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Ford Finds Itself in Over Fuel-Economy Claims—Just Hyundai, Kia, Honda, and GM

Ford follow Hyundai, Honda, and GM in getting hit with a lawsuit over its cars fuel economy, one wonders if the lawyers behind these have tried to figure out a way to sue the of the metaphorical floodgates that are now isn t to suggest that Ford s hybrid and Fusion hybrid. the at issue in the lawsuit, use as little in the real world as their EPA stats suggest. Even lighter-footed drivers than in the Car and Driver offices, C-Max and hybrids have fallen way of the official EPA numbers, delivering 37 and 39 per gallon respectively to Consumer . (Both returned fuel of 32 mpg in our testing).

Our upside-down system for quantifying economy makes this worse than it is—2.56 to 2.7 per 100 miles instead of 2.13—but it s a big

Ford has, understandably, its C-Max and Fusion hybrid on the cars EPA numbers. Both are at 47 mpg across the board—city, highway, and The plaintiffs argue that oversimplifies the EPA numbers in its ads: don t say that these are EPA-based or describe the EPA s testing procedure, or drivers probably won t see comparable driving these cars in the world.


Altogether, the plaintiffs say, the numbers in the advertising led them to buy and Fusion hybrids when otherwise wouldn t have, to pay for them than if the fuel-economy were more accurate. And all say they ve used more than they were they would.

But what don t exhibit a gap between EPA estimates and performance? For everyone who says Honda Civic beats the EPA number, there are three who haven t broken 30 yet. So factors affect how much a car needs—tires, road surfaces, driving style, driving elevation and atmospheric pressure, of fuel, and break-in of the engine, to a few—it s extremely difficult to up with a widely applicable estimate. We assume that like most automakers, to a extent games the EPA tests—they their cars can meet parameters of the test even if don t have the biggest impact on fuel economy.

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That s a problem with the EPA s though, not a particular car company. these are strong reasons to the EPA fuel-economy estimations altogether. then, if the C-Max or the Hyundai Sonata are indeed at 47 miles per gallon on the EPA test the companies should be allowed to say so.

Lawsuits for Everybody!

At the point so many automakers advertise their EPA-estimated fuel-economy they re nearly all exposed to lawsuits. How similar? The firm Ford owners left a reference to Hyundai in the brief it last week, a vestigial from when the firm the same text in a suit Hyundai earlier this

Most lawyers reuse of litigation briefs, especially the you see above—it s the norm and it s considered it underscores just how much we re seeing in suits against

One-hundred bucks was the cash for Honda owners included in a suit settled last who could also opt for a $1000 on a new Honda. (The plaintiffs scraped up $8 million in that Typically, people who bought cars see little more The benefit of class-action lawsuits in we hope, is that companies are for wrongdoing and deterred from advantage of people—particularly for amounts of it s otherwise not worthwhile to fight. will definitely be some action as a result of this California Gold Rush of suits; perhaps carmakers more-carefully word their or add stickers to showroom cars You won t match the EPA estimates. But at the end of the day, we ve got an EPA that delivers unrealistic and an EPA that

is on this topic almost to sue.

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