January 03, 2008

2007 Automotive Vehicle Mileage Sets Records

The 2007 vehicle mileage for the automotive industry has been calculated.

That is an average of MPG for all cars and trucks an automotive manufacturer sold during 2007.

General Motors Corp.: 29.9 mpg for domestic cars, 31.9 mpg for imported vehicles and 22.6 mpg for light trucks.

Ford Motor Co.: 29 mpg for domestically produced cars, 29.9 mpg for imported cars and 22.2 mpg for light trucks.

DaimlerChrysler: 28.6 mpg for domestic vehicles, 24.7 mpg for imported vehicles and 22.6 mpg for light trucks.

Toyota Motor Corp.: 31.6 mpg for domestically produced cars, 38.5 mpg for imported cars -- largely based on Prius hybrids -- and 23.9 mpg for light trucks.

Honda Motor Co.: 33.5 mpg for domestically produced cars, 39.6 mpg for imports, and 25 mpg for light trucks.

Nissan Motor Co.: 25.6 for imported cars, 34 mpg for domestically produced cars and 22.9 mpg for light trucks.

So the difference in domestic made cars is 4.9 miles and domestic made trucks is 2.1 miles.

You also have to take into consideration that Toyota, Honda and Nissan don't sell that many full sized trucks, which is why their trucks mpg is slightly higher than Ford, GM and Chrysler.

So, for all this talk about how supposdily the Japanese are so much better in gas mileage then the domestics it really isn't true at all.

Posted by Quality Weenie at January 3, 2008 08:59 AM | TrackBack
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