Ford’s 1.0 liter three-cylinder EcoBoost engine was bestowed the 2014 Ward’s 10 Best Engines award, joining an already-impressive list of recognitions for the fuel-efficient and impressively-powerful powerplant. Notably, the engine has already won two International Engine of the Year awards in Europe (in 2012 and 2013), a 2014 Fiesta powered by the diminutive engine has been recognized as the 2013 Women’s World Car of the Year, and the engine also earned Ford SMMT’s 2013 Award For Automotive Innovation.
Most recently, the 1.0 liter EcoBoost made its U.S. debut in the 2014 Ford Fiesta SFE in, making the subcompact vehicle America’s most fuel-efficient non-hybrid, gasoline-powered car with an EPA-estimated rating of 45 MPG on the highway. Comparatively, that’s higher than the Honda Fit by 12 MPG, higher than the Toyota Yaris by 8 MPG, and higher than the Chevy Sonic by 5 MPG, all while delivering 123 horsepower and 125 lb.-ft. of torque… from a one liter engine with three cylinders.
The Motrolix Take
Congratulations to The Blue Oval’s product development team for not only setting the direction to make such a progressive engine as the 1.0 liter EcoBoost, but also for executing the engineering and manufacturing of the powerplant to such high standards. This should serve as mounting evidence that those who believe that superior product, design, and engineering don’t matter are profoundly mistaken.