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Drivers Say Fuel Economy Better Than EPA Ratings; Discrepancies Matter, Though

Stephen Edelstein Jun 24, 2015 EPA gas-mileage label (window sticker), design used starting in model year 2013 Enlarge Photo When it comes to fuel economy, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ratings printed on window stickers are the holy writ for U.S. new-car buyers. But those ratings come with the disclaimer "your mileage may vary" for a reason. The difference between EPA-rated fuel economy and the results from real-world driving can be significant. DON'T MISS: Ram 1500 Diesel Pickup Fuel Economy: Drivers Beat Mileage Ratings In Real-World Use (Aug 2014) Ford, Hyundai, and Kia recently had to lower ratings for certain models after customers found the original figures were unachievable outside the lab. Yet it's also possible for fuel-economy discrepancies to work in a driver's favor. Eight out of 10 drivers reported getting better fuel economy than the EPA ratings ...

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