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Production, Production Shares, and Production-Weighted Fuel Economies of New Domestic and Imported Automobiles

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Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding.

This table is not comparable to previous publication's tables due to changes in the source data. 

Data includes production of all vehicle fuel types, gas and diesel as well as alternative fuels (compressed natural gas (CNG), Electric, E85 (85% ethanol), Hydrogen, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), etc.).

The Environmental Protection Agency changed the vehicle classifications, combining wagons with the rest of the cars and dropping the small, medium, large categories of cars, pickups, sport-utilities, and vans. The fuel economy displayed in those tables has been adjusted to provide the best estimate of real-world performance.

Vehicles that weigh more than 6,000 pounds gross vehicle weight (GVW) or have four-wheel drive and meet various off-road requirements, such as ground clearance, qualify as trucks (Pickup truck, Van, Truck SUV). Car (Car, Car SUV) includes vehicles under 6,000 pounds GVW; minicompact, subcompact, compact, midsize, large, and two-seater cars, hatchbacks, and station wagons. Based on the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) and greenhouse gas (GHG) regulatory definitions, all two-wheel drive SUVs under 6,000 pounds GVW are classified as cars, while most SUVs that have four-wheel drive or are above 6,000 pounds GVW are considered trucks. SUV models that are less than 6,000 pounds GVW can have both car and truck variants, with two-wheel drive versions classified as cars and four-wheel drive versions classified as trucks.

Release of Total productions data do not occur until the yearly edition following Production share and Fuel economy.


KEY:  mpg = miles per gallon;  P = preliminary; R = revised; SUV = sport utility vehicle; U = data are not available.


U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Transportation Energy Data Book, Edition 38.1, tables 4.9, 4.11 and 4.13, and similar tables in earlier editions (Oak Ridge, TN), available at as of May 11, 2022.