Last post on Jun 12, 2013 at 6:29 PM
You are in the Ford Focus
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Ford Focus, Ford Focus SVT, Fuel Efficiency (MPG)
#173 of 178 Re: Ford Focus Owners: MPG-Real World Numbers [revss]
Feb 06, 2013 (3:31 pm)
OK, long story short. I rented a car to drive from Charlotte, NC to Virginia (4.5 hour drive at an average of 65-70 mph) and got 41 miles to the gallon. That was not based on the car's computer telling me how far I had until empty, but based on the starting mileage, ending mileage before fill up and the tank capacity. I loved the car so much, I went and bought one. One of the best comapct cars I have ever owned.
#175 of 178 Re: Ford Focus Owners: MPG-Real World Numbers [renegade8]
Feb 24, 2013 (4:30 pm)
I own a 2012 SE which can run on either unleaded or E85 ethanol. Not long ago, I was commuting between San Antonio and New Braunfels, TX, averaging 33.5 MPG with a combination of open highway and stop and go rush hour traffic. Now that I'm doing more city driving, the average is 28.5 MPG. I haven't broke out the calculator, but I'm getting pretty much what I expect out of a car with just a touch under 5,000 miles on the odometer. I hope this helps.
Mar 10, 2013 (7:24 am)
bought a2013 focus for mileage they claim 38 mpg i cant get better than 33.5 mpg
#177 of 178 Re: lefty02 [lefty02]
Mar 11, 2013 (8:18 am)
You can't get better than 33.5 mpg while driving pure highway miles at no faster than 65 mph? That's pretty much what the EPA highway rating means.
#178 of 178 Re: lefty02 [kam327]
Jun 12, 2013 (6:29 pm)
I have 13,000 miles on my 2012 SEL and was getting 31mpg in the winter and 33mpg in the summer. About a month ago I decided to fill it up with E85 and got a whopping 26.5mpg but guess what ever since then on regular unleaded (for 3 tanks now) I am getting 36mpg. I don't know how the computer knows what Octane the fuel is but I think my computer is burning the fuel more efficiently now. These number are both what the computer says and my old fashion math says. I am not sure what happened but I am not changing a thing. As far as people wanting to complain about poor gas mileage my car has never gotten below 30mpg (on regular gas) and I am real happy with it.