The EPA has determined that the 2014 Ford Fiesta powered by the 1.0-liter three-cylinder EcoBoost turbocharged engine will return 32 mpg in the city, 45 mpg on the highway, and 37 mpg combined. This means that it is the most fuel-efficient non-hybrid, non-diesel car on sale in the U.S. in existence.
The 2014 Ford Fiesta is the first car available in the U.S. to feature the 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine that has been on sale in Europe for some time. This engine is offered only with a five-speed manual transmission and has an output of 123 hp and 125 lb-ft of torque, even as an overboost function can offer 145 lb-ft for 15-second bursts.
Last June, the tiny three-cylinder engine was named International Engine of the Year. The EcoBoost engine has a considerably better fuel economy than the other versions of the 2014 Ford Fiesta that are equipped with a 1.6-liter inline-four engine with a rating of 120 hp and 112 lb-ft. The 2014 Ford Fiesta, when fitted with the optional Super Fuel Economy package and a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, is capable of returning up to 30/41 mpg (city/highway).
The vehicles that don’t have the SFE package can return 29/39 mpg, whether equipped with the automatic or a five-speed manual transmission. The 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine, with a price tag of $995, is available just on the 2014 Ford Fiesta SE models.
Furthermore, this package comes with a trunklid spoiler for sedans, an EcoBoost badge, and a set of 15-inch steel wheels.
The standard 2014 Ford Fiesta SE sedan is priced from $16,245 (including destination costs) while an SE hatchback has a price tag of $16,845.