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EPA Rethinks Hybrid Mileage

And hauls in Ford for special testing

(Newser) - The EPA is taking the unusual step of hauling in Ford's C-Max hybrid for special testing as it reevaluates its rules for determining mileage for next-generation hybrids, USA Today reports. Usually, the EPA lets automakers test their fuel mileage themselves according to its rules, but the agency has had... More »

Consumer Reports Slams Ford Hybrids' Mileage

Test finds huge gap between EPA estimates and real figure

(Newser) - If the 47mpg rating on Ford's 2013 Fusion and C-Max models sounds too good to be true, well, there's a reason for that. The two hybrids perform drastically worse than advertised, Consumer Reports has concluded, clocking their actual performance at 39 mpg for the Fusion and 37 mpg... More »

Santorum to Daytona Driver: Race Like Me

Tony Raines is given the 'Santorum strategy'

(Newser) - Is Rick Santorum the role model for winning the Daytona 500? That's what he told NASCAR driver Tony Raines before tonight's race: Use the "Santorum strategy," the Republican presidential candidate said today on Fox News. "Hang back and let the other cars in front get... More »

Ford Recalls 129K Cars: Wheels Might Fall Off

2010-11 Ford Fusions and Mercury Milans affected

(Newser) - As far as reasons for a recall goes, this one's up there with the best: Ford is recalling 129,000 Ford Fusions and Mercury Milans because the wheels might fall off. The cars affected are from 2010 and 2011 with 17-inch steel (not alloy) wheels, reports Reuters . Ford has... More »

Feds Open Inquiry Into Fusion, Milan Floor Mats

All-weather mats may trap accelerator pedal

(Newser) - Another automaker is under investigation for possible floor mat trouble. This time it's Ford, the subject of an NHTSA inquiry into its Fusion and Mercury Milan models. The agency has received complaints that the automaker's rubber, all-weather mats could trap accelerator pedals, reports the Detroit Free Press . Unlike previous incidents... More »

Ford Earns $2.7B in 2009, First Profit in 4 Years

Riding goodwill for refusing bailout, predicts 2010 profit, too

(Newser) - Ford Motor Co. says it made $2.7 billion in 2009, its first annual profit in four years. Ford says it benefited from cost-cutting, debt reduction, and popular cars and trucks like the Fusion sedan and Escape SUV. It's also enjoying customer goodwill for avoiding bankruptcy and refusing federal aid,... More »

Ford Sweeps Detroit Auto Show

Automaker nabs car, truck of the year

(Newser) - Ford vehicles won both car and truck of the year at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, cementing the carmaker's dominance over its domestic competition. The Fusion Hybrid snagged car of the year, and the company copped truck of the year for the second consecutive year with the... More »

Ford Fusion Wins Car of the Year

Midsize model wows Motor Trend

(Newser) - The 2010 Ford Fusion midsize model has won Motor Trend’s car of the year award, one of the most sought-after in the industry. Ford’s reboot of the Fusion model impressed judges with better fuel efficiency, an upgraded engine, and a new interior. Among the finalists were the Camry... More »

Ford Buffs Green Image With Fusion

The highly anticipated hybrid will start appearing at dealerships this spring

(Newser) - Ford’s 2010 Fusion hybrid will debut this spring with an EPA rating of 41mpg city and 36mpg highway, writes Joseph White in the Wall Street Journal, but reaching those underwhelming numbers could be a tough ride for most consumers. Complicating Ford's tough sell are anemic gas prices, writes White,... More »

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