US environmental agency rates Ford Fiesta EcoBoost at 19km/L

Even better than hybrids and diesels
Oct 30, 2013


The 1.0-liter Ford Fiesta equipped with the carmaker\'s EcoBoost engine is supposedly the United States\' most fuel-efficient non-hybrid, gasoline-powered car after the country\'s Environmental Protection Agency certified that the car has a fuel mileage of 19.132km/L on the highway.

Scheduled to arrive locally before the year ends, the EcoBoost-equipped Fiesta tops the 14.030km/L set by the Honda Jazz (sold as the Fit in the US). In addition, the EcoBoost Fiesta outperformed some of its diesel and hybrid competitors, with the Honda Insight achieving 18.706km/L and the diesel-powered Volkswagen Golf with manual transmission delivering 17.856km/L.

According to Ford, the EcoBoost Fiesta\'s exemplary fuel mileage makes it the only car in its class to produce more than 120hp. The EPA rating applies to both the four- and five-door, five-speed manual-equipped Ford Fiesta models with the SE Manual EcoBoost Package, which is also certified at 32mpg (13.605km/L) for the city and 37mpg (15.730km/L) for combined city-and-highway driving.

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\"With the new Fiesta 1.0-liter EcoBoost, we’re pushing into fuel-economy numbers only seen on hybrids and diesels,\" said Ford executive vice president and president of the Americas Joe Hinrichs. \"Coupled with the new Fiesta ST, the Fiesta covers the performance-efficiency continuum in the subcompact segment better than any other nameplate on the market.\"

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