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# MPG and Your Wallet (Text Only)

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## Buying a high MPG vehicle saves you money at the pump.

"Less carbon pollution, too!"

• Annual Fuel Cost of \$2,625 at 20 MPG
• Annual Fuel Cost of \$1,050 at 50 MPG

Assumes 15,000 miles per year and \$3.50 per gallon.

### But what if my MPG varies?

Let's compare how much fuel two cars use over a year.

• 20 MPG to 19 MPG (750 gallons to 789 gallons)
• 50 MPG to 49 MPG (300 gallons to 306 gallons)

A loss of 1 MPG costs:

• 39 gallons and \$138 for the 20 MPG car
• 6 gallons and \$21 for the 50 MPG car
• Losing 1 MPG on the 20 MPG car costs more than losing 1 MPG on the 50 MPG car.

Even a loss of 5 MPG at 50 costs you less than 1 at 20.

• "Yep! That's 33 gallons and \$117."

Small differences in calculated gallons and cost may occur due to rounding.

Though MPG varies, Higher MPG always saves fuel and carbon!!