2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
The news yesterday was simple: Ford has lowered the gas-mileage and efficiency ratings for six of its 2013 and 2014 models. Three are hybrids from Ford and Lincoln, two are Ford plug-in hybrids, and the last is the 2014 Ford Fiesta, newly updated, which has revised ratings for four different engine and transmission combinations. The company will send "goodwill" checks for $125 to $1,050 to owners and lessees of the roughly 200,000 affected vehicles, to compensate them for the increased gasoline they will use based on the lower ratings. ALSO SEE: Musk: Tesla Going Open Source, Lifting Patents...
Ford To Lower Disputed C-Max Hybrid Gas Mileage Estimates: Report
Ford will lower the 47-mpg gas mileage rating for its C-Max Hybrid hatchback, a much-disputed metric that was never backed up by real-world owner experience. Soon after the cars launched a year ago, widespread media coverage--on this site and Consumer Reports, among others--indicated that owners...John Voelcker
2013 Ford C-Max, Fusion Hybrids To Be Modified To Boost MPG In Real-World Use
That noise you heard yesterday afternoon? That was the sound of the other shoe dropping. Ford said yesterday that it will "enhance the on-road fuel economy performance" of the 77,000 2013 hybrid models it's sold over the last year, in an effort to "improve customer satisfaction." The announcement...John Voelcker
2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Underscores 'Your Mileage May Vary'
It seems Ford has taken to heart the concerns over the difference in its new hybrids between EPA gas-mileage ratings and real-world results. In a media presentation yesterday on the new 2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, Ford's luxury brand devoted considerable time to explaining how it helps drivers...John Voelcker
2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Sales Finally Tick Up On Availability
There's a new hybrid in the mix these days--or at least a new version of one that's been on the market for a couple of years. The 2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid has now, finally, rolled out nationwide. It follows a troubled launch for the latest generation MKZ mid-size luxury sedan that even Lincoln...John Voelcker
2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Gets EPA Rated At 45 MPG All-Round
At one time, if you wanted a green, luxury sedan with great gas mileage, you only had a handful of cars to choose from from automakers like Lexus, Infiniti, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz. Now there’s another car to add to your list: the 45 MPG combined, 2013 LIncoln MKZ. Fresh from its official EPA...Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield