St. Louis Used Car Dealer Unveils Auto Gas Mileage Myths +Headlines
“There are so many misconceptions about gas mileage and fuel economy. Some of these myths affect the car buying decision,” reveals a vehicle specialist at St. Louis used car dealer, Cross Keys Auto.
Most fuel efficient vehicles of 2014 are…
The most fuel efficient vehicles, according to FuelEconomy.gov are the 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV (combined 119 , city 128, highway 109), 2014 Honda Fit EV (combined 118, city 132/highway 105), Fiat 500e (combined 116, city 122/highway 108), 2014 Nissan Leaf (combined 114, city 126/highway 101) and 2014 smart fortwo EV cabriolet (combined 107, city 122/highway 93).
At St Louis Used Car Dealer, Cross Keys Auto Sales, these preowned vehicles (Toyota Yaris, ForTwo Pure and the Dodge Caravan are trending for their fuel economy on the highway.
All-time most fuel efficient automobiles…
The “top five shared vehicles with combined MPG estimates from 1984 to now,” here are the automobiles at the helm of the list: 2011-2012, Chevrolet Volt Model Years (user average 157.8), 2013 Ford Fusion Energi Plug-in Hybrid Model, 2012-2013 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Model Years (Averaging 75.6) 2004-2006 Honda Insight Model Years (averaging 71.5), 2013 Ford C-Max Energi Plug-in Hybrid.
MYTH: It’s better to let a car run idly than to turn on and off the engine.
In reality an idling engine expends a quarter to a half gallon of fuel per hour, depending on the size of an automobile’s engine size — ranging between 1 to 2 cents a minute. However, it is unnecessary to turn on and off the ignition engine too frequently as it burns out the starter.
MYTH: Older automobiles lose fuel economy.
“Many auto consumers are under the misconception that older cars are gas guzzlers. But, vehicles that maintain oil changes and other scheduled tune ups and fluid replacements retain efficiency for several years,” claims the manager of the used car dealer in St. Louis. The
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) tests vehicles with approximately 5,000 miles on the odometer and cars with more than 10 years and older do not show much of a loss in fuel efficiency, unless the car is improperly cared for.
MYTH: It’s better to buy a new or used car with a manual transmission.
Today’s automatic transmissions provide the same fuel economy or even better than a car with a manual transmission. Car buyers access fuel economy comparisons of vehicles available in both automatic and manual transmissions, at .
MYTH: Only small sized vehicles are fuel efficient.
On the contrary, standard-sized vehicles are being designed with fuel efficient features, such as diesel engines, low rolling resistance tires, turbocharging, direct fuel injection, advanced transmissions, and other advanced technologies.
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