The Official Environmental Protection Agency fuel economy ratings for the 2013 Focus ST have been released and are looking pretty all right. The ratings show 23 city miles per gallon, 32 highway miles per gallon for a 26 combined miles per gallon. These ratings are for the 2.0 liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine paired up with a six speed manual transmission. Of course Ford is more than happy to point out how that beats its competition in this segment.
The 2013 Ford Focus ST gets better mpg than the Volkswagen GTI five door that achieves 21 mpg city and 31 mpg highway. The MazdaSpeed3 only gets 18 city mpg and 25 highway mpg and while Mazda packs the most power, Ford is running in second with 252 horsepower and 270 pound feet of torque which is still a fierce ride. The ST will go from 0 to 62 in 6.5 seconds and tops out comfortably at 155 miles per hour, which is more than any typical driver will ever want or need.
“We’re putting the ‘power’ in the power of choice, again,” said Raj Nair, Ford vice president of Engineering for Global Product Development. “This is just one more example of the ‘win-win’ in the Focus ST narrative. This kind of performance combined with these high levels of efficiency was unknown of until we made this car.”
With all the talk about mileage and automakers leaving out the disclaimer of mileage may vary, we do have to add that the fuel mileage you get may be different than what the EPA tests proved. This is due to weight, tire pressure and driving speeds. But even with a full car and city driving you should expect some pretty good mileage with the 2013 Ford Focus ST. With the power and all the other bells and whistles it is promising to offer, it should quickly become a top seller in its class.