2008 Ford Focus Long Term Road Test

2008 Ford Focus SES: Meet Our MPGs

February 28, 2008

2008 Ford Focus -- Brent Romans

You've probably seen or heard Ford's "Where MPGs meet MP3s" ad campaign for the Ford Focus. The MP3 part would refer to Ford's new Sync system, and MPG boasts about the Focus' respectable fuel economy.

It's not all hype, either. With an EPA-estimated rating of 24 mpg city and 35 mpg highway, the Ford Focus is one of the most fuel efficient small cars you can buy...

You can see how well it ranks using the federal government's fuel economy website.

With the automatic transmission, the Focus' EPA estimate drops a little to 24/33 mpg, with a combined average of 28 mpg. So far, with 3,000 miles on the odometer, our long-term 2008 Focus SES is a bit behind with a lifetime 25.8 mpg. Our best tank so far was 31 mpg.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 3,076 miles

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