Consumer Reports Finds Ford Hybrids Exagerated 47 MPG Claims [Video]
In this kind of market, whoever has the best claimed mpg gets a huge edge in the marketing wars, and Ford promised the best, as its 2013 Fusion Hybrid is supposed to do 47 mpg highway, city and combined. If that strikes you as weird, how about the fact that the C-Max Hybrid promises the exact same figures?
But buyers and journalists found these claims could be exaggerated. Consumer Reports decided the best thing to do would be to actually buy the two cars and test them in a realistic environment, and guess what they found? The biggest discrepancy between claimed and real figures ever!