Ford C-Max Hybrid Fuel Economy Downgraded To 43 MPG

When the Ford C-Max Hybrid rolled out last fall, the Blue Oval made a big deal about the Prius-rivaling 47 mpg rating. Unfortunately for Ford, real world driving results were nowhere near Ford’s mpg claims, launching both lawsuits and a Federal investigation. The end result cost the C-Max 4 mpg, and Ford millions of dollars in restitution payments.

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Hyundai, Kia To Compensate Car Buyers For “Over-Estimating” MPG Ratings

For the past year, consumer groups have gone after Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia, claiming that their advertised mpg ratings were over-generous. Well it turns out that the EPA agrees, and Hyundai/Kia will not only downgrade their vehicle mpg ratings, but will also compensate owners of 2011-2013 models affected by the downgrade.

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