If the high fuel prices have you down, you might be wondering if used cars offer better gas mileage than newer models. Unfortunately, there’s really no hard and fast rule about that.

The experts here at I.G. Burton Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM of Milford can tell you what to look for though, and we’ll help you find a used vehicle that won’t have you cursing the rising gas prices.

Look for Out of Production Models

In recent years, you may have noticed that larger vehicles like SUVs have become incredibly popular. What this means is that many smaller models, like compact cars and sedans, have actually been phased out by automakers in recent years due to the decreased demand for smaller cars.

What this means is that you might be able to find a fuel-efficient model that’s no longer in production. Take a close look at the sedans on our used car lot before deciding to go for a new vehicle.

Check the Engine

Many of your favorite Dodge and Jeep models can be equipped with different types of engine. Even the same vehicle can offer three or more engine options in a given model year, and when you’re dealing with used cars and years of inventory the selection can get even more varied.

Carefully compare the models you’re looking at and make sure that you’re taking each one’s engine and actual fuel economy numbers into account before you make your purchase. And remember that, whether you buy new or used, you can come into our Dodge service center whenever you need maintenance. We’ll keep your vehicle running as efficiently as possible!

Visit our Jeep dealership in Milford, DE and see what you can find on our used car lot. You might be surprised at how much gas mileage some of these vehicles have to offer!