Cars That Get Surprisingly Worse Gas Mileage Than The 2014 Corvette

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Getting 29 MPG highway out of a car like the 2014 Corvette is a telling sign of how far we've come, and how efficiency and fun don't need to be mutually exclusive. Even if they're sort of cheating to get there, it's all worth it to be able to say "Why did I get a Corvette over a Matrix? Because fuel economy is important to me."

Imagine the joys to be had of looking disdainfully down (well, probably up, from a 'Vette seat) at the driver of a Mercedes S400 Hybrid and sneer "I'm glad some of us care about the environment," and then burning rubber from the stoplight.

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And if you need any further proof that we're living in a magical age, check out this comparison of 'Vettes past:

Illustration for article titled Cars That Get Surprisingly Worse Gas Mileage Than The 2014 Corvette

And, I know that's not a 1985 Chevette pictured. It's a '78, but I liked it better.

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DISCUSSION

Is there something that special about US' average commute to always focus on (stupid) highway gas mileage?

I'm in Quebec City, Canada, and I couldn't care less about highway mileage 90% of the time; I'm always in the city, driving to-from work, grocery store, restaurant, etc.
What I care about is city mileage, you know, the stat manufacturer NEVER talk about (except Toyota with their Prius/Priuses/Prii and Camry Hybrid).

I do go out of the city or have a road trip every once in a while, however highway mpg isn't a figure that really matter since more than 80% of my gas will be spent driving under 60 mph...

I know they like to boast their "achievements" of high gas mileage, but let's be honest, most people in Corvettes will be just driving 20 on main street to show off on a Sunday afternoon...