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The Worst Gas Guzzlers Quiz
by Staff
Which vehicles are the most fuel inefficient? Fill up your tank (or recharge your environmentally friendly batteries) and test your knowledge with this quiz.

The term "gas guzzler" gained popularity after appearing in the Energy Tax Act of what year?

  • 1968
  • 1978
  • 1988

What is the measurement of fuel economy in the U.S?

  • miles per hour
  • kilometers per liter
  • miles per gallon

Which U.S. government organization is responsible for monitoring automobile gas mileage?

  • Department of Agriculture
  • Enivronmental Protection Agency
  • National Transportation Safety Board

What is the combined mile per gallon rating that triggers the "gas guzzler" tax in the U.S.?

  • 18.5 mpg
  • 20.5 mpg
  • 22.5 mpg

Which 1970 muscle car that was featured in the "Fast and Furious" movie franchise had a combined fuel economy of 10 miles per gallon?

  • Dodge Charger
  • Ford Mustang
  • Chevrolet Camaro

True or false: Trucks, minivans and SUVs are not included in "gas guzzler" tax provisions.

  • true
  • false

What is the fuel economy, or gas mileage, of an M1 Abrams main battle tank?

  • 0.6 mpg
  • 1.6 mpg
  • 2.6 mpg

Which 1980-model four-door European sedan averages 8.8 miles per gallon?

  • Porsche 911
  • BMW 320i
  • Maserati Quattroporte

Which 1964 pioneer of muscle cars had an average gas mileage of 12 miles per gallon?

  • Pontiac GTO
  • Chevrolet Impala
  • Dodge Charger

True or false: The EPA tests all vehicle models sold in the U.S. for fuel economy.

  • true
  • false

Which 2015 two-seat car was ranked at the bottom of its class for gas mileage?

  • Smart Fortwo
  • Audi R8
  • Toyota MR2

What is the gas mileage of a 6-liter V-8 Chevrolet Express van?

  • 12 mpg
  • 16 mpg
  • 20 mpg

Which luxury sports car gets a combined 12 miles per gallon?

  • Porsche 918 Spyder
  • McLaren 650S
  • Lamborghini Aventador

Which 1970 SS-model muscle car averaged 12 miles per gallon?

  • Dodge Challenger
  • Ford Fairlane
  • Chevrolet Chevelle

What is the average gas mileage of semitrailers in the U.S.?

  • 1-4 mpg
  • 4-8 mpg
  • 8-12 mpg

Which luxury sedan was one of the worst gas mileage offenders listed in the 1995 EPA gas guzzlers Fuel Economy Guide?

  • BMW 530i
  • Mercedes-Benz S500
  • Rolls-Royce Corniche IV

True or false: Keeping tires adequately inflated can increase fuel economy.

  • true
  • false

What is the combined gas mileage of the 2014 Nissan Armada 4WD?

  • 14 mpg
  • 16 mpg
  • 18 mpg

Which entity is the largest consumer of petroleum products in the U.S.?

  • the U.S. railway system
  • the airline industry
  • the U.S. military

With a gas mileage of 15 miles per gallon, which full-size truck is ranked one of the worst in its class on the 2015 EPA Fuel Economy Guide?

  • Ford F-150
  • Toyota Tundra
  • Chevrolet Silverado

What was the fuel economy of the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28?

  • 9 mpg
  • 11 mpg
  • 13 mpg

Which Ferrari model had the lowest combined gas mileage in the year 2000?

  • 456M GT
  • 550 Maranello
  • Modena Spider

True or false: It takes more fuel to start a car than to let it idle.

  • true
  • false

How much has the average U.S. fuel economy increased since 1975?

  • 7 mpg
  • 9 mpg
  • 11 mpg

What non-electric car is considered the most fuel-efficient of 2016?

  • Toyota Prius Eco
  • Honda Fit
  • Fiat 500

What is the decrease in carbon dioxide emissions by the average U.S. automobile from model year 1975 to model year 2015?

  • 300 grams per mile (186 grams per kilometer)
  • 200 grams per mile
  • 100 grams per mile

What is the average gas-mileage range for full-size motor homes?

  • 1-6 mpg
  • 6-13 mpg
  • 13-20 mpg

Which standard SUV had the worst gas mileage in its class in 2015?

  • Ford Explorer
  • Chevrolet Suburban
  • Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG

True or false: Keeping a car properly tuned can save up to 7 cents per gallon.

  • true
  • false

Which exotic sports car tops Motor Trend's 2014 worst gas guzzlers list?

  • Bugatti Veyron
  • Lotus Evora
  • Jaguar F-Type