Everything You Need To Know About EPA Gas Mileage Ratings - Toyota Parts Blog
It’s starting to become just as popular as the sticker price. With gas prices rising and falling faster than a rollercoaster, it makes total sense. Many people want a fuel efficient vehicle.
For those of you who have not paid too much attention to this, it can be a little confusing. To help you understand how it works, here is what you need to know.
- City Driving: The EPA classifies city driving as stop and go traffic. Think of it as when you’re driving through town and you encounter stop lights and stop signs.
- Highway Driving: This is classified as high-speed driving on an interstate for freeway.
- Combined: This is what your gas mileage would look like if you did a combination of city and highway driving.
As an example, the 2011 Toyota Corolla gets 28/35. This would mean that it gets 28 miles per gallon in the city and 35 miles per gallon on the highway.
Some people get confused with the EPA ratings. A lot of times they’ll focus only on the highest number. This is the wrong approach. It’s most likely you’ll be doing a combination of both highway and city driving.
If this is the case, you’ll want to pay close attention to the combined mileage.