Ford Fusion and C-Max Hybrid Under the Gun for False Fuel Claims Video

On the tails of news about the hot water Hyundai and Kia is in for false fuel claims, Ford has been called out be Consumer Reports for the same type of false advertising. Not only has Consumer Reports found that the gas mileage in the Ford Fusion and Ford C-Max Hybrid nowhere near the 47 miles per gallon claims, Consumer Reports says this is the biggest difference in what’s stated and what’s actual that they’ve ever seen. Maybe Hyundai and Kia can get just a little bit of relief from this news because not only are they not the only ones, their claims were at least closer to the truth. But for Ford, it might not bode well.

As will any type of allegations, Ford is quick to blame and explain. They have stated that the fuel estimates, which both drivers and Consumer Reports have found to be far from accurate are certified by the EPA. This is currently unconfirmed through the EPA though. They only test about 10 to 15 percent of the cars being driven, so whether or not the Ford Fusion and Ford C-Max Hybrid made the cut for the tests are yet to be determined. Consumer Reports isn’t so sure that the EPA had anything to do with it.

Jake Fisher, Director of auto testing for Consumer Reports “It’s not to say these are bad cars at all; they still get excellent fuel economy. But we’ve been doing this for a long time, and we’ve never seen such a difference between the EPA estimates and our numbers.”

Ford also reports that some drivers have been getting better than the estimated fuel economy, despite claims of other drivers not getting close to the estimate. At present, these reports go unconfirmed as well.

Wes Sherwood, a spokesman for Ford say, “This reinforces the fact that driving styles, driving conditions, and other factors can cause mileage to vary. For customers who want to optimize their fuel economy, the cars come with different driving coach software to help drivers get better fuel economy.”

You can see the Consumer Reports findings for yourself in this video:

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Author: Ron Halpert

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