Sources: The Detroit News, via Autoblog, Ford
quote: Seriously. People buy these cars, drive them like they used to drive their mustang, and cry foul when the estimated numbers don't meet their expectations.
quote: It's not always the consumers' fault, the mpg estimate should be based on the average driver, not the fuel efficient driver.
quote: No, the mpg estimate should be based on a standardized test, not the average driver. The average driver is not a standard. While a standardized test may not necessarily accurately reflect real world mileage, it is the best way to draw objective conclusions between vehicles.
quote: People shouldn't care how their car's gas mileage is rated or if it's good, bad, or even accurate.
quote: a far better back seat with more seat configuring options.
quote: I'd still consider a C-Max.
quote: Yeah, I don't know what it is. Even when I was driving "hard" in the city, I've never seen less than 33 mpg on a tank in this vehicle even though it's rated at 29 city.
quote: It seems there's a pattern of gasoline hybrids delivering below EPA estimate, and diesels delivering consistently better than EPA estimates. I don't know how their test cycle works, but it seems to be off a bit from real world driving conditions.
quote: Remember, these are people that actually take the time to record their MPG on a regular basis -- at EVERY fill-up. These aren't people likely to be hotdogging it like they would in a Mustang.
quote: and that is with the number skewed by someone reporting an unlikely 53 MPG