Ford’s 2014 Fiesta: The Most Fuel Efficient Non-Hybrid in the U.S.
The Environmental Protection Agency shared good news for Ford Motors (NYSE:F) Tuesday, as regulators recognized the automaker’s 2014 Fiesta as the most fuel efficient non-hybrid, gasoline car offered in the U.S. when it is equipped with Ford’s 1-liter, three-cylinder EcoBoost engine. According to the Detroit News, the EPA certified that the Fiesta gets a combined 37 miles per gallon when fully equipped, and that highway fuel economy puts it ahead of domestic rival General Motors (NYSE:GM).
The car will go on sale in December starting around $13,770, but to secure the 1-liter manual transmission, consumers will have to pay about $2,700 more. Without it, the base Fiesta comes with a 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine that gets a combined 32 miles per gallon, and the 1-liter is also available in a hatchback.
The distinction represents a significant advance for Ford as it continues to revive sales success after the financial crisis wrecked wanton and indiscriminate destruction on the car market in the late 2000s. The U.S. automaker is finally registering significant successes in both the U.S. and abroad, and competitors are taking note.