2. Got a heavy foot?
I was driving a Dodge Durango the other day. Heading to my destination, a 30-mile trip, the onboard computer said I averaged 15.6 miles per gallon. Coming home, I tried feathering the gas pedal, keeping the "Eco" sign lighted, and set cruise control to 62 mph on I-95. The result: 16.4 mpg. That's only a 4.9 percent improvement. Disappointing, but a start. I'd hoped to do better.