400 miles per tank club? - Page 4 - Focus Fanatics
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Focus Fanatics > Ford Focus Third Generation > MK3 Focus

MK3 Focus The place to chat about general questions, window tinting, exterior body, interior and lighting upgrades for the third generation 2012-Current Focus.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-02-2013, 05:11 PM   #31
raptor1956
Focus Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Fan#: 97725
Location: Taylorsville, UT
What I Drive: 2012, Sonic Blue, Focus Titanium

Posts: 1,191
FF Reputation: 1 raptor1956 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I managed 509 miles on one tank. Actually, the odo indicated 502 miles but was under reporting mileage by 1.4% so the actual mileage was 509 miles.

My lifetime average after over 14,500 miles is 37.4mpg and the last tank, driving from Bryce Canyon to Salt Lake City with some additional mountain driving I got 44.1mpg on a tank that was 416 miles -- needed 9.53 gallons for fillup.

So, maybe I need to start a 500 mile club...


Brian
__________________
2012 FF Ti HB Sonic Blue, Built 5/7/12, 401A + Parking Technology Package and MFT w/NAV 3.0.2 -> 3.2.2 -> 3.5.1 -> 3.6.2
raptor1956 is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-02-2013, 05:17 PM   #32
PratoN
Focus Fanatic
 
PratoN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Fan#: 88058
Location: Milwaukee, WI
What I Drive: 2012 Kona Blue Ti Hatchback, DCT

Posts: 3,749
FF Reputation: 10 PratoN Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by raptor1956 View Post
So, maybe I need to start a 500 mile club...
There already is a 500 miles to empty thread... started months ago... I guess there weren't enough members to keep it going!
__________________
2012 FF Ti HB Kona Blue, Built 5/24/2011, 401A + Ti Handling Package, Parking Technology Package, Winter Package, Moonroof, and MFT w/NAV at v3.6 91k miles and counting...
PratoN is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2013, 05:57 PM   #33
raptor1956
Focus Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Fan#: 97725
Location: Taylorsville, UT
What I Drive: 2012, Sonic Blue, Focus Titanium

Posts: 1,191
FF Reputation: 1 raptor1956 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I've only gone 500 miles once but have done high four hundreds numerous times.

It's feasible that someone could actually hit 600 miles, but they'd need to cruise at 40mph for the whole tank...


Brian
__________________
2012 FF Ti HB Sonic Blue, Built 5/7/12, 401A + Parking Technology Package and MFT w/NAV 3.0.2 -> 3.2.2 -> 3.5.1 -> 3.6.2
raptor1956 is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2013, 07:11 PM   #34
pozi240
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Fan#: 94835
Location: Halifax, NS, Canada
What I Drive: 2012 Focus 5 door SEL Kona Blue

Posts: 360
FF Reputation: 4 pozi240 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Yeah, speed is the key for high mileage numbers... I routinely get 750-790km per tank (493 miles), when driving on longer highway trips, BUT, I do not use cruise control and try not to go over 100km/hr (60mph)... and take advantage of larger hills and "coast" down them as well... not quite "hyper miling", but, it does seem to help the mileage numbers. If I were to average closer to 90km/hr, I know I could easily break 850km (531 miles) on a tank. Or, 49mpg (Imperial)
__________________
2012 Focus SEL 5 door 303a w/Lux pkg in KonaBlue
2012 Escape Limited w/park assist
2010 F150 Supercrew XTR 5.4 4x4
2008 Kawasaki Concours 14 (street)
2008 Kawasaki ZX10R (track only)
pozi240 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2013, 06:59 PM   #35
Diamondback
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Fan#: 108100
Location: Columbus, OH
What I Drive: 2012 Tuxedo Black SE sedan

Posts: 19
FF Reputation: 1 Diamondback Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I don't record my fuel use but I get 400 on a tank pretty regular, and have never put more than 10.5 gallons in it. It has never averaged under 34.7 mpg combined and has run 43.4 on one fill up. Mine seems to get the best mileage at 69 mph. It is a DCT.
Diamondback is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2013, 07:11 PM   #36
suss6052
Focus Addict
 
suss6052's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Fan#: 95752
Location: ..., MI
What I Drive: 2013 Ford Focus ST2 Ingot Silver

