Beware Exaggerated Mileage Claims

Some cars don't get anything close to the miles per gallon figure they claim.

Beware Exaggerated Mileage Claims Photo (cc) by sarahlarson

TIME warns that your gas may not go as far as you expect in some vehicles…

In the grand scheme, 37 mpg is pretty decent—except when you purchase a vehicle that promises mileage that’s 10 mpg better. Two Ford hybrids, the Fusion Hybrid SE and the C-Max SE, boast overall ratings of 47 mpg on their windows in new-car dealerships. Yet a new Consumer Reports study indicates that these mileage claims are way overblown.

Hybrid vehicles are more guilty of inflated figures that others, the story says.

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