The Toyota Prius EPA-estimated combined city/highway rating of 46 miles per gallon. Impressive huh? Well what if a Ford car came close to that? Wouldn’t that be something? Well, our friends over at CarMagazine had the pleasure in test-driving the brand new Ford Focus 2.0 TDCi Titanium and you’d be surprised at the results.
Powered by a 2.0 TDCi common rail engine this Focus produces 134 horsepower and 251 lb-ft of torque. Ford rates the Focus 2.0 TDCi Titanium at 42mpg. Only 4mpg less than the king of fuel-economy, the Prius.
Even during CarMagazine’s high-speed testing, they managed an average fuel-economy of 34mpg and easily traveled 600 miles in one day.
Only more of a reason to bring diesel to the U.S. Come on Ford, you can do it, a Mondeo and this baby, and you’ll get your U.S. sales numbers even higher. Oh and bring the S-Max for soccer moms as well.
2008 Ford Focus UK Gallery:
Source: CarMagazine (via AutoblogGreen)
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