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New rule dropped mpg

by David Zatz on

The Charger and 300 V6 cars have lost 1 mpg of rated highway mileage, dropping to 30 mpg, with the 2017 model year. The drop is not unique to Dodge or Chrysler, and is due to the use of more accurate test data in the calculations’ regression curves.

The highway mileage cycle is not purely “65 mph on the freeway,” encompassing some “city” travel as well, so most owners exceed the EPA highway-cycle rating while doing purely highway driving.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304

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