More MPG Claims Under Review by EPA

Detroit News - December 8, 2012

Fol­low­ing a Con­sumer Reports arti­cle last week on 2 Ford prod­ucts mileage claims, and recent issues with Hyundai and Kia, the EPA says it will take a look.

Find out more on recent mileage claims by automak­ers.

Con­sumer Reports on Thurs­day said the C-Max hybrid’s fuel effi­cien­cy fell 10 miles per gal­lon short in test­ing — it got 37 mpg over­all, with 35 mpg for city dri­ving and 38 mpg high­way. The Fusion Hybrid, cer­ti­fied for the same 47 mpg, got 39 mpg in test­ing over­all, with 35 mpg city and 41 mpg high­way.

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

Con­sumer Reports says Toy­ota Motor Corp.‘s Prius falls short of mileage expec­ta­tions by 6 mpg and the Prius c Two falls short of mileage expec­ta­tions by 7 mpg.

Last month, Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors admit­ted over­stat­ing mileage claims on 1.1 mil­lion vehi­cles in the U.S. and Cana­da, in the face of an EPA inves­ti­ga­tion.

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