Can’t believe Car Talk actually validates the EPA regarding late model manual transmission equipped vehicles. The article now running says-- “The vast majority of vehicles listed here suffer a slight fuel mileage penalty for selecting the manual.” Spare me, how much does our goverment actually get right?
The EPA test penalizes manuals of what is possible in the real world except maybe @ 65+ MPH . The manual is still superior to anything else out there if driven with just the smallest amount of brain power. Yes, CVT & DSG trannys are catching up, but NOT YET!!
Car manufactures also play the system to make their more expensive to buy & maintain products excel in the test. (Are you listening Volkswagen)