GOLDEN, Colo. — The U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have released the 2013 Fuel Economy Guide, which is designed to assist car buyers in finding the most fuel-efficient vehicle. The guide also displays the newly redesigned environment label for 2013 models.
The latest fuel economy estimates are listed within the pamphlet, including recently updated MPGs for Hyundai and Kia vehicles that were previously overestimated. “Even though the EPA recently improved its methods for estimating fuel economy, your vehicle’s fuel economy will almost certainly vary from the EPA’s estimate,” the guide reads. “Fuel economy is not a fixed number; it varies significantly based on where you drive, how you drive, and other factors. Thus, it is impossible for one set of estimates to predict fuel economy precisely for all drivers in all environments.”