2013 Ford Focus ST Long-Term Road Test

2013 Ford Focus ST: Performance Vs. MPGs

October 4, 2013

2013 Ford Focus ST

Looking over the fuel log, it was interesting to see that most tanks used by our 2014 Ford Focus ST delivered well below the combined EPA rating of 26 mpg. After driving the ST, it's clear why. It's just so much fun to drive. To merely go from point A to point B seems like a waste of a good ride. It's impossible not to engage with this car.

We drove our Focus 2,034 miles in September and, while the average for the month was 21.1 mpg, there was some good fuel economy news. We did have one tank where we got 33 mpg. But that hardly moved the needle on our lifetime average of 23.3 mpg.

Philip Reed, Senior Consumer Advice Editor @ 20,448 miles

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Edmunds Insurance Estimator

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

$145 per month*
* Explanation