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7 Smallest Ford Models

Ford is a trusted name in the automotive industry and one of the most popular vehicle brands in the United States, particularly renowned for their trucks and SUVs.

However, Ford doesn’t only excel with their large cars and trucks, they also manufactures a range of promising small and lighter vehicles. 

Here are 7 of the smallest and lightest Ford car models:

1. Ford Fiesta

  • Weight: 2,537 lbs.
  • Dimensions: 159.7 in x 77.8 in x 58.1 in
  • Capacity: 5 passengers
  • Maximum Payload: 1,192.7 lbs.

Powered by a 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine, the Ford Fiesta generates 120 horsepower. This compact car is available in both sedan and hatchback forms and features front-wheel drive, along with a 5-speed manual gearbox.

With a weight of just 2,537 lbs, the Ford Fiesta is considered the lightest vehicle manufactured by Ford.

The Ford Fiesta’s dimensions, 159.7 inches in length, 77.8 inches in width, and 58.1 inches in height, also make it the smallest size of all the cars.

It is surprising to see such a high maximum payload for a low-weight car. The Ford Fiesta has a maximum payload of 1,192.7 lbs, making its load more than heavier and more powerful Fords.

2. Ford Focus Sedan

  • Weight: 2,928 lbs
  • Dimensions: 178.7 in x 80.5 in x 57.8 in
  • Capacity: 5 passengers
  • Maximum Payload: 1,055 lbs

The Ford Focus is equipped with a 2.0-liter, inline four-cylinder engine, capable of producing 160 horsepower at 6,500 RPM. With front-wheel drive and a 5-speed manual gearbox, this car delivers a dynamic driving experience.

The Ford Focus Sedan model boasts a maximum payload of 1,055 lbs, which is the average across all Focus models. Despite being the lightest of the Focus models, weighing only 2,928 lbs, the Focus Sedan still offers impressive capacity.

Measuring close to 180 inches in length, the Ford Focus Sedan is 178.7 inches long, 80.5 inches wide, and 57.8 inches tall. Its interior comfortably accommodates five passengers with ample legroom.

3. Ford EcoSport

  • Weight: 3,300 lbs.
  • Dimensions: 161.3 in x 81 in x 65.1 in
  • Capacity: 5 passengers
  • Maximum Payload: 1,570 lbs.

The Ford EcoSport is one of the best-selling Ford SUVs. It boasts a 2.0-liter engine with Inline four cylinders. The engine produces a below-average amount of horsepower for an SUV, with only 166 horsepower.

This 6-speed shiftable automatic car weighs 3,300 lbs, which is relatively light for an SUV. As the EcoSport is an SUV, it is no surprise that it has the highest maximum payload out of all the cars, with 1,570 lbs. 

The Ford EcoSport offers five seats and compact dimensions of 161.3 inches in length, 81 inches in width, and 65.1 inches in height, making it the second smallest car in its class.

4. Ford Focus Hatchback

  • Weight: 2,987 lbs.
  • Dimensions: 171.7 in x 80.5 in x 57.8 in
  • Capacity: 5 passengers
  • Maximum Payload: 1,055 lbs.

The second addition to the Ford Focus family is the Hatchback model. While most of the specifications of this Hatchback model are the same as the Sedan, there are some differences.

Its 2.0-liter engine also has Inline four cylinders and produces 160 horsepower, but it boasts a 6-speed automated manual gearbox.

The Ford Focus Hatchback weighs 2,987 lbs, a bit heavier than its Sedan counterpart. While the Hatchback model is heavier but smaller than the Sedan model, the maximum payload of this model is the same at 1,055 lbs.

It offers spacious and practical interior with five seats, perfect for a small or medium-sized family. With dimensions of 171.7 inches in length, 80.5 inches in width, and 57.8 inches in height, it stands apart from the sedan model.

5. Ford Bronco Sport

  • Weight: 3,467 lbs.
  • Dimensions: 172.7 in x 82.2 in x 70.2 in
  • Capacity: 5 passengers 
  • Maximum Payload: 1,170 lbs.

Another one of Ford’s most popular SUVs is the Bronco Sport. With a 1.5-liter engine and Inline three cylinders, the Bronco Sport can produce up to 181 horsepower. It also boasts an 8-speed automatic gearbox, along with all-wheel drive. 

With a weight of 3,467 lbs, the Bronco Sport is one of the heaviest of the smallest Ford SUVs. The maximum payload capacity of the Ford Bronco Sport is one of the highest out of the cars, with 1,170 lbs.

6. Ford Focus ST

  • Weight: 3,223 lbs.
  • Dimensions: 181.3 in x 85.6 in x 66.1 in
  • Capacity: 5 passengers
  • Maximum Payload: 1,055 lbs.

While the Ford Focus ST is part of the Ford Focus range, they created it to offer higher performance and be faster than the original Ford Focus. The Focus has a 2.0-liter engine that produces a total of 252 horsepower. 

This 6-speed manual, front-wheel drive car weighs in at 3,223 lbs. Its maximum payload is just above 1,000 lbs at 1,055 lbs, just like the Focus Sedan and Hatchback.

The dimensions of the Ford Focus ST makes it the biggest out of the Focus models and the biggest of the cars listed in this article.

7. Ford Escape

  • Weight: 3,298 lbs.
  • Dimensions: 171.7 in x 80.5 in x 57.9 in
  • Capacity: 5 passengers
  • Maximum Payload: 1,155 lbs.

Powered by a 1.5-liter engine with three cylinders, the Ford Escape produces 181 horsepower, matching the Bronco Sport. This front-wheel drive vehicle features an 8-speed automatic gearbox for a smooth and efficient driving experience.

While the weight of the Ford Escape is 3,298 lbs, the Escape has both 1,155 lbs. in maximum payload and 2,000 lbs. in maximum towing capacity. This high capacity makes the Ford Escape one of the strongest of these vehicles.

The car’s dimensions don’t make it the biggest, as it only measures up to 171.7 inches in length, 80.5 inches in width, and 57.9 inches in height.

While the exterior of the Ford Escape isn’t the biggest, the interior showcases five seats with more than efficient legroom for all five passengers.