Ford Focus electric car rated at 105 MPG equivalent by EPA
2012 Ford Focus: The all-new 2012 Ford Focus - pictured here against the Southern California backdrop of the all-media drive - raises the C-segment bar for style, technology, driving dynamics and fuel economy. (1/25/2011)
Nissan Leaf: 99 mpg combined, 106 city mpg, 92 higway mpg
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Chevrolet Volt: 60 mpg combined, 58 city mpg, 62 higway mpg
Toyota Prius: 50 mpg combined, 51 city mpg, 48 higway mpg
Toyota Prius V: 42 mpg combined, 44 city mpg, 40 higway mpg
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Honda CR-Z automatic/hybrid: 37 mpg combined, 35 city mpg, 39 higway mpg
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Honda Civic Hybrid: 44 mpg combined, 44 city mpg, 44 higway mpg
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Volkswagen Passat: 35 mpg combined, 31 city mpg, 43 higway mpg
Fiat 500: 33 mpg combined, 30 city mpg, 38 higway mpg
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Ford Escape Hybrid: 32 mpg combined, 34 city mpg, 31 higway mpg
Audi A3: 34 mpg combined, 30 city mpg, 42 higway mpg
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Hyundai Sonata: 28 mpg combined, 24 city mpg, 35 higway mpg
Volkswagen Jetta: 34 mpg combined, 30 city mpg, 42 higway mpg
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Volkswagen Golf: 34 mpg combined, 30 city mpg, 42 higway mpg
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Chevrolet Sonic Z: 33 mpg combined, 29 city mpg, 40 higway mpg
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Ford Fiesta: 33 mpg combined, 29 city mpg, 40 higway mpg
Scion iQ: 37 mpg combined, 36 city mpg, 37 higway mpg
Toyota Tacoma 2WD: 22 mpg combined, 21 city mpg, 25 higway mpg
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Mitsubishi Outlander Sport: 26 mpg combined, 24 city mpg, 31 higway mpg
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Bugatti Veyron won't make any list for the top fuel economy cars. This luxury car gets 10 combined mile per gallon.
Bentley Continental GTC has terrible fuel economy too. It gets 14 combined miles per gallon.
Aston Martin DBS also doesn't come close to the Toyota Prius or the Nissan Leaf. The Aston Martin DBS gets 13 combined miles per gallon.
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Aston Martin DB9 is a gas guzzler. It gets 13 combined miles per gallon.
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Rolls-Royce Phantom EWB gets a mere 14 combined miles per gallon.
Ford Motor Co. (F)’s Focus electric car, going on sale in the first half of 2012, was certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to offer the equivalent of 105 miles (169 kilometers) per gallon of gasoline, the automaker said today.
The battery-powered compact car has an EPA rating of 99 mpg equivalent in highway driving and 110 mpg equivalent in city driving, Ford said in a statement. The EPA established the mpg equivalent as a measure of the average distance traveled per unit of energy consumed so car buyers can compare electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids to conventional gasoline-powered autos.
The Focus Electric tops Nissan Motor Co.’s battery-powered Leaf, which is rated 99 mpg equivalent, and General Motors Co. (GM)’s Chevrolet Volt plug-in, which is rated 94 mpg equivalent, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. The EPA rated the
Focus Electric as having a driving range of 76 miles on a single charge, while the Leaf has a 73-mile range, according to Ford.
The starting price for the Focus Electric is $39,995 and it is eligible for a $7,500 federal tax credit, said Wes Sherwood, a company spokesman. The Leaf starts at $35,200.