EPA Ratings

 
You'll never know the EPA ratings of heavy-duty pickup trucks: here's why

You'll never know the EPA ratings of heavy-duty pickup trucks: here's why

When it introduced the current-generation F-150 half-ton pickup truck for the 2015 model year, one of the major points Ford touted was fuel economy. It claimed the light-duty F-150's aluminum body saved over 700 pounds compared to previous steel body, helping to improve efficiency. When it came... read more

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2016 Toyota Prius Four Touring

Consumer Reports confirms 2016 Toyota Prius 52-mpg rating

Consumer Reports has confirmed the 52-mpg combined EPA fuel-economy rating of the 2016 Toyota Prius hybrid, although its ratings in city and highway testing differed... read more May 31, 2016 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Traverse

GM big SUV buyers to get gift cards or protection plan for fuel-economy errors (updated)

General Motors will compensate owners of three large crossover SUV models for misstated fuel economy on window stickers with a choice of a debit card or an expanded... read more May 23, 2016 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Traverse FWD 4-door LT w/1LT Angular Front Exterior View

Gas-mileage error halts sale of GM's large SUVs; new labels on the way

It would appear that every automaker is rechecking its gas-mileage calculations these days. The ongoing VW diesel-emission cheating scandal and Mitsubishi's recent admission... read more May 16, 2016 by


 
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Mitsubishi retests U.S. fuel economy after EPA request, confirms 2013-2017 ratings (update)

The dominos continue to fall as more and more carmakers are investigated for accuracy in their testing of emissions and fuel economy over longer periods of time. While... read more May 3, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Updated 2016 Tesla Model S 90D now rated at 303 miles highway range

If 200-mile electric cars are the new black, then what does that make 300-mile electric cars? With the launch of the Chevy Bolt EV less than a year away, and 400,000... read more April 25, 2016 by


 
2015 Tesla Model S 70D in new Ocean Blue color

All-wheel-drive Tesla electric cars rated more efficient, but how?

One of the myriad advantages of electric propulsion, we’re told, is the efficiency of all-wheel drive. The AWD versions of the Tesla Model S, for example, are rated as... read more April 14, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

How much does electric-car range cost per mile?

When it comes to electric cars, range is a commodity. But how much are buyers paying to increase the amount of driving they can do between charges? We looked at every... read more March 1, 2016 by


 
2015 Mitsubishi Mirage

Highest Gas Mileage For The Least Money: We Rate 10 Top Cars

Many new cars get good gas mileage, spread across a wide swath of price points. But for many consumers, gas mileage isn't just about saving fuel--and, for some, cutting... read more February 24, 2016 by


 
Fuel gauge

Fuel-Economy Gains Slowed In 2014, Reversed This Year

As gas prices dropped and sales of less-efficient vehicles increased, improvements in U.S. new-car average fuel economy came to a halt in 2015. Two separate analyses show... read more January 7, 2016 by


 
2016 Toyota Prius, Catskill Mountains, NY, Dec 2015

2016 Toyota Prius: Gas Mileage Review Of 50-MPG-Plus Hybrid

After spending four days and covering 440 miles with a new Toyota Prius, we can say that in our first real-world testing, the car delivers on its 50-mpg promise. We got daily... read more December 28, 2015 by


 
2016 Toyota Prius Two Eco

2016 Toyota Prius: Most Fuel-Efficient Car Without A Plug, Ever

It was the first hybrid car to be sold in the U.S., beating the now-legendary Toyota Prius by a few months. It was a tiny two-seater with a three-cylinder engine, spats over... read more December 21, 2015 by


 
2016 Toyota Prius - first drive, Laguna Niguel, CA, Nov 2015

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... read more November 18, 2015 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

EPA Will Add On-Road Testing For Emissions Compliance

In the wake of the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will expand on-road emissions testing to all diesel vehicles. The... read more November 13, 2015 by


 
2016 Volkswagen e-Golf

EPA's 'Top Fuel Sippers' Don't Use Fuel: They're Electric Cars

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a list of top "fuel sippers," compiled from its fuel-economy ratings. But none of them actually use any fuel at all. That's... read more November 9, 2015 by


 
2016 Honda Civic, test drive, Tarrytown, NY, Oct 2015

2016 Honda Civic: First Drive Of New 35-MPG Compact Sedan

The 2016 Honda Civic may be the most radical redesign of the Civic in its 40-plus-year history. The tenth generation of the car that made Honda's reputation, both in North... read more October 19, 2015 by


 

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