2013 Ford Focus ST Long-Term Road Test

2013 Ford Focus ST: Road Trip Fuel Economy

August 29, 2013

2013 Ford Focus ST

My 710-mile road trip to San Francisco and back to L.A. in our long-term 2013 Ford Focus ST was accomplished at, erm, a brisk pace.

Because of this, plus frequent excursions of the right pedal to manage this route's characteristic obnoxious traffic pattern, it completed the trek with an overall 25.1 mpg result.

This is a smidge below its combined EPA rating of 26 mpg (and far from its 32 mpg highway score), but to be honest I expected this trip to return even worse fuel economy than it did. You gotta pay to play.

Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor

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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