Now here is some good news for all you eco-friendly car people on a Monday morning. Ford has just announced that the new 2011 Ford Fiesta gets an EPA rated 40 mpg on the highway and 29 mpg in city driving. Not to shabby for a car that hasn’t even been released yet. Set to debut this summer, the 2011 Ford Fiesta is already shattering the efficiency ratings of two of its main rivals, the Honda Fit and the Toyota Yaris. The reason that the new Fiesta is so efficient is that Ford has packed it full of fuel saving technology. Features like twin independent variable camshaft timing, aggressive deceleration fuel shutoff and enhanced aerodynamics combined with Ford’s new 1.6-liter Duratec engine delivering 120 hp, help the Fiesta deliver this class leading fuel economy.
According to Fiesta chief nameplate engineer, Steve Pintar:
“To be the only vehicle in the segment to deliver 40 mpg is something we feel consumers will appreciate.”
Ford is slowly and surely beating everyone in regards to fuel economy. They already have the Ford Fusion Hybrid, America’s most fuel efficient mid-sized sedan, as well as the all new 305 hp V6 Mustang, which delivers 31 mpg on the highway. Combine that with the new 2011 Ford Fiesta’s 40 highway mpg and a starting price of $13,995, and you’ve not only got yourself one sporty little hatchback, but one that will keep you on the road for quite some time.