Internet facts on fuel efficiency are based on perfect testing across sites like Edmonds, Car & Driver and Truecar to name a few. The following are the actual results on fuel economy for a entry level luxury vehicle, in this case the Lexus 2014 cT200h.
When acquired the vehicle had 91 miles on the odometer. By the end the first year, 10000 miles had been logged. 4036 miles were added specifically to cross 9 states 2 times from June 27th – July 16th, 2015. With gas prices at their lowest point since 2009, added by improved fuel efficiency, it was a financially rewarding decision.
The trip mirrored a similar journey taken in a Budget Rental Truck in 2005. Needless to say, a commercial vehicle’s fuel efficiency is hardly comparable since fuel standards are non-existent for the category.
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