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The Ford Focus is the flagship sedan in Ford’s lineup, and one that drivers across the State College, Lewistown, and Bellefonte area have learned to appreciate. It offers a comfortable ride, competitive performance in the sector, and, of course, outstanding fuel economy. As drivers become increasingly aware of the need to be eco-friendly, car manufacturers have scrambled to create new technologies that combine the best in performance with outstanding miles per gallon ratings.
The latest model Ford Focus offers good performance in this area, combined with athletic and confident performance. Let’s take a look at the different engines in the Focus lineup, and the Ford Focus miles per gallon delivered at each level, so you can make the right choice for your next sedan.
There are a number of different engines available in the Ford Focus trim levels, and each will offer its own numbers for fuel efficiency. The base level engine is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder. It offers 160 horsepower and puts out 146 lb-ft of torque, via either a 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission.
Next up is a turbocharged 1.0-liter 3-cylinder. This engine gives you 123 horsepower and is backed up by 125 lb-ft of torque. Finally, there’s a full electric version of the Focus, which is driven by an electric motor that delivers 143 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque.
Next, we’ll look at the fuel efficiency of each engine in the lineup. It’s important to remember that these numbers are only EPA-estimated ratings, and real world numbers can differ somewhat.
The fuel economy you’ll get from the 4-cylinder depends on the specific configuration you choose. The all-wheel drive version of the vehicle gives you 19 MPG in the city and 26 MPG on the highway, for a combined rating of EPA-estimated 22 MPG.
The automatic front-wheel drive version gives you 26 MPG in the city and 38 MPG highway. The total combined EPA-estimated rating is 31 MPG. The front-wheel drive manual version gives you 25 MPG city and 34 MPG highway, for an EPA-estimated 28 combined MPG.
The 3-cylinder engine also offers slightly different ratings depending on whether you choose the automatic or manual transmission. At the 6-speed manual transmission level, you get 34 combined EPA-estimated MPG, which breaks down to 30 MPG city and 40 MPG highway.
If you choose the automatic, you’ll get 27 MPG city and 38 MPG highway. Together, this gives you an EPA-estimated 31 MPG.
Electric engines, since they don’t use gas, don’t get “miles per gallon.” Instead, they are rated by what is called “miles per gallon equivalent,” or MPGe. Again, this is an EPA-estimated number. The full range of the engine is 115 miles on a full charge. This comes out to 118 MPGe city miles and 96 MPGe highway miles, for a combined 107 MPGe, as estimated by the EPA.
If you’re anywhere in the State College, Bellefonte, and Lewistown area, you can learn more about the Ford Focus miles per gallon yourself at The Lake Dealerships. Just stop into our showroom and ask about taking a test drive today.