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1.0-liter EcoBoost achieves 45 mpg on the highway

Ford has officially announced that the 2014 Fiesta using the new and very small three-cylinder 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine is officially the most fuel-efficient non-hybrid vehicle in America. The little 1.0-liter engine is able to achieve 32 mpg in the city, 45 mpg on the highway, and 37 mpg combined.

Those official fuel efficiency ratings are dead on with Ford's promise of achieving mid-40 mpg efficiency when it first announced the tiny three-cylinder engine in November 2012. Ford says that the Fiesta is the only subcompact in its class able to deliver 45 mpg on the highway while producing over 120 hp.

Ford says that its 1.0-liter Fiesta achieves fuel efficiency of 12 mpg higher than the Honda Fit and 8 mpg higher than the Toyota Yaris on the Highway. The 1.0-liter EcoBoost Fiesta gets better fuel efficiency than some competitors’ diesel and hybrid vehicles. Ford specifically calls out the 2014 Honda Insight, which achieves 44 mpg on the highway and the 2014 VW Golf diesel with a manual transmission that achieves 42 mpg on the highway.

Despite being incredibly fuel-efficient, the 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine reduces 123 hp and 125 pound-foot of torque. The vehicle also features an overboost setting allowing the car to make 145 pound-foot of torque for up to 15 seconds.

The 2014 Ford Fiesta with the 1.0-liter EcoBoost is set to hit dealer showrooms later this year.

Source: Ford

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RE: Slooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwww
By mgilbert on 10/30/2013 10:30:19 AM , Rating: 4
Anyone who can't merge onto any interstate with 120 HP in this light a car has no business with a driver's license. I drive a car almost twice as heavy with 200 HP, and the gas pedal has never been close to the floor. Moderate, steady acceleration from the top of the ramp is always enough. Cars just don't need the horsepower most have these days. They are not toys.

RE: Slooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwww
By degobah77 on 10/30/13, Rating: -1
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By degobah77 on 10/31/2013 8:34:00 PM , Rating: 1
Really? Didn't know I'd be offending so many FIESTA ENTHUSIASTS. LOL

RE: Slooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwww
By Netscorer on 10/31/2013 10:54:00 AM , Rating: 2
You obviously don't have challenging ramps where you live or you would not laugh at drivers who require better torque figures. In Connecticut we have lots of entries that start at the bottom between two hills with Stop sign right before entering the highway, no merging lane (thanks to narrow bridge overpasses) and cars going at you down the hill at 75mph+.
You essentially need to thread a needle into the oncoming traffic while accelerating from full stop and fighting gravity trying to climb a steep ascend.
Add small light car that would be smashed to pieces from impact with virtually any self-respecting car on the highway and this would not be a laughing matter for you anymore.

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