• Soakee avatar Soakee Posted: 12/10/2012 11:21am PST

    Let me see if I have this straight, the EPA is going to audit the vehicles' mileage claims? Do they mean the EPA is going to audit THEIR OWN mileage claims, seeing as how the posted window-sticker mileage are EPA figures!!!??? People, get real. Blaming the manufacturer for EPA milage claims which don't measure up is a lot like blaming the pilot when your parachute doesn't open. One has nothing to do with the other.

  • shocker avatar shocker Posted: 12/10/2012 2:21pm PST

    The mileage claims are from Ford not the EPA. This was brought up in numerous articles.

  • shocker avatar shocker Posted: 12/10/2012 3:26pm PST

    fueleconomy.gov tells everything about the window label and where the numbers come from.

  • Soakee avatar Soakee Posted: 12/11/2012 5:37am PST

    Ford and the other manufacturers use what to determine mileage? EPA tests! Years ago, car buyers complained that their mileage never came close to the EPA ratings, and the EPA (not the manufacturers) changed the testing methods. Check a window sticker on a new car: "EPA/DOT Fuel Economy and Environment".

  • richard avatar Richard Posted: 12/11/2012 6:18am PST

    Ted: The tests may be EPA approved, but automakers conduct them. Therefore, it's entirely appropriate for the EPA to step in and verify that the automakers have accurately reported results.

  • fb_611379088 avatar fb_611379088 Posted: 12/12/2012 6:44am PST

    So true!

  • mss627 avatar mss627 Posted: 12/26/2012 6:32pm PST

    It's not about the EPA lunkhead. Its about the consumer. Ever hear of truth in advertising?

  • fb_1718187826 avatar Kenneth Posted: 9/6/2013 11:47am PDT

    I own a 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid. I get 43 mpg, this is before they upgraded the computers. People have to learn drive again, if you are used to fast starts, or pedal to the metal, or you have to pass a car to show off you have the power under the hood. Don't get the Hybrid. Yes you can start faster then a regular car, yes you have the power under the hood. What you wont get is the gas mileage.

  • Lyrs? avatar Lyrs? Posted: 12/16/2012 11:21am PST

    We bought a Cmax two weeks ago. There is NO WAY we will EVER get 47 mpg AND WE LIVE IN FLAT FLORIDA!! I work hard to get the ~38 avg mpg I get now...and I mean I drive 65 on the interstate rather than 70...try to constantly watch the fuel efficiency numbers to 'downshift' the car so that the battery will kick in rather than the engine...but that doesn't last long because the battery will only take it a couple of miles before it must be recharged by the fueled engine. Regardless--BIG disappointment that I let go of our Honda hybrid that got 40+ mpg for this car that gets less--and I never had to work hard to get the 40+ mpg on my Honda. SHAME ON YOU FORD!!! YOU CAN BELIEVE THAT IF THERE IS A CLASS-ACTION LAWSUIT--I'LL BE IN LINE!!

  • Chief Huish avatar Chief Huish Posted: 12/22/2012 11:08am PST

    No Debra, you will never get to the 47 MPG in flat Florida or anywhere else. At least not as long as you continue to out drive the battery power. If you bothered to read the sticker, manual, etc. you would notice that the electric power, where you get the MPG from, ends once you exceed 62 MPH. No other Hybrid operates up to that speed, except the C-MAX and Fusion Hybrids. Drive on the electric system by NOT exceeding 62 MPH and see what the diference becomes. If you want to fly at 65, 70, etc., buy a gas powered car. You are defeating the purpose of the hybrid when you exceed the ratings.

  • idlesteveone avatar idlesteveone Posted: 12/15/2012 9:35am PST

    We have had the ford fusion hybrid for two weeks now and the best we get is 42 MPG over 500 miles and with 5 MPG missing is kinda sad , we owend the 2010 hybrid and we avreged 38 and this was on target with the EPA numbers . I Think that now the EPA get the numbers fron the manufaturers now AKA huyndiai. We have cut Dollars from goverment agencies and the consumers pay the price .

  • shoe avatar shoe Posted: 3/11/2013 8:19am PDT

    went from prius to fusion hybrid. Prius was within 3mpg of claimed epa. fusion is not within 13mpg of epa. put me in front of the line for class action suit. The sales person lies you buy and are stuck for the next three years. buy american?????

  • fb_1501004676 avatar Walt Posted: 3/21/2013 6:01am PDT

    39 or 37 even 32 combined MPG is absolutely outstanding for a car the size and weight of a FORD Fusion! A crappy Honda 4 cylinder buzzy hard riding hatchback is usually necessary to get that kind of mileage. A car over 3200 lbs returning that economy is really exceptional.

  • shoe avatar shoe Posted: 4/14/2013 5:55pm PDT

    must be a ford retiree, don,t advertise 47 mpg when you know darn well it will never obtain it. The facts are ford LIED last ford for me

  • fb_788614742 avatar Ronald Posted: 3/21/2013 6:36am PDT

    Open letter to Ford:

    I thought my 2013 C-MAX would be a Prius Killer? NOT! As a returning Ford buyer I feel deceived. I want to support US companies and US jobs. What was Ford thinking when they published 47/ 47/47 estimates? Based on the advertised EPA estimates, I would have been ok with low 40's but 28-33 mpg is not even in the ballpark. This is not an issue about EPA testing standards, but rather an issue about setting false customer expectations in order to promote sales. Ford's "47MPG" marketing campaign tarnished what should have been the roll out of a truly remarkable vehicle, the CMAX. Real world MPG estimates should have been promoted in the mid-30's.