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Old 01-27-2013, 01:06 PM   #11
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I never got better than 28.2, a far cry from 38. I expect that figure applies to an S with manual transmission. Smaller, lighter wheels, narrower tires with less rolling resistance, and a lighter car overall. Or they may be headed to a class action lawsuit for overstating their mpg like Hyundai.
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I never got better than 28.2, a far cry from 38. I expect that figure applies to an S with manual transmission. Smaller, lighter wheels, narrower tires with less rolling resistance, and a lighter car overall. Or they may be headed to a class action lawsuit for overstating their mpg like Hyundai.
That figure does not apply to any manual transmission Focus. Those were rated at 35-36 MPG on the highway. Just because your one particular car didn't get similar mileage to the dynamometer testing in the real world doesn't make the test invalid. And unless Ford had some how cheated the EPA dyno testing there is no merit to a class action lawsuit. So far Ford's been in the clear even after complaints by Consumer Reports for the C-Max and Fusion Hybrid. I doubt highly that they have been overstating their mileage.
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:33 PM   #14
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I get 24-28 city (lots of stoplights and accelerating/breaking) and between 31 and 40 on the highway depending on speed and traffic.
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:09 PM   #15
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For strictly highway miles I can usually get 36 mpg driving conservatively. For combined I get between 28-30 mpg with heavy emphasis on city driving and driving pretty aggresively.

I haven't reset my Trip 2 counters for over 9 months now and it's never dropped below 29 mpg.

My wife drove my car to SC a few weeks ago (5 hr trip one-way) and came back showing 36.7 mpg.
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:11 PM   #16
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Mixed I'm getting around 31mpg. strickly highway going 120kmh (roughly 75mph) i'm getting around 37mpg. If i'm in no rush and set the cruise at 100kmh (60mph) I get around 45-49mpg depending on the wind and if there's hills etc.

This is with Canadian winters and i warm my car up for around 5 min everytime i use it.
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It is curious there is not even a slight difference (e.g. 1 mpg) in EPA ratings for the Ti Handling package with the 18's. Car and Driver measured a 6% drop in mpg (1.4 mpg) when going from 15" steelies to 18" alloys with summer tires on a Golf. I don't think the EPA requires separately testing every trim / tire iteration in a model's lineup so Ford may still be in the clear legally, but there's gotta be a real mileage decrease with the Ti Handling Package.
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I did a test with my Ti with handling package and 18" rims this fall. I drove to Idaho, which is almost completely flat the entire way. I put the cruise control on and force it to stay in 6th gear. I was able to empty an tank of gas on almost completely flat highway going 60-70 mph. I was able to get 35 mpg, 38 mpg, 36 mpg and 37 mpg on 4 tanks of gas. This is under ideal weather too, no heavy oncoming winds or rain. So 37 mpg is possible, but it is extremely difficult to actually achieve.

Before the 12B37 update, I was able to get 40+ on a full tank of gas on flat highway. The update lowered the efficiency on my June 2011 build. Also important to note that these numbers are using my winter 18" tires which achieve slightly better mpgs then the summer performance tires.
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...My observed mpg is closer to the ST. I HAVE NEVER GOTTEN OVER 26 combined...
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I never got better than 28.2, a far cry from 38...
Cfcastro & cbdallas,

I see there’s already a ton of great feedback in this thread. The following is from the “Driving style — good driving and fuel economy habits” section of the 2012MY Focus Owner Guide 5th Printing (starting on page 361):

“Habits
• Smooth, moderate operation can yield up to 10% savings in fuel.
• Steady speeds without stopping will usually give the best fuel economy.
• Idling for long periods of time (greater than one minute) may waste fuel.
• Anticipate stopping; slowing down may eliminate the need to stop.
• Sudden or hard accelerations may reduce fuel economy.
• Slow down gradually.
• Driving at reasonable speeds (traveling at 55 mph [88 km/h] uses 15% less fuel than traveling at 65 mph [105 km/h]).
• Revving the engine before turning it off may reduce fuel economy.
• Using the air conditioner or defroster may reduce fuel economy.
• You may want to turn off the speed control in hilly terrain if unnecessary shifting between the top gears occurs. Unnecessary shifting of this type could result in reduced fuel economy.
• Warming up a vehicle on cold mornings is not required and may reduce fuel economy.
• Resting your foot on the brake pedal while driving may reduce fuel economy.
• Combine errands and minimize stop-and-go driving.”

The list continues in the Owner Guide; to download a free copy, go here:

http://Owner.Ford.com/servlet/Conten...OwnerGuidePage

If you feel the fuel economy is still too low, please get a hold of me via PM with your contact info (VIN, approximate mileage, full name, best daytime phone number, and dealer name/state) and I’ll escalate it to your respective regional customer service managers.

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...Wait it out until March/April, when we go off winter gas, and much warmer temps, and we'll see better MPGs.
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...Cold start really sucks up the gas. So does sitting at stoplights.
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When it's warmer I rarely get under 30-34...
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Same here my se was starting to drop in mileage just before I got my titanium I blame it on the cold and winter gas...
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...I doubt highly that they have been overstating their mileage.
Everyone’s contributions make my job a lot easier; thanks.

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