21 Sep '15, 9pm

Why Doesn’t Real World MPG Match The Window Sticker?

Why Doesn’t Real World MPG Match The Window Sticker?

It’s been said with reference to certainties in life, only death and taxes are assured, which means your EPA-estimated mpg is definitely not guaranteed. While in recent years we’ve heard of automakers including Ford and Hyundai/Kia paying out for failing to meet mpg estimates they certified on window stickers, this was because of procedural errors or omissions under the EPA’s honor system of self testing. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency which oversees certification protocols otherwise says “your mileage will vary.” But why is that? SEE ALSO: Study: EPA Understates Hybrid MPG By Up To 33 Percent Several reasons, and for hybrids the EPA goes a step further and says while hybrids potentially return better fuel economy, they also may vary even more than non hybrids depending on a few factors. On the positive side, the U.S. EPA is relatively strict, and has improved it...

Full article: http://www.hybridcars.com/why-doesnt-real-world-mpg-match...

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