Does the Ford Focus have good gas mileage?

My son goes to college almost eight hours away from where we live. My goal is to get a car with good gas mileage so we can avoid stopping so often on the way, and I’ve been eyeing the Ford Focus. What’s the mileage like for the Focus?

Kaitlin May · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Those trips down to college can be long, but so worth it! Lucky for you, the Ford Focus has exceptional fuel economy.
Its standard 2.0L engine will get an EPA-estimated 25 city/34 highway mpg. The
trim level
you choose for your Ford Focus will affect the fuel economy the most. Let’s break down what you can expect with each configuration:
  • With the 1.0L EcoBoost® engine, you’ll get a city mpg of 30 and a highway mpg of 40
  • The 2.0L EcoBoost® with the Focus ST achieves a city mpg of 22 and a highway mpg of 30
  • The 2.3L EcoBoost® with the Focus RS will get a city mpg of 19 and a highway mpg of 26
The ST and RS models are sportier and pack in more power with 252 horsepower and 350 horsepower engines respectively. No matter which variation you go with, each powertrain is equipped to conserve fuel, so you’ll be saving yourself gas station trips in any Focus model.
Since you’ll be spending a lot more time cruising and a lot less time stopping for gas, you’ll be happy to know that the Ford Focus is a comfortable, spacious ride. There’s an option for heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and electronic temperature control.
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