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Consumer Reports Cries Foul on Ford Fuel Economy Claims

Consumer Reports Cries Foul on Ford Fuel Economy Claims

Dec 7 2012, 8:21am CST | by

Ford blames driving style

Not long ago Hyundai was busted reporting false fuel economy claims. If consumer Reports is to be believed, Ford a find itself right next to Hyundai catching grief for unrealistic fuel economy...

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Consumer Reports Cries Foul on Ford Fuel Economy Claims

Dec 7 2012, 8:21am CST | by

Ford blames driving style

Not long ago Hyundai was busted reporting false fuel economy claims. If consumer Reports is to be believed, Ford a find itself right next to Hyundai catching grief for unrealistic fuel economy claims. According to Consumer Reports, the mileage it was able to achieve with a new 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid was significantly less than Ford claimed.

According to Consumer Reports, it was only able to measure 35 miles per gallon in city driving, 41 mpg on the highway, and 39 mpg overall. All Consumer Reports notes that those economy numbers are impressive, the numbers are far short of what Ford claims.

Ford claims the vehicle is good for 47 mpg on the highway, in the city, and combined. Ford says that other drivers have been able to achieve higher than rated fuel economy. The automaker also reports that driving style and other factors can affect fuel economy.

 
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