Ford 2013 C-Max hybrid crossover owners will receive monetary compensation for the difference between advertised fuel economy numbers and the real fuel economy numbers.

In addition, Ford has lowered the fuel economy numbers from a combined 47 mpg to 43 mpg after EPA testing, according to The Detroit News.

Some 32,000 customers will be reimbursed because of the inflated numbers. The checks will come in the amount of either $550 (for buyers) or $325 (for lessees.)

Meanwhile, no matter what kind of car you drive, all those ads for new cars that tout amazing highway miles per gallon are misleading. What are those same vehicles getting for city miles?

What they don't say are that the city driving numbers are not so hot. And that's the only number that matters for most drivers.



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