Monday, February 06, 2012

Mileage Moment of Truth - We Put 40 Mpg Claims to the Test - Popular Mechanics

A gallon of gas weighs 6.4 pounds, so we cross-checked our fuel economy using Longacre Racing scales.

So which is it? Are the cars overstating their ­efficiency, or are aggressive drivers like us distorting the results with our lead feet? We obtained a 2012 Hyundai Elantra and another 40-mpg car, the Ford Focus SFE, and did our own fuel-economy test. The results proved surprising.

Read more: Mileage Moment of Truth - We Put 40 Mpg Claims to the Test - Popular Mechanics



Mileage Moment of Truth - We Put 40 Mpg Claims to the Test - Popular Mechanics

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