EPA Labels for Used Cars

September 19, 2013 · Print This Article

The new car market has had labels to inform prospective buyers of the relative efficiencies of different vehicles. Now, the EPA is making that same data more readily available to used car buyers and sellers.  Cars dating back to 1984 will be able to be identified through this system.

The used car labels are based on the original new car info, so declines that have occurred by duration will not be reflected. But

the baseline for comparison should still be valid. According to the EPA, “As a vehicle’s fuel economy changes very little by a typical 15-year life with proper maintenance, the original EPA fuel economy estimate remains the best indicator of a used vehicle’s average gas mileage.”

The many millions of buyers who do not buy new cars directly from the manufacturer will now have an easier day as they consider the fuel efficiency […]

[Source] Cynthia


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