Posts: 12,316
FF Reputation: 23 suss6052 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (3)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Diamondback View Post
I don't record my fuel use but I get 400 on a tank pretty regular, and have never put more than 10.5 gallons in it. It has never averaged under 34.7 mpg combined and has run 43.4 on one fill up. Mine seems to get the best mileage at 69 mph. It is a DCT.
69 is way too high, try 35 mph in 6th gear for peak efficiency, although you really won't be getting anywhere in a hurry. 65 in 6th gear is right around 2400 rpm or so vs close to 2600 at 70 mph, ergo even going just 5 mph slower would be more efficient, but take a bit longer.
__________________
Moderator for: DURATEC Ti-VCT Performance, ST Performance, MK3 Focus
suss6052 is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2013, 07:19 PM   #37
Diamondback
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Fan#: 108100
Location: Columbus, OH
What I Drive: 2012 Tuxedo Black SE sedan

Posts: 19
FF Reputation: 1 Diamondback Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by suss6052 View Post
69 is way too high, try 35 mph in 6th gear for peak efficiency, although you really won't be getting anywhere in a hurry. 65 in 6th gear is right around 2400 rpm or so vs close to 2600 at 70 mph, ergo even going just 5 mph slower would be more efficient, but take a bit longer.
It actually drops .8 at 65 for some reason and and drops .5 at 70, don't ask me why. And by best mileage I mean on the freeway. You have a PM btw.
Diamondback is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2013, 07:22 PM   #38
suss6052
Focus Addict
 
suss6052's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Fan#: 95752
Location: ..., MI
What I Drive: 2013 Ford Focus ST2 Ingot Silver

Posts: 12,316
FF Reputation: 23 suss6052 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (3)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Diamondback View Post
It actually drops .8 at 65 for some reason and and drops .5 at 70, don't ask me why. And by best mileage I mean on the freeway.
I've gotten 42.1 mpg by averaging 65 mph on the highway including some time around town. 470.1 miles/11.176 gallons of gasoline.

I also didn't use the cruise control and locked the car into 6th gear.

I've never seen better mileage at higher speeds. The theoretical maximum mileage would be at the lowest possible speed that allows you to maintain 6th gear (which for most 2012s was 35, but after the later 12B37 and all 2013 models seem to not shift into 6th at all until after 40 mph/ 1500 rpm in 6th.
__________________
Moderator for: DURATEC Ti-VCT Performance, ST Performance, MK3 Focus
suss6052 is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2013, 07:38 PM   #39
Diamondback
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Fan#: 108100
Location: Columbus, OH
What I Drive: 2012 Tuxedo Black SE sedan

Posts: 19
FF Reputation: 1 Diamondback Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I seem to be able to squeeze mpg out of vehicles. I used to get low 30s out of our '87 Mustang GT with an automatic and 3:27 gears, and 14 out of my '10 F150 SCREW with a 5.4 3:55 rear towing 10,400 lbs. Yes I know that's the wrong gear ratio for that weight but that can be our secret.
Diamondback is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2013, 07:47 PM   #40
suss6052
Focus Addict
 
suss6052's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Fan#: 95752
Location: ..., MI
What I Drive: 2013 Ford Focus ST2 Ingot Silver

Posts: 12,316
FF Reputation: 23 suss6052 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (3)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Diamondback View Post
I seem to be able to squeeze mpg out of vehicles. I used to get low 30s out of our '87 Mustang GT with an automatic and 3:27 gears, and 14 out of my '10 F150 SCREW with a 5.4 3:55 rear towing 10,400 lbs. Yes I know that's the wrong gear ratio for that weight but that can be our secret.
The highest I've seen at 70 was nearer to the 37-39 mpg mark (the 39 mpg was either a short tank or the next one was less efficient and less efficient than the tank before and after the 39 mpg tank. That's realistically within the range I expect anyone to see with this car. Anyone who claims to get 42+ at 69 mph sounds like its not possible to me based on my personal experience with the car as well as the road speed vs mpg curves both by popular mechanics as well as by user kam327.
__________________
Moderator for: DURATEC Ti-VCT Performance, ST Performance, MK3 Focus
suss6052 is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:57 AM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Terms of Use : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information : Site Map

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Acura TLX or Fiesta ST. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.