There’s a lot of science that’s gone into the intricate design of the 2014 Ford Fiesta’s optional 1.0-Litre twin independent variable cam timing EcoBoost® engine. Ford engineers have developed a way to increase fuel efficiency by enabling a direct injection of gasoline into each cylinder. And that’s great! But what does that really mean?

Quite simply, it means you get better fuel efficiency without sacrificing power and performance1. From long rides with friends, to quick trips around the city, having some kick under the hood can come in handy.

Sure we can talk about all of the new technologies like the cranked-up boost in the air-to-air intercooled turbocharger and twin independent variable camshaft timing, but driving is about what it feels like to get behind the wheel. The engine stays remarkably smooth and quiet around town and continues even when you hit the highway.

So how does the 2014 Fiesta with a 1.0-Litre EcoBoost® engine feel to drive? We put some journalists in the driver’s seat to show us. Check out the video above and let us know your thoughts in the comments section below, on Facebook, or send us a Tweet.

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  1. *Versus standard 1.6L I4 5 speed manual engine. 120 hp, 6.2L/100km city and 4.3L/100km hwy fuel consumption with available 1.0L GTDI I3 5 Speed Manual engine, based on Government of Canada approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption will vary.