Figure 1 - New Passenger Car and Light Truck Fuel Economy Averages: Model Years 1978-2000

Figure 1 - New Passenger Car and Light Truck Fuel Economy Averages: Model Years 1978-2000

(Miles per gallon)

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Year All cars and trucks Domestically produced Imports
Car Light Truck Car Light Truck Car Light Truck
1978 19.9 N.A. 18.7 N.A. 27.3 N.A.
1979 20.3 18.2 19.3 17.7 26.1 20.8
1980 24.3 18.5 22.6 16.8 29.6 24.3
1981 25.9 20.1 24.2 18.3 31.5 27.4
1982 26.6 20.5 25.0 19.2 31.1 27.0
1983 26.4 20.7 24.4 19.6 32.4 27.1
1984 26.9 20.6 25.5 19.3 32.0 26.7
1985 27.6 20.7 26.3 19.6 31.5 26.5
1986 28.2 21.5 26.9 20.0 31.6 25.9
1987 28.5 21.7 27.0 20.5 31.2 25.2
1988 28.8 21.3 27.4 20.6 31.5 24.6
1989 28.4 21.0 27.2 20.4 30.8 23.5
1990 28.0 20.8 26.9 20.3 29.9 23.0
1991 28.4 21.3 27.3 20.9 30.1 23.0
1992 27.9 20.8 27.0 20.5 29.2 22.7
1993 28.4 21.0 27.8 20.7 29.6 22.8
1994 28.3 20.8 27.5 20.5 29.7 22.0
1995 28.6 20.5 27.7 20.3 30.3 21.5
1996 28.5 20.8 28.1 20.5 29.6 22.2
1997 28.7 20.6 27.8 20.2 30.1 22.1
1998 28.8 21.1 28.6 20.5 29.2 22.9
1999 28.3 20.9 28.0 20.4 29.0 22.5
2000 28.5 21.2 28.5 N.A. 28.3 N.A.

NOTE: As of 2000, NHTSA no longer separately reports domestically produced and imported light truck data.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Automotive Fuel Economy Program, "Annual Update Calendar Year 2000," July 2001, table II-6, available at http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars, as of August 2001.