Former NBA great Shaquille O'Neal retired with a career scoring average of 23.7 points per game. And like Shaq's scoring average, the new-vehicle fleetwide fuel economy mpg number doesn't want to budge, either.

May was the third straight month that fleetwide fuel economy stayed at 23.7 miles per gallon, according to TrueCar. That's a monthly record, but year-over-year, fuel economy was up 0.6 mpg, with Nissan and Chrysler having particularly strong gains. As countries go, cars made in South Korea had a 27.2 mpg average last month while Americans came in at a global low of 21.9 mpg. Check out TrueCar's press release below.

In March, the US Environmental Protection Agency, using a different set of standards, reported that 2012 fleetwide fuel economy reached an annual record of 23.8 mpg, rising 1.4 mpg in the process.
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Average Fuel Economy for New Vehicle Transactions Steady, But Still at Record Levels for 3rd Consecutive Month, According to TrueCar's TrueMPGTM

Average Large Truck Fuel Economy Posts Year-Over-Year Increase of 0.5 MPG

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (June 11, 2013) – TrueCar, the automotive pricing information and analysis company that provides new car pricing trends and forecasting, today announced that fuel economy numbers from May light vehicle auto sales indicate TrueMPGTM remain steady at 23.7 mpg, remaining at record levels for industry fuel economy. Year-over-year, average fuel economy saw a 0.6 mpg increase, led by Nissan and Chrysler, which both enjoyed better than 1.2 MPG gains in their average fuel economy numbers.

"Chrysler and Nissan are both benefiting from the success of their more fuel-efficient models such as the Dart, Rogue and Sentra," said Jesse Toprak, senior analyst for TrueCar. "Even though the market share for large trucks has been increasing in recent months, the higher fuel efficiency of the new pickups is offsetting what would have been a decrease in overall MPG figures."
Below is how the top eight manufacturers fared comparing overall MPG, broken out by car and truck MPG:

Average MPG

Average Car MPG
Average Truck MPG
Manufacturer


May-13
May-12


YoY
May-13

May-12




YoY
May-13

May-12
YoY
Chrysler

21.2
19.9
1.3
24 . 1

23.2

0.9
20.0

18.3
1.7
Ford

23.1
22.4
0.7

2 9.0

26.5

2.5
20.0

19.8
0.2
GM
21.3
21.5
-0.2
25.8
25.4
0.4
18.9
19.1
-0.1
Honda

25.8
25.3
0.5

29.8

28.5



1.3
22.7

22.4
0.3
Hyundai
27.2
26.9
0.3
28.7
28.5
0.2
22.5
23 . 1
-0.6
Nissan

25.2
23.0
2.2

30.2

26.1

4.2
20.8

20.0
0.8
Toyota
25.0
24.7
0.3
30.4
30.3

0.1

19.9
19.6

0.2
Volkswagen
25.9
25.9

0.0
26.7
26.8

0.0

22.1
21. 7

0.4

Industry
23.7

23.1

0.6
27.8
26.8

1.0

20.3
19.8

0.5

According to TrueCar.com, the TrueMPGTM for vehicles sold by U.S. manufacturers averaged 21.9 MPG in May 2013, up from 21.3 MPG in May 2012. European manufacturers increased their average fuel economy for vehicles sold from 23.2 MPG in 2012 to 23.4 MPG; Japanese manufacturers increased their average fuel economy from 24.6 MPG last year to 25.4 MPG; and South Korean manufacturers' average fuel economy increased from 26.9 MPG in May 2012 to 27.2 last month.
Below is a snapshot of a few vehicle segments and how they compare from May 2013 versus May 2012:
Average Small Car MPG
Average Midsize Car MPG
Average Large Truck MPG
Manufacturer
May-13
May-12
YoY
May-13
May-12
YoY
May-13
May-12
YoY
Chrysler
31.4
24.9
6.5
24.0
23.9
0.0
19.0
15.8
3.2
Ford
33.1
32.2
0.9
30.6
26.7
3. 9
17.5
17.5
0.0
GM
28.8
30 .2
-1.3
26.3
26.1
0.2
17.1
17.1
0.0
Honda
31.9
32.0
-0.2
29.0
26.0
3.1
17.2
1 7.2
0.0
Hyundai
31.1
30.9
0 .2
27.6
27.7
-0.1
N/A
N/A
N/A
Mazda
30.1
29.8
0.3
29.6
25.0
4.5
N/A
N/A
N/A
Mitsubishi


