Chimicles & Tikellis is investigating a potential class action lawsuit against Ford for its hybrid Fusion sedan and C-Max wagon. Recently, an independent publication tested these vehicles and reported that they fall short of the company’s fuel economy claims. Both vehicles have ratings of 47 miles per gallon in city, highway and combined driving. But the independent publication, which is known for no-nonsense vehicle tests, said the Fusion delivered 39 mpg overall and the C-Max logged 37 mpg during its evaluations.
Auto experts for years have questioned fuel-economy ratings on numerous vehicles and many have suspected a certain degree of gamesmanship in the testing used to establish mileage estimates. Recently, however, the stakes have risen rapidly as fuel economy has become a major selling point for new cars. Critics say some companies take a fast-and-loose approach with fuel economy, testing in conditions that do not fairly represent real-world driving.
If you or someone you know purchased or leased a Ford Fusion Hybrid or C-Max and experienced gas mileage less than advertised, please use the “Email us about this Case” button to contact the attorneys for this case.
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