2019 Fuel Economy Guide is Available

Fuel economy is an important factor for consumers to consider when shopping for a new vehicle. Buying a vehicle that is more fuel-efficient is not only beneficial to the environment, but to your own pocketbook. Each year the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publish the Fuel Economy Guide to help consumers make informed decisions when purchasing a vehicle. The Guide features fuel economy, annual fuel costs, and emissions information for new model year cars, sport utility vehicles and light trucks. The RGFCU has a copy of both the 2018 and 2019 Fuel Economy Guide. If you are planning on purchasing a vehicle, we encourage you to take a look.
The DOE and EPA have also developed a fuel economy website. This site provides you access to the 2019 Guide, as well as updated fuel economy data for new and used passenger vehicles dating back to 1984. It allows for side-by-side vehicle comparisons and offers fuel-saving tips. In addition, the website contains vehicle-specific air pollution emissions information and safety ratings. Links to car buying sites are also provided. We encourage you to take a look, being well informed can put you in the driver’s seat when purchasing a vehicle.