Gas Guzzling

When Prices are Low at the Pump, Who Cares about Fuel Economy?

For six years, the plucky little Geo Metro XFi hatchback was the most fuel-efficient car on the market, with an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) milage rating of 53 miles per gallon (mpg) in the city and 58 on the highway. But for 1995, this American milage champ – the little engine that could – got the ax, having accounted for only less than 10 percent or less of overall Metro Sales.