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I noticed the two cars that have the lowest claimed MPG (Mazda, VW) from EPA did about as well in the C/D 400 mile trip as the other three that have higher claimed milage.
For example, both the Cruze and Mazda have 18 MPG on the 400 mile trip, but Cruze EPA is 24/36 and the Mazda EPA is 22/29. Hyundai missed its mark by quite a bit as well.
Makes you wonder if the new technology used to squeeze extra MPG out of conventional drive trains may work for EPA testing but not real world driving.
 

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This is fairly well known. EPA testing is not very accurate, since the conditions they use are hardly real-world..
Yes, I am aware, but my point here is the variance among the cars listed. New technology (Cruze, Hyuandai) has a big difference between the EPA rating and the real world test given in this rating, but the older technology (VW, Mazda) does not have as big of a difference.
 
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