Ford Wins Big In Texas

The Ford Fiesta powered by its EcoBoost engine won four major categories in a 49-vehicle event at the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) Auto Roundup rally competition held Monday, April 28, at the Texas Motor Speedway.

Named Best Sub-Compact Car of Texas, the 2014 Ford Fiesta powered by the 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine has an EPA-estimated fuel efficiency rating of 32 mpg city, 45 mpg highway and 37 mpg combined.

Ford highlighted the fact it is the only vehicle in the subcompact class with an EPA-estimated rating of 45 mpg that produces 120-plus horsepower.

TAWA also named the 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine as Best New Feature.

Also, more than 50 Texas auto writers selected the Fiesta ST as the Best Value product of the TAWA event while selecting it as Performance Compact Car of Texas. The Fiesta ST is powered by a 1.6-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine yielding 197 horsepower and 202 pound-feet of torque.

The Green Vehicle of Texas honors went to the Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid, which delivers a 620-mile total range and up to 21 miles of all-electric range. It is EPA-rated at up to 108 MPGe.