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Ford Fiesta, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Hatchback
#3 of 138 Re: 2011 Ford Fiesta Actual MPG [phill1]
Mar 25, 2011 (4:00 pm)
Thanks for the update. I wish more people would chime in with their gas mileage and experience with the Fiesta. I almost bought one a month ago but backed out of the deal so I could see what the new Focus is going drive. As soon as I drive a 2012 Focus SEL I am going to make up my mind so any info good or bad would be greatly appreciated.
#4 of 138 Re: 2011 Ford Fiesta Actual MPG [hackattack5]
Mar 26, 2011 (12:21 pm)
Actually you will comparing Apples with Oranges putting the Fiesta against the Focus. The Fiesta is a considerably smaller vehicle B-segment Sub Compact vs the Focus which is significantly larger and a C-segment Compact size vehicle. Myself, I like the easy parking and handling of a smaller vehicle and with gasoline soon to reach $4.00/$5.00 gallon and perhaps higher in the future, I want to achieve maximum mpg. The Fiesta indeed meets and actually exceed the EPA milage ratings, you don`t see that EVER! My next vehicle which should be in the dealers showrooms later this spring will be either a 2012 Hyundai Accent Hatchback or its twin sibling the 2012 Kia Rio Hatchback. Both are going to be very well equipped and have even more room and comfort then the Fiesta with the same or lower price and reportedly even better real time city and highway mpg ratings. I`ve owned both products, Hyundai and Kia and found them to be excellent cars and with a 5 year 60K bumper to bumper warranty and 10 year 100K drivetrain too, it should be on everyones short list of new vehicles to shop. If your one of those Patriotic flag wavers and only want to buy American, the Fiesta is built in Mexico, while the Focus is assembled in Michigan. Everyone is crazy about the 2011 Hyundai Sonata & Elantra so the new Accent is definitely worth a look IMO.
#5 of 138 Fiesta Hatchback Mileage
Mar 27, 2011 (4:03 pm)
I have a Fiesta SES hatch with the automatic. I drive about 80 miles per day commuting to and from work on a combination of two lane roads, suburban traffic with lots of stoplights, and about 20 miles of highway. The highway can be wide open or bumper to bumper and is usually a bit of each.
Over just under 8,000 miles of this, I am averaging 39.8 mpg and usually get about 440 to 450 miles on an avg of 11.2 gallons per fill up. I do drive efficiently and don't do stupid things like accerlerating to red lights or weaving in an out of traffic. I also do this to reduce brake use or with all the ltraffic ights I'd probably go through a brake job a year which would get very expensive. The Fiesta is definitely the most fuel efficient car I have owned, including a manual transmission Chevy Nova (Corolla) and a manual transmission Honda Fit Sport.
#6 of 138 24-55mpg, depending on conditions....
Apr 02, 2011 (11:31 pm)
'11 Fiesta Hatchback, Automatic, SFE Package.
I've put 1400 miles on it over the last 5 weeks. In the middle of San Francisco gridlock, the mileage is in the low 20's, and it makes me wish I'd picked up a hybrid with an engine-stop feature. Cruising along the freeway at 63mph, I got better than 50mpg and I couldn't be happier.
#7 of 138 my 2011 fiesta ses
May 08, 2011 (8:39 am)
has 6,000 on it only gets 31 on the hwy says it will get 38 far from it.
#8 of 138 Re: my 2011 fiesta ses [ash90]
May 08, 2011 (12:14 pm)
"ash90" assuming your calculating your mpg correctly, something is very wrong with your Ford Fiesta and I would recommend getting it back to your Ford dealerships service department. Like I have posted earlier, I now have almost 8000 miles on my vehicle since I bought it last July and I still get 34-36 mpg city with A/C on here in Florida with stop and go driving and 41-43 mpg highway driving 75-80 mph. I do NOT have the FEP or Fuel Efficiency Package, have the 6 speed automatic transmission and others who own Fiesta`s report similar fuel economy. Something needs attention under your vehicles hood! What does your on-board computer indicate for mpg? Mine corresponds closely with my actual fuel consumption.
#9 of 138 My SE with Powershift
May 09, 2011 (8:47 am)
Last 4 tanks; 41.1, 42.1,41.3 and 40.6 mpg.
#10 of 138 Re: My SE with Powershift [iamz]
May 09, 2011 (9:45 am)
Thanks for your posting iamz. I did not want to appear to be a Ford Fiesta pawn trying to fake impressive fuel economy numbers in this Forum.
#11 of 138 32.9mpg so far.
May 09, 2011 (10:21 am)
Purchased 2/23/11. So far: 3662 miles, 111.4 gallons, 32.9mpg. Mostly in highly congested city traffic, with one high-speed dash to L.A. a week ago.
#12 of 138 Fiesta City mpg
May 09, 2011 (10:43 am)
Sounds about right. I get around 34 to 35 mpg in heavy stop and go city driving here in So FL with A/C on all the time. Great for a non-hybrid. On the highway, 41-43 mpg all the time. Dealership said there was a computer "patch" to help eliminate the occasional auto transmission jerking sensation. I told them to Leave It Alone, I don`t want to risk reducing the excellent fuel economy.