How far does the Ford Focus go on a single tank of gas?

By Product Expert | Posted in Ford Focus, Fuel Efficiency on Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 at 9:49 pm
How far does the Ford Focus go on a single tank of gas?

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.

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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.

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8 Responses to “How far does the Ford Focus go on a single tank of gas?”

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  2. Kathie says:

    I have 2017 Ford Focus S it’s the car I ever had for gas it drinks like a Boeing 747 a full tank only last 3-4 days only can’t wait to get rid of this car and it drive worst than 18 wheeler truck

  3. Eric M says:

    I have a 2015 Focus se, my record is ~650 kilometers (403 miles), you have to baby it though, like overboard. If I didn’t have as many stop signs,red lights and a better highway to city ratio, I could easily reach or come very close to that 434 mile range, especially with lighter mags =D

  4. lindilu says:

    Hey Kathie,
    Sorry to hear that your Ford Focus isn’t getting you great mileage. If your Focus has a check engine light come on from time to time, hard to restart after a fill up of fuel, you hear air pressure being released at the fuel filler when you put the fuel nozzle in the filler tube, and the car drinks fuel like no tomorrow? Those symptoms are a Purge Valve issue. Only takes about 10-15 minutes to change under the hood, driver’s side. A new purge valve will run around $100.00 but well worth it if you plan to keep your Focus. Check engine light will go back off and you’ll be good to go for a long while. Idling your Ford Focus for long periods of time, is not recommended either, due to the purge valve system.

  5. George says:

    I have a 2016 Ford Edge Titanium. During the first months after my purchase, the in-town mileage was around 18 mi/gal. At 4000 mi, I had the dealer look at it. They reported the mileage to be around 22 mi/gal. The in-dash gasoline mileage display has never indicated any thing close to that. I now have 14000 mi on the odometer, and the indicated gas mileage is 15.9 mi/gal. All my driving is around the city so I expect the gas usage to be on the high side, but 15.9 mi/gal seems pretty bad! I wonder if the EPA has had complaints about the Ford Edge. What can I do?

  6. Mark D Tyrrell says:

    I purchased 2016 Ford focus in July When I first filled the gas tank it said I had 340 miles before I had to refill Now when I gas up it says I only have 240 miles?The gas needle is at full and I put in as much gas as I could Should I take it back to the dealership?

  7. Joshua says:

    I have a 2015 Ford Focus SE with a 4cyl 2.0L Flex Fuel Engine. When I do a full fill up it says 174 Miles until empty. I’ve cleared all of the Trip Info ect. I find it hard to believe a 4cyl Ford Focus would get 170 Miles till E. Do some city driving and highway driving and don’t smash the gas. Anyone else had any kind of an issue like this? Also when I put on the Cruise control in the 70s sometime It will change randomly on it’s own to Kilometers?

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