07 Jul '16, 11am

Peugeot admits real-world gas mileage is far lower than ratings

Stephen Edelstein 52 views Jul 7, 2016 2015 Peugeot 308 GTI Enlarge Photo PSA Peugeot Citroën has become the first carmaker to admit that its published fuel-economy ratings simply do not match up with reality. The announcement comes in the wake of increased global scrutiny of automakers' fuel-economy testing procedures in response to the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal. PSA conducted real-world fuel-economy tests to bolster consumer confidence in the wake of the VW scandal. DON'T MISS: Emission, fuel-economy test issues spread: Mitsubishi, Daimler, others being investigated But the investigation found that 28 Peugeot, Citroën, and DS models returned far lower fuel economy in real-world driving than they did during laboratory testing. The 14 Peugeot models tested averaged 44 percent higher fuel consumption, 11 Citroën models averaged 39 percent higher consumption, and t...

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