Average Fuel Economy of Vehicles Sold in July Ties Record High of 24.8 MPG

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The average fuel-economy value of vehicles sold in July was 24.8 mpg, tying the record high previously reached in March, April, and May.

The 24.8-mpg figure is up 0.1 mpg compared to June, and new vehicle fuel economy is up 4.7 mpg since October 2007, when the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute began gathering data. The average fuel economy of model year 2013 vehicles sold so far is 24.7 mpg, up 1.2 mpg from the 2012 model year data.

SEE ALSO: New Car Average MPG Hits 24.8

The average sales-weighted fuel economy is calculated by taking the monthly sales of individual models of light-duty vehicles and the combined city/highway fuel-economy values published on the window stickers.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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