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Consumer Reports Says That the Real Penalty for Speeding Is Lost Fuel Economy

Consumer Reports Says That the Real Penalty for Speeding Is Lost Fuel Economy

Jul 12 2013, 1:30pm CDT | by

If you want to be green, don't speed

If you're one of the many drivers who typically go anywhere from 5 to 15 mph over the speed limit, Consumer Reports has looked at the fuel economy penalty that you're giving yourself. The...

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Consumer Reports Says That the Real Penalty for Speeding Is Lost Fuel Economy

Jul 12 2013, 1:30pm CDT | by

If you want to be green, don't speed

If you're one of the many drivers who typically go anywhere from 5 to 15 mph over the speed limit, Consumer Reports has looked at the fuel economy penalty that you're giving yourself. The publication wanted to know if you drive at 75 mph rather than 55 mph, how much additional fuel would be used.

The publication looked at several vehicles including the Honda Accord LX 4-cylinder. With the Accord, the fuel efficiency decrease between 55 and 75 mph was 29%. CR says that by driving 200 miles at 75 mph instead of 55 mph you're losing approximately $30 and increasing your carbon footprint by 7 to 10 gallons.

At 75 mph the Accord averaged 35 mpg. At 55 mph, the Accord averaged 49 mpg. These fuel efficiency ratings sound really high to me it would likely vary significantly from most drivers.

 
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It's Official: Honda Kills The Insight & Fit EV

Jul 29 2014 9:00am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

Rumors began circulating back in February, and now they've been confirmed by the automaker: America's first hybrid, the Honda Insight, is dead. It's not like we didn't see it coming. Compared to its closest rival, the Toyota Prius, the Insight's sales stats have been deeply unde ...
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2014 Honda Civic HF Tested: Unvarnished Penuriousness

Jul 29 2014 8:42am CDT | Source: Car and Driver

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This Is The First Production HondaJet

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Honda Civic Tourer sports forbidden facelift

Jul 29 2014 7:41am CDT | Source: Autoblog

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Honda Ends Three Green Models For 2015: Insight, Fit EV, FCX Clarity

Jul 29 2014 7:30am CDT | Source: Honda Insight Reviews

With the new and more fuel-efficient Honda Fit hatchback now on sale, the Japanese carmaker is slimming down its lineup a bit. For 2015, it has eliminated three low-selling green cars: the Honda Insight hybrid subcompact, the Honda Fit EV electric car, and the very low-volume Honda FCX Clar ...
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Honda Celebrates 50 Years of Outboard Engines

Jul 29 2014 3:30am CDT | Source: Honda Worldwide Motorcross

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Honda profit rises 7 percent on cost cuts, Japan sales

Jul 29 2014 3:03am CDT | Source: Automotive News

Honda's quarterly operating profit rose 7 percent to $1.94 billion as lower sales in the United States were offset by costs cuts and the company's stronger f ...
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Honda profit rises 7 percent on cost cuts, Japan sales

Jul 29 2014 2:36am CDT | Source: Automotive News

Honda's quarterly operating profit rose 7 percent to $1.94 billion as lower sales in the United States were offset by costs cuts and the company's stronger focus on Asia ...
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Consolidated Financial Summary

Jul 29 2014 1:00am CDT | Source: Honda Worldwide Motorcross

TOKYO, Japan - Honda announced its consolidated financial results for the fiscal first quarter ended Ju ...
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