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2016 Toyota Prius: First Drive Of 56-MPG Hybrid

2016 Toyota Prius: First Drive Of 56-MPG Hybrid

When a Toyota Prius drive event comes with a handling course, you know that things have changed. And in some ways, the all-new 2016 Toyota Prius hybrid is a very different car from the three generations of Prius that preceded it. Perhaps the main difference is simply that it drives, handles, and... read more

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Average New-Car Fuel Economy Falls As SUV Sales Rise, Gas Stays Cheap

The average fuel economy of new cars sold in the United States fell once more in September, although not by much. Average new-car fuel economy continues to hover around 25... read more October 7, 2015 by 

2016 Nissan Leaf range quoting at 250 km (155 miles) in Europe, Frankfurt Auto Show, Sep 2015

2016 Nissan Leaf Range: 107 Or 155 Miles? Why Test Cycles Can Be Deceptive

Suppose you could buy a new 2016 Nissan Leaf rated not at 107 miles but 155 miles. That would be a far more desirable car, wouldn't it? Well, you can--but only in Europe. The... read more September 16, 2015 by 

2016 Scion iA drive event, Philadelphia area, Sept 2015

2016 Scion iA: First Drive Of 37-MPG Subcompact Sedan

The 2016 Scion iA is a four-door subcompact sedan that's Scion's first new vehicle since the ill-fated and now departed iQ minicar. One of two new vehicles for what tends to... read more September 3, 2015 by 

2014 Mitsubishi Mirage, Quebec City, Sep 2013

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage To Get Updates After Skipping 2016 Model Year

The Mitsubishi Mirage minicar has been an unexpected success for the U.S. arm of what's usually described as "struggling Japanese automaker Mitsubishi." Sales volume after... read more August 25, 2015 by 

2016 Lincoln MKX, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Ford Engine Power, MPG Figures Tested Using Different Fuels

It's all about the asterisk, it turns out. Most buyers likely assume that the conditions for rating a new car's fuel economy and engine performance are identical. For at... read more August 25, 2015 by 

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Some Cars Today Already Meet 2025 Gas-Mileage Standards: Did You Know?

With a midterm review coming up to look at progress on meeting Corporate Average Fuel Economy regulations so far, you can expect some gloom and doom from automakers. Still... read more August 14, 2015 by 

2016 Chevrolet Volt

2016 Chevy Volt EPA Ratings: 53-Mile Electric Range, 42 MPG On Gas

The 2016 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid has been rated by the EPA at 53 miles of electric range, a nice boost on Chevy's earlier promise of "at least 50 miles." The EPA also... read more August 3, 2015 by 

1976 Chevrolet Chevette

Modern Cars Vs Chevy Chevette: Gas Mileage Much Better Today

It's a regular and recurring theme in comments on Green Car Reports: "Yeah, maybe the new 2016 something-or-other gets 31 mpg combined, but so what? My 20-year-old Geo Metro... read more July 5, 2015 by 

EPA gas-mileage label (window sticker), design used starting in model year 2013

Drivers Say Fuel Economy Better Than EPA Ratings; Discrepancies Matter, Though

When it comes to fuel economy, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ratings printed on window stickers are the holy writ for U.S. new-car buyers. But those ratings come... read more June 24, 2015 by 

2014 Ford Fiesta EcoBoost SFE, Catskill Mountains, NY, Jun 2014

Small Cars Now Deliver Fuel Efficiency of Big Motorcycles: How'd That Happen?

How are fuel-efficient are some of today's smaller cars? It turns out that they now actually equal the fuel economy of larger motorcycles--which is pretty amazing for a... read more June 18, 2015 by 

2016 Volvo XC90 Excellence

Third Row Seats, Good Gas Mileage: What Are Your Options?

If you need to fit more than five into your vehicle—even just sometimes—and the thought of getting less than 25 miles per gallon in daily driving repulses you... read more April 30, 2015 by 

DeltaWing four-seater road car concept

DeltaWing Road Car: 57 MPG Combined, Four Seats, No Electric Motor

The idea of an all-electric Nissan BladeGlider sports car now seems to be somewhere between delayed and defunct, but the narrow-front delta-wing shape continues to intrigue... read more March 24, 2015 by 

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Gas Mileage Rules For 2025 Could Be Lowered If Buyers Stick With SUVs

Thus far, automakers appear to have had little trouble meeting the corporate average fuel economy rules that started for 2012 vehicle and will rise steadily through 2025. The... read more March 19, 2015 by 

Ford's 5-millionth EcoBoost-equipped vehicle

Ford Marks 5-Millionth EcoBoost Engine Since 2009

Back in 2009, Ford introduced what would become the backbone of its fuel-efficiency strategy: the EcoBoost line of efficiency-focused engines. Ford has used the smaller... read more March 18, 2015 by 

Priscilla Briggs with her new 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage, Boston, May 2014

2014 Mitsubishi Mirage Six-Month Update: Great MPG, Great Fun

It happens so quickly: They learn to crawl, and then walk, and before you know it, you're helping them do their first oil change in their first new car. A little more than... read more March 3, 2015 by 


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