I'm coming from a 2000 Focus. Though the car is physically larger, it weighs 150 lbs LESS. The horsepower is only 130 though, so the FiST has about 50% greater power. I expect about the same fuel economy.... looking back over the past 4 months for which i have electronic records I see a low of a tic over 24 mpg, and a high of a tick over 29. I've only filled the FiST twice, but it's in the same range, thought these ARE break in miles, and economy should go up. . Not that it matters........... to me.