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Ford Motor Co.

's new C-Max Hybrid has some of the best attributes in its vehicle class: It gets a government-estimated 47 MPG in the city and on the highway, can travel as fast as 62 miles per hour in electric-only mode and is the most affordable hybrid in its class.

But some drivers, particularly those who don't live in crowded coastal areas or in bustling cities, find the Environmental Protection Agency estimates to be unattainable.

Fans on Ford's C-Max Facebook page have panned the car for not achieving anywhere close to 47 miles per gallon.

And Consumer Reports on Thursday said the car's fuel efficiency fell 10 miles per gallon short in testing — getting 37 miles per gallon overall, with 35 mpg for city driving and 38 mpg highway.

 


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