Ford is facing a lawsuit that claims that the American company’s C-Max hybrid and Fusion hybrid fail to meet the stated fuel economy mark of 47 mpg combined.
Both the C-Max hybrid and Fusion hybrid have the same EPA fuel economy rating of 47 mpg city, 47 highway, for a combined 47 mpg. During AutoGuide’s time with the C-Max hybrid, 39 mpg was the best fuel economy achieved, reinforced by independent testing outlet Consumer Reports, who also say that the C-Max and Fusion hybrids are only good for 37 mpg and 39 mpg respectively.
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The lawsuit was filed on Dec. 7 in U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of California, and claims that Ford’s advertising campaigns that use fuel economy as their focus are ”false and misleading.”
“We are aware of the matter but cannot discuss pending litigation,” a Ford spokesman told Automotive News.
Earlier this year Hyundai and Kia were found to be stating incorrect mpg, which caused the companies to start a voluntary reimbursement program for customers.
[Source: Automotive News]