THE RESULTS ARE IN...SEE HOW WE WON

Independent tests prove International® LT® with A26 Engine leads the industry in fuel economy, beating the competition by over 4% on average.*
It's a bold claim that only we can make, and the proof is in the fuel savings - thousands of dollars each year. International® Truck commissioned the PIT Group to conduct Industry-recognized Type IV testing of our 2018 International LT 625 Class 8 tractor and A26 engine with tractors of similar specifications on a 300+ mile route with hills and flatlands - and beat competitors in fuel economy, delivering  tangible savings to customers.

The Numbers don't lie: LT Series is the MPG Leader

The recently-launched International A26 engine was born from a new way of thinking. International engineers were given free rein to create the industry's best 12.4L (12-13L) engine, and that's exactly what they did. As with any new product launch, customers want to see proof that the numbers add up before making a decision. Today, we're excited to announce that the proof is in.

International Truck contracted the PIT Group to conduct an unbiased, third-party fuel economy test between the LT Series ad its main competitors. PIT Group is a leading research organization with the extensive knowledge of the trucking industry, strong engineering capacity, and the ability to provide indisputable test results.

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Vehicle Test ID

Test Group

Make and Model

Build (model) year

Odometer reading

Engine make and model

Emissions

Rated Power

Peak Torque

Governed speed

Transmission Automated

Differential ratio

Tires

Tire pressure

Test weight

Tractor-trailer gap

Aerodynamic gap

International® Truck
C1
Pool A, B, C
International LT 625
2017 (2018)
5592 mi
International A26
EPA 2017
400 HP / 1700 rpm
1550-1750 lb.-ft / 975 rpm
1800 rpm
FAOM-15810S-EN3 10 sp-Fully Automated Manual, Overdrive
2.47
Continental 295/75 R22.5 Eco Plus HS3; Hybrid HD3
100 psi
18938 lb.
48 in.
27 in.
Volvo
C2
Pool A
Volvo VNL64T670
2017 (2018)
59827 mi
Volvo D13
EPA 2017
455 HP / 2100 rpm

1550-1850 lb.-ft. / XXX rpm

2100 rpm
VOLVO I-SHIFT ATO2612F, 12 sp
2.79
Continental 295/75 R22.5 Eco Plus HS3; Hybrid HD3
100 psi
20260 lb.
48 in.
27 in.
Kenworth
Pool B
Kenworth T680
2017 (2018)
32406 mi
Paccar MX-13
EPA 2017
455 HP / 1600 rpm
1650 lb.-ft. / 900 rpm
2000 rpm
FLR ADV Automated FAO-16810S-EP3 10 sp
 
2.64
Continental 295/75 R22.5 Eco Plus HS3; Hybrid HD3
100 psi
19533 lb.
47 in.
27 in.
Freightliner
Pool C
Freightliner Cascadia CA126SLP
2017 (2018)
5025 mi
DD13
EPA 2017
400 HP / 1625 rpm
1750 lb.-ft. / 975 rpm
1900 rpm
DT12-1750-DH1 Heavy Duty 12 sp Direct Drive Automated Manual
2.28
Continental 295/75 R22.5 Eco Plus HS3; Hybrid HD3
100 psi
20944 lb.
48 in.
24 in.
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Vehicle Test ID

Test Group

Make and Model

No. of Axles

Build (model) year

Type

Tires

Tire Pressure

King Pin Setting

Bogey Position

Test Weight

T1
Pool A, B, C
Utility VS2DX
2
2016 (2017)
53-foot Cube Van
Michelin 275/80 R22.5
100 psi
36 in.
40 ft., California
46099 lb.
T2
Pool A, B, C
Utility VS2DX
2
2016 (2017)
53-foot Cube Van
Michelin 275/80 R22.5
100 psi
36 in.
40 ft., California
46165 lb.
Test Procedure
The test procedure was based on TMC Fuel Economy Test Procedure – Type IV, RP 1109B.
  • One test consisted of three valid test runs.
  • One test run consisted of one complete test route, which was divided in two segments, the midpoint being situated at 173 miles from the start.
  • Trailers and drivers paired with tractors in the first test segment were consequently switched to the other tractors during the following test segment.
  • Fuel consumption was accurately measured by weighing portable tanks before and after each run. Two portable tanks were used for each vehicle, one for each test segment of the run. The test vehicles were also instrumented with flowmeters and onboard computers for obtaining supplementary data.
  • By utilizing weight measurements and portable tanks, PIT Group exceeds TMC IV testing standards. Gravimetric measurement compensates for temperature variances which effect volume, but not weight.
  • The total fuel consumed by the tractors when pulling each semi-trailer and being driven by each driver was calculated. The results of the complete test were expressed as fuel efficiency in miles per US gallon (MPG) and as a fuel savings percentage.
Test Results
The LT Series equipped with an A26 engine proved to be the most fuel- efficient truck and engine combination in the test. International beat out the Freightliner Cascadia by 0.35%, the Kenworth T680 by 2.44% and the Volvo VNL by 9.57%.
Advantage: International LT Series
The LT Series fuel-efficiency advantage is due to a variety of factors including reduced weight, aerodynamic improvements and especially the advanced A26 engine. Our commitment to modern engine design, combined with excellent aerodynamic performance, has resulted in a truck that performs at the top of its class.
* Based on averaging the third party testing results for fuel economy comparing the International LT withA26 engine against the (a) 2018 Freightliner Cascadia CA126SLP with DD13, (b) 2018 Kenworth T680 withPaccar MX-13 and (c) 2018 Volvo VNL670 with Volvo D13. Actual customer results for fuel economy may vary.The “category” tested consisted of Class 8 trucks with North American 12-13L engines.