Since Henry Ford and the Roaring 20’s, cars have been a favorable mode of transportation in the USA and around the world. The evolution of cars, trucks, SUV’s, and vans has spread across the globe since the first models of cars. Countries export vehicles to other countries and import vehicles that aren’t made locally. For example, Toyota, Honda, Suzuki, Mazda, Subaru, Mitsubishi, Nissan, and Lexus are all car brand that are imported to the United States from Japan. This global market has been active for decades and efficient vehicles continue to be in high demand. Car manufacturers have to continuously produce new, evolved models in order to stay competitive in the market.
With the threat of global warming, climate change, and increasing gas prices, cars that have high gas mileage are becoming more favorable. Gas mileage refers to how many miles a vehicle can travel per gallon of gas. Typically, vehicles get better gas mileage on highways where there are few or no stoplights and the speed limit is consistent. Accelerating or fluctuating speed cause a vehicle to work harder, thus using more gas to travel a distance. When a person researches a car, they will receive information that reflects both highway and city gas mileage so that they have a good idea about how efficient their car is. They can use that information to decide what car would be best for their most frequent use of travel, either city or highway traveling or both. SUV’s, vans, and trucks tend to get lower gas mileage than smaller cars, so that is something that should be taken into consideration when buying a vehicle as well.