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Fraud on gas mileage
By cindyropp on
2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
I returned my car after driving for a week it got 39 at best, went around and around with ford and after finding out that consumer reports and studies were coming out saying the gas mileage was grossly over exaggerated, they finally agreed to unwind the deal
it was getting 29 highway and 38 to 39 city.
if you drove like an old person and never quickly accelerated, put the air on, or went up a hill it might get a little better
cigarette lighter doesn't turn off with car , usb doesn't recognize my mp3 player, no ipod adapter, half of height in trunk is lost to battery
controls and electronics are not intuitively friendly
it does handle good and turn corners well
This weekend I decided to rent a Fusion Hybrid instead of Prius (which I usually) rent. Advertised MPG is a lie. I traveled almost 1500 miles over 3 days. Mountains, hills, flats. It could get average advertised MPG only downhill. I have been cruising most of the time. the combined average MPG came to only 37.1 Where Prius would always go 50+. All the extra features include a touchscreen display that will irritate you with all the fingerprints on it. The trunk is non-existent, so do not plan on bringing your gold clubs, they will not fit and you will have to put them inside.
The bottom line was $30 extra in gas I otherwise would have saved by renting a Prius (cost the same at the rental place).