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2014 Ford Fiesta 1.0L EcoBoost rated at 45 mpg [Update]

The Fiesta 1.0L will start from $17,240.

Official fuel economy data published by the EPA has revealed that the newest engine option for Ford's Fiesta subcompact, an EcoBoost 1.0-liter three-cylinder, will be rated at an impressive 32 mpg in the city, 45 mpg on the highway and 37 mpg combined.

Among non-hybrid models, only the 74-horsepower Mitsubishi Mirage is more economical than the Fiesta 1.0-liter, earning a 37/44/40 mpg rating with its optional CVT.

[Update]

Ford has released finalized power figures for the turbocharged triple, which is good for 123 horsepower and 125 lb-ft of torque. An overboost function boosts peak torque to 145 lb-ft for 15 second bursts. In comparison, the Fiesta's standard 1.6-liter four produces 120 ponies and 112 lb-ft of torque while returning 30/41/ 34 mpg in efficiency-focused SFE form.

A five-speed manual will be the only transmission available with the 1.0-liter EcoBoost.

The mill will be offered as a $995 option on the Fiesta's SE trim level, meaning that the price of entry will be $17,240 for the sedan, with the hatchback running $17,840. A regenerative braking system, a decklid spoiler (sedan only) and 15-inch steel wheels with hubcaps - the standard SE gets 15-inch alloys - will be packaged with the engine.

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