EPA Grades America's Best-Selling Cars

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer
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Confused by the EPA’s proposed letter-grade system for fuel economy labels [proposed rule in PDF format here]? Check out the letter grades given to the top-selling cars in America [via Automotive News [sub]].

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  • Redliner Redliner on Sep 13, 2010

    Just gimme the numbers... I will decide what letter grade to give a car based on what I want, not on what someone in an office at a desk thinks I want.

    • Nonce Nonce on Sep 13, 2010

      I've got a number for you: 75 years in jail. The US Government will not stand for people spreading misinformation about its programs. Now smile!

  • Jkross22 Jkross22 on Sep 13, 2010

    It was my understanding that the EPA does not validate manufacturer claims on mileage... just that the mfg had to adhere to EPA approved testing procedures. If this is the case, having the EPA assign letter grades is akin to having a class of 5th graders self grade tests. The teacher just makes sure that they're all using the right answer key.

  • Steven02 Steven02 on Sep 14, 2010

    I am not a fan of the letter grades. Seems like you must have a hybrid to get an A. I hate that.

  • Obbop Obbop on Sep 14, 2010

    Oh heck.... Political correctness demands inclusion of all cultures so on-demand hand-outs using hieroglyphics will add to the confusion.