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2014 Ford Fiesta Earns Praise At L.A. Auto Show

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Ford is turning some heads with its new 2014 Fiesta model. The value priced hatchback made its debut at the ongoing Los Angeles Auto Show and has been earning rave reviews from critics and industry insiders, says a new report from autimotivediscovery.com.

The new Fiesta features a 1.6 liter EcoBoost inline four cylinder engine rated for roughly 197 horsepower and 214 pound feet of torque. It has also earned an EPA-estimated 34 MPG (highway). Though the MPG may seem a little high for a vehicle of its size, Fiesta calibration supervisor Mark Roberts says the payoff is in the performance:

"This is a rewarding car to rev. With 177 lb.-ft. of torque available from just 1,600 rpm and 214 lb.-ft. by 3,500 rpm, Fiesta ST gives the performance and feel of an engine twice its size. There's no waiting at all for the power to just push you back in your seat."

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