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Fiesta will be most fuel-efficient non-hybrid on the road, Ford says

GasBuddy Blog -- If you think you're hearing a lot lately about Ford's EcoBoost engine, get ready to hear a lot more. The automaker said this week that the Fiesta will be the first vehicle sold in the U.S. offering Ford's smallest EcoBoost engine: a 1-liter, 3-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine.

According to the Detroit Free Press, the engine will be available on the 2014 Fiesta, enabling it to get more than 40 m.p.g. Bob Fascetti, director of global engine engineering, said it will be the most fuel-efficient non-hybrid on the road.

"It is a real tour de force in terms of engineering," Fascetti said.

Despite it's compact size, the EcoBoost engine packs a powerful punch. How small is it? The 123-horsepower engine is so...


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2012 5:44:58 AM

morepwr: you're right about that one.
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morepwr
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2012 6:25:59 PM

So they have an engine that can get slightly less mileage than the ford escort got 20 years ago? Sure it has more power but it isnt exactly a breakthrough to get 40mpg.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2012 5:58:47 AM

still not making me buy a Fix or Repair Daily one.
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Jayburt
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 6:58:48 PM

This is really good news especially since my next new vehicle purchase will be a Ford Fiesta Hatch if work ever gets better that is..as it is right now I hope I can pay what bills I have and no that does not include a car loan, still driving my 10 yr. vehicles.
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Dr Gas
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 3:07:02 PM

They might have to put a weight restriction on it - I mean a driver weight restriction!

Come on !
WE ALL know it's not for everyone, but IF these got 45mpg plus on the freeway as a second commuter car - yea!
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mnorthwood13
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 12:42:21 PM

Won't take much. I think the top is 42 right now and the fiesta with the bigger engine it has now gets 40
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 5:54:57 AM

still not going to make me want to buy a Fix or Repair Daily vehicle.
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 9:19:54 AM

interesting
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 8:10:33 AM

GO FORD!
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 8:07:14 AM

it's been one of the most fuel-efficient cars in Europe for several decades. Nice to see it come to the US ... FINALLY!
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 3:55:40 AM

Looks more like a Ford Piñata
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 10:43:22 PM

There will always come something else to best it!
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 6:50:58 PM

If you really want to see good mileage from something that's not a hybrid, then use the diesel engines that they use in Europe. Check out Fiesta's European fuel ratings with the diesel engine. Then you will realize that we are stuck with gasoline engines here because the oil companies are colluding with major auto manufacturers here NOT to make vehicles with diesel, thus keeping our insatiable appetite alive for gasoline (and its prohibitive costs per mile/km). That's my theory, and I'm sticking to it.
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POwer to the people
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garywa01
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 2:13:19 PM

i saw one yesterday driving in front of me. Looked nice.
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 2:02:11 PM

ponyNJ is absolutely right on this one.
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 10:58:22 AM

Great, but how much do they want for one?
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 9:50:15 AM

JimL1 - they did, it's a Fusion hybrid....
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 7:34:30 AM

OK
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 6:26:56 AM

Chevy Cruze eco gets 42 MPG or better and is not a hybrid. Volkswagen TDI Jetta/Passat get 42/43 MPG or better and are not hybrid. Ford is a day late and a dollar short yet again...
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 6:22:50 AM

if the EcoBoost engine is so good why don't they put in all their vehicles....
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 6:19:59 AM

Obama will fix THAT Too!!!
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 6:03:24 AM

Still waiting
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 6:02:46 AM

Good work Ford--in spite of Obama.
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 6:00:14 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 6:00:11 AM

why aren't they in all fords....
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 5:59:15 AM

Good for Ford.
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 5:59:13 AM

Ford has had their head stuck in the ground for at least 13 years, that is ever since Toyota came out with the Prius. It is not news that Ford still cannot or will not come up with anything to beat Toyota's 13 year old Prius design.
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 5:58:43 AM

Looks promising
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 5:58:09 AM

Good job Ford
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 5:57:39 AM

obama will take the credit for this.
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 5:55:39 AM

What / All this engineering by a company that didn't take billions of dollars from the taxpayer and give it to a union. How could that happen? That is why the last car I bought and the next one - Fords.
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 5:53:03 AM

Maybe not!
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 5:47:31 AM

May loose power on hills and pick up.
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 5:46:42 AM

OK
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 5:46:29 AM

good....let us know when its afordable
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 5:46:18 AM

Getter done.
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ok
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 5:43:34 AM

I was never a Ford person but they've held their own and that says a lot.
good for them.
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 5:35:06 AM

3 cylinder engine existed about 20 years ago with Chev Sprint.
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 5:28:13 AM

I had a 1976 Fiesta.
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 5:27:48 AM

just do it FORD
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3 Cylinders?
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 5:07:10 AM

Fiesta will be most fuel-efficient non-hybrid on the road, for a 2014 vehicle, a 123 HP engine, 1-liter, 3-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine, to get more than 40 m.p.g. in Europe. Good for Ford but my current vehicle was paid off many years ago and I don't need any car payments now! I will drive my current vehicle into the ground before buying anything new, used, EV, Inbred, diesel, hydrogen, alternative fuel, CNG, concept and certainly NOT a Prius, Tesla, Leaf, Volt or an NYC/Sandy Special 'exploding submarine' Fiskar Karma Inbred!
And, who can buy a vehicle in today's economy? 'Coming out of the closet' Sneeky's lousy, smoke and mirrors, lack of jobs, dog and pony show and in the crapper economy, the jobs are Not here. Sneeky's economy is not improving but continues to hurt the population and the job numbers continue to be down!
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, the vehicle manufactures Produce and the population ‘Drives’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
XII/XXII/MMXII!
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Puddle jumper!
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How long will a 3 cyl. engine last, especially on turbo.
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Nice little urban commuter vehicle.
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 4:58:08 AM

The average driver will get nowhere close to 40 MPG!!
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 4:57:52 AM

Not enough power, comfort or safety for me to own one.
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 4:57:26 AM

Interesting
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