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1994 Cadillac Deville, Gas Guzzlers of 1994, 10 Worst Gas Guzzlers of 1994

1994 Cadillac Deville

I’m not quite ready to accept the Nineties as the distant past, but maybe I need to. Consider that the first official White House website went live in 1994, and that Quentin Tarantino’s now-classic Pulp Fiction was released the same year. It’s getting hard to remember a world before internet connections and great Vincent Vega quotes. In auto-related news, trucks accounted for 40 percent of all light-duty-vehicle sales for the very first time.

And, speaking of light trucks, you might have expected SUVs to be among the least fuel efficient vehicles of 1994, and you’d be half right. Per Consumer Guide testing, as reported in Consumer Guide Auto Test 1994, there were four SUVs on the list of the thirstiest vehicles we evaluated that year. The remainder, save for the Chevrolet Camaro, were all luxury cars.

Presented here for your consideration and amusement are the 10 Worst Gas Guzzlers of 1994*, as tested by Consumer Guide. (The asterisk in the title indicates that this list is limited to vehicles actually tested by CG, thus explaining the absence of any Lamborghini or Unimog vehicles.) Spend any time with these thirsty rides? Tell us about it. The place to leave comments is down below.

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Chevrolet Camaro Z28: 13.2 mpg

1994 Chevrolet Camaro Z28

1994 Chevrolet Camaro Z28

Body style tested: 2-door hatchback coupe

Curb weight: 3373 pounds

Engine: 5.7-liter V8

Horsepower: 275

Transmission: 5-speed manual

EPA-estimated mpg (city/highway): 17/26

1994 Camaro specs

 

Honda Passport: 14.1 mpg

1994 Honda Passport

1994 Honda Passport

Body style tested: 4-door wagon

Curb weight: 3545 pounds

Engine: 3.2-liter V6

Horsepower: 175

Transmission: 4-speed automatic

EPA-estimated mpg (city/highway): 15/18

1994 Passport specs

 

Jaguar XJ6: 14.3 mpg

1994 Jaguar XJ6

1994 Jaguar XJ6

Body style tested: 4-door sedan

Curb weight: 4075 pounds

Engine: 4.0-liter inline six

Horsepower: 223

Transmission: 4-speed automatic

EPA-estimated mpg (city/highway): 17/24

1994 XJ6 specs

 

Lincoln Mark VIII: 14.9 mpg

1994 Lincoln Mark VIII

1994 Lincoln Mark VIII

Body style tested: 2-door coupe

Curb weight: 3768 pounds

Engine: 4.6-liter V8

Horsepower: 280

Transmission: 4-speed automatic

EPA-estimated mpg (city/highway): 18/25

1994 Mark VIII specs

 

Cadillac Eldorado Touring Coupe: 15.1 mpg

1994 Cadillac Eldorado

1994 Cadillac Eldorado

Body style tested: 2-door coupe

Curb weight: 3774 pounds

Engine: 4.6-liter V8

Horsepower: 295

Transmission: 4-speed automatic

EPA-estimated mpg (city/highway): 16/25

1994 Eldorado specs

 

Jeep Grand Cherokee: 15.2 mpg

1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Body style tested: 4-door wagon

Curb weight: 3674 pounds

Engine: 4.0-liter inline six

Horsepower: 190

Transmission: 4-speed automatic

EPA-estimated mpg (city/highway): 15/20

1994 Grand Cherokee specs

 

Cadillac Deville: 15.4 mpg

1994 Cadillac Deville

1994 Cadillac Deville

Body style tested: 4-door sedan

Curb weight: 3985 pounds

Engine: 4.6-liter V8

Horsepower: 270

Transmission: 4-speed automatic

EPA-estimated mpg (city/highway): 16/25

1994 Deville specs

 

BMW 540i: 15.7 mpg

1994 BMW 5-Series

1994 BMW 5-Series

Body style tested: 4-door sedan

Curb weight: 3804 pounds

Engine: 4.0-liter V8

Horsepower: 282

Transmission: 5-speed automatic

EPA-estimated mpg (city/highway): 16/23

1994 5-Series specs

 

Isuzu Trooper: 15.8 mpg

1994 Isuzu Trooper

1994 Isuzu Trooper

Body style tested: 4-door wagon

Curb weight: 4210 pounds

Engine: 3.2-liter V6

Horsepower: 190

Transmission: 4-speed automatic

EPA-estimated mpg (city/highway): 15/18

1994 Trooper specs

 

Ford Explorer: 16.1 mpg

1994 Ford Explorer

1994 Ford Explorer

Body style tested: 4-door wagon

Curb weight: 4053 pounds

Engine: 4.0-liter V6

Horsepower: 160

Transmission: 4-speed automatic

EPA-estimated mpg (city/highway): 15/20

1994 Explorer specs

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