Guardian Comparison
Gas Savings Calculator for the UCS Guardian & Guardian XSE

Find out how much money the UCS Guardian and Guardian XSE would save you compared to many SUVs on the road today.

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The Guardian will save  on gasoline over its 15 year average life.
The Guardian XSE will save  on gasoline over its 15 year average life.

For more details and other time frames, see the chart below

SUV Gas Savings Comparison1

 
Miles Per Gallon2
3 year lease savings
5 year loan savings
15 year vehicle lifetime savings
3
vs.
 
 
 
 
Guardian
24
 
 
 
Guardian XSE
31
 
 
 
1 Gasoline cost savings calculated using a real discount rate of 5%, which is equivalent to a typical 8% car loan. Mileage based on findings from the National Personal Transportation Survey. On road fuel economy assumed to be 18% below test values, or 3% to 4% below the combined city and highway EPA window sticker values.
2 Miles Per Gallon determined by EPA adjusted fuel economy.  This is the combination of the city and highway EPA fuel economy values that you would see on a vehicle window sticker. These values can be found at www.fueleconomy.gov .  CAFE test miles per gallon values for Guardian and Guardian XSE are 27.8 mpg and 36.3 mpg respectively.
3 Includes two, four and all wheel drive versions with 5, 6 and 8 cylinder engines. Excludes 4 cylinder engines unless that is the only option available. The highest fuel economy is used for the savings calculation to provide a conservative result.
Note: Savings may differ from actual report findings in "Building a Better SUV: A Blueprint for Saving Lives, Money and Gasoline" due to rounding and simplification of data.