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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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The typical German reserve that produces yawn-inducing auto-show speeches went out the window during Volkswagen chairman Martin Winterkorn’s closing remarks at the VW Group Night preceding the 2014 Paris auto salon. An event that is usually a grandstand for new products and optimism became a plea to the assembled crowd to remember “what a gigantic engineering effort” is required by new C02-reduction targets in both Europe and the United ...
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HPE700 Supercharges Ford Mustang to 717 Horsepower

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Hennessey Performance Engineering (HPE) is a big name in big horsepower, and their HPE700 Ford Mustang will continue to uphold their reputation. Designed to compete with the newest breed of high power American sports cars, the HPE700 makes 717 horsepower – more than any other sports car offered by an American manufacturer. From the factory, the 2015 Ford Mustang GT is no slouch. Ever since the revival of the 5.0 nameplate, the Mus ...
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Just a week after Saleen released information and images of its upcoming Mustang-based S302 mega pony car, Hennessey Performance has dropped into our laps renderings and information on its sinister HPE700 Mustang. (Coincidence? We think not.) And as usual with a Hennessey product, it is absolutely drunk on power. How much power? Thanks to a Roots supercharger—Hennessey’s anabolic steroid of choice—as well as upgrades to the throttle body, fuel injector ...
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Fluidic Sculpture Gets Small as All-New Hyundai i20 Debuts in Paris

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Pitched at the teeming masses in Europe’s largest market segment, a new generation of the Hyundai i20 hatchback city car likely will get more attention from attendees of the 2014 Paris show than it will from the press. Hyundai emphasizes that this tater tot is entirely designed, engineered, and built in Europe and tuned for European driving conditions. They made it longer, lower, and wider than the previous ...
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September 2014: Cooling Off As The Leaves Change Edition

Oct 1 2014 4:37pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: By the Numbers Autumn is upon us - at least for those of us living in the Northern Hemisphere (happy Spring, friends in the Southern!) - and that means the weather is cooling off, the leaves on the trees are changing into beautiful colors and the hot, hot sales months of summertime are slowing down. Well, for the most part, at least. Trucks and SUVs led the charge in September, with Jeep posting the month's second-highest increase (its 47 percent was bested only by ...
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How the DOD could have saved $100M by blowing up 1,000 trucks

Oct 1 2014 3:37pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Government/Legal, Military What's $100 million among the armed forces? Well, when that $100M is spent shipping unnecessary military equipment back from Afghanistan to the United States, it serves to shine some light on military waste. According to a new report from the Government Accountability Office, the US Marine Corps and Army burned over $100 million during a one-year period shipping unneeded MRAPs and other vehicles from Afghanistan back to the US. A ...
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Top 10 Best-Selling Cars: September 2014

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The kids went back to school, the leaves began to change colors and car shoppers in September sent new-car sales from the largest seven automakers up about 10 percent versus a depressed September 2013. That made for some significant reshuffling in the top 10 sellers. As Toyota Camry shoppers await the updated 2015 model, the Honda Accord spent its second month as America's best-selling sedan, and the Ford Escape broke in to the top 10 ...
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GM outlines strategy for new products, growth in China

Oct 1 2014 1:36pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Plants/Manufacturing, Technology, Cadillac, GM, Earnings/Financials, Luxury "Our strategic plan is a pathway to earn customers for life and create significant shareholder value in the process." - Mary Barra General Motors laid out ambitious plans on Wednesday to become the world's "most valued automotive company," a goal it says it can reach by strengthening its business in China, rebuildi ...
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