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Car Book Releases List of Most, Least Fuel Efficient Vehicles

Unsurprisingly, hybrids topping this year's list.

by on May.15, 2018

The new BMW i3 is ranked among the most fuel efficient vehicles in the U.S. this year.

This story has been updated.

Gas prices are on the rise this year, nearly hitting $3 per gallon on average across the U.S. However, even as new vehicle buyers continue to gravitate toward utility vehicles, knowing how much you might spend on filling the tank is helpful.

To make that task easier, the Car Book released its annual list of most and least fuel efficient new vehicles. The lists primary requirement is that anything on the most efficient list must average 40 mpg or better while the least efficient vehicles must average 15 mpg or less.

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“Survey data also shows that consumers understand the volatility of gas price, and they believe the cost of gas will go up during the time they own their new car,” said Jack Gillis, publisher of The Car Book. (more…)

New Car Fuel Economy Average Continues to Sink

Unsurprisingly, consumer preference for big vehicles cutting average.

by on Nov.13, 2017

The popularity of big vehicles like 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe RST and its optional 420-hp 6.2-liter V-8 will worsen the national fuel economy average.

The average fuel economy of vehicles sold in the United States continued to slide in October, according to the monthly report compiled by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.

Even this rise of gasoline prices from the major hurricanes that hit Texas, Louisiana and Puerto Rico and also closed oil refineries and halted oil drilling across the Gulf of Mexico has yet to have any impact as the American shift to trucks and utility vehicles continues to dominate the industry’s sales trends.

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The average fuel economy or window-sticker value of new vehicles sold in the U.S. in October was 25.2 miles per gallon, which was down 0.1 mpg from September, UMTRI researchers Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle reported. (more…)

New Car Buyers Pushing for Better Fuel Economy

Report shows federal mandate, consumer demand drives improvement.

by on Jun.23, 2014

Trucks are hot sellers these days, in some measure because they are getting better gas mileage than ever.

With new cars and trucks getting better gas mileage than ever and new vehicle sales hitting record highs, it’s no surprise that consumers expect their new purchases to continue to be more fuel efficient.

The Consumer Federation of America (CFA) released the results of its annual report today, which found that new vehicles are not only more economical, but also consumers are in favor of the fuel-efficiency rules helping to usher these vehicles to the market.

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“Consumers want and expect the vehicles they intend to purchase to get significantly higher fuel economy,” said Mark Cooper, CFA’s director of research. “Many Americans struggle to live within their budgets, and a large majority are troubled about future gasoline prices.” (more…)