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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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45 mpg?
By Vardant on 10/30/2013 1:12:00 PM , Rating: 2
Why does the same car in the UK have much better fuel consumption?

Quote from Ford;
" our award-winning 1.0 EcoBoost petrol engine combines satisfying power with exceptional fuel-efficiency of up to 65.7 mpg. "

Even if you factor in the US v UK gallon conversion, the US should still get 55mpg.

RE: 45 mpg?
By Doh! on 10/30/2013 1:48:41 PM , Rating: 2
Different country, different configuration, different rating requirements. They're never the same.

RE: 45 mpg?
By mitulparmar on 10/30/2013 3:38:34 PM , Rating: 2
It's more to do with the difference between the US Gallon and Imperial Gallon we use here in the UK (approx. 17% larger than US Gallon).

RE: 45 mpg?
By Spuke on 10/30/2013 5:46:36 PM , Rating: 2
Both you and Doh are right. But even if we used the same gallon, the results would still not match because of differences in testing methodologies.

RE: 45 mpg?
By Aloonatic on 10/30/2013 7:10:33 PM , Rating: 2
I didn't realise how messed up UK testing was until I saw a TV show about it. They can disconnect almost everything that isn't to do with making the car go forwards and use rolling roads, so pretty much anything to save fuel goes.

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