6-1 New Passenger Car and Light Truck Fuel Economy Averages: Model Years 1985-2009

6-1 New Passenger Car and Light Truck Fuel Economy Averages: Model Years 1985-2009

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Miles per gallon

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 30.5 22.7
2009 30.9 22.9

Notes: Fuel economy is miles divided by gallons. 2008 data are revised.

Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Light-Duty Automotive Technology, Carbon Dioxide Emissions, and Fuel Economy Trends: 1975 Through 2009, Table A-2, available at http://www.epa.gov/oms/fetrends.htm as of November 2009.