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Old 08-07-2012, 09:15 AM   #11
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Yes I know. But my 2011 fiesta window sticker and the 2012 focus had the same Mpg ratings. That's why I upgraded to the focus when I seen the new window stickers. Like your comment, I struggled with the bigger engine and the bigger car getting the same mpg. I'm not disappointed, but I just wasn't sure if I'm in the ballpark. I have a co-worker that has a SE model and they get 32. Just trying to fing out if its me or someting goofy with the car. I expected the drop, and sounds like I'm in the right ballpark, my co-worker must just drive more efficent then me.
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:19 AM   #12
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Why did you expect better, you went to a heavier car with a bigger engine. Fuelly shows the average for the 2011 fiesta at 35mpg and the 2012 focus at 31, sounds like it is doing exactly what it is supposed to.
His driving habits changed from city to country.
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Old 08-07-2012, 10:32 AM   #13
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Give it time. I was worried like you when I first picked up my Ti.

I've got almost 9,000 on mine now and am averaging 31-33 MPG driving 50/50 city/hwy.
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Old 08-07-2012, 10:55 AM   #14
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The Ti, if you have 18's, will get worse mileage than the others. I noticed a 3 mpg drop over my SEL. It will climb slowly over your first 3-4 tanks before you level out, assuming the same driving patterns/routes.

Also worth noting is the fact that any time you have the car reset or battery disconnected it will go through this process again as your car learns the world over...
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Old 08-07-2012, 11:02 AM   #15
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I have the sport package and I'm still getting close to 30mpg average. Just passed 1,300 miles.
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:38 PM   #16
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I have had my 2012 Focus SE for nearly 6000 miles in just under a year. My average mpg is 29.2mpg without ever resetting the meter. I drive frequently between Boston and New York and I manage close to 40 on the highway even with a loaded car, but in the city, I only get about 20. This is quite bad that I only get 29.2mpg combined even after nearly 6000 miles. Does anyone know a good solution for better mileage? I also try to drive as light footed as I can.
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[Hey there, yes I had a 2012 focus SEL hatch, 6 speed auto. the milage really sucked for a few hundred miles. I decided to travel from Orlando to Miami using high RPM's (old Ford breaking ideology ), so I drove it in lower gears at high rates of rpm and that got the job done quicker. On most occasions I got mid 40's on highway at 65 mph. At 75 mph, plan on about 40 to 41. around town never got too good, maybe 25 to 29. Many people have this problem. I recommend you go out and beat the living shit out of this car and see what happens. You are covered under warranty. I got rid of the car due to the problems with the automatic trans, it really sucks. Hope this helps. Remember, when it comes to a Ford and you are in doubt, beat the shit out of it and it will run better.




I have a 2 week old Focus Titanium hatchback that has me worried with a few issues, the big one being MPG ratings.

On first tank of gas I got 23.5 MPG, and half way through 2nd tank the computer says about the same. This basically with just daily commute driving about half city streets and half 55MPH freeway. I drive carefully and usually get numbers better than EPA ratings on everything else I have driven, so this worries me.

I spoke to the dealer and they say it needs to break in to get best results. This makes some sense, but I am expecting at least 10 MPG higher out of this car (33+ on average)and that seems like a big jump for just "breaking it in" to fix.

Anyone have any insight on if this is normal or anything I should check?[/QUOTE]
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it's the shitty 6 speed! Ford needs to fix that dog!
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The DCT tends to get better mileage than the manual due to having near the same drivetrain losses as a manual because there is no torque converter to suck the power away.

I get an average 7.5 mpg increase after a reset with my driving style and route (from 26 to 33.5 mpg) when using 93 octane. I don't know but would assume the difference would be the same regardless of octane number. It takes me three to four full tanks to get that full increase and has happen three times nearly consecutively on this car.
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The DCT tends to get better mileage than the manual due to having near the same drivetrain losses as a manual because there is no torque converter to suck the power away.

I get an average 7.5 mpg increase after a reset with my driving style and route (from 26 to 33.5 mpg) when using 93 octane. I don't know but would assume the difference would be the same regardless of octane number. It takes me three to four full tanks to get that full increase and has happen three times nearly consecutively on this car.
The DCT gets better mileage due mainly to the taller 6th gear, as well as the fact that it is essentially a robotized manual transmission with a pair of clutch plates which hand off torque during the shifts. If the cars were similarly geared it might not have as much of an advantage depending on who was driving, how they drove, and how frequently shifting was needed or performed.
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