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The Mazda CX-5 is one of the most fuel efficient crossovers in its class.
EPA says average efficiency has increased 22% since 2004

According to the EPA, the fuel efficiency of 2012 model year cars and trucks in the U.S. hit an all-time high. The average for all 2012 model vehicles was 23.6 miles per gallon. The EPA says that overall fuel economy increased by 1.2 mpg compared to fleet wide 2011 economy numbers, making it the second highest gain in fuel efficiency in the last 30 years.
The overall fuel efficiency increase was attributed to two factors: an industry-wide move towards “greener” powertrains in vehicles and higher fuel prices which in turn pushed customers towards more efficient vehicles.
Mazda was the most fuel-efficient automaker with an average of 27.1 mpg in 2012, up 2.1 mpg compared to the previous year. Honda was second at 26.6mpg, and Toyota was third at 25.6 mpg.
Ford was in eighth place with an overall average of 22.8 mpg followed by GM in ninth with 21.7 mpg. Both of those automakers count trucks among their best selling vehicles.
Both Kia and Hyundai were left out of the rankings due to investigations over false fuel efficiency claims. Those automakers had to change window stickers to reflect corrected fuel efficiency measurements once the EPA did some snooping following customer complaints of poor fuel economy.
Fuel efficiency has increased by 22% since the 2004 model year, and the EPA notes that current trends show that 2013 model year vehicles should boost the average to 24 mpg.

Source: Detroit News

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RE: It's all a game.
By Jeffk464 on 12/13/2013 1:51:06 PM , Rating: 2
Yup, smoking tax gives people the opportunity to tax a group they don't belong to. :) I think its pretty much been proven that smokers are overall cheaper on the system because they die younger and so don't spread the cost over a long retirement.

RE: It's all a game.
By Captain Awesome on 12/13/2013 5:16:41 PM , Rating: 2
LOL, if this is true then we need an early childhood smoking program to help pay for healthcare. Imagine the savings on the system if we have kids addicted by the time they're 12!

RE: It's all a game.
By Jeffk464 on 12/13/2013 6:27:39 PM , Rating: 2
No, I'm just saying the tax on cigarettes isn't justified.

RE: It's all a game.
By marvdmartian on 12/16/2013 9:37:16 AM , Rating: 2
That's why I tell smokers to please continue smoking. While you're working, you're contributing to Social Security, but if you die young enough, due to your smoking, you won't be a burden on the system, which will leave more money for me! ;)

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