Newer Fuel Economy Ratings
The EPA has adopted a newer fuel economy ratings method that more accurately reflects real-world driving situations including faster speeds, faster acceleration, air-conditioner use, etc. Prior to these changes, there was much criticism from consumers whose actual m.p.g. was substantially less than those advertised.
These new ratings are accompanied by newly-styled window stickers at auto dealerships. These stickers are fairly intuitive and easy to understand; here’s a sample of what to expect the next time you visit a dealership:
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