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BLUE OVAL BLUES

Paradox at Ford: Profits are soaring as problems mount

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 18, 2013
MyFord Touch. Lincoln MKZ. C-Max. All were heavily promoted as innovative products that would help Ford Motor Co. pull customers from rivals and cement the company's position as a technology leader. Instead, each has come back to bite the automaker.... Read More »

 

BLUE OVAL BLUES

Flawed rules, mpg rivalry set the stage for C-Max episode

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2013
Car companies are competing fiercely to fill showrooms with the most fuel-efficient vehicles possible, knowing that a mile or two per gallon could make or break a new model. And in some cases the most potent solution for them lies within the arcane rules of federal fuel economy standards.... Read More »

 

Why hybrids often deliver lower mpg than advertised

4:37 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 16, 2013
Many drivers of gasoline-electric hybrids never see their real-world fuel economy match the numbers on the EPA window sticker. Because of hybrids' complex powertrains and other factors, the gap between real-world fuel economy and the window label is often greater than it is with vehicles powered by conventional gasoline or diesel engines.... Read More »

 

Ford lowers fuel economy rating on C-Max hybrid 8.5% to 43 mpg

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2013
Ford will reduce the stated fuel-economy rating of its C-Max Hybrid car to 43 mpg -- a rare and potentially costly move that Ford spent months feverishly working to avoid.... Read More »

 

Automakers and the EPA

3:33 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2013
Ford's restatement of fuel-economy figures for the C-Max caps a series of efforts in recent years to sort out discrepancies between EPA ratings and real-world vehicle fuel economy.... Read More »

 

Why 'your mileage may vary'

3:28 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2013
New-car buyers place a lot of faith in the EPA's fuel economy window label numbers -- only to find out later that the vehicle doesn't meet them. That's the conflict behind the standard industry disclaimer "Your mileage may vary."... Read More »

 

Average fuel economy of '13 models tops that of '12s, study says

1:19 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 6, 2013
The average fuel economy of 2013 model vehicles sold in the United States through July is 24.7 mpg, up 1.2 mpg compared with 2012 vehicles, according to a monthly report from University of Michigan researchers.... Read More »

 

2014 Mazda3 achieves EPA rating of 41 mpg highway

3:41 pm U.S. ET | July 24, 2013
The redesigned 2014 Mazda3 has received an EPA rating of 29 mpg city/41 highway. The rating covers the 2014 Mazda3 sedan with a manual transmission and a 155-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. Adding an automatic transmission boosts the Mazda3's city rating by 1 mpg, while highway fuel economy is unchanged.... Read More »

 

Fuel economy of new 2013 models sold tops that of 2012 units, study says

12:09 pm U.S. ET | July 11, 2013
The average fuel economy for new 2013 model light vehicles sold in the United States is 24.6 mpg, up 1.1 mpg from 2012 models, according to a monthly report from University of Michigan researchers.... Read More »

 

New 2014 Corvette Stingray gets 29 mpg highway

12:19 pm U.S. ET | July 9, 2013
The 2014 Corvette Stingray will get an EPA estimated 17 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway, General Motors said.... Read More »

 

GM says new V-6 pickups' fuel efficiency exceed Ford’s F series

10:49 am U.S. ET | June 19, 2013
General Motors, introducing redesigned full-sized pickups this year, said its new Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra base engines will exceed the fuel economy of Ford's F series.... Read More »

 

Ford hybrid owners sue over fuel-efficiency rating claims

10:44 pm U.S. ET | April 23, 2013
Ford was sued by Pennsylvania car owners who said its hybrid models don’t deliver on fuel-efficiency claims. The inaccurate representations allowed Ford to falsely claim that those models outperformed competing vehicles, according to the car owners who filed the suit in federal court in Philadelphia.... Read More »

 

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