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Old 03-21-2012, 12:28 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Whitey - '10 Ford Ranger XL
90 day: 33.74 mpg (US)

Hershey - '13 Nissan Altima SL
90 day: 28.68 mpg (US)

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Daox- click on the test cycles link, then scroll down till you find the chart with alternating horizontal shading that separates the sections. They have CAFE MPG figures as well as JCO8 and NEDC. It clearly shows that American tests report higher MPG numbers than Europe or Japan. Ford Focus got 29.8 American and 22.9 Japan; with a conversion multiplier of 1.30. so 22.9 * 1.30 = 29.77.

Also the Jetta Sportwagon gets 42 highway, so if Mazda really is making more fuel efficient engines, it will need to destroy it's apples to apples comparison. I would not consider 33.8 MPG a good figure for a recently designed diesel.

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