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Old 01-16-2013, 09:58 AM   #1
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2.0 Automatic Gas Mileage

I currently own a Fusion Sport and drive nearly 30,000 miles per year. Gas mileage is killing me as I am currently averaging only 21 mpg with a 40% city / 60% highway split. I was wondering what your Focus averages to see if it would be worth trading the Fusion for the Focus.


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Old 01-16-2013, 10:21 AM   #2
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Here is the stats for 423 people driving 2012 Foci.
http://www.fuelly.com/car/ford/focus/2012
I get around the average shown here in 60% city/40% hwy driving running Shell V-Power ethanol contaminated fuel.
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I currently own a Fusion Sport and drive nearly 30,000 miles per year. Gas mileage is killing me as I am currently averaging only 21 mpg with a 40% city / 60% highway split. I was wondering what your Focus averages to see if it would be worth trading the Fusion for the Focus.
You will do better, but maybe not enough, I get about 6mpg better than my roommates 2010 fusion in same driving conditions.

Might be better off with fusion hybrid or c-max
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I drive the same 60/40 split. I am averaging 32.1 MPG as of now.
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Get a new fusion Hybrid like previously mentioned, or a fusion energi if you are looking to stay with a sedan. C-max would also be an excellent choice if you are looking for better mpg than the focus can offer
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I get just under 35 in the winter and around 38 in the summer drivng about the same mix. My city driving is not big city driving. I think the key is 0-50 in 15-20 seconds.
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You should test drive a VW Passat TDI. Especially since Ford refuses to bring the 2.0L diesel to the US from Europe.
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Get a new fusion Hybrid like previously mentioned, or a fusion energi if you are looking to stay with a sedan. C-max would also be an excellent choice if you are looking for better mpg than the focus can offer
Yes, let's forget that each of those options are $5k to $10k more than a comparably equipped Focus. If you're looking to spend less money on gas, you gotta make sure you're not spending five times the fuel savings on the new car.

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I currently own a Fusion Sport and drive nearly 30,000 miles per year. Gas mileage is killing me as I am currently averaging only 21 mpg with a 40% city / 60% highway split. I was wondering what your Focus averages to see if it would be worth trading the Fusion for the Focus.
I would recommend you do an estimated payback calculation. How much more (or less) are you going to spend on the brand new Focus over the next 5 years on payments, insurance etc., and compare that to your estimated fuel savings at today's prices.
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Yes, let's forget that each of those options are $5k to $10k more than a comparably equipped Focus. If you're looking to spend less money on gas, you gotta make sure you're not spending five times the fuel savings on the new car.
If the cost of the vehicle is that important, then I would suggest looking into a fiesta once they come out with the 1.0 turbo. 40+ mpg, low original cost, win-win.
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I currently own a Fusion Sport and drive nearly 30,000 miles per year. Gas mileage is killing me as I am currently averaging only 21 mpg with a 40% city / 60% highway split. I was wondering what your Focus averages to see if it would be worth trading the Fusion for the Focus.
as far as gas, yes its worth it. I have a pretty even split and I average 30-31. If Im driving more city or driving over 75 on the highway, that drops a few. my worst and hardest driving whatsoever (90 on the hwy, drag racing every light), ill get like 25-26. If im being a fuel miser and dont break 70 on the highway, 33 isnt too difficult

I dont know what you owe, what your car is worth, or what you plan on buying and how, but as long as you are in good shape that way it might be a good step. Just dont expect the same rear seat room as your fusion lol
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