2014 Ford Fiesta Getting 1.0L EcoBoost Engine

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2014 Ford Fiesta Getting 1.0L EcoBoost Engine

Ford just announced ahead of the upcoming L.A. Auto Show that its 2014 Fiesta sub-compact will come with the 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine.

Critically acclaimed since its introduction in March, director of Ford global engineering Bob Fascetti pointed out that the brand’s new inline three-cylinder is actually its most powerful engine by displacement. With 123 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque, the motor already powers the European Focus. While that isn’t a lot of power, the Fiesta’s smaller size combined with the engine’s low-end turbocharged torque will offer roughly the same output as the current car with a 1.6-liter four cylinder.

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Set to go on sale next year as a 2014 model year, it will be the first North American car to get Ford’s latest and smallest EcoBoost engine. When that happens, Ford says it expects the Fiesta to get 40 mpg, making it the most fuel efficient non-hybrid car for sale in the U.S.

“Many customers would like the fuel efficiency of a modern diesel or a hybrid, but can’t stretch their budgets to cover the cost premium,” said Ford vice president of powertrain engineering Joe Bakaj. “That’s where the EcoBoost Fiesta fits in. It will offer a highly fuel-efficient alternative at a lower cost.”

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  • Guneenya

    Yes but will it take regular fuel? If I have to pay for premium fuel with every fill-up, what’s the point?

  • Haida_raven

    don’t tell me Ford is going the route of Chevy and making the front ends all look like an Aston Martin

  • Luis

    “40 mpg, making it the most fuel efficient non-hybrid car for sale in the U.S.”
    Really??
    As far as I know the current 2012 Fiesta SFE is already getting 40 mpg and the 2013 Chevrolet Sonic has also been rated at 40 mpg and both of those are non-hybrid cars that sale in the U.S. I have read a couple other articles that project the mpg of the 2014 Fiesta 1.0 ecoboost to fall in the mid forties. Just so you know Luke the current Ford Focus in Europe is already being sold with the 1.0L ecoboost and gets 41 mpg hwy. I’m pretty sure that if the fiesta is 550lbs  lighter than the Focus it will get better fuel economy that the Focus’ 41 hwy mpg.  

  • Luis

    “40 mpg, making it the most fuel efficient non-hybrid car for sale in the U.S.”
    Really??
    As far as I know the current 2012 Fiesta SFE is already getting 40 mpg and the 2013 Chevrolet Sonic has also been rated at 40 mpg and both of those are non-hybrid cars that sale in the U.S. I have read a couple other articles that project the mpg of the 2014 Fiesta 1.0 ecoboost to fall in the mid forties. Just so you know Luke the current Ford Focus in Europe is already being sold with the 1.0L ecoboost and gets 41 mpg hwy. I’m pretty sure that if the Fiesta is 550lbs lighter than the Focus it will get better fuel economy than the Focus’ 41 hwy mpg.

  • Igor Adams

    You are a joker? Or naive beliver?

    The
    only transmission available at launch will be a five-speed manual that’s neither
    great nor terrible; shifts feel slightly ropy and vague, but it’s accurate
    enough. We asked whether the six-speed Powershift dual-clutch automatic bolts up
    to this engine and were given an affirmative answer. Ford reps didn’t seem
    particularly enthused about offering that gearbox here, though, so the 1.0-liter
    could remain a manual-only proposition for some time. Fuel economy is pegged at
    “more than 40 mpg” on the highway, but that’s the only number available for now.
    The company does say the three-cylinder Fiesta will be more efficient than any
    other conventionally powered U.S.-market car. The manual-transmission Chevrolet Cruze Eco currently has the honor on the freeway, at
    42 mpg, and the highest combined figure is owned by theScion iQ at 37. The three-cylinder Focus performed
    poorly in our hands—we saw 27 mpg—so we’re interested to see if the Fiesta can
    deliver something near the promised efficiency in real-world conditions

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