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Take Refuge from High Gas Prices at Edmunds.com's New 'Fuel Economy Guide'
SANTA MONICA, Calif. — May 17, 2005 — Edmunds.com, the premier online resource for automotive information, today announced the launch of its Fuel Economy Guide. This new service provides tips for improving gas mileage; information about current hybrid cars and diesels, as well as alternate fuels we can expect to see in the future; advice on shopping for fuel efficient cars; lists of the top 10 most fuel efficient cars, trucks and SUVs; and the latest relevant news.
"With the national average price of regular gasoline currently hovering around $2.20 a gallon, consumers are making fuel economy a priority when considering a new car," said Phil Reed, Edmunds.com's Senior Consumer Advice Editor and co-author of "Strategies for Smart Car Buyers." "Edmunds.com's Fuel Economy Guide provides all kinds of solutions, for example, it helps consumers determine if a hybrid is right for them, and teaches how having a properly maintained car or truck — including appropriately inflated tires and a tuned engine — can help improve their gas mileage."
In addition to the topics mentioned above, Edmunds.com's Fuel Economy Guide features an article explaining why the EPA's fuel economy estimates printed on window stickers are not necessarily close to the mileage that consumers will get when actually driving the car or truck.
"Many consumers are surprised by how dramatic the difference is," according to Reed. "Consumers concerned about the numbers would do well to consult our Guide to learn other ways to predict real world fuel economy."
About Edmunds.com, Inc.
Edmunds.com is the premier online resource for automotive information. Its comprehensive set of data, tools and services, including Edmunds.com True Market Value® pricing, is generated by Edmunds.com Information Solutions and is licensed to third parties. For example, the company supplies content for the auto sections of NYTimes.com, AOL, About.com, iVillage.com and IGN.com, provides weekly data to Automotive News and delivers monthly data reports to Wall Street analysts. Edmunds.com also publishes a high-speed, on-screen car magazine called Inside Line available free at www.insideline.com. Edmunds.com was named "best car research" site by Forbes ASAP, has been selected by consumers as the "most useful Web site" according to every J.D. Power and Associates New Autoshopper.com StudySM and was ranked first in the Survey of Car-Shopping Web Sites as reported by The Wall Street Journal. The company is headquartered in Santa Monica, Calif. and maintains a satellite office outside Detroit.