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Ford Fiesta, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Hatchback
#75 of 138 Ford Fiesta Real Time MPG
Jan 30, 2012 (6:41 pm)
I don`t want to beat this issue to death since it already has been. My year old 2011 Ford Fiesta SE Hatchback with automatic transmission has produced 33-35 mpg city and 41-43 mpg highway from day one! Now with just over 16,000 miles driven, nothing has changed and the fuel economy remains constant. My 2012 Kia Rio5 Hatchback with automatic transmission that is barely 3 months old with about 1000 miles driven is getting much worse fuel economy despite the fact that they both have a 1.6 ltr engine and the Kia Rio has Gas Direct Injection which produces a bit more power (but) the fuel economy is no where near that of the Ford Fiesta. The 2012 Kia Rio5 is getting between 28-31 city and 36-38 highway. Both vehicle are about the same size and weight. Nothing to panic about but none the less, still a bit disappointing.
#76 of 138 Re: Ford Fiesta Real Time MPG [phill1]
Feb 01, 2012 (3:34 pm)
Phil1: My 2012 SE 5 speed manual pretty much matches your auto for around town driving but I am pretty sure I will not see 43MPG on the highway. my Fiesta runs at 3100RPM 70MPH and I believe the auto is around 2600RPM. The good thing is I bought it to run around town anything more than that and we take my wife's 2012 Sonata limited
#77 of 138 Re: Ford Fiesta Real Time MPG [hackattack5]
Feb 02, 2012 (5:18 am)
Not that it has anything whatsoever to do with Fuel Economy but despite the so far somewhat inferior (lower) MPG my 2012 Kia Rio5 Hatchback is getting, it still has a leg up on the Fiesta in a few area`s. It has a much higher (and adjustable) Drivers Seat which allows much better frontal vision regardless of lowering the steering wheel adjustment. Has much more front seat leg room (width) for added comfort, a bit more acceleration punch due to its GDI engine, a standard Surius/XM Radio. Unfortunately, the Kia Rio5 has the worst speakers of any vehicle I have ever owned and my Ford Fiesta even with`s it base standard radio with only 4 speaks and no Sync system is much superior. I love the looks of the 2012 Kia Rio`s exterior too, "very European" but I still give my Ford Fiesta the "Crown" and wins the Swimsuit competition for looks. Parked next to each other in my driveway, they look like a handsome couple, the Fiesta in candy red metallic with the stone interior and the Rio5 in clear white with 2 tone black and beige interior.
#78 of 138 Re: Considering Purchase of Fiesta [phill1]
Mar 24, 2012 (2:57 pm)
It is hard to find anyone talking about Fiesta mpg. We have just under 13,000 miles on our 2011 Fiesta and average around 35-36 around town. Just wondering if that is rare since they call for 29mpg. We drove from Tennessee to Texas and back for Christmas (2011) and got 38-39 driving about five miles over the speed limit much of the time; I am very ok with that. While in Texas we topped 40 mpg for the first and only time. Just wondering if anyone else gets that good around town?
#79 of 138 Re: Considering Purchase of Fiesta [joecirwin]
Mar 25, 2012 (5:21 am)
I`ve had my 2011 Ford Fiesta SE Hatchback since July of 2010 and have got consistent 33-35 mpg city and 41-43 mpg highway at speeds of 75 to 80 mph. with the A/C always on. Same mpg from break in to present 14K miles. On the other hand, I have a new 2012 Kia Rio5 LX Hatchback that I bought Nov of 2011 with a similar 1.6 ltr. engine (but) with the GDI Gas Direct Injection which is (supposed) to achieve better fuel economy. Well I have to admit, it appears to provide better performance but at the cost of inferior gas mileage. The Kia Rio barely gets 30 mpg city and 37 mpg highway with less then 4k driven so far. Got to hand it to Ford, they engineered a vehicle that actually exceeds the EPA Fuel Estimates! When have you seen that lately. Still love my 2012 Kia Rio5 Hatchback but the gas milage is a bit disappointing.
#80 of 138 2012 Ford Fiesta 25mpg issue
Apr 05, 2012 (11:05 am)
My 2-month old 2012 Ford Fiesta SE Sedan with automatic transmission is only giving me 24-25 mpg in the city, with about 40% traffic, and AC on (low). The car has reached around 1000 miles, the average speed shown on the car is 20 mph. I am a pretty conservative driver, and step on the gas lightly at signals. Do I need to give the car some time to reach that 30-33 mpg city that everyone's bragging about, or is there some inherent issues with the car that need to be checked? Is it worth taking it to the dealership and getting it checked, or am I being a tad impatient? Thanks!
#81 of 138 Re: 2012 Ford Fiesta 25mpg issue [ronello]
Apr 05, 2012 (11:47 am)
I don't see it getting any better...I do not have a fiesta...so take it for what it's worth
You should track the miles driven as well; I'd guesstimate it's also very low.
I suspect that at 20mph average you're spending a long time idling...which is zero mpg Our mini-van is terrible for mpg because we spend so long idling (drive-through, picking up kids, very short trips to the store...)
If you drove an average 20mph -- steady -- through a park I think you'd have fabulous mpg numbers...but still 20mph.
I've never seen anybody disappointed with their new car mileage all of a sudden report that the engine has finally 'broken-in' and is now a fuel-miser.
Or put another way; I don't see putting on another 10k miles resulting in a 25% fuel efficiency increase.
What did you drive previously? What mpg on the same route?
#82 of 138 Re: 2012 Ford Fiesta 25mpg issue [ivan_99]
Apr 05, 2012 (1:19 pm)
Get to you local Ford dealership immediately. Something is definitely (very) wrong! My 2011 Fiesta SE Hatchback with automatic transmission has produced 34 mpg City and between 41- 43 mpg Hwy since it was taken home. On the other hand, my 2012 Kia Rio5 with the same 1.6 ltr engine is producing about 27 mpg city and maybe 35 mpg hwy. Your Fiesta needs to be looked at, NOW!
#83 of 138 Re: 2012 Ford Fiesta 25mpg issue [ivan_99]
Apr 05, 2012 (1:41 pm)
Ivan, Thanks for the inputs! I see the point you make about having a worse mpg when driving intermittently with a lot of idling time as well, versus driving steadily at 20mph..my hunch is that I still should not be seeing such bad numbers even with the former case. This is my first car in San Diego, CA..so I cant really compare. I'll definitely get it checked at the dealership.
#84 of 138 Re: 2012 Ford Fiesta 25mpg issue [phill1]
Apr 05, 2012 (1:50 pm)
Phil, thanks for the prompt reply...I'm taking it to the dealership tomorrow, and will post my experience later.