Figure 12 New Passenger Car and Light Truck Fuel Economy Averages: Model Years 1978-2003

Figure 12 New Passenger Car and Light Truck Fuel Economy Averages: Model Years 1978-2003

Miles per gallon

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Year Cars Light Truck
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 29.0 21.4
2003 29.4 21.6
2004 29.3 21.5

Note: 2002 and 2003 data are revised from the previous edition.

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Summary of Fuel Economy Performance, available at http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/rules/CAFE/CAFEData.htm, October 2005.