Fuel-economy packages are multiplying these days, and it seems every automaker has one.
They do beef up mileage claims after all. Dodge makes the Dart Aero, Nissan offers a Sentra FE+ and Ford has its Super Fuel Economy packages. Most of them do the same thing: aerodynamic enhancements, more efficient tires, perhaps some tweaked mechanical bits — all in the name of eking out an extra mpg or two.
The packages often cost hundreds of dollars, and the annual fuel savings are scant. But in an era of gas prices skirting $4 a gallon each summer, can a fuel-economy package add resale value down the road? The short answer: no. But it's slightly more complicated than that.