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An In-Depth Comparison Of Consumers Union’s Passenger Vehicle Average MPG Estimates With Those Published By EPA And NHTSA

In this paper, we seek to accomplish three specific goals: (1) to compare the CR and
EPA fuel economy estimates; (2) to evaluate the uniformity of any differences across model categories; and (3) to estimate how well the CAFE system reflects consumer experience and actual fuel consumption across the new vehicle fleet.