Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum - View Single Post - Looking at a 2013 SE 5spd - Talk me into a Powershift
View Single Post
Old 02-20-2013, 02:28 PM   #32
Focus Addict
Slo86GT's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
Fan#: 88885
Location: Spring, TX
What I Drive: 2013 SGM Focus SE - 5sp

Posts: 948
Points 3,544, Level 37
Points: 3,544, Level: 37 Points: 3,544, Level: 37 Points: 3,544, Level: 37
Level Up 30% Completed
Level up: 30% Level up: 30% Level up: 30%
Forum Activity 19%
Activity: 19% Activity: 19% Activity: 19%
FF Reputation: 3 Slo86GT Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
Just got done with a roadtrip in my 2013 SE with a 5 speed where it was spinning 3k~ rpm for right at 9 hours straight. As was said earlier, there was no droning, no weirdness, no noise. It was a pleasure, not tiring at all besides normal drive time bodily toll. In one tank with cruise set every moment I could at 75-78mph(50% at 75+, 40% at 65-70, and then 10% through small towns 35-55mph with lights), I averaged 34.5 mpg hand calculated during the day at 70*F, but once the sun went down, the temp was in the 40's, and the MPG drooped to 32 mpg.

Honestly, I've noticed that TEMPERATURE makes much more of a difference in MPG in this car than driving speed or octane while at highway speeds (65-80 mph averages). From 50*F down, expect worse and worse mpg, from 50 to about 80 is a sweet spot for maximum MPG, and then over 80 is like under 50, MPG will get worse as the temperature increases.
2013 Focus SE 5M Daily Driver
2003 Mustang GT V8/Auto Wife's Daily
1986 Mustang GT V8/5M Toy
- Jody -
Slo86GT is offline  
    Reply With Quote