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High MPGs

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So huge gas guzzlers have become malignantly taboo, why as Americans haven’t we been offered better options for curbing our consumption, here is a quick look at what’s available globally in the hunt for better mpgs

Toyota Urban Cruiser

Euro version of the Scion XD has a combined mileage of 52.8 U.S mpg, the AWD version gets 48

Nissan Qashqai

Global versions of the Qashqai make 56 U.S mpg compared to North American versions that only deliver 26 mpg!!! Diesel fuel is a major cause of the discrepancy, but a 30 mpg difference is borderline insane.

Volkswagon Blue Motion TDI Passat Wagon

Kids to soccer, groceries, long jaunts to the beach? No worries the TDI Passat makes an obscene 65.4 U.S mpg. The Passat is actually manufactured in Amerika and shipped overseas

All of these vehicles are banned by the Federal government citing safety concerns, but it certainly feels more sinister than that… so yea...
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The MKZ unfortunately doesn't get that great mileage either.

The hybrid has been pointed at for overstating the mileage claims.
Theres a new software update out from Ford, see the home page for article
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Also saw that. At least they quickly remedied the situation, if there was a delay of days or even weeks, it would bring on a ton of bad press.
Makes me think they were aware of the problem all along, just waiting to see if and when it was noticed
not the first time this has happened but from other manufacturers as well. It would be interesting to see the initial test and results and how they come up with a number that owners aren't able to.
super slow acceleration and specially trained mileage drivers to wring every last mile out
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