Gas-Guzzlers On Road To Extinction

Once upon a time, it was common to find new cars with fuel economy ratings of just 12 or 15 miles per gallon.

According to the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, though, those vehicles are much, much harder to come by today.

Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle explain that as recently as 2008, half the cars bought in America boasted fuel economy of less than 20 mpg -- the common definition of a 'gas-guzzler'. Today, guzzlers account for just 26 percent of new car sales.


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