The 2011 Fuel Economy Guide lists 68 cars, down from prior-year’s 85, as gas-guzzlers – a decrease of nearly 20%. The decline comes against a backdrop of increased attention on fuel economy. Auto makers are focused on the issue because of strict government mandates and U.S. consumers, stung by record-high pump prices in 2008, are wary as average per-gallon cost of regular-grade flirts with $3 nationwide. Exotics and ultra-luxury cars dominate the ’11 model-year’s naughty list. Six ...
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