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Ford Accused of Falsifying Fuel Economies


Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, conservation, eco-friendly, fuel, economy, protection )

Cher Away
- 620 days ago - greenerideal.com
Though they insisted it was an honest mistake, about a month or so ago, Hyundai and Kia were caught exaggerating fuel economies across their expansive model line. Yesterday, Consumer Reports accused the Ford Motor Company of doing the same.



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Kit B. (277)
Monday December 10, 2012, 10:10 am

Why do I have no problem with believe that Consumer Reports is accurate on this? I also believe that fuel consumption could be reduced even lower, but that is another discussion.

Though they insisted it was an honest mistake, about a month or so ago, Hyundai and Kia were caught exaggerating fuel economies across their expansive model line. Yesterday, Consumer Reports accused the Ford Motor Company of doing the same. The consumer protection magazine is arguing that neither the new Ford C-MAX nor the new Ford Fusion Hybrid get the 47-mpg that the Dearborn, Michigan-based automaker advertised they would. According to an Autoblog report, the publication drove each of the cars about 2,000 miles and only were able to achieve 39-mpg with the Fusion Hybrid and 37-mpg with the C-MAX.
 

Monica D. (580)
Monday December 10, 2012, 6:42 pm
Go car-free if you can ...
 

John Gregoire (254)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 6:34 am
On top of this the new Econoboost engine has fire problems and these cars have had 4 recalls already for "do not drive it" faults! Seems there is not a car maker out there willing or able to achieve high mileage without sacrificing honesty and safety.
 

Ingo Schreiner (8)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 7:39 am
surprise
 

Aaron Bouchard (126)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 3:15 pm
Noted thanks
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 3:44 pm
Thanks Cher.
 

Colleen L. (2)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 4:10 pm
Mistake...yeah, sure! I two cars, one 3 years old and another 15 years old. Both taken care of and the new one is suppose to get 30 miles a gallon. Funny thing, they both get 20 miles a gallon. Both different types: the newer one a smaller car and the older on is a van. So when it comes to trusting what they say about better or more fuel mileage is a bunch of bologna to me. Thanks Cher
 

greenplanet e. (157)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 4:33 pm
Stink!
 

Carol H. (229)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 4:05 am
interesting, thanks Cher, noted
 
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