EPA to review Ford Fusion, C-MAX hybrids fuel-economy claims
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Last week, Consumer Reports released a statement saying that the Ford C-MAX and the Ford Fusion Hybrid both fall short by 20 percent of their fuel-economy claims.

The Environmental Protection Agency released a statement over the weekend saying that it will review claims that two new Ford Motor Co. vehicles aren’t getting the advertised 47 miles per gallon. The EPA said in a statement on Saturday it “will look at the report and data.”

Consumer Reports said that in its tests, the Fusion delivered an overall fuel-economy of 39 mpg while the Ford C-MAX Hybrid delivered an overall 37 mpg.

We’ll have more as the story develops.

- By: Omar Rana

Source: Detroit News


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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ronald-Kramer/788614742 Ronald Kramer

    I recently leased a C-Max and love the car. Rides like Mercedes! Awesome

    riding car! The bad news is the gas milage is approximately 32.5 MPG. I

    leased this car with expectation of getting 40 + MPG.

    I also lease a 2010 Prius and Insight both of which have far superior MPG

    performance (40-51 mpg). I thought this would be a Prius Killer? As a

    cross over buyer I feel deceived. I want to support US companies and US

    jobs. What was Ford thinking when they published 47 / 47 estimates? I

    would have been ok with low 40’s but low 30’s is not even in the ball

    park. Mark my words there will be no fix for this. Ford will have to

    offer to take the cars back or offer cash compensation to offset the

    milage claims. The EPA estimates will have to be adjusted to the mid

    30’s and sell the cars as is. Which is ok as long as the consumer knows

    what they are buying.

    A wonderful car which has truly underachieved in the milage department.

    Fess up Ford and put this behind you. This is not a Prius killer. They

    are plenty of people who will buy the C-Max with mid 30’s EPA numbers.

    But you need be honest with the milage estimates.

    My dealer’s sales and service department have been great! There is only

    so much they can do.

    Ronald Kramer

    Yankee Ford Customer

    South Portland, Maine