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Light Duty Vehicle, Short Wheel Base and Motorcycle Fuel Consumption and Travel

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Average miles traveled per vehicle, Average miles traveled per gallon, and Average fuel consumed per vehicle are derived by calculation.

Data from 2007 were calculated using a new methodology developed by FHWA. Data for these years are based on new categories and are not comparable to previous years. The new category Light duty vehicle, short wheel base replaces the old category Passenger car and includes passenger cars, light trucks, vans and sport utility vehicles with a wheelbase (WB) equal to or less than 121 inches. The new category Light duty vehicle, long wheel base found in table 4-12 replaces Other 2-axle, 4-tire vehicle and includes large passenger cars, vans, pickup trucks, and sport/utility vehicles with wheelbases (WB) larger than 121 inches. This edition of 4-11 is not comparable to editions from 2009 or earlier.

Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding.


KEY:  R = revised; U = data are unavailable.

a 1960-1993 data include Motorcycles.


1960-93:  U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics Summary to 1995, FHWA-PL-97-009 (Washington, DC: July 1997), tables MV-201 and VM-201A, available at as of Mar. 23, 2020.

1994-2018: Ibid., Highway Statistics (Washington, DC: Annual issues), table VM-1, available at as of Mar. 23, 2020.