Ahhh, progress. It's not news that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has changed the way they calculate a new vehicle's MPG numbers, but it wasn't until last week that we got to see how the agency's new fuel economy sticker that will now be on windows of 2008 model year cars and light trucks. The EPA lists seven " new, improved features" on the updated: fuel economy label.
- New methods used to calculate the numbers (this is the big one).
- The annual fuel cost that the car will set you back.
- A new estimated MPG range for city driving.
- Ditto for the highway.
- An MPG range for for all vehicles in the class, and how the car you're standing in front of fits in.
- A YMMV note.
- A note to hit up the dealer for a free Fuel Economy Guide or to go to www.fueleconomy.gov for more information.