Originally Posted by Pumbadog
I purchased a Focus SEL on Friday and so far I'm disappointed with the MPG. I drive 38 miles one way to work with 33 miles of it on interstate highways (65 - 75) and the best I'm getting according to the Average MPG reading is 28 MPG. I hope it gets a lot better soon. My Grand Prix trade in was about the same MPG on the highway, the Focus is just better in the city.
It seems that a lot of the people who are claiming low miles, or I should say lower than expected, on the highway are basing that on the computer/trip readout. From what I've read in a few posts it seems to be a problem with how the computer is set or which read out it is referring to (accumulated for actual mpg) rather than an actual problem with the gas mileage. I think you need to do a actual check by gallons pumped vs miles driven to see the actual mileage before relying solely on the trip computer.