Common Misconceptions Regarding Fuel Economy

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high gas prices, diesel trucks

Across America, drivers are spending obscene amounts of cash or plastic on filling up their tanks (when they can afford the complete fill-up).  Now more than ever, consumers are taking vehicle size into account when purchasing or driving their automobiles. 
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the most common misunderstanding concerning fuel economy relates to the benefit of driving a small car.  It is believed by most Americans that driving a compact or electric vehicle is more cost-effective at the pump than driving a larger vehicle. 


Numerous technological advancements, such as diesel engines and turbocharging, allow larger vehicles to be fuel efficient as well.  By the end of 2010, it was reported that a small car didn’t even take the number one spot in fuel efficiency.

Of course, this is not to say that large vehicles are always more economic than smaller ones.  But don’t let fuel prices deter you from buying or driving your dream truck.  Manufacturers today know that gasoline prices worry their consumer base, and factor this into their design.

For more common misconceptions regarding fuel economy, check out the US Department of Energy website.

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