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Average fuel economy of new vehicles hits another record

GasBuddy Blog -- According to a monthly report by Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle from the University of Michigan, the average fuel economy of newly purchased vehicles during the month of March 2013 has hit yet a new record all time high.

The average fuel-economy (window-sticker) value of new vehicles sold in the U.S. in March was at a record high of 24.6 mpg. This value is 0.2 mpg up from the revised value for February and up 4.5 mpg from the value in October 2007 (the first month of our monitoring). For a description of the calculations and the recent mpg values, click here.

The University of Michigan Eco-Driving Index (EDI)--an index that estimates the average monthly emissions of greenhouse gases generated by an individual U...


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garywa01
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2013 6:37:48 PM

Great
joylee0520
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2013 8:57:51 AM

Not as much as I expected to be, but I guess it is better than nothing.
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2013 6:11:11 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2013 5:52:54 AM

well, the Cafe standards are still just extrapolated guesses. And as we know, not very accurate.
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 1:01:55 PM

The window stickers also have not taken into account that some people drive very lead footed and Jack rabbit starts,and will never attempt to get good gas mileage.
nb52
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 8:44:52 AM

Really? There is an Eco-Driving Index. I'll bet we taxpayer's paid for this with a "grant". Stop wasting OUR money, you bureaucrats.
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 5:23:32 AM

Don't Believe the window Sticker..
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 5:07:09 AM

More is better.
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 5:05:51 AM

The USA is only 60 years behind Europe...
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 5:01:47 AM

Take care of your vehicles and they last longer.
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 5:00:32 AM

Cars are tools and the better you take care of tools the better they are.
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 4:59:14 AM

More bean counting and BB stacking.
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 4:56:58 AM

It's a conspiracy.
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 4:56:22 AM

That is trend.
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 4:55:21 AM

oh no, the weekend news
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 4:49:28 AM

Nice, but a long way to go
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 4:45:34 AM

It just keeps getting better every month as new models come onto the market.
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 4:41:54 AM

Old news.
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 4:32:57 AM

As it should continue to do.
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 4:23:10 AM

So...I've heard!
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 4:17:59 AM


We can do a lot better than that.
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 4:16:50 AM

read already
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 4:15:18 AM

old news
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 4:15:14 AM

Super old
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 4:06:38 AM

I don't know how they did the research on this but my 21 year old Buick gets better than this.
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 3:53:09 AM

Average fuel economy of new vehicles hits another record? The mpg is slowly improving but far short of what it should be. What is the actual mpg under real world driving conditons with standard equipment and tires And not on a dynamometer?
I got 32 mpg highway with my '79 Honda Civic CVCC.
There are too many people driving gas guzzlers, SUV's and daily driver pickups (that will never carry or tow anything) keeping the overall vehicle mpg low.
The ethanol mix in gasoline does not help mpg either! Meanwhile, the price of fuel keeps going up (to maintain those Big Oil Profits) and state fuel taxes or sales tax increases too!
Along with the increasing cost of new vehicles.
Choose the vehicle you drive very carefully, only You can prevent low mpg!
Drive vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 3:41:58 AM

Above $4.00/gallon fuel prices will help push up the average.
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 3:40:46 AM

The more the better, but I am not holding my breath until the national average is 50 plus. Faster would be the second coming.
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 3:33:12 AM

...average cost of new vehicles hits another record...
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 3:33:10 AM

Yesterday's news...
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 3:31:20 AM

Excellent!!!
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 3:26:48 AM

I'm not sacrificing my life and the lives of my loved ones in order to save a couple of bucks in gas money. How ludicrous.
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 3:24:53 AM

keep it up
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 3:15:47 AM

getting better.
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 3:14:21 AM

This is good.
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 3:14:18 AM

We are slowly making progress
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 3:14:12 AM

very good
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 3:08:57 AM

Well, good.
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 3:08:49 AM

let's see the actual MPG with the way people drive and maintain their vehicles.
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 3:08:01 AM

Good.
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 3:03:01 AM

Save gas and the price keeps going up! if gas prices keep going we'll all be walking and gas economy will be a thing of the past!
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 2:48:50 AM

despite losings Suzuki vehicles

newer vehicles cost too much for the economy...
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 2:48:41 AM

Things can only get better.
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 2:48:38 AM

Who gives a shit?
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 2:48:15 AM

Moving in the right direction - but cost is too high
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 2:48:14 AM

The fuel-economy figure on the window-sticker of a new car is only obtainable if the car is driven in a certain way under certain conditions as specified by the EPA. The average driver is unlikely to achieve the same figure.
iFueler
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 2:46:47 AM


     will the average driver in the real world realize the ESTIMATED MPG
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 2:41:36 AM

old news
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 2:40:59 AM

This is good!
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keep it comin'
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Yesterdays News.
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