Originally Posted by paul olllllllo
seriously though; I know the mileage will be alot better than what i have now, its just that i have never owned a vehicle that actually got the advertised MPG.
That's OK (well, not OK, but...) - the point is to make a reproducible comparison, even if it does not reflect real life usage, it is comparable between vehicles.
It tells you that there should be some improvement.
P.S. I am surprised that folks buy huge trucks, with justification that they need them twice a year, and use them as daily drivers with 20K+ commute miles per year.
They can finance a brand new Fit or Versa or xA on money saved on gas for commuting - in addition to the truck, and save on depreciation of the truck to pay for the added insurance. And have two cars.