Here’s the EPA rules for the mpg testing:What really bugs me about the MPG listed for any car is that they don't really list the assumptions or conditions that they got that so-called average. I don't see how many people are inside the car. (are they a family of 4? fat or skinny). They don't list the ambient temp that the test is performed or the temp that the car was before the test started
Was it that Bjorn started at the top of a really big mountain and drove the car down it??
Lets face it, I don't care what car you are driving, if you left it outside for the night in winter in ThunderBay where its -40 outside, and then started it up in the morning, you are going to get far worse MPG than if you did the exact same thing down in southern California. I know we all like to go on about how great the MPG is for one car over another, but it turns out to be irrelevant unless you actually test that vehicle in your area doing the type of driving that you do in your particular weather patterns.
but hey, who drives 90km/h in Canada.! hahaha.. >
...and lived to tell about it. I was given the finger for driving at 110 in the slow lane on the 401 in the fall. I would imagine that had I been going at 90, I would have been either rear ended or shot (a Toronto thing).