The Latest Gas-Guzzler Offenders in the US Automobile Market


The price of gasoline as well as the other fuels used in cars still continues to increase.  This is because the supply of crude oil that is used to produce the fuel used in most cars depletes rapidly and this is also considered as a non-renewable energy source. Due to this, a lot of car buyers are setting their desires to purchase faster and more powerful cars aside just to earn a significant amount of savings from reduced fuel expenses. In short, majority of the car buyers in the market right now are trying to their best to purchase the most fuel-efficient car models in the market instead of buying the following.

1. Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

The Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is absolutely the most powerful and the fastest Corvette as of the present. This is because the vehicle is powered by a supercharged V-8 engine that is capable of producing up to 638 horsepower and propels the vehicle from 0 to 60 seconds in 3.8seconds. Although these characteristics are quite impressive, the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is still considered as one of the gas-guzzler offenders in the US automobile market for 2012 since the vehicle’s fuel economy ratings are estimated to be around 14 miles per gallon in the city and 21 miles per gallon on the highway.

2. Chevrolet Suburban

Just like the Corvette ZR1, the V8-powered Chevrolet Suburban is also considered as a gas-guzzler. Its fuel economy ratings are estimated to be around 15 miles per gallon in the city and 21 miles per gallon on the highway. However, the Suburban’s lower fuel economy ratings are usually justified by the nature of service that it provides and this includes transporting up to 9 passengers as maximum or tow maximum load of up to 9,600 pounds.

3. Ford F-150

The Ford F-150 was also regarded as one of this year’s gas-guzzler cars. This was due to the fact that the vehicle’s EPA-estimated fuel consumption is about 17 miles per gallon in the city and 23 miles per gallon on the highway. Just like the Chevrolet Suburban, the lower F-150’s higher fuel consumption is usually triggered by the heavy works it performs such as towing loads and transporting bulky as well as relatively heavier cargoes.

4. Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

The Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is one of Ford’s high performance vehicles. This is powered by a 5.4-liter supercharged V-8 engine that pumps out a maximum power output of up to 550 horsepower and 510 lb.-ft. of torque. Since the vehicle produces an overwhelming amount of torque and horsepower it is expected that the Ford Shelby GT500 consumes a lot of fuel. In fact, its estimated fuel economy rating in the city is about 15 miles per gallon and 23 miles per gallon on the highway.

About Marty Bay

Marty Bay is the Lead Writer and Editor for VPM Automotive. He has researched and reviewed 100s of cars, and writes extensively about car technologies.
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