Gas Mileage Estimates
Current gas prices are very high compared to gas mileage estimates which are low. This is because government has used a new formula to calculate gas mileage estimates. These estimates depend on factors like changing weather, driving, acceleration, braking, vehicle having excessive load and use of air conditioners. The window stickers on most of the vehicles use to have highly inflated gas mileage estimates due to which vehicle appears more efficient than actually it is. But actually observed, drivers got less mileage than estimated. New gas mileage estimates calculated are quite less but quite realistic.
According to new gas mileage estimates, average drop in city mileage is about 12 percent and in highway mileage it is about 8 percent. That means a vehicle, which had a gas mileage estimate of 25 city and 33 highway miles per gallon is now decreased to approximately 23 city and 29 highway miles par gallon. Most of the vehicles may it be hybrid, sport utility vehicle or a truck; all of them end up with lower gas mileage estimates.
The revised gas mileage estimates are quite low than previous estimates. Previous estimated mileage of Toyota Prius was 60 city and 51 highway miles per gallon while new estimated mileage is 48 city and 45 highway miles per gallon. Previous estimated mileage of Honda Civic Hybrid was 51 city and 49 highway miles per gallon, which is now decreased to 40 city and 45 highway miles per gallon.
Toyota Camry was previously estimated as 24 city and 33 highway miles per gallon, but now it is reduced to 21 city and 30 highway miles per gallon. Honda Civic vehicle's previously estimated gas mileage was 30 city and 40 highway miles per gallon, while new gas mileage estimated is 25 city and 36 highway miles per gallon. Previous estimated mileage of Saturn Vue Hybrid was 27 city and 32 highway miles per gallon, which is now decreased to 23 city and 29 highway miles per gallon. Previously gas mileage estimate of Ford Escape was 23 city and 26 highway miles per gallon, but now it is decreased to 20 city and 24 highway miles per gallon.
Sport utility vehicles and trucks also show the same results of decreased gas mileage estimates. New gas mileage estimates for some SUV's are Buick Enclave FWD has 16 city and 24 highway miles per gallon, Cadillac Escalade 2WD has 12 city and 19 highway miles per gallon, while Honda CR-V 2WD has 20 city and 27 highway miles per gallon. New gas mileage estimates for some trucks are Chevrolet Colorado 2WD has 18 city and 24 highway miles per gallon, Toyota Tundra 2WD has 15 city and 19 highway miles per gallon and Dodge Dakota Pickup 4WD has 14 city and 18 highway miles per gallon.
These gas mileage estimates help you to compare between vehicles while car shopping and buying. If maintained properly then, your vehicle can run more efficiently for a longer time period...and also give better gas mileage, which helps you save fuel and money.