Amazingly I had a "conversation" with the service manager at my dealership as well as Ford via email a few weeks ago when I was concerned with the MPG I was getting. They both chastised me for not understanding how to calculate MPG. 10 gallons in the tank, 100 miles driven, 10 MPG.. Both parties answered the same way.. "Well, that doesn't take in to account all the factors we do such as driving style, weather, etc.." I called bull. Of course after this announcement I am getting nearly exactly what I would expect based on the new EPA ratings.. 33-34 with careful driving.. Would like to have been proven wrong and get the MPG I was sold on but still love the car and the $1050 will make a few car payments.