If you’re looking for information on the best gas mileage cars, SUVs, vans, or trucks, you’ve come to the right place. From the moment MPGomatic was conceived, it’s been our goal to provide comprehensive data and unbiased reports in a positive and forward thinking manner. Getting the best gas mileage usually entails one of two things (but often both). You either upgrade to a vehicle that gets the best gas mileage or you apply techniques and technology to get improved fuel efficiency out of your current vehicle.
It’s not as tough as you might think.
We’re not here to sell you anything, nor to collect sales leads. Our agenda is simple. We want to provide you with the tools you need, so you can chart your own course.
A year ago, we began our quest with four basic charts and a nifty gas mileage calculator.
The charts make your choices clear to see:
Our scope has greatly expanded over the course of the past year.
We dove deep into the data, made phone calls, followed up on emails, and jumped on airplanes when there was a story waiting to be told.
And we drove … a lot.
Our editorial mission is clear. We gladly differ from both the main stream media and a significant number of Internet publications.
MPGomatic avoids reporting on (or worse, regurgitating) press releases, preferring instead to chase the real stories as they happen.
Our goal is to deliver the data, to relay the reports, to bring you the lowdown on the best gas mileage vehicles you can buy today and in the very near future. With that in mind, we’ve committed to reviewing an average of roughly one fuel-efficient vehicle per week and to covering the most pertinent events in both written and video formats.
This is part and parcel of our DNA.
“We burn gas, so you don’t have to.”
Over the past months, I’ve noticed that the road is increasingly less traveled. There are fewer vehicles out there. Folks are getting the gospel, as painful as it might be. Automobile sales are down dramatically overall. The most thirsty of the SUVs collect dust on dealer lots, as the best gas mileage cars command premiums and run in short supply.
The laws of supply and demand are in play. The big three American automakers have taken the brunt of the pain in this fundamental shift to fuel-efficency.
In writing this article on July 4th, I cannot help but know that America is in the midst of a revolution from the tyranny of oppression of Big Oil in its many forms. As dark as the day may seem, all is not lost.
These are exciting times.
We have at our hands the means to end the rule, to end the monopoly, and to “do to oil what we did to salt,” as Jim Woolsey, former director of the CIA, said at the Google/Brookings Institute’s Plug-In Electric Vehicles Conference in Washington, DC last month.
The choice is clear and it starts with each and every one of us.