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.