Consumer Reports Says Ford Fusion, C-Max Hybrids Perform Below MPG Claims -Reports

Date : 12/06/2012 @ 4:44PM
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Consumer Reports Says Ford Fusion, C-Max Hybrids Perform Below MPG Claims -Reports

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Consumer Reports magazine said its testing for two Ford Motor Co. (F) hybrids found that their fuel economy performance is "far below" their stated miles-per-gallon figures, according to reports from Reuters and the Los Angeles Times.

Consumer Reports said the Fusion hybrid tested at 39 mpg overall, with 37 mpg overall for the C-Max, compared with estimates of 47 mpg for both vehicles, the reports said.

A Ford spokesman told Reuters "this reinforces the fact that driving styles, driving conditions, and other factors can cause mileage to vary."

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