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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 RU482 on 12/13/2013 2:04:33 PM , Rating: 5
gotta keep in mind those taxes haven't increased in an awful long time. I sure don't want a tax increase, but even more so I don't want the bridges I drive over daily to collapse either.

RE: It's all a game.
By ebakke on 12/13/2013 3:52:40 PM , Rating: 1
In that case, I think I have the perfect solution for you. Tell your politicians to put the tax dollars toward (get this...) the roads. Let them know mass transit, CFL subsidies, PBS, etc are less important to you than structurally sound bridges and the ability to keep your own hard earned money.

RE: It's all a game.
By Jeffk464 on 12/13/2013 6:35:30 PM , Rating: 2
Really PBS funding doesn't add up to anything to any government budget.

RE: It's all a game.
By ebakke on 12/13/2013 8:00:05 PM , Rating: 2
Ok? Are you intentionally trying to change the subject or did you miss my point entirely?

The money's being collected, and it's being spent on things that are not the roads. The OP wants well maintained roads, and doesn't want tax increases. The solution to that problem is to divert funds from other things that you value less than roads. There will be many of those "other things" - some will be large, some will be small. Some you might be willing to eliminate all together, some you'll only want to reduce the current funding levels. I merely gave a few potential examples, hence the "etc".

RE: It's all a game.
By Jeffk464 on 12/13/2013 8:16:13 PM , Rating: 2
got it

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