Upon completion of the purchase, the carrier or agent asks you what your odometer reading is currently (and exactly), and you indicate and sign for that mileage number
on the application for insurance.
That estimated mileage number
calculated by the U.S: Environmental Protection Agency has been a bone of contention for all vehicles, not just hybrids.
Just as automakers must meet a fleet average mileage number
, lift truck suppliers would have to do the same with emissions.
RAY: So if you took the same exact car, with same exact engine and same amount of fuel, and ran them through the two different tests, the European mileage number
would be, on average, about 20 percent higher, just because the test is different.
A CVT favors pleasantry over performance and often perks up fuel mileage numbers
. Not so for Eclipse Cross, as fuel mileage rates average at best with highway estimates failing to reach 30 miles per gallon, commonplace among segment top-sellers.
The pivotal word here is "estimated." The EPA calculates the city, highway and combined mileage numbers
by running the vehicle through preprogrammed driving-simulation cycles on a stationary chassis dynamometer.
And judging by the results of a test, 2015 Mirage with continuously variable transmission (CVT) -- which averaged nearly 39 mpg -- the Mirage mileage numbers
aren't, well, a mirage.
But in the long run, the brands still offer good value for the money, even with lower mileage numbers
, he said.
And given that the EPA mileage numbers
for the Jetta TDI are 29 city, 40 highway with a six-speed double-clutch gearbox (DSG) and 30/41 for the six-speed manual, presumably there aren't a whole lot of visits to the service station before that $100 is more than made up for.
Fly a turboprop and you may have mileage numbers
that would make even a Hummer feel superior, but it's your choice where and how to spend your money.
Some consumers would like to make up their own minds when it comes to balancing safety and mileage numbers
. Our masters in the Senate would rather do that thinking for us.