It’s official. The all-new Ford Focus with the SFE (Super Fuel Economy) package delivers an EPA certified (!) 40 mpg on the highway.
The Focus is certified at 40 mpg highway and 28 mpg city with an automatic transmission. Some car companies use the manual transmission specs to achieve higher fuel economy ratings, even though sales of cars with automatic transmissions account for about 90% of the market. The Focus is now the fourth vehicle in the Ford lineup with an EPA-certified rating of 40 mpg or more. All that, and they didn’t take the bailout.
“Our customers tell us that fuel economy is the top reason for purchasing a Focus,” says Ford’s Derrick Kuzak. “The all-new Focus meets that demand with great fuel economy, class-leading technologies and features, exceptional standards of craftsmanship and driving dynamics typically reserved for larger, more expensive vehicles.”
To see a photo gallery of the 2012 Ford Focus, check out our previous story.