• Anton Bender avatar Anton Bender Posted: 5/6/2013 12:24pm PDT

    I heard that Ford is being sued for its inflated mpg numbers. How can you buy a Ford if the mpg claims don't hold up in real world testing? Toyota is more truthful.

  • richard avatar Richard Posted: 5/6/2013 12:59pm PDT

    Ford, like Hyundai/Kia, is being sued for inaccurate mpg figures -- though Ford has a better chance of winning its case, since hybrid fuel economy can vary widely. (We covered that here: http://www.thecarconnection.com/news/1081352_following-in-hyundais-footsteps-ford-sued-over-c-max-fusion-fuel-economy) The lawsuit makes it even more remarkable that Ford's hybrid sales have continued to ramp up.

  • fb_788614742 avatar Ronald Posted: 5/7/2013 5:03am 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. No one would have questioned those numbers and the CMAX would have received the