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Ford fudges mileage numbers

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posted on Jul, 24 2019 @ 10:51 AM
2017 Expy here. It's never gotten the gas mileage that Ford claimed it could. Supposedly some sort of eco engine bs that would get it there. Not much difference when compared to my old expy.

posted on Jul, 24 2019 @ 10:56 AM
It is almost impossible to get the "official" mileage in real-world conditions, because the official test does a pretty bad job of replicating the way people use their cars in the real world.

That said, however:.

Dieselgate turned into a huge scandal in the auto industry, because it turned out a lot of automakers were in fact falsifying the fuel economy on their diesel engines.

Volkswagen got nailed hard for that. Mitsubishi almost went out of business because of fuel economy cheating, and ended up being taken over by Nissan. Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler were never implicated as far as I recall.
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posted on Jul, 24 2019 @ 11:07 AM
Meh, no vehicle ever made meets the claims.

posted on Jul, 24 2019 @ 11:11 AM
I have a 18 GMC Canyon loaded 4 door 4x4 and on the expressway it has been known to get 25 MPG but not consistently.

posted on Jul, 24 2019 @ 04:02 PM
There is some discussion in this vid about the Ford Eco-Boost engine.

posted on Jul, 24 2019 @ 04:33 PM
a reply to: Nothin

The EcoBoost is a joke.
I have the the v8 in mine and I get the same mileage as my friend with his EcoBoost.

He paid more for his engine though...haha

posted on Jul, 24 2019 @ 04:51 PM
I have had a 1998 Sable, 2004 Taurus and now a 2013 Taurus. All three with the V6. All have outperformed the mileage stated. Don't remember the mileage on the '81 Mustang, '83 LN7 or the '87 T-Bird anymore but they all did well enough as I recall.

The 98 got 27 MPG, Ford claims 19.
The 04 got 22.6MPG, Ford claims 20.
The 13 gets 23.9MPG, Ford claims 21.

But really, I view mileage numbers as an approximation anyway.

My 65 Fury and 65 Parisienne on the other hand... chugalug!

posted on Jul, 24 2019 @ 05:00 PM
a reply to: Bluntone22

Key word...………estimated mpg. It says it right on the window sticker. I believe all auto companies are always about 5% or more off on there mpg. Hell my hog was off by at least 15%. Worse when I'm playing.

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posted on Jul, 24 2019 @ 05:44 PM

originally posted by: Diaspar
a reply to: Bluntone22

I've been driving for 30 plus years and can say without a doubt that every vehicle I've ever owned had an average fuel mileage claim that was higher than the real world numbers.

No car that i have ever known can be driven in the way that the numbers are calculated on by the car manufacturers.
It's always been a little under the stated numbers.

But if they falsified the data, well then they're in big trouble i would think

Allow me to introduce you to an amazing (read:weird) group of people:


These people routinely outpace stated Avg MPG ratings.

posted on Jul, 24 2019 @ 11:06 PM
Mfgs actually hire a professional expert driver for the tests.

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