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Ford offers most 40-mpg options

GasBuddy Blog -- If fuel efficiency is a top priority in the next vehicle you purchase, Ford thinks it's got a pretty solid portfolio for you to choose from... and I think you'll probably agree.

By year-end, Ford will be offering eight vehicles that deliver 40 mpg or better; double its number versus 2011 and more than any other full-line automaker. In fact, Ford’s eight-vehicle tally is more than the number of 40-mpg-or-better vehicles Toyota and General Motors offer combined.

Ford also is tripling its electrified vehicle production capacity by 2013, growing its electrified vehicle lineup to six models – including the all-new C-MAX Hybrid. The compact hybrid utility vehicle, which arrives this fall, is expected to achieve 47 mpg, at...


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pilotmass
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 9:13:01 AM

I bet the 1.6 Ecoboost is going to be the biggest seller in the USA. A well matched unit for everything from fast Focuses to Fusion.
pilotmass
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 9:11:11 AM

CMax is looking very interesting.
queenie1007
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2012 10:57:24 PM

i would be glad to put any of fords cars to the test....if it meant i could park my suzuki forenza gas guzzlin' gator!!!
Archangel7777
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2012 1:30:26 PM

In making a decision matrix low gas milage is first but durablity is second.
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2012 12:51:13 PM

I drive more than 90 miles round trip to work each day. High MPG vehicles are a requirement. But I also want a car that will last for a couple hundred thousand miles...
pilotmass
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2012 11:24:07 AM

When will people realize tat 40mpg takes work to achieve without micro cars.
LiquidGold2011
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2012 11:25:24 PM

Yes, but if your car catches fire, fluids leak out unexpectedly, or you stall in the middle of an intersection ... still might not be the best option - FORD 'found-on-road-dead!' The F-150 dominates its class, but the rest -meh!

By 2016, 80 percent of Ford’s planned 8 million vehicles will be based on the five global platforms, and each one stamped out of plastic and assembled by a group of trainees with special needs.
joecompute2
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2012 5:48:35 PM

Sure - 40mpg on the "Highway" - e.g. Dyno testing. Never in real life, no matter what Mike Rowe gets those Bimbo's to squeal about in his commercials!
unclemattie
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2012 9:26:08 AM

Id buy a FORD over a GM
bikerchicklette
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2012 8:58:56 AM

ohmegosh !!
js0743
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2012 8:46:53 AM

Okay
honda0105
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2012 4:59:35 AM

yawn. I'd be noteworthy if it were 60 mpg overall.
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 10:09:28 PM

Interesting to see that the Police Interceptor sedan has an EcoBoost engine. Conserving tax dollars through fuel economy.
Timons
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 10:06:25 PM

A good start for domestic auto-makers. Next will HAVE to be enhancement upon the lifespan of domestic automobiles.
milespergallon
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 5:15:38 PM

Nothing more to say. They had the technology over 60 years ago of 100 mpg.
HawaiianGuy
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 4:42:16 PM

They've got no choice BUT to make these cars. 2025 with it's 54.5 mpg mandate is really not that far off.
snappytom2
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 3:12:19 PM

Good for Ford.
rhonda877
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 2:51:30 PM

Vehicles been around for what 100 years now?...40mpg is nothing to brag about!!!
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 2:33:01 PM

Good for them.
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 2:19:31 PM

In the Detroit market according to GasBuddy. com-- BP is selling gas for $3.99.9 and Citgo is selling gas for $3.22.9!! A 77 cent difference is criminal and should be investigated by the State Attorney General!! Where are the consumer protection agents when you need them!! What we have is highway robbery by the gas companies in our State!! In the Lansing market , we have most stations close to the $3.59.9 fixed price of July 12th!! in St. Johns , 15 miles North of town Speedway and Admiral are selling gas for $3.22.9!! The high priced stations are gouging the public and still no help for the American consumer! It make me mad as hell when I have to pay 20 or 30 cents more per gallon t o fill up my 2006 truck!! Congress needs to hear the cry of the people and put price and profit controls on all petroleum products!! The entire petroleum industry needs to be Nationalized for the good of our country!
mustangdaver
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 2:06:08 PM

Ford is makeing the best cars on the road.
NoStrings
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 2:00:03 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 1:59:54 PM

ok
wang91554
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 1:55:37 PM

good for Ford
Feud
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 1:54:27 PM

Yup.
DutchTreatMI
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 1:53:02 PM

Better MPG's is good but so is Comfort.
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 1:52:59 PM

Old news.
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 1:51:00 PM

Old news
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 1:50:45 PM

Old news.
knot2swift
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 1:48:03 PM

Old......

Again, I was forced to buy a Toyota Carolla in 2009 when Ford was lost.

I will see Ford in 2025 when I need another car. They better have their act together then.
slowpoke63
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 1:39:58 PM

ok
CQQKIE
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 1:39:00 PM

Ok.
Panama Red
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 1:35:45 PM

Old article
#1purple
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 1:33:04 PM

Déjà vu
mrinmoyd
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 1:30:05 PM

ok
rjd1608
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 1:26:57 PM

now if ford would only build them in america
RAKARWOWSKI
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 1:26:05 PM

Gotta love Fords
DarthDadJr
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 1:25:02 PM

Old article from Saturday...
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 1:22:42 PM

The public needs to hear about all the options so they can make their best decisions if they are considering a new car.
AuburnTim
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 1:21:59 PM

So what new cars are so high priced that many of us that need them can't afford them.
Kaiyne
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 1:21:20 PM

Fuel friendly Ford? LoL
monkay619
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 1:20:14 PM

That is pretty neat considering Everyone always assumes that Toyota and other Japanese brands are fuel economy leaders, but what is the take rate on those vehicles? I think it is cool that they are still making the Focus ST with 252 HP and it still gets 32 MPG highway!
SUSANCK
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 1:18:58 PM

Ford Tough!
liao
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 1:18:50 PM

Ford is improving.
ctcowboy
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 1:18:17 PM

GM needs to catch-up
JENNYHK
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 1:16:40 PM

Oh my good news!
EmperorsFinest
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 1:14:49 PM

Tubular
nobodyMO
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 1:13:22 PM

sounds good
DickAAA
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 1:13:09 PM

Kudos to Ford.
satrn38mpg
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 1:12:57 PM

old story
bjdorval
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 1:09:28 PM

Does anyone else but me remember when if you got 20 mpg you were doing good. Oh ya and you could fill er up for $5 and it would last for a week.
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