The Ford Motor Company states that the 2015 Fiesta with standard transmission has an estimated 28 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway. Its SE EcoBoost engine, which is a special package on standard transmission models, delivers up to 43 highway mpg and 31 city mpg.
Launched in 1976, the Ford Fiesta was conceived as a smaller car option. The vehicle was designed jointly in Europe and America and was the company's first global front-wheel-drive vehicle. As of August 2014, over 16 million Fiestas have been sold since 1976. In July 2014, the Fiesta became the bestselling vehicle of all time in the UK.