Go Back   EcoModder Forum > Introductions
Register Now
 Register Now
 

Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-17-2016, 07:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Ohio
Posts: 7

FiST - '16 Ford Fiesta ST
Team Turbocharged!
Team Ford
90 day: 34.06 mpg (US)
Thanks: 2
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
2016 Fiesta ST

Hi everyone! I just got my first new car a 2016 Ford Fiesta ST. Although its built for speedy performance I am interested in getting the most fuel efficiency possible out of it. The car shows your real time and average mpg and I have been fixated on increasing these numbers.

The official ratings for the car are 26/33 and 29 combined. When pulling off the dealer lot the average mpg was 21 and after a few hundred miles it is now 25.8. My first goal is to get this number to 30, and ultimately I would like to achieve the maximum fuel efficiency possible for my car.

See you all around!

  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to fist16 For This Useful Post:
UltArc (01-17-2016)
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 01-17-2016, 09:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 1,545

Volt, gas only - '12 Chevrolet Volt Premium
90 day: 38.02 mpg (US)

Volt, electric only - '12 Chevrolet Volt Premium
90 day: 132.26 mpg (US)

Yukon Denali Hybrid - '12 GMC Yukon Denali Hybrid
90 day: 21.48 mpg (US)
Thanks: 165
Thanked 342 Times in 237 Posts
Welcome, nice car!
__________________




  Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2016, 10:08 AM   #3 (permalink)
Administrator
 
Daox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Germantown, WI
Posts: 11,104

CM400E - '81 Honda CM400E
90 day: 51.49 mpg (US)

Daox's Grey Prius - '04 Toyota Prius
Team Toyota
90 day: 49.53 mpg (US)

Daox's Insight - '00 Honda Insight
90 day: 64.33 mpg (US)

Swarthy - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage DE
Mitsubishi
90 day: 56.69 mpg (US)
Thanks: 2,428
Thanked 2,479 Times in 1,495 Posts
Welcome to the site.

The Fiesta ST sounds like a very fun car, and it has a pretty decent highway rating. I'm curious though, the 2014 and 2015 EPA ratings are a bit higher than the 2016 rating. If I were you, I'd try to figure out what the difference is.




What is your normal commute like? We can suggest some mods based off of that. Or, did you have some planned already?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	fiestastepa.jpg
Views:	832
Size:	90.1 KB
ID:	19476  
__________________
Current project: A better alternator delete
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Daox For This Useful Post:
fist16 (01-17-2016)
Old 01-17-2016, 02:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Ohio
Posts: 7

FiST - '16 Ford Fiesta ST
Team Turbocharged!
Team Ford
90 day: 34.06 mpg (US)
Thanks: 2
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Great point about the 2016 having lower milage, I will look into that. My main commute to work is about 40 highway miles round trip.

I don't have any mods planned yet because I'm new to this type of performance so I'm open to suggestion.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2016, 03:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 5,927
Thanks: 877
Thanked 2,018 Times in 1,302 Posts
Averaged over 46 in my 2011 1.6 AT Fiesta. Yours should be good for 40 average unless you start driving at much slower average speeds (probably not).

I would not do engine off with that engine and direct injection. I did not do EOC in mine due to the auto.

regards
mech
  Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to user removed For This Useful Post:
fist16 (01-18-2016), MetroMPG (02-05-2016)
Old 01-18-2016, 08:24 AM   #6 (permalink)
Rat Racer
 
Fat Charlie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Route 16
Posts: 3,761

Al the Third, year four - '13 Honda Fit Base
Team Honda
90 day: 42.9 mpg (US)
Thanks: 1,535
Thanked 1,673 Times in 1,079 Posts
Nice ride. That was my "but what I reeealy want..." when I was looking. The leftover 13 Honda was too good to pass up, though. I probably would have had more fun in the Ford, but not by much.

Welcome to the fun!
__________________

Quote:
Originally Posted by sheepdog44 View Post
Transmission type Efficiency
Manual neutral engine off.100% @MPG <----- Fun Fact.
Manual 1:1 gear ratio .......98%
CVT belt ............................88%
Automatic .........................86%

  Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2016, 11:06 AM   #7 (permalink)
Not Doug
 
Xist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Show Low, AZ
Posts: 9,416

Chorizo - '00 Honda Civic HX, baby! :D
90 day: 35.35 mpg (US)

Mid-Life Crisis Fighter - '99 Honda Accord LX
90 day: 35.36 mpg (US)
Thanks: 6,379
Thanked 1,804 Times in 1,365 Posts
Welcome to the site!

Daox, the highway mileage dropped 2 MPG, but the big "29 MPG combined" is a bit confusing, especially when the city mileage did not improve.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2016, 11:13 AM   #8 (permalink)
Administrator
 
Daox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Germantown, WI
Posts: 11,104

CM400E - '81 Honda CM400E
90 day: 51.49 mpg (US)

Daox's Grey Prius - '04 Toyota Prius
Team Toyota
90 day: 49.53 mpg (US)

Daox's Insight - '00 Honda Insight
90 day: 64.33 mpg (US)

Swarthy - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage DE
Mitsubishi
90 day: 56.69 mpg (US)
Thanks: 2,428
Thanked 2,479 Times in 1,495 Posts
Yeah, I noticed that. Could be a typo. I'm not sure. Its worth investigating.
__________________
Current project: A better alternator delete
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2016, 06:58 PM   #9 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Ohio
Posts: 7

FiST - '16 Ford Fiesta ST
Team Turbocharged!
Team Ford
90 day: 34.06 mpg (US)
Thanks: 2
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
The only information I have found regarding the highway mpg revision for the 2016 model is some drivers speculating that the previous highway rating of 35 was overrated and the new rating of 33 more accurately reflects what drivers are getting. I don't think there are any mechanical changes in the car that made the highway mileage mileage worse.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2016, 09:18 AM   #10 (permalink)
Rat Racer
 
Fat Charlie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Route 16
Posts: 3,761

Al the Third, year four - '13 Honda Fit Base
Team Honda
90 day: 42.9 mpg (US)
Thanks: 1,535
Thanked 1,673 Times in 1,079 Posts
It's sad that EPA test results are too aspirational.

__________________

Quote:
Originally Posted by sheepdog44 View Post
Transmission type Efficiency
Manual neutral engine off.100% @MPG <----- Fun Fact.
Manual 1:1 gear ratio .......98%
CVT belt ............................88%
Automatic .........................86%

  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com