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Canada’s muddled mileage

The U.S. government has modernized its auto mileage rating system to take into account the impact of things like air conditioner use and cold temperatures on gas consumption. Canada, meanwhile, has a system based on ideal driving conditions that won’t get updated until 2014.


As you’ll see below, our current system greatly underestimates the true cost of fuelling up a vehicle.