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2013 Ford Fusion and Hybrid EPA ratings don t hold up in the world

The 2013 Ford and C-Max hybrids are two of the best on the market when it comes to economy, according to the Environmental Agency. However, magazine testers, and customers, are having achieving the same lofty mpg in real world circumstances.

the Fusion sedan and C-Max are powered by a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine and an electric motor lithium-ion battery pack. The produces a combined 188 horsepower in cars and is rated at 47 mpg in all three EPA (city, highway, combined) in cars.

tested the C-Max twice, at a Ford media event, and unescorted. The magazine reports the first time, the C-Max only muster 37 mpg over 50 of mixed freeway and urban The second time around, wrung out 40 mpg over 240 miles of highway driving.

Consumer is saying the same thing. It a C-Max and averaged between 33 mpg and 39 as registered on the car’s trip While the magazine has only had its Hybrid for two weeks, it says the so far is 40 mpg. the EPA’s fuel reference site, invites to submit their real mileage. The average for the C-Max is 39.5 mpg (an average of 23 vehicles) and it s the for the Fusion (based on nine In comparison, the Toyota Prius, is rated at 51 mpg city, 48 mpg highway, and 50 mpg scored 51.1.

The Honda Civic hybrid, at 44 mpg in all three categories, scored mpg.

Why the discrepancy? EPA tests are to be as realistic as possible, but scientists never be able to replicate the world of real-world driving controlled conditions. For this the EPA does include a “your may vary”-type disclaimer on its web site.

So that seems to be Ford’s Ford electrified vehicles manager Wes Sherwood told that fuel economy is affected by the way a car is driven.

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“No matter how you want to drive, the car is of doing it,” Sherwood “If you’re out to maximize fuel we have the technology to help. If you to drive [the C-Max like a normal car, the has the performance to help.”

That was Car and experience as well. Testing the Hybrid, the magazine averaged 32 concluding in its December 2012 that, “driving it like a car yields real car fuel

It was the same story with the which also averaged 32 However, Car and Driver noted the Toyota Camry Hybrid and Sonata Hybrid averaged 30 mpg and 27 respectively, in its tests.

Real world conditions and style may play a big part in a actual fuel economy, but could be faulted for stretching the if its cars’ mpg numbers are completely in real life.

Hyundai and Kia this out recently. The Korean had to compensate owners because of their cars’ fuel numbers were exaggerated. as much as six mpg. The discrepancy was due to an error in EPA testing.

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