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How Fuel Economy Works

A Fuel Efficient Ride

We all want our cars to get us from point A to point B. But, how you drive to your destination could determine the type of car you should get. If fuel efficiency is at the top of your priority list, you’ll want to opt for a vehicle that gets more miles per gallon depending on how you drive. Is your commute in stop-and-go city traffic, or is it mainly on the highway? Cars can get up to double the miles per gallon on the highway versus driving in city traffic according to Consumer Reports.

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Tested & Approved

Fuel economy is one of those buzzwords connected to buying a car, but how is it actually determined for the make and model you are searching for? Vehicles are tested in the National Vehicles and Fuel Emissions Laboratory. Each vehicle is rigorously tested using a dynamometer which simulates a driving environment. A driver will run the simulation through various trip tests that would be similar to driving in city and highway traffic. For cars using carbon-based fuels like gasoline, diesel or natural gas, a hose is connected to the tailpipe to collect engine exhaust during lab testing. The collected exhaust will then be used to determine how much gas is actually being burned.

Fuel economy is not only an important factor when it comes to saving money at the pump, but it is also important for lowering oil dependence costs, reducing climate change effects and increasing energy sustainability.

We have several fuel efficient vehicle options on the lot at Collierville Auto Center. The following pre-owned car models are excellent options:

  1. Sedans 
    Toyota Camry - 36 MPG*
    Toyota Corolla - 37 MPG*
    Honda Civic - 40 MPG*
    Hyundai Elantra - 37 MPG*
  2. Luxury Sedans
    BMW-4 series - 35 MPG*
    BMW-3 series - 36 MPG*
    Audi A5 - 31 MPG*
    Lexus IS - 27 MPG*
  3. SUVs 
    Toyota RAV4 - 31 MPG*
    Lexus RX - 29 MPG*
    Lexus NX - 29 MPG*
    Mercedes-Benz GL - 27 MPG*

Regardless of whether you are searching for a standard sedan or a midsize SUV, we have numerous options to choose from to help you save money while also driving in style!

*Estimated MPG on the highway, may vary depending on year

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