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Old 04-04-2012, 12:45 AM   #661
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My 2012 Focus mpg results...

I've had my 2012 Ford Focus S Sedan for about five months; and have driven it almost 10K miles. The worst gas fill-up mpg reading I've experienced is a little over 35. Most of them have been around 40 mpg, with my highest being over 42 mpg. All this with no cruise control. I do all the little things to get my best mileage, accelerating gradually, braking gradually, coasting when possible etc. I drive around 50-55 on non-freeway routes, which have long stretches in between signal lights, and 60-65 on freeways. I hope this is helpful. I'm anxious to have cruise control installed on my car to see what kind of mpg improvement I see. Love this car.
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Old 04-04-2012, 03:17 AM   #662
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Don't know what I'm doing wrong but I've been getting 29 mpg on my Focus SE (1month old with 1100 mi) with the Sports pkg, MT, and the 17 in wheels. I don't accelerate like a madman but I don't shift when the display tells me to do so either. I drive about 60/40 hwy/city with a few stop n go traffic daily. I was hoping to get about 35 on this car but it ain't happening. The only thing I could think of, and this I experienced with my other cars, is that for some reason I get less miles if I fill up from Costco compared to Chevron. Besides that, idk what I'm doing wrong.
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Old 04-04-2012, 03:49 AM   #663
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I'm getting about 33 now, but I do have stop and go at each end of my 22 mile (each way commute), and I'm never on the expressway so I have a light to stop at every mile or two on average. And I don't baby it either, frequently gunning it around slowpokes on 4-lane suburban roads and accelerating pretty briskly from lights. I'm CONSTANTLY frustrated by the slowpokes out there....
The so-called slowpokes are just people trying to save money by taking it easy on the accelerator to get better gas mileage. Gas prices in this Obama-nation economy are destroying a lot of peoples budgets.

Slow down, save gas/money and enjoy the ride. There's no need to rush.
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Old 04-04-2012, 06:04 AM   #664
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The so-called slowpokes are just people trying to save money by taking it easy on the accelerator to get better gas mileage. Gas prices in this Obama-nation economy are destroying a lot of peoples budgets.

Slow down, save gas/money and enjoy the ride. There's no need to rush.
Obama-nation economy, really? Why do people try turning things political?
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:24 AM   #665
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The so-called slowpokes are just people trying to save money by taking it easy on the accelerator to get better gas mileage. Gas prices in this Obama-nation economy are destroying a lot of peoples budgets.

Slow down, save gas/money and enjoy the ride. There's no need to rush.
There's no excuse for folks going 5, or even 10, mph below the posted speed limit. And 9 times out of 10 when I get to see who's holding me up, they're on a cell phone. Then again I'm sure I get called a slowpoke when I'm doing my usual and consistent 5-7 mph over the limit and folks are riding my butt wanting to do 15 over. But I can live with that.
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Don't know what I'm doing wrong but I've been getting 29 mpg on my Focus SE (1month old with 1100 mi) with the Sports pkg, MT, and the 17 in wheels. I don't accelerate like a madman but I don't shift when the display tells me to do so either. I drive about 60/40 hwy/city with a few stop n go traffic daily. I was hoping to get about 35 on this car but it ain't happening. The only thing I could think of, and this I experienced with my other cars, is that for some reason I get less miles if I fill up from Costco compared to Chevron. Besides that, idk what I'm doing wrong.
Yeah that would be frustrating. How fast do you go on the highway? Do you idle a lot? Let it warm up for 20 minutes in your driveway?
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:43 AM   #667
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Don't know what I'm doing wrong but I've been getting 29 mpg on my Focus SE (1month old with 1100 mi) with the Sports pkg, MT, and the 17 in wheels. I don't accelerate like a madman but I don't shift when the display tells me to do so either. I drive about 60/40 hwy/city with a few stop n go traffic daily. I was hoping to get about 35 on this car but it ain't happening. The only thing I could think of, and this I experienced with my other cars, is that for some reason I get less miles if I fill up from Costco compared to Chevron. Besides that, idk what I'm doing wrong.
I feel your frustrations.

When I researched my car I was hoping for a mixed bag of driving to get me about 34-35mpg.

This winter during the colder weather I was barely averaging 30mpg.

In the warmer weather I am around 33 mpg.

Highway trips with the cruise set I am anywhere from 32-34 mpg at 70-75, @ 80 I am around 31mpg.

I understand driving habits and speed play a huge factor, but I am generally disappointed in my mileage.

I drive primarily highway and have seen a nice increase as it has warmed up on my commute.....but this weekend I did a pure highway trip, 400 miles round trip, no faster than 75, significant portions at only 55-60, and I got 32 round trip. Same route there and back, so any uphill there was a downhill home...

5 speed, hatchback.

I have about 11k miles on it now.
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I've tried 70mph vs. 75mph and saw a difference of less than 1mpg. Can anyone concur?
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I've tried 70mph vs. 75mph and saw a difference of less than 1mpg. Can anyone concur?
It's gotta be way more than that. How did you measure it? If with the onboard computer I wouldn't trust it for that small a difference unless you do several 5-minute tests at each speed in both directions.

Popular Mechanics carefully measured a huge 14 mpg difference between 55 and 70mph, or almost 1mpg per mph.

I wish someone that bought the Scangauge would come up with a fuel consumption vs speed curve for this car.

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I've tried 70mph vs. 75mph and saw a difference of less than 1mpg. Can anyone concur?
I have a 5 speed, so obviously your mileage may very, but anything between 65-75 mpg on the freeway alone according to the dash computer in my car is about a 1-2 mpg difference at best. This was across a couple hundred miles not a 5 minute test.
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