The government has released its annual look at fuel economy figures for all major auto brand in the United States, as standards become emissions become more stringent and fuel economy mandates loftier.
For the 2014 model year of vehicles sold this entire year, General Motors placed in at 22.8 mpg. That ties local rival Ford, which also managed 22.8 mpg. Fiat-Chrysler lagged behind in fuel economy, placing last on the list at a mere 20.8 mpg.
According to The Detroit News, it is expected Ford will jump to 23.5 for the upcoming 2015 model year specifics, while GM is expected to tumble to 21.9 as SUV and pickup sales heat up amid dirt-cheap gasoline prices.
The industry leaders continue to be Japanese automakers, with Mazda taking the crown at a whopping 29.4 mpg average (without forced induction of any sort, we may remind you). Overall, the entire industry’s average fuel economy grew to 24.3 mpg, up from 24.1 mpg last year.