Sunday, October 16, 2005

QUESTION: New Vehicle 'Fuel' Mileage?

An important question,
What amount of fuel mileage, in Miles Per Gallon (MPG), should a new land transportation vehicle achieve?
Automobile =
Truck =
A very interesting article about the forthcoming 2006 TOYOTA 'Yaris' (their 'Echo' replacement) car which achieves 41-51 MPG (City/Highway) with a small 1.5 liter gasoline fueled ICE powerplant and manual transmission.
Here's the link to this article -
http://www.canadiandriver.com/testdrives/06yaris.htm

2 Comments:

Blogger Ron said...

Its sad that the old Geo metros used to get close to 60mpg, but that was over 10 years ago. A friend had one, and used to brag about it, I didn't believe it until we took a trip together. That little 1L 3cylinder was pretty efficient, and dirt cheap to boot.

3:59 AM  
Blogger W.R.Walling said...

Thanks for your response,
My dad is now questioning why his new 'PT Cruiser' offers poor fuel mileage compared to a dated MAXIMA. (20 years old and still achieves 20/26MPG!)
Hopefully, U.S. vendors will innovate!

2:35 PM  

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