If you’ve got your sights set on a compact car like the Ford Focus, it’s a safe bet you’re looking for something with great gas mileage. While Ford models offer a competitive advantage over many others thanks to EcoBoost technology even in larger models, there’s no question that a small car’s going to pack a bigger mpg punch with other factors being equal. Now, if you’re really crunching the numbers to try to determine what you’ll save by switching to a focus, you might be wondering how far the Focus can make it on a tank of gas. The adage “your mileage may vary” comes to mind here thanks to the various factors at play, but we can give you a good approximate idea to get you started.
2016 Ford Focus Fuel Economy Estimates
According to the EPA estimates for the 2016 Ford Focus, you’re looking at a city mpg rating of 30 miles per gallon and an impressive 42 mpg on the highway. The combined rating, then, based on an estimated 55% highway and 45% city driving schedule (again, your mileage may vary with your personal driving needs and habits), is 35 miles to the gallon.
With its 12.4-gallon tank, the Focus is able to get you as far as 434 miles on a tank, according to the EPA website. That means if you’re commuting thirty miles round trip in a given day, you could be stopping at the pump as seldom as every few weeks. Of course there are too many variables to guarantee such a number, but the possibility in itself is refreshing for many who are used to stopping multiple times a week thanks to low fuel economy numbers in sluggish older vehicles.
Want to find out how much fuel (and fuel cost) you can save by switching from your current ride to a new Ford Focus or any of the other models we have in stock now? Try our handy fuel cost calculator tool and let us do the math!