When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson

08 May 2006

Your mileage may vary - and how!

Chrysler says the four-wheel drive diesel version of the Jeep Liberty gets 22 mpg in the city. Consumer Reports tested it and found it got more like 11 mpg.

Honda claims its hybrid Civic sedan gets 48 mpg in the city.
Consumer Reports found it only gets 26 mpg -- a 46 percent difference.

Chevy's Trailblazer EXT four-wheel drive is supposed to get 15 mpg in the city. For
Consumer Reports, it was 9 mpg.

'It's an unrealistic sales and marketing tool that they are actually using. They are saying you're going to get 35 mpg, and you're really only going to get 21,' Champion said."
Pain At The Pump: Government Gas Secrets - Yahoo! News

1 comment:

Sortova said...

I must point out that the only fuel economy figures car companies in the US can use in advertizements are those determined by the EPA. They test based on emissions and not real world driving conditions.

For what it is worth, I consistantly get 46 mpg in my diesel Jetta in city driving.