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Introduction

The 2008 Fuel Consumption Guide provides fuel consumption information about 2008 model year light-duty vehicles, including passenger cars, pickup trucks, minivans, large vans, special purpose vehicles (i.e. sport utility vehicles [SUVs]) and alternative fuel vehicles. The information can be used to compare vehicle fuel consumption and to help you select the most fuel-efficient vehicle that meets your everyday needs.

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Reducing fuel consumption means saving money and, more importantly, helping the environment. The annual Fuel Consumption Guide is just one of several decision-making tools produced by the ecoENERGY for Personal Vehicles program. This program provides Canadian motorists with helpful tips on buying, driving and maintaining their vehicles to reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that contribute to climate change. For more information on this and other ecoACTION initiatives, visit the Web site at ecoaction.gc.ca.

Fuel use is an ongoing expense and should be a consideration when purchasing or leasing a vehicle. Choosing the most fuel-efficient and appropriate size of vehicle, driving in a fuel-efficient manner, using your vehicle only when needed and following the manufacturer's recommendations for operating and maintaining your vehicle can save you fuel and money every time you drive. To learn more about how to buy, drive and maintain your vehicle in ways that benefit the environment and the economy, visit the Web site at ecoaction.gc.ca/vehicles.


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Vehicle use has a significant impact on the environment and our health. GHGs, particularly carbon dioxide (CO2), and other emissions are produced when fuel is burned in your vehicle's engine. For every litre of gasoline used, about 2.4 kilograms (kg) of CO2 are generated. Although not directly harmful to our health, CO2 emissions contribute to climate change.

To find out the fuel consumption ratings and estimated annual fuel costs of new and pre-owned vehicles before you buy or lease, for 1995-2007 vehicles, visit the Web site at ecoaction.gc.ca/vehicles.

To request additional copies of the Guide, call 1-800-387-2000 (toll-free).

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