Source: Consumer Reports
quote: Were the blowhards at CR actually testing 0-60 speeds at the same time they were testing fuel efficiency...?
quote: We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run three separate circuits. One is on a public highway at a steady 65 mph. That circuit is run in both directions to counteract any wind effect. A second is a stop-and-go simulated city-driving test done at our track. The third is a 150-mile "one-day trip" using several drivers taking turns around a 30-mile loop of public roads that include a highway section, secondary roads, and rural byways. CR's overall fuel-economy numbers are derived from those three fuel consumption tests.
quote: Seems more likely blowhards on the internet are jumping to conclusions without bothering to research their assumptions.
quote: Soooo how does one directly compare the results of one test to the results of another exactly?
quote: so "YMMV" really does apply in all cases, it seems