As rated by the EPA, the Ford Fiesta gets the best fuel economy of the bunch at 29/38 mpg city/highway. But could it get those numbers in the real world?
It came pretty dang close on Leg 2. According to the Fiesta’s trip computer, it got 37.2 mpg, the drive’s highest-recorded mileage.
All four of these cars come with a trip computer that monitored gas mileage. The xD wasn’t as cooperative as the others; according to the owner’s manual, the trip mpg meter only resets when the gas tank is filled. The others were able to be manually reset at each leg, which is standard operating procedure for our drives. The xD’s readout as displayed below is a continual reading through the drive.