2014 Ford Fiesta with New 1.0-Liter EcoBoost Engine Sets New Benchmark for
Fuel Efficiency, Power
DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 29, 2013
DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
o2014 Ford Fiesta with new 1.0-liter EcoBoost^® engine achieves fuel
efficiency rating of 32 mpg city, 45 mpg highway and 37 mpg combined
oFiesta is only vehicle in subcompact class to return 45 mpg highway and
produce 120-plus horsepower
o1.0-liter EcoBoost makes U.S. debut in 2014 Ford Fiesta
The new Ford Fiesta equipped with the award-winning 1.0-liter EcoBoost^®
engine will be America's most fuel-efficient non-hybrid, gasoline-powered car
with a certified 45 mpg rating on the highway, topping Honda Fit by 12 mpg and
Toyota Yaris by 8 mpg on the highway.
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has certified the 2014
EcoBoost-powered Ford Fiesta, arriving at dealers later this year, at 45 mpg
The fuel economy rating not only establishes the Fiesta 1.0-liter EcoBoost as
best-in-class, but it also outperforms some competitors' diesels and hybrids
on the highway driving cycle.The 2014 Honda Insight achieves 44 mpg highway,
while the 2014 Volkswagen Golf diesel with a manual transmission delivers 42
This also makes the Fiesta the only car in its class that produces more than
120 horsepower and achieves 45 mpg on the highway. Plus, while the 1.0-liter
EcoBoost engine is officially SAE-certified at 123 horsepower and 125 lb.-ft.
of torque, it features an overboost function that allows it to make more than
145 lb.-ft. for up to 15 seconds.
"With the new Fiesta 1.0-liter EcoBoost we're pushing into fuel economy
numbers only seen on hybrids and diesels," said Joe Hinrichs, executive vice
president and president of the Americas for Ford. "Coupled with the new Fiesta
ST, Fiesta covers the performance-efficiency continuum in the subcompact
segment better than any other nameplate in the market."
Fuel economy is often cited as the No. 1 purchase consideration in the
subcompact class, according to Ford research.
The EPA rating is for both the four- and five-door five-speed manual-equipped
2014 Ford Fiesta with Super Fuel Economy package, which is also certified at
32 mpg city and 37 mpg combined.
Automotive journalists named the 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine in the 2014 Ford
Fiesta International Engine of the Year in 2012 and 2013. The smallest engine
in the growing EcoBoost family is increasingly the choice of Ford customers in
Europe, where it is now available on five nameplates, accounting for 32
percent of Focus sales and 26 percent of Fiesta sales this year. Robust demand
for the 1.0-liter in Europe prompted Ford to double production capacity at its
state-of-the-art Cologne, Germany, plant to more than 1,000 engines a day.
EcoBoost technology combines smaller-displacement engines with turbocharging,
direct injection, variable valve timing and proprietary Ford software to bring
customers outstanding performance and fuel economy. Ford EcoBoost engines
deliver up to 20 percent better fuel economy than larger-displacement gasoline
Ford's global EcoBoost engine family now includes the 1.0-liter
three-cylinder; 1.5-liter, 1.6-liter and 2.0-liter four-cylinder engines; and
the powerful 3.5-liter V6 engine. EcoBoost technology is available in every
region Ford serves worldwide, and will be offered on approximately 80 percent
of the company's global nameplates by the end of this year.
Beyond the efficient new EcoBoost powerplant, Fiesta's aerodynamic design also
helps save fuel. Along with cruise control, the Fiesta SFE package adds a rear
spoiler, side air deflectors, underbody shields, lower grille blockers and
low-rolling-resistance tires that, together, decrease the amount of fuel
needed to push the car through the air at speed.
In addition to the new leadership claim for highway fuel efficiency, the new
Fiesta boasts a best-in-class suite of technologies and features that gives
drivers an ideal blend of a connected world and an untethered driving
A new MyFord Touch^® system with 6.5-inch touch screen featuring enhanced
voice control is now available, providing drivers more options than ever for
navigation, communication and entertainment functions. SYNC^® AppLink^™
capabilities pioneered on the first Fiesta continue to allow access and
control of Ford-approved smartphone apps through voice commands and other
controls for drivers on the go, helping them keep their hands on the wheel and
eyes on the road. Turn-by-turn navigation remains part of SYNC Services.
Ford MyKey^® is a new feature for Fiesta. MyKey enables parents in particular
to encourage safer driving and limit their teenagers' exposure to risk at the
wheel. The system allows owners to configure maximum speed and audio volume
limits. It mutes audio until safety belts are fastened and ensures driver
aids, safety systems and more vigorous alerts cannot be deactivated when used.
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Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six
continents. With about 180,000 employees and 65 plants worldwide, the
company's automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides
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