Consumer Reports: Hybrids failing to deliver

|By:, SA News Editor

Consumer Reports says fuel economy tests on the Honda Accord hybrid indicate the model failed to deliver the 47 mpg posted on the window sticker on dealer lots.

Testing by CR found a combined highway and city rating of 40 mpg for the Accord hybrid, a bit below the rating of the Toyota Prius hybrid.

The bigger picture: Consumer Reports has found several cases of hybrids falling short of the posted fuel economy rating. Recent reviews have also suggested that some hybrid models aren't riding smoothly or handling well under duress.

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