25% of Primary Vehicles Get Better Than 30 MPG

So, do you want the good news first, or do you want the bad news first?

Because this is a rhetorical question, I’ll go ahead and start off with the good news: according to a recent poll on Daily Fuel Economy Tip, 25% of us have primary vehicles that get better than 30 miles per gallon.  Now for the bad news: 23% of us have primary vehicles that get between 16 and 20 miles per gallon.

Here’s what the total breakdown ended up being:

  • 30+ mpg = 25%
  • 26 – 30 mpg = 22%
  • 21 – 25 mpg = 18%
  • 16 – 20 mpg = 23%
  • 15 mpg or less = 9%
  • Unknown = 3%

All things considered, the numbers really aren’t that bad, especially when you look at the fact that 47% of our primary vehicles get better than 26 miles per gallon.  

Granted, I know that 26 mpg really isn’t anything to write home about, but it’s certainly an improvement over where we were in the late 1990s and early 2000s when gas guzzling SUVs and minivans were all the rage.

And with hybrid and more fuel efficient cars starting to gain popularity, these gas mileage figures are sure to skew even more towards the 30+ category in the coming years – especially if gas prices continue to increase.

Comments

  1. If you’re not sure what your milage is, I’ve created a new site at http://www.trackyourgasmileage.com that lets you keep a history of your gas mileage over time.

    Of course it’s a little late to participate in the poll, maybe next time around you’ll have an idea of your mileage 😉 I get just around 30MPG in my 2006 Kia Rio, depending on if it’s highway mileage or not.

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  2. coRank says:

    25% of Primary Vehicles Get Better Than 30 MPG

    All things considered this percentage isn’t that bad, especially when you look at the fact that 47% of our primary vehicles get better than 26 miles per gallon. Granted 26 mpg really isn ’t anything to write home about, but it’s certainly an

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