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Ford Fudges Mileage Numbers?

Did Ford fudge the mileage numbers on two of its new hybrid vehicles? That’s been a topic of discussion in recent weeks as the Fusion Hybrid and C-Max Hybrid have been put through their paces by automotive reviewers. According to Consumer Reports magazine, the maker’s two new models fall well short of their heavily promoted 47 mpg sticker ratings.  The C-Max “people-mover,” for example, delivered an average 10 mpg lower than promised during the non-profit publication’s testing. The publication says overall mpg for the C-Max and Fusion models is off by 10 and 8 mpg, respectively, or about 20%. 

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