There are plenty of cars in the subcompact class with good fuel economy, but only one is EPA rated at 41 mpg. The 2014 Ford Fiesta SE with the new Super Fuel Economy Package delivers 30 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway.
The package includes the regular SE's 1.6-liter four-cylinder and six-speed dual-clutch automated manual transmission, but adds an aerodynamic kit with a rear spoiler, side air deflectors, underbody shields and lower grille blockers. Low-rolling-resistance tires and cruise control complete the package.
Regular SE models are EPA rated at 29/39 mpg city/highway with the automatic, and 27/38 with the manual. Competitors like the 2013 Honda Fit (28/35 mpg) and 2013 Hyundai Accent (28/37 mpg) fall short of the Fiesta's fuel economy. Chevrolet's 2013 Sonic, however, comes close with an EPA rating of 29/40 with a six-speed manual transmission.
The updated-for-2014 Ford Fiesta goes on sale soon. Ford communications spokesman Dan Mazei told Cars.com that the SFE Package is $95 more than the regular SE, for a total of $17,435, including a $795 destination fee.