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Ford C-Max Hybrid

Ford faces challenges C-Max mileage claims

grumble but Ford and the EPA stand by 47 mpg rating

Ford got a lot of favorable and rave notices  when it its C-MAX and Fusion hybrids. gave the cars high for handling, fit and finish and all those good things, and everyone much accepted the 47 mile-per-gallon that showed up on the window

But some of that good has rubbed off as consumers have gotten their hands on the

I thought my 2013 C-MAX be a Prius Killer? NOT! As a Ford buyer I feel said Ronald of South Maine. Based on the advertised EPA I would have been ok low 40 s but 28-33 mpg is not even in the ballpark.

Ron is not the only one complaining.  Consumer  magazine tested both the and Fusion and said they came in well short of the 47 mpg fuel efficiency. The C-Max 37 mpg, the Fusion 39 in the magazine s

These two vehicles have the discrepancy between our overall-mpg and the estimates published by the EPA that we ve among any current models,   Reports  said in a statement.

The Protection Agency (EPA), determines the mpg ratings, has said it is the 47 mpg finding is sound but has said it review the ratings of both vehicles, the Detroit News

Ford s President of the Americas Joe has defended the fuel efficiency saying Ford followed the EPA s

Don t blame EPA

But consumers like aren t content to let the EPA take the

This is not an issue about EPA standards, but rather an issue setting false customer in order to promote sales, says in an open letter to that he shared with Ford s 47 mpg marketing campaign what should have the roll-out of a truly remarkable the C-Max.

Ronald also the dealer who sold him the car, Ford. He said service there have accused him of not have to drive a hybrid.

For the during the last three I have leased both a Prius and 2010 Honda Hybrid, and consider myself an hyper-miler. My mileage in the Prius is 50 the Insight is 40 plus, he said. Is a difference how I drive Prius vs. the CMAX hybrid? I think we all the answer to that.

Ronald added that he had returned from a trip to San where the driver of a DeSoto Cab he was averaging about 30 mpg as well.

Out for a

After reading Ron s complaint, we in the car and hustled over to Ted Britt in Fairfax, Va. where an obliging soon had us whirring down Lee Memorial Highway in a new C-Max.

Ford C-Max Hybrid

It is indeed a spiffy little with impressive handling, acceleration and so forth.  By chance, we had confined in a Prius just a few before and found it to be like a tin box on roller skates. In our brief we found the C-Max equivalent to the Tiguan that is our current cruiser.

But what about the we asked. I ve read that people aren t getting 47 per gallon.

Oh, that is when the car is You have to drive it about miles before you start the 47 mpg, the salesman replied, hoping he would be 5,000 away by the time we had run the odometer up to point.

Ronald, for the record, has 4,400 on his C-Max, so perhaps things soon turn around for although we re not holding our breath.

Who s It may be too soon to say. There t many owner reviews, or negative, yet.

There has at least one class action filed in California, claiming s ads are deceptive but we may all be too old to drive by the time it and suits are settled.

Meanwhile, are snapping these cars up. The broke launch records in and November 2012, selling units, making it the highest-selling ever in its first two months. As cars roll up the miles, we ll no be hearing about the new owners good and bad.

Until then, if you re looking for an vehicle, you might want to and let the mpg dispute play itself

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