2011 Ford Fiesta officially rated at 40 mpg highway with PowerShift gearbox – rpmGo.com

Ford has been hyping up the 2011 Fiesta for its upcoming US market launch, showcasing everything from its attractive design to its supercar-killing attributes.

Now, the Blue Oval will be able to flaunt one more thing: the fuel average of the compact hatch. The EPA officially revealed the rating for the 2011 Fiesta, confirming the first estimates: 29 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway, when equipped with the six-speed, dual-clutch PowerShift automatic gearbox.

Those who opt for the five-speed manual (the base option), will get 28 mpg in the city and 37 on the highway, still better than rivals like the Toyota Yaris or Honda Fit. Both ratings involve the 120 HP 1.6-liter inline-four cylinder unit.

Expect the highly frugal 2011 Ford Fiesta to hit dealerships in the next few weeks.

Source: Ford

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