Ford (F) Shouldn't Make Exorbitant MPG Claims on Its Hybrids - Consumer Reports

December 6, 2012 2:41 PM EST
Consumer Reports is out with some hot information on Ford's (NYSE: F) latest hybrid autos...and it isn't great. The magazine says that Ford's Fusion Hybrid and C-Max Hybrid had "the largest discrepancy between our overall-mpg results and the estimates published by the EPA that we've seen among any current models." And they've seen a lot of models.

Though the EPA issues a caution to the effect that "you mileage may differ," CR notes that the difference is about 20 percent. To qualify that opinion, CR said, "Our overall-mpg results are usually pretty close to the EPA's combined-mpg estimate. Among current models, more than 80 percent of the vehicles we've tested are within 2 mpg."

CR noted that both vehicles still deliver excellent fuel economy, with the Fusion sipping less than the Toyota (NYSE: TM) Camry Hybrid and the C-MAX in the same ballpark as the class-leading Prius. They cautioned that Ford shouldn't advertise the 47 MPG promised.

For more from CR, click here. Ford is down 0.5 percent Thursday.

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