6-1 New Passenger Car and Light Truck Fuel Economy Averages: Model Years 1985-2007

6-1 New Passenger Car and Light Truck Fuel Economy Averages: Model Years 1985-2007

Miles per gallon

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Year Cars Light Truck
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 28.0 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 R29.5 R21.4
2006 R29.2 R21.9
2007 29.4 22.1

Key: R = revised.

Note: Dimensionally, fuel economy is miles divided by gallons. Then, presented with more than one fuel economy value, an approach to averaging the values is to compute the result by determining the total miles traveled and dividing that by the total gallons used.

Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Light-Duty Automotive Technology and Fuel Economy Trends: 1975 Through 2007, Table A-2, available at http://www.epa.gov/otaq/fetrends.htm as of September 2007.