Its Ford’s smallest car, available with the tiniest engine Ford’s ever made, but don’t let that fool you. The 2014 Ford Fiesta packs a punch. With 123 hp and 125 lb-ft of torque, you’ll be surprised that this little engine that could can fit in your carry on (with room to spare).
The SFE (Super Fuel Economy) option is available on Fiesta SE and Titanium trims, which features a 1.0-liter, three-piston motor. A turbo over-boost delivers up to 148 lb-ft in 15-second bursts. Just as the engine’s name suggests though, the engine aims to increase efficiency, and isn’t necessarily built to be fast. Despite an EPA highway rating of 43 mpg, which is higher than any of Ford’s hybrid models, we think it’s still fair to call the Fiesta “fun to drive”.
Besides being fun to drive and incredibly efficient, the Fiesta is also refined. According to foxsports.com, “the engine has a deep, rich sound without any of the harsh buzz subcompact car owners are familiar with. And thanks to some clever engineering, it’s also much smoother than its odd number of cylinders suggests. Ford intentionally imbalanced the flywheel and crank pulley to offset the off-kilter firing pattern, eliminating the need for the separate counter-rotating balance shaft many small motors use, which keeps the overall package as small and light as possible”.
Put the Fiesta SFE to the test for yourself – your wallet will thank you. Stop by Cambridge Classic Ford today to give a Fiesta a spin.