Searching for how fuel economy is measured in cars?
While the speed, horsepower, and luxury of a vehicle are very important in the car buying process, the vehicle’s miles per gallon are key over its lifetime. While the fuel mileage statistics are given by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency, there are a few factors to determine the official gas mileage and they vary. Leading off with the car’s weight and the capability of the engine. Just because the vehicle is on the heavier side, the tech of the engine could lower the amount of fuel being used in certain situations. EPA ratings usually are more efficient in smaller cars, trucks, and SUVs because of their aerodynamics and weight. In most cases, these smaller cars don’t need as much fuel to keep them running smoothly. Another factor to consider is vehicle maintenance, doing items like making sure the tires have the correct pressure to lessen any unnecessary load. All in all, fuel efficiency is essential for any vehicle and it takes a lot of effort to make an efficient car, truck, or SUV.
The distance any car could go with a tank of gasoline is calculated by the mile per gallon it gets. The size of the car, drivetrain (RWD or AWD), and engine tech all play an enormous part in determining the fuel economy for the vehicle. The numbers like smaller sedans with hybrid capabilities and a low vehicle weight that barely tips the scales. While the MPG can dip during the lifespan of the car, regular drives and maintenance are the simplest ways to keep your fuel economy high.
Looking at MPGs, there are 2 different statistics that wrap up the gas mileage of your car, the MPGs in the highway and city. Rear world driving conditions are very different compared to the environment in testing facilities and the numbers speak for themselves. Measuring the two unique MPG ratings displays how driving habits can change the vehicle’s MPGs. How you drive can affect a vehicle’s fuel economy, so noting the two different gas mileage ratings gives a true expectation for your car’s fuel economy. Considering all the starting and stopping of city driving compared to the constant speed of driving on the highway, it’s clear that driving on the highway will probably net a higher amount of MPGs.
Nowadays many vehicles have cylinder deactivation and drive modes to save fuel. A sporty driving mode will offer a performance-based drive while “Eco” (or Economy) mode will save fuel. Between cylinder deactivation and driving modes, new cars are more fuel-efficient than ever before.
Round Rock Nissan is your local new and used car dealer serving the Austin, TX, area. Whether you’re looking for a great deal on a new, used, or certified pre-owned vehicle for sale, you’re sure to find something special. Visit us in person or online today. Our Nissan specialists are ready to serve you.