what does city and highway mean as in Milages? I know stupid question but I'm learning about cars because my first car broke so I'm making sure I know at least what I can before I buy another one


Asked by Aug 22, 2014 at 08:58 PM

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City---is the Gas mileage while driving in city.(stop and go traffic) Highway-- is gas mileage you get driving on open highway.(not stop and go traffic)

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There are no stupid questions Hiiis that's how you learn

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With stop and go (city) driving you will use more fuel because the engine is speeding up and pulling the car from a dead stop each time you accelerate. With highway driving you use less fuel because your speed is more constant. HTH. -Jim

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So would I want a higher city milage on my car and less highway or the other way around?

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Yes. If your going to do a lot of highway driving. Just be for warned. The hybrid car estimates are not accurate. Some gas Fords beat them in the real world.

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Yes, for the most fuel efficient vehicle look for higher city mileage. HTH. -Jim

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