2011 Ford Fiesta ready for sale – with a bonus…

May 17, 2010

The 7th generation (2008 +) Ford Fiesta has been on sale throughout most of the world for nearly 3 years now and has been a hit everywhere! The Fiesta will finally hit American shores with the 2011 U.S. spec model to hit showrooms within the month. As an added incentive, though, the North American EPA have confirmed what Ford said long ago – the Fiesta gets best in class fuel economy figures…

With an impressive 29mpg city (8l/100km) and 40mpg (5.8l/100km), the 90kW (120hp) 1.6 litre 4 cylinder Duratec powered Fiesta has the best fuel economy figures in its class.

That is, of course when the power is put to the ground via the 6-speed dual-clutch PowerShift automatic transmission. When equipped with the basic 5-speed manual, the Fiesta sees a slight drop in efficiency – with 28mpg city and 37mpg highway (8.4l/100km and 6.4l/100km respectively).

Stay tuned for more Ford news…



* Ford Fiesta with the six-speed PowerShift automatic transmission has been EPA certified for 40 mpg highway and 29 mpg city delivering class-leading fuel economy
* Fiesta features several fuel-saving technologies including its PowerShift automatic transmission, Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing, Electric Power Assist Steering, aggressive deceleration fuel shutoff and enhanced aerodynamics
* Fiesta joins Fusion Hybrid – America’s most fuel efficient midsize sedan – and other class leaders like Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner Hybrids, Ford Ranger, Mustang V-6 and Super Duty offering best-in-class fuel economy

DEARBORN, Mich., May 17, 2010 – Ford’s all-new 2011 Fiesta – an Internet star even before it goes on sale this summer – will now stand out on the highway with an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certified 40 mpg rating, making it the most fuel efficient car in its class.

The Ford Fiesta 40 mpg, achieved with Ford’s new six-speed PowerShift automatic transmission, is 5 mpg better than the Honda Fit and 4 mpg better than the Toyota Yaris.

“The new Fiesta is yet another car in Ford’s lineup that delivers class-leading fuel economy,” said Barb Samardzich, vice president, Global Powertrain Engineering. “From Super Duty to Fusion Hybrid and the new Mustang V6, Ford is committed to fuel economy leadership with every new vehicle it introduces in all segments.”

Fiesta’s class-leading fuel efficiency follows Fusion Hybrid – America’s most fuel efficient midsize sedan – and other fuel economy champs such as the Ford Escape Hybrid, Mercury Mariner Hybrid and Ford Ranger pickup. For 2011, the streak continues with the Mustang V-6, Ford Super Duty and now the responsive, sporty and economical Fiesta. Moving forward, Ford is committed to being a fuel economy leader in each segment in which it competes.

The Fiesta achieves its best-in-segment fuel figures thanks to a host of fuel-saving technologies not normally seen at this price level. To increase fuel economy, Fiesta features a new 1.6-liter Duratec¨ engine with Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing (Ti-VCT) that delivers 120 horsepower, an aggressive deceleration fuel shutoff and an engine accessory drive system that improves efficiency by reducing the energy it takes to power the air conditioner and alternator.

In addition, the Fiesta also features the PowerShift transmission, a six-speed automatic that combines the fuel benefits of a manual with the convenience of an automatic. Combine that with electric power-assisted steering, another fuel saver and some aerodynamic optimizations and you have a car that can go a long way on a single tank of fuel.

“We worked hard to deliver the class-leading fuel economy Ford is becoming synonymous for,” said Steve Pintar, Fiesta chief nameplate engineer. “To be the only vehicle in the segment to deliver 40 mpg is something we feel consumers will appreciate.”

The 2011 Fiesta with standard five-speed manual transmission is EPA rated at 28 mpg city and 37 mpg highway.

These efficiency innovations combine with the stylish and aerodynamically clean Fiesta body design to efficiently slip through the wind with both fuel savings and reduced wind noise.

Fiesta is built for North American markets at Ford’s manufacturing facility in Cuautitlan, Mexico. The vehicle goes on sale in four-door sedan and five-door hatchback body styles – with the sedan starting at $13,995, including destination charges – at Ford dealerships this summer.



  1. Ford dealerships in buffalo are bragging they have already sold Fiestas, but have none to sell. What’s the deal — what is the date these will be for sale?

  2. They mean that people have come into the dealership already and put a deposit on the Fiesta. This is quite common nowadays… The Fiesta’s should be arriving at your local dealership any day now as they have been in full production for a week or two now…

  3. But WHY no three door hatchback ??????? What about folks who don’t want a four door ??????

  4. The Ford Fiesta is really a great and affordable car. I thinking of buying one for my girlfriend. Is there anything bad you can say about it?

  5. Um…. Nope! 🙂

  6. Hey, I have heard that Ford is having some trouble with the new dual clutch transmission, with things such as leaks and other things. Is this true? Look at edmunds.com and look at the reviews it shows at least 8 people saying bad things about the transmission breaking on them…

    Please help.

  7. Hi Brian,

    I have not heard any reports of PowerShift transmissions with leaks or anything else, so I don’t think I can help you here sorry! Try somewhere like http://www.blueovalnews.com 😉

    Cheers, Ben

  8. My new ford fiesta is in the shop now getting a new transmission. I had not had it a month yet.

  9. Do you know what the problems were with the original trans? Hopefully this isn’t plaguing too many, but a whole new car to a plant will mean that things like this will happen – but hopefully not in high numbers! :S

  10. No. It would drive fine one day and then the next day I get in the car and try to back out of drive and it’d pop up on the screen transmission malfunction. It would not go in reverse after that.

  11. Interesting… Have you heard from the dealership what the problem was?

  12. No and they still haven’t gotten my car fixed.

  13. ooohh nooooo! are the transmission problems common? i really want this car and i have my heart set on it as my first car but if there are problems i should look into this more… 😦 disappointed… And is the newest fiesta available with a moon/sunroof? that would be great. ohhh and i tried to “build” one on the ford website and they arent offering leather seats??? i thought they did.

  14. I’m not sure the PowerShift transmission problems are common – they are going fine everywhere else in the world. The manual is totally faultless by the way – it’s one slick ride!

    Ford.com has had some updates as of recently, as well as the build and price, so try again as it was perhaps during an upgrade you did the B&P…

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