More Miles Per Gallon
The best way to burn less fuel is to buy a car that gets better gas mileage. But
our tests with a Toyota Camry and other vehicles show there are ways to minimize
what you spend at the pump with your current car.
Drive at a moderate speed
This is the biggest factor. You may
have to be a little patient, but driving at 55 mph instead of 65 or 75 will save
you money. When we increased the Camry's highway cruising speed from 55 mph to
65, the car's fuel economy dropped from 40 mpg to 35. Speeding up to 75 mph cost
the car another 5 mpg. One reason is that aerodynamic drag increases
exponentially the faster you drive; it simply takes more fuel to power the car
through the air.
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