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Ford Fuel Economy Ratings Decreased on Six Vehicles

2014 Fusion Hybrid Ford announced that it is downgrading fuel economy ratings on the 2013-14 C-Max Energi, C-Max Hybrid, Fusion Energi, Fusion Hybrid and Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, as well as 2014 Ford Fiesta models that have the base four-cylinder engine and an automatic transmission or the optional EcoBoost three-cylinder engine. The automaker says that internal testing revealed an error with the EPA ratings, and that the vehicles were reassessed by the EPA to determine accurate fuel economy estimates. “Ford is absolutely committed to ... continue reading»

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Ford to Offer Free MPG Boost to 2013 Hybrid Owners

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid Ford will begin offering a free software update in August to improve the fuel economy of the 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid, 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid and 2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. Ford says the software update will improve its hybrids’ real-world fuel economy. “We believe these actions will provide our customers enhanced on-road fuel economy satisfaction,” says Raj Nair, group vice president of global product development at Ford, in a press release. According to Ford, the software update will increase the ... continue reading»

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Ford Hybrids Don't Live Up to MPG Claims in Consumer Reports Testing

Excellent fuel economy is the main reason most people buy a hybrid. Now, Consumer Reports says that the 2013 Ford C-Max and Ford Fusion Hybrid don't get the gas mileage Ford has advertised. Ford says the C-Max and Fusion Hybrids each get 47 mpg in the city and on the highway. "In our tests, the Fusion Hybrid delivered 39 mpg overall and 35 and 41 in city and highway conditions, respectively," writes Consumer Reports. "For the C-Max Hybrid, we ... continue reading»

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Ford Debuts 2013 Fusion at Detroit Auto Show

The redesigned 2013 Ford Fusion was unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit Monday. New to the Fusion lineup for the 2013 model year is a plug-in hybrid model, named the Fusion Energi, which joins the Fusion Hybrid and the gas-only Fusion. The 2013 Fusion powertrain lineup “offers hybrid and plug-in hybrid alternatives, a pair of EcoBoost four-cylinder engines, a normally aspirated four-cylinder engine, an automatic start stop system to shut off the engine at stationary idle ... continue reading»

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