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New Ford Focus Certified for 40mpg by EPA

Feb 28 2011, 11:30am CST | by , in News | Cars & Vehicles

New Ford Focus Certified for 40mpg by EPA
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Focus is one of the most fuel efficient automatics out there

For a long time the fuel, economy of vehicles produced in America was a secondary concern for many people. Americans tended to buy large vehicles that had big engines and sucked down fuel. The crash of the economy in the last few years has sent many folks looking for vehicles that get better fuel economy and most of those vehicles are smaller cars as well.

Ford has announced that its Focus SFE car has been EPA certified for 40mpg on the highway. The car is rated for 28mpg in the city. The tech Ford has started using on its vehicles like the Mustang and the new Focus is very impressive in that performance is still there while the economy is greatly improved.

Ford now has four vehicles that are rated at 40mpg or higher by the EPA. That is more 40mpg certified vehicles than any other brand according to Ford. Ford also notes that its data shows that fuel economy is the top reason to purchase a Ford vehicle according to Focus customers.

The SFE moniker stands for Super Fuel Economy and the vehicle uses a six-speed automatic transmission to get the ratings. Some of the other vehicles on the market from other brands that are rated in the same area as the Focus require the use of a manual transmission.

"Our customers tell us that fuel economy is the top reason for purchasing a Focus," said Derrick Kuzak, group vice president, Global Product Development. "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."

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