When Ford first announced its plan to put the 1.0-liter EcoBoost three-cylinder engine under the hood of the 2014 Fiesta, it promised hybrid-like fuel economy without a hybrid-like premium. We're still waiting for official specs on this engine, but thanks to the EPA's fueleconomy.gov website and Ford's retail site, we now know what customers can expect in terms of both fuel economy and price.

All along, Ford has said that it expects the 1.0-liter EcoBoost to get more than 40 miles per gallon on the highway, and now the EPA backs this up with official ratings of 32 mpg in the city and 45 mpg on the highway. These numbers are an increase of two mpg city and four mpg hwy compared to the current fuel-sipping Fiesta (the 1.6 SFE), and it also beats other three-cylinder cars for highway mileage like the 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage (44 mpg highway) and 2014 Smart Fortwo (38 mpg highway); the Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoost is lower than both three-pot rivals, though, in city fuel economy with the Mitsubishi getting 37 mpg city and the Smart rated at 34 mpg city. This model handily beats high-volume small cars like the Honda Fit, Toyota Yaris and Chevy Spark in both city and highway numbers.

As for pricing, the 1.0-liter EcoBoost is offered on both the sedan and hatchback as a $995 option called the SE Manual EcoBoost package, which is aptly named since it's only offered on SE trim-level Fiestas equipped with a manual transmission. Along with the engine, the package also comes with 15-inch steel wheels, regenerative brakes and a decklid spoiler on the sedan. This means the four-door Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoost will start at $16,445*, or $17,045* for the hatchback (*not including $795 for destination).


