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Ford Focus MPG

MPG Number of Vehicles
15 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
16 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
17 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
18 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
19 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
20 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
21 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
22 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
23 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
24 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
25 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
26 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
27 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
28 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
29 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
30 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
31 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
32 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
33 miles per gallon 4 vehicles
34 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2004 2004 4dr Hatch 143-hp 2.0L I4 5-sp manual FWD 26.5
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With the 103-horsepower 1.6L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2004 Ford Focus has been averaging 26.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Ford Focuses in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (35 percent), in heavy traffic (5 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2004 Ford Focus in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
2004 2004 4dr Hatch 130-hp 2.0L I4 5-sp manual FWD 31
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2004 2004 2dr Hatch 143-hp 2.0L I4 5-sp manual FWD 23.34
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2004 2004 2dr Hatch 130-hp 2.0L I4 4-sp automatic FWD 29.29
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2004 2004 4dr Sedan 145-hp 2.3L I4 5-sp manual FWD 32.75
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2004 Ford Focus

2004 Ford Focus Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2005 4dr Sedan 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
I get about 32 on the highway average while averaging about 75 MPH. see full Ford Focus review
2005 4dr Hatch 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
I recorded over 42 MPG on a 2500 kilometer trip from the West Coast, and we normally average over 24 MPG in the city. see full Ford Focus review
2005 2dr Hatch 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
On long highway trips I typically get well over 30 MPG - though it falls off a bit when driving locally. see full Ford Focus review
2005 4dr Wagon 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Averaged about 30 mpg throughout the life of the car. see full Ford Focus review
2005 4dr Sedan 151-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Great balance of power and fuel economy. Average approximately 30 MPG in around town driving or high speed 70 mph plus Interstate cruising. At 55 MPH will deliver 38 MPG on long trips. Very consistent fuel economy after 55,000 miles. see full Ford Focus review
2004 4dr Sedan 145-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
While not as high as my 1986 Mazda 626 at 34mpg the Mazda was not as quick. So I am quite satisfied with the 32-33mpg I currently get. see full Ford Focus review
2004 2dr Hatch 130-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Fuel economy, although not great is good. Helps my daughter on a limited budget. see full Ford Focus review
2004 4dr Sedan 145-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
I could go for days without filling it up if I drove like a normal person. I put almost 200 miles on it in two weeks so that good fuel economy helped. see full Ford Focus review
2003 4dr Wagon 145-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Overall, 30MPG is very reasonable. see full Ford Focus review
2003 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
25 to 35 MPG see full Ford Focus review
2004 Ford Focus Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2005 4dr Hatch 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
It was only rated at 24mpg by Consumer Reports - and with a smaller, less powerful engine than the 3 (which was rated at 25) see full Ford Focus review
2005 4dr Wagon 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Fuel economy at 30 mpg (average) was OK but not spectacular. I blame the 4 speed automatic for that and suspect I might have done better with the 5 speed manual. see full Ford Focus review
2005 4dr Sedan 151-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Economy is somewhat disappointing for a compact - I average 22 mpg around town. see full Ford Focus review
2005 4dr Hatch 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Poor in town and highway. Extremely disappointed. I would not mind the 20mpg if this was translated into 0-60 times of 6 seconds - but it is not. I have no idea where the fuel goes - it is certainly not converted into power. see full Ford Focus review
2004 2dr Hatch 145-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Lower than expected (23-24mpg avg), but performance makes up for it. see full Ford Focus review
2003 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
I wasn't personally very focused on fuel economy, but the SVT wasn't very fuel efficient for a fairly light car with a normally-aspirated 2.0-liter engine. The original EPA ratings were 21 mpg city, 25 mpg highway. Using the 2008+ adjustments, they'd be 18/23 if the car was available today. see full Ford Focus review
2003 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Suburban fuel economy is acceptable, at nearly 30 mpg. But on the highway, with the engine spinning well over 3,000 rpm, fuel economy also struggles to crack 30. Many much larger, much more powerful cars achieve better highway fuel economy. Some owners have fitted the fifth gear from the related transmission in the Mazda6 to get more of an overdrive. see full Ford Focus review
2003 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
It is very heavy on fuel. Around 11.5l/100km in town and 7.0 to 8.0l/100km on the open road. see full Ford Focus review
 

2004 Ford Focus Gas Mileage (MPG)

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