Figure 14 New Passenger Car and Light Truck Fuel Economy Averages: Model Years 1980-2002

Figure 14 New Passenger Car and Light Truck Fuel Economy Averages: Model Years 1980-2002

Miles per gallon

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Year Cars Light trucks
1978 19.9 N.A.
1979 20.3 18.2
1980 24.3 18.5
1981 25.9 20.1
1982 26.6 20.5
1983 26.4 20.7
1984 26.9 20.6
1985 27.6 20.7
1986 28.2 21.5
1987 28.5 21.7
1988 28.8 21.3
1989 28.4 21.0
1990 28.0 20.8
1991 28.4 21.3
1992 27.9 20.8
1993 28.4 21.0
1994 28.3 20.8
1995 28.6 20.5
1996 28.5 20.8
1997 28.7 20.6
1998 28.8 21.1
1999 28.3 20.9
2000 28.5 21.3
2001 28.8 20.9
2002 28.9 21.3

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Automotive Fuel Economy Program: Annual Update Calendar Year 2002, September 2003, table II-6, available at http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/rules/cafe/updates.htm, as of December 2003.