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Ford Breaks the 40 MPG Barrier for Fiesta

New SFE model hits 41 mpg for 2014; may make even more when 1.0-liter EcoBoost debuts.

by on Jun.07, 2013

The 2014 Ford Fiesta will get a nice bump in mileage.

The good news is that Ford will bump the fuel economy of its little Fiesta model up to 41 miles per gallon with the addition of the new SFE model for 2014.

What is likely to be even better news for Ford Fiesta buyers is the likelihood the little car will stretch even further – without much performance sacrifice – when the maker adds the new 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine to the Fiesta line-up later this year.

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As we’ve been seeing over the past couple years, 40 is the new 30, especially when it comes to fuel economy, so the 2014 Ford Fiesta SFE is likely to get a welcome reception – though we’ll have to wait for a drive to see whether there’s much of a penalty in the performance category.  That and premium pricing have been the two big drawbacks when it comes to sales of other models, especially those given the “Eco” designation.

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New Ford Fiesta Nudges Into Hybrid Territory

Maker promising up to 40 mpg.

by on May.17, 2010

Ford will offer both this sedan and a hatchback version of the 2011 Fiesta.

The new 2011 Ford Fiesta will nudge into hybrid territory when it’s released later this year, delivering a rated fuel economy of up to 40 mpg on the highway, the automaker announced today.

The Fiesta is the latest – and most highly-promoted – among a series of European products Ford is migrating over to the States.  Though there’ve been a number of changes made to the interior, as well as to bumpers and lighting, all to meet American safety standards, Ford maintained the European car’s emphasis on fuel economy.

The American version of the Fiesta will be powered by a 120-horsepower 1.6 liter Duratec inline-four engine featuring a number of technologies designed to improve mileage, Ford boasts, including Twin-Independent Variable Cam Shift Timing, or Ti-VCT, and electric power-assisted steering.

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The engine is mated to an electrically-shifted clutchless six-speed manual gearbox, dubbed PowerShift, that Ford claims will deliver automatic convenience with manual efficiency.

There are no plans to import the European diesel powertrain for the 2011 Ford Fiesta, however.

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