Ford's Fiesta ECOnetic to Get 66 MPG?

Justin Berkowitz
by Justin Berkowitz
fords fiesta econetic to get 66 mpg

AutoExpress reports that Ford has prepped a not-so-mean but oh-so-green Fiesta ECOnetic for the British Motor Show. While not officially confirmed for production, odds are it will eventually hit (love tap?) the streets of The Land of Hope and Glory. The ECOnetic Fiesta will have a 1.6-liter turbodiesel powerplant with all of 89hp, as well as loads of aerodynamic mods. Equally important, the UK-market Fiesta will have low enough CO2 emissions to evade London's congestion charge. ECOnetic trim recently debuted on a European Ford Focus, with a claimed 55mpg. As Edward Neidermeyer reported, in real-life testing, the Focus ECOnetic that number dropped to some 37 mpg. If we saw a proportionate drop for the ECOnetic Fiesta, that would mean about 44 real world miles per gallon. That's still very impressive. The new model Fiesta isn't on sale yet, although it is coming to the US with gasoline engines about 12 – 18 months from now. [All numbers are US miles per gallon]

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  • Shaker Shaker on Jul 03, 2008

    Bring 'em on! The day that I feel like the pilot of a Hummer (while driving an Elantra), will be a sign of progress in our "Addiction To Oil".

  • Ricky Spanish Ricky Spanish on Jul 03, 2008

    44 mpg is not impressive. We were getting that with Civics back in the early 90s, which made MORE power. Honda was using things like 8 lb wheels and low curb weights to get great fuel economy (the VX hatch returned 55+ mpg, the CRX did 50+ no problem).

  • on Jul 07, 2008

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  • Trevor Heath Trevor Heath on Sep 01, 2008

    I do not think I'd buy The Ford Fiesta at 46 mpg (US)...maybe 55. In the period 2010-2011 there will be several choices. For now I'll drive the Metro TH