I leased this car in Nov 2012 and driven 8k miles so far.
The car has great styling and a comfortable ride, but the gas mileage and jerky transmission has been very dissapointing.
I live in los angeles and drive a mix of both highway and local roads.
My average mpg is 21.8 and that requires driving like a grandmother. My old acura 3.2tl got similar gas mileage but was much faster and enjoyable to drive.
BTW, my ford touch stinks. its extremely slow, and can be distracting to operate while driving, it does not support any apps (ie yelp/pandora).
On multiple occassions it has froze and required the car to be restarted to resume working.
improve gas mileage;improve my ford touch:
Ford currently advertises Sync and My ford touch as supporting all types of apps (ie yelp) but this not the case.