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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2013 2:06:26 PM

According to a monthly report by Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle from the University of Michigan, the average fuel economy of newly purchased vehicles hit a new record high during the month of August.

The average fuel-economy (window-sticker) value of new vehicles sold in the U.S. in August reached a new record high--24.9 mpg. This value is up 0.1 mpg from July and up 4.8 mpg since October 2007 (the first month of our monitoring). For a description of the calculations and the recent mpg values, click here.

The average fuel economy of model year 2013 vehicles sold thus far (October 2012 through August 2013) is 24.7 mpg. This is up 1.2 mpg from model year 2012 vehicles.

The University of Michigan Eco-Driving...

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jowa
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2013 12:51:48 AM

that is lousy milage. my 99 Camry got 26 mpg. my 09 Hundia accent gets 30 mpg on average though if driving conditions are bad it has gone down to 27.
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louderthanlove
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2013 8:35:04 PM

up 20% in 5 years is great.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2013 7:39:28 AM

not enough to break out the champagne...
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stonejd
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2013 7:22:21 AM

Prius has been averaging 55mpg per tank. Hard to say NO to a hybrid when your suburban averages 13-15mpg and the prius is 50+
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jgseelye
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2013 6:21:52 PM

The auto makers can do better!
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jcVA
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2013 2:54:28 PM

at retard would buy a suburban or a Tahoe...idiots that's who
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murgan
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2013 1:45:01 PM

25MPG?

Is that it?

Funny, I was expecting... more.
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oldmack
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2013 2:58:00 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2013 1:18:38 AM

interesting
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sydb7
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2013 11:53:38 PM

Better MPG is good for everybody!
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2013 11:30:09 PM

Keep.it going!
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lesndave
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2013 11:25:34 PM

Hmmmm....... de ja vu!!
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bston
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2013 11:02:30 PM

With all the regulations on new vehicles, fuel economy should be better.
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remay
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2013 10:30:15 PM

That's a good thing.
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JuicyQ69
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2013 2:43:14 PM

...And of course, when UM speaks everybody listens.
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SUV2009
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2013 2:38:17 PM

Old news.
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caddilac
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2013 2:34:41 PM


"Average fuel economy of newly purchased cars hits record: U-M study"

As anyone that has been around for some time knows 'studies' are meaningless.

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dollarwatcher
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2013 2:33:59 PM

On the highway, my 87 Marquis got that easy.
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2013 2:33:18 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2013 2:31:32 PM

Not a major consideration for me in the past, but THE major consideration on my last purchase (Prius - and yea, it is small!).
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DragonLady76
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2013 2:31:03 PM

OLD NEWS!
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2013 2:27:25 PM

good news
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Tekkersmom57
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2013 2:27:23 PM

One of my main things I look for in a new vehicle is good MPG. That is very important to the vehicle I purchase.
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2013 2:26:43 PM

Good
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2013 2:22:26 PM

You know UM would not be bias in the motor capital State.
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2013 2:20:43 PM

ok
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berniMI
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2013 2:18:23 PM

A lot of good home work, before hand is so available on line. A good way to start
before either making a choice or purchase.
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rawdog1313
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2013 2:18:17 PM

Should be even higher
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2013 2:17:18 PM

Not surprised given increased demand for this.....
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2013 2:14:39 PM

yeah, like I'll trust a study coming out of U-M.
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2013 2:12:56 PM

Ok.
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2013 2:11:28 PM

Not really a favorite.
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2013 2:10:12 PM

It's to bad we can never get the sticker MPG.
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LuckyD43
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2013 2:07:42 PM

Those MPG ratings you see on the window stickers are not based on real world driving conditions. In fact, I don't think they're based on ANY driving conditions, I think it's more like wishful thinking by the car manufacturers.
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dylan126
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2013 2:07:22 PM

old news
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pecos
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2013 2:05:48 PM

But it still isn't the truth.
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Gerg001
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2013 2:05:18 PM

Would this be happening anyway?
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rd2000
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2013 2:05:11 PM

This good news but this should have happen years ago
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2013 1:59:04 PM

old
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2013 1:58:22 PM

Old news
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bigmace111
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2013 1:57:49 PM

They should be even higer than this, except that Big Oil has kept the manufacturers from giviing them better mileage to increase their profits.
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Kent54
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2013 1:57:33 PM

24.7? That is not so great, must be more large heavy vehicles selling; my Honda and BMW are averaging better than those window sticker numbers with mostly real world stop and go city driving.
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wang91554
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2013 1:57:03 PM

better keep that up a few more years
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bongobro
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2013 1:55:45 PM

No real surprise here, because each model year's fleet MPG has gone up to keep in line with Government requirements.
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2013 1:54:35 PM

Interesting
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bluetatanka
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2013 1:53:09 PM

It's gonna be even higher with the government MPG mandates coming out.
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tonoplast
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2013 1:52:50 PM

We need to keep that trend going. 40 mpg average would be relatively easy to obtain. Just tax the gas guzzlers more.
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DutchTreatMI
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2013 1:47:29 PM

You can never believe the MPG on the sticker that will only give you a ballpark figure at best. Other factors come into play for actual MPG on each vehicle.
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PrettyLittleLady
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2013 1:46:48 PM

what is the average for my '94 F150??
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brian1145
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2013 1:45:04 PM

Any way you cut it, it's still better than what was available 5 or 6 years ago.
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momof5MN
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2013 1:42:28 PM

Never depend on the sticker.
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