2014 Ford Fiesta 1.0L EcoBoost

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I’ll be honest; when Ford first unveiled its 3.5-litre EcoBoost V6, I was skeptical. Past attempts at building turbocharged American cars were almost universally awful, I reasoned, so why would Ford’s latest effort be any different? This may seem foolish today, considering the success that the growing EcoBoost range has achieved – particularly the 2.0-litre and 1.6-litre mills. Yet I once again found myself questioning Ford.

It’s the makeup of the 1.0-litre, turbocharged three-cylinder slotted into the compact engine bay of this Fiesta that has a way of breeding doubt. Three-cylinder engines remain an extreme rarity in North America. What’s more, they earned a less-than-desirable reputation for applications in the 1980s and 1990s, and my trepidation about this latest three-pot as a result.

As I found out, though, history is a poor informant of modern technology. The thrust available in other cars with the EcoBoost badge on the back has not gone missing here; something the International Engine of the Year committee has lauded. That august body named the 1.0-litre Ecoboost the best engine of 2012 and 2013. After a week of driving, it didn’t take long for my fear of threes to get turned into something like that line of thinking.

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2014 Ford Fiesta 1.0L EcoBoost

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