The much anticipated 2013 Ford Focus ST will get 32 mpg on the highway, Ford officials said today.

The performance version of the compact Focus, the ST promises to give any driver a thrill ride with its 252 horsepower 2-liter Ecoboost engine. The engine features an overboost that will provide 270 pound-feet of torque for a full 15 seconds.

The final approved mileage numbers, released today, are 23 mpg in the city, 32 mpg on the highway and 26 mpg combined. That puts the Focus ST 1 mpg better than Volkswagen GTI's 31 mpg and 7 mpg better than the Mazda Speed3 on the highway.

"We're putting the 'power' in the power of choice, again," said Raj Nair, Ford group vice president, Global Product Development in a news release. "This is just one more example of the 'win-win' in the Focus ST narrative. This kind of performance combined with these high levels of efficiency sets a new benchmark with this car."

The front-wheel drive compact sports car segment may be small, but there's plenty of vehicles to choose from that offer practical mileage, a roomy hatch and loads of four-cylinder power.

The Focus ST arrives at dealerships later this summer and will have a starting price of $24,495, including shipping.

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      • 2 Years Ago
      Nice, but that is only about 2-3 mpg better city and 0-1 better hyw than I get in my 19 year old Vette that has 100K miles. Good old Chevy V8 small block with a couple simple external engine mod's I made 17 years ago. Seems things have not advanced all that much in 2 decades.
      • 2 Years Ago
      can i get a sunroof for that price. ill buy one for sure
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      Not should be at least 40-50 mi / gal. in the city.
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is a performance vehicle, gas mileage is not the primary focus. Handling, acceleration, good looks are the important items. If I was looking for economy go for the base model.
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