Consumer Reports: Ford Fusion and C-MAX hybrids fall short of fuel-economy claims

Hyundai isn’t the only one getting negative press about false fuel-economy claims. According to Consumer Report, during real-world-tests, the Ford C-MAX and the Ford Fusion Hybrid both fall short by 20 percent of their fuel-economy claims.

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“In our tests, the Fusion Hybrid delivered 39 mpg overall and 35 and 41 in city and highway conditions, respectively,” Consumer Reports said. “For the C-Max Hybrid, we got 37 mpg overall, with 35 and 38 for city and highway. These two vehicles have the largest discrepancy between our overall-mpg results and the estimates published by the EPA that we’ve seen among any current models.”

Ford has claimed that both vehicles will hit 47 miles per gallon across the board.

Consumer reports said that among current models, more than 80 percent of the vehicles they have tested are within 2 mpg.

Check out their full report here.

– By: Omar Rana