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Ford Fiesta, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Hatchback
#14 of 134 Re: 46.5 mpg [iamz]
Jun 10, 2011 (9:03 am)
In this months Consumer Reports Magazine, they were discussing Fuel Economy and EPA estimates. They pointed out that often, one (never) gets as favorable MPG as the EPA estimates be they city or highway. They pointed to an exception, the 2011 Ford Fiesta SE. WITHOUT the added cost SFE (super fuel efficiency) package, they got around 45 MPG Highway where the EPA estimate was only 37 MPG. I get 41 MPG Highway with my 2011 Fiesta SE Hatchback with hard driving at 75 to 80 MPH. Great job Ford!
#15 of 134 Re: 46.5 mpg [phill1]
Jun 10, 2011 (9:32 am)
I have the SE hatchback also. I have the Powershift tranny but it sounds like the manuals also can get well above the EPA numbers.
I should mention that had I not done all the in town/city driving I would have had about 49 mpg on the trip. That's what the trip computer said just as I rolled into the resort.
#16 of 134 Re: 46.5 mpg [iamz]
Jun 10, 2011 (10:28 am)
I`m real happy with my Fiesta which I`ve owned since last July and have just over 9K miles driven. Was considering a 2012 Ford Focus to replace my 2006 Kia Rio5 Hatchback but the Fiesta and Focus are to similar looking especially the dash and instrument panel (radio/sync) display. I`m opting for the 2012 Kia Rio5 Hatchback when it arrives this fall. Hope it gets at least as good fuel economy as the Fiesta since they both have a 1600 CC engine, 6 speed automatic transmission (and) the new Rio has GDI, gasoline direct injection that should boost both performance and fuel efficiency. Also, the new Kia Rio will have ISG, idle/stop/go technology which should also increase MPG.
#17 of 134 My Real World MPG
Jul 03, 2011 (9:23 pm)
On my 2011 Fiesta with a 5-speed manual transmission, my avg. MPG according to the display is usually between 40-42 MPG with mostly highway driving. When I do mostly around town driving, especially after a recent fill up, it usually shows 30-32 mpg. One time when I filled up at the gas station, the MPG display said 40 point something MPG, and I used a calculator to divide the miles driven since the last fill up by the number of gallons I just put in the tank. The result was 37.2 MPG. I'd say the MPG display overestimates about 3 MPG give or take a few depending on how you drive the car. I drive an average of 200-250 miles a week, and if gas prices are around $3.60/gal, $25.00 can fill up the tank. I usually use a hair more than half a tank in a week's driving, so overall I'm impressed with my Fiesta's fuel economy.
#18 of 134 Re: My Real World MPG [adaema05]
Jul 04, 2011 (5:44 am)
Most people report the vehicle`s onboard fuel economy computer does (not) accurately indicate either city or highway MPG. Best way is what you described. Fill gas tank until automatic shut off stop, reset trip meter, and when its time to refill gas tank, just simply divide miles drived by gallons of fuel used and you have "real-time mpg figure. The vast majority of consumers are very happy that their Fiesta`s usually (exceed) EPA estimates for both city and highway fuel estimates.
#19 of 134 Re: My Real World MPG [adaema05]
Jul 04, 2011 (7:32 am)
I usually find the Fiesta's trip computer to be within 1 to 1.5 mpg above the actual mpg. My last 3 tanks have all been just above 44 mpg (manually calculated).
#20 of 134 Re: 2011 Ford Fiesta Actual MPG [phill1]
Jul 19, 2011 (3:10 pm)
I just bought the ford fiesta sedan sel. The first tank load I am averaging in the low twenties with mostly city driving, how long did it take you to get the MPGs you get?
#21 of 134 Fiesta MPG
Jul 19, 2011 (3:13 pm)
I just bought the 2011 sel fiesta... The first tank I am averaging in the low twenties, with mostly city driving, did anybody else experience the same? Will the MPGs improve?
#22 of 134 2011 sel fiesta sedan
Jul 19, 2011 (3:38 pm)
I've owned the car for three days... These are my first impressions:
The technology is great with the upgraded sound system in the sel. I can play my iPhone 4 using the blue tooth functions through the stereo speakers such as, navigation, iPod etc, all wirelessly. Also, when I receive a phone call the music or the navigation will mute through the speakers and the sync will go in to the phone mode automatically. When the call has ended it will return to the previous function automatically.
Brakes are good.
The materials are well made, no rattling or cabin noises.
Large truck for such a small car.
Keyless entry and start work well.
The double clutch automatic feels like a Manuel ( I should have know because it actually is)
Pick up is not always smooth, but sometimes it is. ( this is excluding inclines or declines)
I'm still trying to figure it out. While my Honda Fit had the Pep as the fiesta it had smooth acceleration. This is frustrating me a bit!
The cabin feels smaller than the Fit. My two legs are either hitting into the stupid cup holder on the left door, or banging into the center console on the right side.
The back seat is much smaller than than the Fit. I didn't think it would matter but somehow I am feeling jipped!
On the first tank, I am only averaging in the low twenties with mostly city driving. ( I hope this improves)
I went with the fiesta because Ford offered many features that the Honda Fit does not. But right now I am feeling that I should have bought another Fit. The engineering on the Fit seems to be a notch better than the Fiesta. Hopefully my impressions will change because I am going to be stuck with this
- ride for at least another 2 to 3 years.
#23 of 134 Low Gas Mileage on (1st) Tank of Gas?
Jul 20, 2011 (5:40 am)
I think perhaps you might (not) have a defective vehicle but an impatience issue. Maybe a small dose of Xanax might help. A new vehicle needs at least 1000 or more miles to "break in". If you are calculating your actual MPG correctly and your fuel economy does not improve significantly after 2000 miles driven, something is drastically wrong and a visit to the Ford Dealers Service Department is in order. I bought my 2011 Ford Fiesta SE Hatchback last July and have 10K mileage driven so far. I get 34 MPG in hard constant stop and go city driving, with I might add the A/C being engaged (all) the time. On the Highway, going 70 to 75 MPH with or without the (cruise control) engaged I always get between 40 to 42 MPG. Consumer reports last month reported that a recently purchased Ford Fiesta that they bought for testing and review surprised them with an amazing 45 MPG highway number! And that was achieved with a Fiesta that (Did Not) have the extra cost SFE option. Give your car some extra time and put some more mileage on it. Make sure you are calculating your miles driven vs gallons of fuel consumed correctly and if it does not match the fuel economy number most other Fiesta owners are getting, there definitely is mechanical problems to be looked at. I am very happy with my Ford Fiesta in every aspect. I plan on purchasing a 2012 Kia Rio5 Hatchback later this fall to replace another aging vehicle I own as well.