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We love the Fuel-Efficiency Smackdown on the Mother Jones website. Using data available because of the regulation explained below, they’ve created a brackets-style quiz that allows you to pick winners of 8 match-ups of 16 cars. See if you know which one guzzles the least amount of gas.  Pass the contest along to a guy who thinks he knows more about cars than you do.  Bet he doesn’t.

Since 1978, vehicle makers have been required under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to maintain minimum fuel efficiency standards. Violators are subject to fines called a Gas Guzzler Tax (similar to how greenhouse emitters would be under a carbon tax, but that’s a different story). The fuel-efficiency testing is actually conducted by the manufacturers under legally specified procedures.

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