Figure 6-1 New Passenger Car and Light Truck Fuel Economy Averages: Model Years 1985-2006

Figure 6-1 New Passenger Car and Light Truck Fuel Economy Averages: Model Years 1985-2006

Miles per gallon

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Year Cars Light trucks
1985 27.0 20.6
1986 27.9 21.4
1987 28.1 21.6
1988 28.6 21.2
1989 28.1 20.9
1990 27.8 20.7
1991 28.0 21.3
1992 27.6 20.8
1993 28.2 21.0
1994 28.1 20.8
1995 28.3 20.5
1996 28.3 20.8
1997 28.4 20.6
1998 28.5 20.9
1999 28.2 20.5
2000 28.2 20.8
2001 28.4 20.6
2002 28.6 20.6
2003 28.9 20.9
2004 28.9 20.8
2005 R29.2 R21.2
2006 28.8 21.5

Note: 2005 data are revised from the previous edition. 2006 data are preliminary.

Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Light-Duty Automotive Technology and Fuel Economy Trends: 1975 Through 2006, Table 1, available at: http://www.epa.gov/otaq/fetrends.htm, as of July 2006.