Over the past few years, a few different manufacturers have over-stated fuel economy numbers. In the past few years, both Hyundai and Ford got caught over-stating EPA fuel economy numbers and had to pay out as a result. Are there other manufacturers trying to pull similar tricks?
Find the average fuel economy for a vehicle on fuelly.com (or your favourite fuel tracking site), and compare it to the EPA combined fuel economy. For example:
My pick: 2014 Ford Flex
EPA combined fuel economy: 18 MPG combined (https://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/noframes/3…
Fuelly average: 17.46 MPG (http://www.fuelly.com/car/ford/flex/…)
Discrepancy: 0.54 MPG
That’s not a huge discrepancy. Can you find something worse? The biggest discrepancy wins. Go!