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      jeff
      • 1 Year Ago
      I think it is a good vehicle at a good price point... Well done Ford...
      jebibudala
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is fantastic only IF I CAN ORDER THE DAMN THING! Ford corporate says it's been in the system for weeks and available to order. I contact several dealers, half say it's not in the system, the other half says it is. A sales rep at my local dealer last week tried telling me Ford doesn't even make a 3 cylinder engine. WTF?!?!
        haye5377
        • 1 Year Ago
        @jebibudala
        It has been in the system and they are in production. Dealers can order them. They just need to input option code 85E for the SE Manual EcoBoost Package.
        Gordon Chen
        • 1 Year Ago
        @jebibudala
        This car is not out yet in the US.
      harper
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wondering if this model has a Start-Stop feature
        haye5377
        • 1 Year Ago
        @harper
        Not in the United States. Start-stop is only offered here as a standalone option on 1.5L EcoBoost Fusions.
          Jesse Gurr
          • 1 Year Ago
          @haye5377
          Oh, that's new for 2014, wasn't like that for 2013. Good to know.
          haye5377
          • 1 Year Ago
          @haye5377
          Jesse, 1.6L Fusion is now manual only. 1.5L Fusion has auto stop-start as it is currently only compatible with the 6F35 automatic.
      • 1 Year Ago
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        Shiftright
        • 1 Year Ago
        See comment below
        merlot066
        • 1 Year Ago
        And second most irrelevant comment of the day goes to... There is a price differential among other things. The Accord Hybrid costs twice as much as an EcoBoost Fiesta. Ford could stuff $15,000 worth of batteries in a Fiesta and get better mileage than the Accord Hybrid.
        Cornel001
        • 1 Year Ago
        Accord is cheap. Get a serious hybrid. Laferrari, P1 or 918. I see money no problem for ya.
      zoom_zoom_zoom
      • 1 Year Ago
      This just in from Consumer Reports. "Several EcoBoost turbocharged V6 models have poor reliability as well. Almost two-thirds of the 34 Fords and Lincolns in our survey got scores that were much worse than average."
        NightFlight
        • 1 Year Ago
        @zoom_zoom_zoom
        This just in from Aaronm_mt/Mary.Keana Honda offers nothing exciting, and is continually slipping in dependability/reliability studies. Stop trolling please, Aaron.
        merlot066
        • 1 Year Ago
        @zoom_zoom_zoom
        Is this where we post all the completely unrelated news? Honda just settled a lawsuit about their "super reliable" V6 engines that brun oil and foul spark plugs. 3500 owners are still having catastrophic transmission failures in Odyssey, Pilot, and Accord models after having them replaced once as part of the mandatory recall or extended warranty coverage. Consumer Reports just dropped its "recommended" rating for the Camry, Rav4, and Prius V because they are the only cars in their respective classes to still not manage to do better than "poor" in the IIHS small overlap test.
        Dean Hammond
        • 1 Year Ago
        @zoom_zoom_zoom
        zoom....you just got OWNED,,,
      Armand
      • 1 Year Ago
      Given Ford's history of fudging fuel economy figures, I'll believe it when I see the car tested by an independent 3rd party.
        SteveG
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Armand
        It's Ford math, you have to subtract 7 from whatever they claim.
          haye5377
          • 1 Year Ago
          @SteveG
          Tell that to my DCT Focus. Two years in and consistently beating EPA numbers by 3 in the city and 6 highway with no effort.
      StevieJacks
      • 1 Year Ago
      Only 45? My 2006 Vauxhall Corsa does more than that on a bad day... I get 400+ miles from a small tank (40litres), Ford have a LONG way to go.
        b.rn
        • 1 Year Ago
        @StevieJacks
        There are a few differences: The Fiesta meets US emissions requirements The Fiesta meets US safety requirements The Fiesta is measured using much more strict EPA testing Horsepower ratings for the 2006 Corsa can be as low as 58hp.
        graphikzking
        • 1 Year Ago
        @StevieJacks
        Is that the 69 hp version or the 77hp version? Hell let's just take off another cylinder on this Fiesta and it will STILL have more HP than a 2006 Vauxhall Corsa. Someone else already mentioned this: 400 miles on 10.56 gallons is 37.88mpg. 450 miles on 10.56 gallons is still "only" 42.6mpg still lower than this AND 50 less HP.
        Actionable Mango
        • 1 Year Ago
        @StevieJacks
        40 liters is about 10.5 gallons. 10.5gal x 45mpg = 472.5 miles.
        Dave
        • 1 Year Ago
        @StevieJacks
        Perhaps you're confusing U.S. gallons and Imperial (UK) gallons. "The gallon (abbreviation "gal") is a measure of liquid capacity in both the US customary units and the British imperial systems of measurement. Three significantly different sizes are in current use: the imperial gallon (≈ 4.546 L) which is used in the United Kingdom, Canada, and some Caribbean countries; the US gallon (≈ 3.79 L), which is used in the US and some Latin American and Caribbean countries; and the least-used US dry gallon (≈ 4.40 L)." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallon
          Dave
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Dave
          45 miles per US gallon = 54 miles per UK gallon
        Joe
        • 1 Year Ago
        @StevieJacks
        I'll go to my local Vauxhall dealer here in the USA and pick one up.
          StevieJacks
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Joe
          Smartass, think you missed the point. Would you swap your car for a Fiesta?
      yyz
      • 1 Year Ago
      Death to the hybrids! Down vote in 3.....2......1........
        suthrn2nr
        • 1 Year Ago
        @yyz
        lol, this will not beat a hybrid car in MPG. Everyone is getting tricked by the whole HWY MPG marketing. Yes, the HWY rating is accurate but most people dont drive EXCLUSIVELY on the HWY. A hybrid that is rated 45 city/ 45 HWY is going to get MUCH MORE MPG than this car rate at 32/45. But HWY MPG marketing has taught the masses to ignore the city rating completely. Look at what the "41" MPG fiesta is getting right now over millions of miles from hundreds of drivers: http://www.fuelly.com/car/ford/fiesta Only about 35 MPG, which is good but doesnt beat any comparable hybrid. This "45 MPG" fiesta will get 45 ONLY on the HWY, but more importantly it will avergage high 30's (which is great but still not going to beat the hybrids).
        mapoftazifosho
        • 1 Year Ago
        @yyz
        You are a buffoon.
      Bavarian818
      • 1 Year Ago
      Got 52mpg in my 1987 Chevy Sprint for $3995
        Captain Stu
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Bavarian818
        Most 'classic' cars pollute more sitting in the driveway than a modern car does driving.
        bullitt2605
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Bavarian818
        But you had to drive a Chevy sprint.
      AddLightness
      • 1 Year Ago
      Impressive numbers but it would take 100,000 miles to make up the $1000 price premium.
        gary
        • 1 Year Ago
        @AddLightness
        True, but this isn't just a fuel economy upgrade. 30% more torque (148 vs 112 for the standard 1.6) is worth the premium in my mind before you even factor in the fuel economy improvement.
          Dean Hammond
          • 1 Year Ago
          @gary
          good god Gary...someone gets it!....this will probably drivebetter than the 1.6 with a manual,,,,that car drives fine ( Ive got one ) acheives 40mpgs at 70mph, buts its weakness is torque, nothing gets going till 3500 rpm....doesnt matter though, my ST will be here December,,,screw the mileage hit.....
        mikeybyte1
        • 1 Year Ago
        @AddLightness
        Then just go buy a used Corolla. It will cost several thousand dollars less and you would save a lot more. Sorry, but fed up with everyone doing these bizarre MPG calcs to justify a car purchase.
          Allch Chcar
          • 1 Year Ago
          @mikeybyte1
          Did you consider resale value in your arithmetic too? The 1.0L Ecoboost is only available on the SE trim with manual at this point. And the MPG is above average. If it fits, buy it.
        mapoftazifosho
        • 1 Year Ago
        @AddLightness
        Yup and it would take 1,000 years to make up the price premium vs taking the bus...
          AddLightness
          • 1 Year Ago
          @mapoftazifosho
          Shoot you're right maybe I should just save money by not buying clothes too and walk naked to work. There's always cheaper alternatives for everything but if I'm going to pay extra for an ecoboost engine for the fuel economy why then is it not reasonable to hope to save some money? or at least not lose money like I would in this case
      AddLightness
      • 1 Year Ago
      Car and Driver got 27 MPG in their prototype drive, hopefully these numbers are realistic..
        merlot066
        • 1 Year Ago
        @AddLightness
        That was a Focus.
          merlot066
          • 1 Year Ago
          @merlot066
          That article was tricky in how they threw the 27 MPG number in there. The only Fiesta you should be getting 27 MPG from is the ST. Road and Track drove the 1.0L EcoBoost a while back and reported "35 mpg while beating the snot out of it". Sounds promising.
          AddLightness
          • 1 Year Ago
          @merlot066
          That is promising. Looking forward to hearing more real world numbers.
      Essende
      • 1 Year Ago
      Why such a large discrepancy between the city and highway MPG (32/45)? I am still not a fan of those turbo engines when it comes to real fuel economy.
        gary
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Essende
        Because Turbo. This little bugger runs up to 20psi and puts out ~148 ft/lbs torque (final US specs pending) which is 30% more than the standard Fiesta. It only delvers 1.0 Liter Car fuel economy at highway cruise. On acceleration, it drives more like a 2.0 Liter (naturally aspirated) Car.
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