2013 Ford Focus ST Long-Term Road Test

2013 Ford Focus ST: Fuel Economy for March

April 2, 2013

2013 Ford Focus ST

During the month of March we put 1,482 miles on our 2013 Ford Focus ST. We must've been having even more fun in this little turbo hatchback than usual, because we averaged just 20.4 mpg for the month on 91 octane premium.

That's almost 3 mpg below what we averaged last month, and it brought our average lifetime mpg down to 21.7 from the previous 22.0. Of course, 21.7 mpg is also well under the EPA's 26.0 combined mpg rating.

The drop in fuel economy can be traced to a significant amount of city driving during the month, along with some hard canyon charging. Hey, we gotta drive the car the way it was intended, right?

Worst Fill MPG: 13.3
Best Fill MPG: 30.2
Average Lifetime MPG: 21.7
EPA MPG Rating (City/Highway Combined): 23/32/26
Best Range: 309.1 miles
Current Odometer: 9,249 miles

Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 9,249 miles

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Edmunds Insurance Estimator

The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2013 Ford Focus ST in WA is:

$167 per month*
* Explanation