US-sold cars and trucks hit record gas mileage in 2012 as Mazda, Honda lead automakers

  • by: TOM KRISHER , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 12, 2013 - 11:10 AM

DETROIT — New cars and trucks sold in the U.S. last year got an average of 23.6 miles per gallon in combined city and highway driving, a record that came mainly through improvements to engines and transmissions, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

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