Consumer Reports Finds EPA Economy Labels More Accurate Than Previously Thought

By Tim Healey Over the past decade, it’s been thought that EPA fuel-economy labels on window stickers weren’t all that accurate.
A new analysis may prove that wrong.
Consumers Union and Consumer Reports performed an analysis that updated their own report from 2005. In 2005, their analysis found that the EPA labels were off base on an average of 3.3 mpg, or more than 10 percent. Now, 11 years later, Consumer Reports has found the difference to be just 0.8 percent, or 3 percent.
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“Consumers should be able to trust that the estimate they

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