New cars have had fuel economy information on window sticker for quite sometime, but buyers searching used car lots hadn’t had the luxury of such information until now. The EPA is now providing old fuel economy stickers for used car buyers and sellers through its website fueleconomy.gov.
The estimates are not new however, but based on originally published figures, adjusted for the 2008 standard, which accounts for higher freeway speeds, use of AC, and faster acceleration.
EPA research shows that fuel economy only decreases about 2% over the first 15 years of wear on a properly maintained car.
Four out of every five cars sold in the US are used cars.
– By: Stephen Calogera
Source: Consumer Reports