6-1 New Passenger Car and Light Truck Fuel Economy Averages: Model Years 1985-2008

6-1 New Passenger Car and Light Truck Fuel Economy Averages: Model Years 1985-2008

Miles per gallon

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Year RCars RLight 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 28.0 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 29.5 21.4
2006 29.2 21.8
2007 30.3 22.1
2008 30.3 22.5

Key: R = revised.

Notes: Fuel economy is miles divided by gallons. Whenever there are more than one fuel economy values, dividing the total miles traveled by the total gallons consumed provides the average fuel economy.

Average fuel economy data for light trucks in 2006 and cars in 2007 have been revised.

Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Light-Duty Automotive Technology and Fuel Economy Trends: 1975 Through 2008, Table A-2, available at http://www.epa.gov/otaq/fetrends.htm as of October 2008.