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I only half-agree with sentinelone. Caveat Emptor regarding EPA ratings, to be sure. But some manufacturers seem to be better at achieving their EPA ratings than others. Ford Ecoboost seems to be among the worst. Ford hybrids certainly don't get their advertised 47 mpg. Hyundai recently had to downgrade their EPA ratings because the vehicles couldn't achieve them in the real world. Toyota and Honda on the other hand seem to easily meet or exceed their EPA ratings in the real world. There are a number of websites for researching real world fuel economy for the car you are considering and I would believe those before the EPA ratings.Report it
As a rule I find that "real world" MPG is usually around 4-6+ MPG less than what the given EPA estimates are for most vehicles, even when driven non-enthusiastically. Assuming your Fusion 2.0 turbo auto is not an AWD model, then it is rated at EPA rated at "22 City, 33 Highway, and 26 Average". You say you are getting a high of 28 MPG, so that sounds about what a person will get with this vehicle out here in the "real world", not in some artificially perfected manufacturer?s or government testing environment; see what I mean? So now that you know the truth about what EPA estimates really are, I hope you realize that this is not necessarily a "Ford" issue, and that it applies across the board due to the misunderstanding of what those EPA figures actually represent, which is based on quite a bit of fantasy, make-believe, and over-optimistically wishful thinking.Report it
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