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

Date : 12/07/2012 @ 3:14AM
Source : Dow Jones News
Stock : Ford Motor Co. (DE) (F)
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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."

Full story at http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/06/us-ford-fuel-idUSBRE8B51AN20121206 and http://www.latimes.com/business/autos/la-fi-hy-ford-inflated-fuel-economy-20121206,0,1964927.story

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