Preliminary results from the WardsAuto Fuel Economy Index show the average window-sticker MPG rating of light vehicles sold in the U.S. in 2017 was 25.5 mpg (9.2 L/100 km). A 0.5% improvement from 2016 falls in line with the small upticks recorded in the prior two years. Low gas prices continue to be a primary factor in some consumers not opting for high-efficiency vehicles. The national average price of gasoline was $2.25 for the year, up 12% from 2016, but extends the sub-$3 rate to three ...


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