Ford hybrids fall short of fuel claims: Consumer Reports

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DavidEE wrote:

I thought the EPA was enacting new standards to prevent these discrepancies from occuring. Is this Ford’s or the EPA fault? 20% is too much!

Dec 06, 2012 4:04pm EST  --  Report as abuse
pacoluna01 wrote:

Everybody already knows it!

Dec 06, 2012 9:58pm EST  --  Report as abuse
belseware wrote:

Let’s see…the EPA “estimates” are based on rigorous and exact testing standards that were recently changed to make them even more “real world”, causing the EPA rating for most vehicles to decrease.

Now, CU “tests” cars and gets results wildly and inconsistently disparate from the EPA. How rigorous and exacting are their tests?

Which tests are more likely to have scientific merit? Who are most likely to put stock in the CU results? When I drive a car, I want it to be actually efficient, not “popularly efficient”.

…This is not intended to be a commercial for the government.

Dec 07, 2012 9:31am EST  --  Report as abuse
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