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Old 09-01-2012, 11:09 AM   #1
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Mpg clarification?

Per the ford website, mpg is as follows:


Fuel Economy and Engine Type
Engine Type 2.0L Ti-VCT GDI I-4 2.0L Ti-VCT GDI I-4 PZEV (PZEV states) 107kW permanent magnet electric traction motor
Fuel Economy 26 city / 36 hwy / 30 combined (manual) 26 city / 36 hwy / 30 combined (manual) 110 city/99 hwy/105 combined MPGe151
28 city / 38 hwy / 31 combined (automatic without SelectShift™) 28 city / 38 hwy / 31 combined (automatic without SelectShift™) Battery Range: 76 miles
27 city / 37 hwy / 31 combined (automatic with SelectShift™) 27 city / 37 hwy / 31 combined (automatic with SelectShift™)
28 city / 40 hwy / 33 combined (SE Sedan with SFE Package) 28 city / 40 hwy / 33 combined (SE Sedan with SFE Package)


However I don't see a separate rating for the titanium handling package variants. I've always thought larger/wider tires decrease mpg. Can anyone clarify?


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Old 09-01-2012, 11:11 AM   #2
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Those numbers are also wrong for the Select shift cars since for job 2 cars they were rated at the same 28/31/38 mpg.

However in the real world yes the larger wheels will slightly negatively effect mpg due to the extra inertia, plus the wider wheels and tires which are also stickier.
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We have a titanium with about 2000 miles. We are getting 30.5 with a mike of 85% city 15% freeway have t had time to get out and take a road trip yet but I think it's great mileage.
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Do you care that much? If you just drive it right you can achieve stellar numbers on your own Titanium or not.
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for all this mpg stuff 30 is not that great. i get 30mpg in my 2003 SVT.
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for all this mpg stuff 30 is not that great. i get 30mpg in my 2003 SVT.
Yeah but you may be able to get 35+ in the '12 Focus with the same driving.
Even equal economy is impressive given the '12 is probably quite a bit heavier, much more insulation and NVH supression. It's a very quiet ride.

Not to mention all the additional airbags, tech equipment, etc. etc. etc.
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Those numbers are also wrong for the Select shift cars since for job 2 cars they were rated at the same 28/31/38 mpg.
The official numbers for '13 recently got posted on fueleconomy.gov. They've changed again.

City: 27 Comb: 31 Highway: 38

Same with or without selectshift.

The SFE package is unchanged (and still just as much of a ripoff. )
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