Fuel Economy Update for June - 2013 Ford Focus ST Long-Term Road Test

2013 Ford Focus ST Long-Term Road Test

2013 Ford Focus ST: Fuel Economy Update for June

July 3, 2013

2013 Ford Focus ST

During June, we put 1,417 miles on our 2013 Ford Focus ST, and we're closing in on the 15,000 milestone. We took it on a 600-mile family road trip and averaged 27 mpg, then used it mostly in and around town. Over 7 tanks, we averaged 25.7 mpg. That squares pretty well with the EPA's 26 mpg combined rating.

On our worst tank, we averaged 21.3 mpg. But our best tank fell just short of our current record. We averaged 30.1 mpg around the middle of the month, just one-tenth shy of our current best. Not bad. The ST seems like a thirsty machine, but the numbers prove it not unreasonable considering what you get.

Dan Frio, Automotive Editor @ 14,345 miles

Worst Fill MPG: 13.3
Best Fill MPG: 30.2
Average Lifetime MPG: 22.6
EPA MPG Rating (City/Highway/Combined): 23/32/26
Best Range: 339.3
Current Odometer: 14,345


  • greenpony greenpony Posts:

    The car is CAPABLE of meeting or exceeding its EPA ratings. If you stay out of boost and shift at 2k rpm. Is that savings possible in your area? Is it even worth the sacrifice in fun? Only you can decide!

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