Ford lowers mileage estimate for CMax Hybrid

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Ford C-Max Hybrid

Ford lowers mileage for C-Max Hybrid


Source: Motor Company

Facing complaints and a class-action lawsuit, is lowering the mileage estimate for its hybrid crossover vehicle.

we’re finding is that the are sensitive to changes in driving and other factors, so we’re this adjustment, said Raj who leads global product for Ford.

The company is dropping its estimate to 43 MPG city-highway from its previous of 47 miles per gallon, a reduction of under 10 percent, sources

Ford said it will pay to those who bought a 2013 models to compensate them for the mileage. Those who lease a C-Max Hybrid will get a for $325.

The change in mileage is not a surprise, the controversy that has been around the mileage estimates of the Fusion Hybrid and C-Max Last December, Consumer reported it got just 37 MPG combined for the C-Max in real-world test

Since then, there been other reports of owners reporting mileage the estimate stated on the window

C-Max sales unlikely to

The C-Max doesn’t have big volume, with units totaling 23,040 this That represents less 2 percent of Ford’s U.S. year-to-date. Still, the car has been Ford gain traction in the growing hybrid market.

Ford C-Max Hybrid

I don’t think there be long-term damage to the C-Max of this mileage issue, Karl Brauer, senior at Kelley Blue Book. The has sold well on the east and coast, and I think that continue.

In the first half of this Ford sold 38,141 Hybrids and Fusion Hybrids, an of more than 700 percent with the first half of year. While the Ford sales have been it still trails market Toyota, which sold than 116,000 Prius in between January and June.

Watching Mileage

Ford is not the automaker that has been to restate mileage estimates for its

Last Year, Hyundai and KIA overstating the fuel economy for approximately 900,000 2011-2013 That move came the Environmental Protection Agency the Korean automakers’ methodology for fuel efficiency was flawed.

says the move by Ford consumers are paying more to the mileage of their cars and When cars don’t get posted on the window sticker, do notice.

Ford C-Max Hybrid
Ford C-Max Hybrid

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