It’s time for the first check-in for May Fuel Challenge! I’m having a blast trying to improve the mileage out of this car, but with more city driving it has made it bit of a fun/frustrating.
My Own Fuel Challenge Progress
I’m using Fuelly to keep track of the miles I’ve driven and the money I’ve spent; if you want to friend me on the site, my username is ElleCMB. As of my last fuel-up I’ve been averaging 28.9 miles per gallon. According to Fuelly I’m doing well, but I’m not on top yet. The best record for a 2007 Honda Accord is 33mpg -I’m hoping to make that some time this month.
Since My Financial Review is hosting the truck/SUV challenge and the hybrid challenge, I thought it would interesting to see which models had the best gas mileage according to the US Fuel Economy site.
2012 Most Fuel Efficient Trucks and SUVs
I have to say I’m surprised at how well Ford Escape did with gas mileage.
- Toyota Tacoma 2WD – 22mpg (4 cyl, 2.7 L, Manual (5), Regular Gasoline)
- Chevrolet Silverado– 15 Hybrid 2WD/4WD -21 (8 cyl, 6.0 L, Automatic (CVT), Regular Gasoline)
- Ford Escape Hybrid FWD – 32mpg (4 cyl, 2.5 L, Automatic (CVT), Regular Gasoline)
Keep Going on the Fuel Challenge
I’d like to get your progress – how are you guys doing on your fuel challenge? If you’re on twitter, please chat with me (@MyMoneyReviews) and share your triumphs. If you have any tips that you’ve used (not just what you’ve read), please share them as well. I’ll e compiling them into a resource for other people to use. It’ll be nice to have challenge inspire others with their driving.