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New Cars that Get High MPG
July 17, 2014As we all know, gas prices are downright obscene lately. It seems every time you go to the pump, the price just keeps getting higher and higher, and more and more of your hard-earned cash is finding itself going down the fuel line of your car.
So if you're in the market for a new car, fuel economy is going to be a big selling point. You're not going to want to end up with a gas-guzzler that makes it hard for you to get back and forth to work, school, and your weekly errands.
Consumer Reports understands this, and they have recently released their list of the 2014 new cars that can potentially save you more than $600 a year in fuel costs when compared to their 10 year-old used counterparts. For instance, at the top of the list is the Honda Accord 4-cylinder -- back in 2004, it had a 24 mpg, while the 2014 version now sports a 30 mpg. And the Nissan Altima 4-cylinder went from 22 mpg back in 2004 to now 31 mpg in the 2014 model. So trading in your 10 year old vehicle now can equal some considerable savings!
As always, I recommend you use TrueCar No Haggle and CarsDirect for the best deal possible on any of these vehicles.
|Vehicle||2004 mpg||2014 mpg|
|Chrysler 300 V6||19||22|
|Ford Escape (V6/4-cyl. turbo)||17||22|
|Honda Accord 4-cyl.||24||30|
|Nissan Altima 4-cyl.||22||31|
|Toyota Camry 4-cyl.||24||27|
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- Gregg Fidan
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