Learn More about the Fuel Economy Label (Text Only)
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Buying a vehicle? Want to compare fuel economy?
Use the Fuel Economy Label
- Use the Fuel Economy (MPG) values on the vehicle’s window sticker (label) or go to fueleconomy.gov
Why should I rely on the label values?
Label values are based on tests that reflect real-world driving conditions for the average U.S. driver. These tests take into account:
- City Driving
- Highway Driving
- Cold Weather
- Air Conditioning
- Fast Acceleration and High Speed
This testing provides a common yardstick for comparing the MPG of different cars because it is
- controlled and repeatable
- correlated with real-world driving data
- reviewed and updated regularly
Will I always get the label values?
- No, your mileage may vary based on how you drive and the road and weather conditions…
- …but, however you drive, EPA’s fuel economy estimates ensure that you can compare MPG in an apples-to-apples way.
"I go to the gas station much less often!"
"I can’t believe how much I’m saving since buying a higher-MPG vehicle!"
- So now, you can find a more fuel efficient vehicle and save money at the pump!
Look for the label when you shop, and visit fueleconomy.gov for more information.