The Fiesta is Ford's smallest car sold in the US, and the 2014 model is available with the company's smallest engine.
Read more about the 2014 Ford Fiesta EcoBoost.
20 May 2014, 9:45 am AESTUpdated: 17 May 2014, 9:37 am AEST
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The EcoBoost 1-liter engine comes as a $995 option for the SE-trim Fiesta.
Although only 1-liter and three cylinders, the engine gives more output, 123 horsepower, than the Fiesta's standard 1.6-liter engine.
Ford offers the Fiesta EcoBoost in sedan or hatchback body styles.
With the EcoBoost option, the trim name changes to SFE.
The Fiesta has a surprisingly large trunk for a small car.
The Comfort package, at only $290, adds heated seats and automatic climate control.
The 1-liter engine is likely to struggle a bit with all the seats filled.
Other than the engine option, this Fiesta is largely the same as other Fiesta models.
The 1-liter engine tops out at the same redline as a typical engine.
The five-speed manual transmission is the only one available for the Fiesta EcoBoost.
The Fiesta EcoBoost head unit cannot be upgraded to MyFord Touch, as other Fiestas' can, but Sync provides a lot of functionality.
Audio playback offers a lot of sources, such as drives or iOS devices plugged into the USB port.
Although voice command works well, this button-and-screen interface makes simple tasks difficult.
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