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New Fiesta makes small cars cool

CNET -- Ford unveiled the next generation of its Fiesta subcompact, along with its high-performance ST counterpart, at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show.

With an innovative new engine option and its own MyFord Touch system, the new Fiesta should be a high-tech fuel sipper.

Last week Ford handed out specifications for a new engine option in the 2014 Fiesta, a 1-liter 3-cylinder Ecoboost already in use in Europe. The engine sounds ridiculously small by U.S. standards, but its turbo and direct injection help it achieve 123 HP, which should be more than enough to propel the little car.

At the same time, Ford expects it to get stellar fuel economy. The highway rating should come in well over 40 mpg, given the size of the engine.

Ford also rolled out the ST version of the Fiesta...producing 197 HP


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Submitted Nov 30, 2012 By: DellDude2
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 4:50:00 AM

oldhillbilly: Not sure if a turbo would help in the case of your hills. A one liter (a tad over 1 quart) sized engine just has its limits.
oldhillbillyAZ
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 2:54:54 PM

honda0105 sez...
if oldhillbilly is right, it's sad that the mpg is going down instead of going up in these models.

I should of elaborated a little more. At 65-70MPH 40+MPG is no big problem.
On the other hand... locking the cruise on 80MPH for 100 miles or more with long uphill / downhill grades... the mileage suffers.

Highest average MPG on a tankful was over 44.

Will a smaller engine with a Turbo help ??? (Hope so)
honda0105
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 4:55:38 AM

Fiestas were cool in the 1970s and 1980s in Europe. Not as cool as the muscle cars, but still...

if oldhillbilly is right, it's sad that the mpg is going down instead of going up in these models.
scubadaniel
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2012 10:33:32 PM

Cool
skinsfan125
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swweeet
millerin
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2012 6:27:11 AM

nice
jrs4125
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2012 3:19:43 AM

Alrighty then
oldhillbillyAZ
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2012 1:53:14 AM

Big problem with 2011 Fiesta is gas mileage it's reduced to 37-38MPG
@ constant 80MPH.

Maybe the new 1.0 Liter will be better.

[Edited by: oldhillbillyAZ at 12/1/2012 2:55:26 AM EST]
defiancegasman
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 11:41:43 PM

Fix
Or
Repair
Daily!
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 11:38:25 PM

The only way I'd be interested, is if Ford moved production back from Mexico to the US. Otherwise, I'll stick with the Focus which is made in Michigan.
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 11:35:53 PM

One word: FORD
tspaldi
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 11:31:13 PM

Nice looking car and It seems to have some very cool options.
CarefreeVT
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 11:30:58 PM

... but what great gas mileage ...
mfeldstein
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 11:30:45 PM

Better safe and reliable and efficient than cool.
10k
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*splat*..
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 11:29:44 PM

Maybe the next Miata?
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 11:28:54 PM

Nice. Go Ford!
30mpg80
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 11:26:48 PM

My bright red 2011 Ford Fiesta is already fine. So far, 141,000 miles at 40+ mpg.
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 11:25:58 PM

gocart
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 11:24:40 PM

nice
RangerTrainer
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 11:23:58 PM

kiddy car.
tedjm1
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 11:23:47 PM

Too small.
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 11:22:44 PM

Too small for someone taking an extended trip.
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 11:21:16 PM

sounds good..
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 11:20:20 PM

Looks like a pretty cool car.
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 11:16:50 PM

Go Ford
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 11:15:23 PM

3 cylinder fun?
Mikeyl
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 11:14:06 PM

Fiesta fiesta! Ole!
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 11:13:35 PM

Way too small!
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 11:11:34 PM

Sweet, I won't need an air conditioner!
jkpsr
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 11:11:33 PM

That 1 liter Ford engine is small enough to qualify as carry on luggage on an airline! It should achieve 50 MPG EPA ratings. The diesel version would achieve over 80, but Ford does not want to bring it in, for some reason. Could Big Oil be putting pressure on them?

[Edited by: jkpsr at 12/1/2012 12:13:16 AM EST]
GigHarborHound
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 11:11:33 PM

Blue Oval!!
streetcars
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 11:10:44 PM

Not for me.
cheaper0ON
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 11:09:04 PM

Good for Ford.
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 11:08:11 PM

ok
rahcat
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 11:07:52 PM

Too small to be cool.
naspa
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 11:07:42 PM

Just the name of this car it makes me not to conside it. It's a Ford, named Fiesta and it is not electric.
BeanoLI
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 11:07:37 PM

Not my kind of car.
pgerassi
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 11:04:48 PM

I want the 1.0L in a US Focus just like in Europe.
CalkityDesigns
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 11:03:29 PM

I had a Fiesta and I loved it. It was great on gas and small enough to keep clean (outside washing, etc). Might get one when it comes out again.

Thanks for sharing.
1fulltank
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 11:03:22 PM

Old article.
PrinceLH
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 11:02:19 PM

No they don't!
miser709
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 11:00:51 PM

Cool?
FlyNFool
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 10:59:51 PM

Fiesta?
dasimon
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 10:59:44 PM

Very economy.
oldiesman
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 10:56:59 PM

Too small.
bonzoonfmb
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 10:56:05 PM

Not for me.
WIPACKERFAN
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 10:53:49 PM

I agree with you SavALot.
LQQKGAS
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 10:52:37 PM


Fiesta party.
SavALot
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 10:48:00 PM

small cars will never be "cool"
LV_Mike1
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 10:46:53 PM

I just hope the 18 wheelers can see the cute "widdle buggers" on the highway so they don't inadvertently crunch them like a cockroach! It sounds so good but how safe are they? I know I would never drive one on the freeways around here.
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