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Old 12-18-2007, 11:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

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90 day: 53.56 mpg (US)

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90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

Fancy Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

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Article: Do Any Current Cars Meet the New CAFE Standard?

The Winding Road web site has a look to see how many US vehicles currently meet the average FE that's expected for 2012. The results are not encouraging.

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Do Any Current Cars Meet the New CAFE Standard?

Yes, we know CAFE standards measure the average fuel economy of all cars sold by a manufacturer in a given year. And yes, we’re also aware that the new magic 35 mpg figure is still two steps and about 12 years away.


Still, we started wondering - are there any cars currently on the market that could actually reach a combined EPA average of 35 mpg today? We hopped onto the EPA’s website to see what we could find.


Presently, there are two vehicles for sale that have a 2008 EPA combined mileage rating of 35 mpg or better. Not surprisingly, both are relatively small in size and utilize hybrid propulsion systems.
http://news.windingroad.com/car-buyi...cafe-standard/

The answer?

2 cars: the Prius, and Civic hybrids.

(What about the Daimler smart?)

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