There’s a new member of the 40 mpg club, and it’s the 2012 Ford Focus. When equipped with a six-speed automatic and the SFE (Super Fuel Economy) package, the 2012 Focus nabs a rating of 28 city and 40 highway.
That means the 2011 Hyundai Elantra is still the only car in this price segment to attain 40 mpg without a special package. However, the Focus packs 160 horsepower, which is 12 more than the Hyundai and 22 more than Cruze Eco. The 40 mpg Focus adds another choice to the suddenly super-competitive comact market, and I think it is the best looking of the bunch yet. Is the Focus on your wish list, or are you looking elsewhere?
Chris DeMorro is a writer and gearhead who loves all things automotive, from hybrids to HEMI’s. You can follow his slow descent into madness at Sublime Burnout.