EPA updates mpg ratings

Its about time, the EPA has updated the "model" it uses co compute Fuel Economy.
http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/calculatorSelectYear.jsp
If I look up my 2006 Sonata V6
http://tinyurl.com/2avqfk
When I bought it The EPA said
20 City, 24 Combined, 30 Hwy
The EPA revised it to
18 City, 21 Combined, 27 Hwy
Which actually pretty darned close to what I am getting!
They don't comment on ratings with ethanol blends, around me we have 10% ethanol which has less energy per gal than pure gasoline.
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gerry wrote:

I just checked my 06 4 cylinder, 5 speed and it now lists
21/25/31 rather than 24/28/34 as before.
I'm actually getting much better than the combined, but have only achieved the highway figure a couple of times. I've averaged almost exactly 29.5 for the 18,000 miles I've owned the car. Interesting, the site lists one "individual" result and that was also 29.5, but I'm not sure how they obtained this result. I'd say the new figures are pretty close and maybe even just a bit conservative.
I think the highest tank I recorded was 32, and have been above 30 just a few times.
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Wow, they are pretty reasonable for a change. I've gotten 27.5 highway. I get about 23 - 23.5 consistently, but that is with my normal driving leaning to the highway side of the combined.
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