Though many car guys are loathe to admit it, most of us are keenly aware of gas prices and the fuel efficiency (or lack thereof) of our automobiles. Automakers are constantly hyping new advances in fuel economy, from Mazda’s SkyActiv engines to Ford’s own EcoBoost. Speaking of EcoBoost, Ford has been touting some pretty impressive numbers for the EcoBoost-powered 2013 Focus ST, which has 247 horsepower and 270 ft-lbs of torque.
Now Ford has released the almost-as-important fuel economy figures…and for such a high-power hatchback, the numbers are pretty dang good. The 2013 Ford Focus ST will be rated at 23 mpg city and 32 mpg highway, for a combined rating of 26 mpg.
That’s a good bit lower than the standard Focus, which can get up to 40 mpg highway with a special fuel economy package. Then again, the Focus ST has 92 more horsepower, and 32 mpg on the highway isn’t anything to complain about. Ford’s own Mustang is rated at 19/31, and the closest competition, the Volkswagen GTI, is rated at only 21/31.
The gives the Focus ST a competitive edge for consumers’ wallets, as new car buyers are demanding more power, better fuel economy, and good value. WIth a starting price of $24,495, the 2013 Ford Focus ST certainly is all of those things, and more.