Gas mileage drops for second straight month
The average fuel economy of light vehicles bought in September dropped for the second straight month to 25.2 mpg, down 0.1 mpg from August. Thatês probably no surprise, with continuing low gas prices pushing up sales of SUVs, crossovers and light trucks. Figures are from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
Overall, fuel economy is down 0.6 mpg from the peak reached in August 2014, but up 5.1 mpg from October 2007, the first full month of monitoring by the researchers.Download Bulletin PDF