Actual Mileage and EPA Fuel Economy Estimates Comparison.

Fuel economy is not a fixed number.

It varies based on driving conditions, driving habits and vehicle condition.

Therefore, it is not possible for one set of estimates to predict fuel economy precisely for all drivers in all environments.

The EPA fuel economy estimates shown in the example to the right are a useful tool for comparison when buying a vehicle. EPA estimates include:

City MPG -

Represents urban driving in light traffic. A range of miles per gallon achieved is also provided.

Highway MPG -

Represents a mixture of rural and interstate driving, in a warmed-up vehicle, typical of longer trips in free-flowing traffic. A range of miles per gallon achieved is also provided.

Combined Fuel Economy - Represents a combination of city and


Combined Fuel Economy -

Represents a combination of city and highway driving. The scale represents the range of combined fuel economy for other vehicles in the class.

Estimated Annual Fuel Cost -

Provides an estimated annual fuel cost, based on 15,000 miles (20,000 km) per year multiplied by the cost per gallon (based on EPA fuel cost data) divided by the combined fuel economy.

For more information on fuel economy ratings and factors that affect fuel economy, visit www.

fueleconomy.gov (Canada: Visit www.

vehicles.gc.ca).

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