The 2014 Ford Fiesta will arrive on the scene with a wide variety of options. On one end of the spectrum, the Fiesta ST will give a powerful and sporty performance. And far on the other end is the 2014 Ford Fiesta with a one-liter EcoBoost engine. And for the first time ever, it will have three cylinders.
Now, don’t let this little one-liter three-cylinder EcoBoost scare you. It still packs a powerful punch, a punch equal to that of 123 horses. But the real magic of this engine is its fuel economy. Right now projections put it somewhere in the forties—maybe even fifty miles per gallon! Joe Bakaj, Ford vice president of Powertrain Engineering, promised, “Customers are going to be pleasantly surprised at what the smallest member of the EcoBoost engine family can do!”
And for those of you who are worried about the shake and shudder that an uneven number of cylinders may produce: forget about it! Ford has taken care of that problem with added weights to the front pulley and rear flywheel, which will counteract all the shaking. Believe it or not, the three-cylinder engine may just provide the smoothest ride in town.
The 2014 Focus will also come with an enhanced version of the MyFord Touch system, featuring a new 6.5-inch color touch screen, updated software, enhanced voice recognition, and more simplified commands. Friendly Ford is really excited to see this one pull into the lots sometime next year!