http://consumerguideauto.howstuffworks.com/the-american-gas-guzzler-myth.htmdomestic automakers are in a heap of trouble right now. Truth is, almost every car maker--domestic or import brand--is having a lousy year.
Mainstream media covering the financial woes of the auto industry seem fond of noting that domestic makers produce “gas guzzlers”. It’s generally understood that the hapless American car builders couldn’t build an efficient car if their lives depended on it, which they seemingly do.
It’s certainly true that domestic makers produce more vehicles in categories not known for fuel efficiency, but are these vehicles really guzzlers?