Ford’s 1.0L EcoBoost Wins 3rd International Engine of the Year Award


Ford’s 1.0L EcoBoost engine is a great piece of technology. It’s won awards worldwide, and performs well in the Ford Fiestas we’ve driven. Now, in an unprecedented first, the 1.0L 3-Cylinder EcoBoost has won the 2014 International Engine of the Year for a third straight year.

A panel of 82 journalists from around the world meet and vote on their favorite engine. Refinement, advanced technology, and efficiency are the key details on the new engine.

In the United States, the Fiesta gets 43 mpg on the highway (its economy was just adjusted down). Making more power and torque than the 1.6L in the standard Fiesta, the EcoBoost provides great around-the-town performance while getting decent economy.

According to Ford, the 1.0L EcoBoost should appear in the US version of the Ford Focus. It’s already in the European version. For the enthusiasts, the 1.0L EcoBoost engine Focus and Fiesta models are only available with a manual transmission.

It’s small enough to fit in a suitcase and go through airport security, it doubles as a coffee cup holder, it marks the return of the volume 3-cylinder engine, and it’s a worldwide award winner. We look forward to seeing the future of this small power plant.

Chad Kirchner

Chad Kirchner is a freelance automotive journalist with a sincere passion for the industry and helping people. He’s a member of the Midwest Automotive Media Association and the Texas Auto Writers Association. When not writing about the latest automotive news or vehicles, you can catch him at car shows around the country. Be sure to check him out on social media, including Google+ and Twitter.