5-3 New Passenger Car and Light Truck Fuel Economy Averages: Model Years 1985-2010

5-3 New Passenger Car and Light Truck Fuel Economy Averages: Model Years 1985-2010

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Miles per gallon

Year Cars Light Trucks
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 21.0
1999 28.3 20.9
2000 28.5 21.3
2001 28.8 20.9
2002 29.0 21.4
2003 29.5 21.8
2004 29.5 21.5
2005 30.3 22.1
2006 30.1 22.5
2007 31.2 23.1
2008 31.5 23.6
2009 32.9 24.8
2010 33.7 25.1

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

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Summary of Fuel Economy Performance (Washington, DC: Annual Issues), available at http://www.nhtsa.gov/, as cited in U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 4-23, available at http://www.bts.gov/publications/national_transportation_statistics/ as of January 2011.