 16-inch aluminum wheels
  • Anti-theft perimeter alarm

The curb weight for the 2013 Fiesta Titanium:

  • Sedan with manual transmission: 2577 lbs.
  • Sedan with automatic transmission: 2628 lbs.
  • Hatchback with standard transmission: 2536 lbs.
  • Hatchback with automatic transmission: 2575 lbs.

2014 & later Titanium

In 2014 and later, the Titanium was offered in both sedan and hatchback versions. It offered some additional equipment as standard over the lower trim levels, some of which includes:

  • Leather-trimmed seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Adjustable lumbar support in the driver seat
  • Automatic temperature control
  • 16-inch aluminum wheels

The curb weight for the 2014 and later Titanium:

  • Hatchback with standard transmission: 2536 lbs.
  • Hatchback with automatic transmission: 2575 lbs.

ST

The ST is a performance model Fiesta. It was available in 2014 and later. The ST was only available with a 6-speed manual transmission, and only as a hatchback. Everything the SE trim level offered was offered in the ST, plus some additional standard options. Some of the other standard equipment includes:

  • Turbocharged engine
  • Electronic stability control
  • Sport suspension
  • 17-inch aluminum wheels
  • Modified front fascia with spoiler
  • Rear spoiler

The curb weight for the ST:

  • Hatchback with standard transmission: 2720 lbs.

As you can see, the trim level and model year make some differences in the weight of the Fiesta. Many of the different models share the same base weight, with the most significant changes coming from whether it is a sedan, hatchback, or the ST performance model. Another thing that makes quite a bit of difference is whether it has a manual or automatic transmission. For the most part, all Fiesta’s during these model years are going to weight within a small percentage of the same amount, though. There will be additional weight added to these base weights, depending on what options your Fiesta includes. 

Will Else Can Affect the Weight of a Ford Fiesta?

Blue Ford Fiesta parked outside the building

Whether you have a sedan, hatchback, or the ST will make a difference, and what options your Fiesta has will add even more, but many things will affect the weight. Everything down to having tires from different manufacturers, fluid levels, and how dirty the car is will make a difference. However, most of these things are only going to make minimal differences. 

The things that are going to make the most difference is what you put in your car. Do you haul around a set of tools and jumper cables in the back? That may add quite a bit. Do you keep your workout gear or your fishing equipment in the back of your car? What about a first aid kit, or a phone charger? The weight of these items adds up quickly.

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