What is good fuel efficiency?

Don't expect to achieve more than 20 mpg overall with a non-hybrid, and most offer less than 30 mpg on the highway. So what qualifies as fuel economy? Automakers measure fuel economy through a series of tests conducted in a laboratory and then reported to the U. The more miles per gallon a car travels, the farther it can go in a gas tank and the better its fuel economy will be. Comparing vehicles of similar size and weight and with similar engines is unlikely to reveal major differences, as manufacturers target their key competitors in areas such as fuel economy.

Sometimes, this can be a better way to demonstrate a vehicle's fuel consumption depending on the circumstances. Replace the 2.3-liter turbocharged engine with the V-6 in the Explorer and the fuel economy estimate will increase to 23 mpg. If you are towing anything or transporting any cargo with your vehicle, this will also greatly affect the fuel economy of your vehicle. For example, if a car gets “good gas mileage,” then it has a fuel-efficient engine, but if it gets “poor petrol performance,” then its engine isn't enough.

Even though hybrid vehicles and electric vehicles are becoming increasingly popular, gasoline is currently the primary fuel of most cars. The more air needed to move the car, the more energy the engine will eject, increasing the amount of fuel that is burned while the vehicle is in motion. If your car uses gasoline, there's a good chance you'll want to figure out how to keep your costs low and your fuel economy high. According to the EPA, hybrids such as the Toyota Prius Eco, Toyota Corolla Hybrid, Kia Niro FE and Hyundai Ioniq Blue are the best choices in their fuel economy segments.

This is a unit of measurement designed by Edmunds to show how many gallons of fuel a vehicle needs to travel 100 miles. While it's difficult to pinpoint exactly what affects the fuel economy of your particular vehicle, certain factors almost always come into play. A Chevrolet Colorado will be less fuel efficient than a Honda Accord based solely on the fact that it is a larger, heavier vehicle. Vehicles such as vans or trucks are often not very aerodynamic and, because of this, will have lower fuel economy.

In general, a vehicle with fewer horsepower will consume less fuel, since it will most likely be a smaller, more efficient engine with fewer cylinders to move.

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