Compact Ford not remembered for thrift
B-segment cars are increasingly the standard choice in the Netherlands: spacious enough, fully equipped enough and usually also sufficiently economical. What about the latter with the Ford Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoost, of which the current model generation is also the very last? The AutoWeek Consumption Monitor provides the answer.
However economical the Fiesta may be with petrol, it does not seem economical enough for Ford. Success number Fiesta has to clear the field to eventually give up its spot to probably an electric SUV. The consumption is by no means irrelevant, because we suspect that many Dutch people will gratefully use a second-hand Ford Fiesta. In this article we take a closer look at the consumption of the three-cylinder Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoost of the last generation. This has been delivered since 2017.
Not particularly frugal
What consumption can prospective Fiesta drivers count on? The 37 owners who keep track of their consumption in the Consumption Monitor on AutoWeek.nl show an average of 1 in 16.4, or 6.2 liters per 100 kilometers. This means they drive significantly less economically than owners of an Opel Corsa or Volkswagen Polo. Could the inviting chassis and sharp steering of this Ford perhaps play a role in this?
The most economical drivers drive their Fiesta at 1 in 19.4, which means that no one breaks the magical limit of 1 in 20. A negative outlier is the consumption of 1 in 13, driven by a 100 hp Fiesta Titanium.
Differences between engine variants
Various variants of the 1.0 EcoBoost make their appearance in the Consumption Monitor. The engine powers range from 95 and 100 to 125 hp, with the latest version in some cases equipped with mild hybrid technology. There is insufficient comparative material available to conclude that this system actually influences consumption. In the Consumption Monitor, these versions do not show any noticeable outliers, either up or down. This applies to all power variants: stronger variants do not necessarily consume more than less powerful ones.
Big difference from factory specification
Finally, how much does Fiesta owners’ real-world fuel consumption differ from what the factory promises? Ford states that the 100 hp Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoost requires an average of 4.3 liters of fuel per 100 km, almost 1 in 23.3. With an average practical consumption of 6.2 l/100 km, the deviation is no less than 44 percent. The practical consumption of the Ford Focus also shows a significant deviation from the manufacturer’s specification.
– Thanks for information from Autoweek.nl