25.9
25.1
0.8
24.3
24.3
0.0
N/A
N/A
N/A

Nissan
34.9
30.8
4.0
29.2
25.2
4.0
1 4.2
14.3
-0.1
Subaru
27.0
27.2
-0.2
26.0
24.6
1.4
N/A
N/A
N/A
T oyota
35.1
34.1
1.1
28.4
28.5
0.0
15.3
15.5
-0.2
Volkswagen
28.9
29.3
-0.4
28.0
27.2
0.7
N/A
N/A
N/A
Industry
31.8
31.4
0.3
27.9
26.3
1.5
17.4
16.8
0.6
TrueMPGTM is a data-rich method to compare monthly fuel economy averages by brand, manufacturer, origin and vehicle segments using Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ratings and actual monthly automotive sales-weighted information. TrueCar.com seeks to provide average fuel economy transparency by creating an alternative view to Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) ratings. TrueMPGTM helps keep in perspective what each manufacturer's average miles per gallon per car sold – computed monthly and annually – by using the EPA's window sticker ratings.
TrueMPGTM computes monthly average fuel economy by brand, manufacturer, origin and vehicle segments by using actual sales data for the current month. Calculations start at the trim level, taking into account EPA fuel economy data, including engine size and drivetrain that affect a vehicle's MPG ratings. The sales share from each trim level is then calculated to create an average for each model. Brand level data is calculated by the sales share of each model and the manufacturer data is then based on the share of each brand, providing an accurate and completely data-driven picture of actual measured MPGs in the marketplace. TrueCar utilizes the EPA's average fuel economy rating using 45 percent highway and 55 percent city driving behavior.
For additional data on TrueMPG by brand, manufacturer, origin and vehicle segment, please visit the TrueCar Truth Blog. The TrueMPG data will be released in the May TrueCar.com TrueTrends report. You can follow TrueCar on Twitter (@TrueCar) and become a fan of TrueCar on Facebook and Google+.
About TrueCar, Inc.
TrueCar, Inc., headquartered in Santa Monica, Calif., with offices in Santa Barbara, Calif., San Francisco, Calif., and Austin, Texas, is an automotive pricing information and analysis company that creates a better buying experience for dealers and consumers. As an online publisher of unbiased new and used car transaction data, TrueCar.com provides price reports that empower dealers and consumers to agree on the parameters of a fair deal by supplying a transparent, simple understanding of what others recently paid for identically-equipped new cars in their geographic area. TrueCar also

owns ALG, the benchmark for vehicle value information to the automotive industry, which has been forecasting residual values for nearly 50 years in both the U.S. and Canadian markets.
TrueCar is a data-driven company that sources, compiles, and analyzes car-buying information unlike anybody in the industry. This is why, since its founding in 2005, TrueCar dealer partners have sold over 700,000 vehicles across the country. Its national network of nearly 6,000 Certified Dealers is committed to provide no-hassle pricing for some of the country's largest membership and service organizations, including American Express, AAA, USAA and Consumer Reports that collectively represent more than one million monthly in-market customers.
You can follow TrueCar on Twitter (@TrueCar) and become a fan of TrueCar on Facebook and Google+.
Disclaimer
This press release and the information contained herein is for noncommercial use on "as-is, as available" basis and may be used for informational purposes only. TrueCar makes no representations or warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in this press release and the results of the use of such information, including without limitation, the implied warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. The information contained in this press release may include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Neither TrueCar nor any of its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates or respective partners, officers, or directors, employees or agents shall be held liable for any damages, whether direct, incidental, indirect, special or consequential, including without limitation lost revenues or lost profits, arising from or in connection with your use or reliance on the information presented in this press release.




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