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Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra Pickups To Get 8-Speed Automatic To Boost MPG

Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra Pickups To Get 8-Speed Automatic To Boost MPG

One of the factors making higher gas mileage possible across pretty much any vehicle on sale these days is multispeed transmissions. At the dawn of this century, four-speed automatics were the standard; now it's six speeds--and eight-speed automatics are coming on strong. Future models of the... read more

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2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited, test drive, Hudson Valley, NY, Aug 2014

2015 Hyundai Sonata: Gas Mileage Review Of New Mid-Size Sedan

The last Hyundai Sonata was a striking stylistic departure from usually bland mid-size sedan styling. The new one, not quite so much: To our eyes, there's very little aside... read more August 7, 2014 by 


 
2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, Bear Mountain, May 2014

Ram 1500 Diesel Pickup Fuel Economy: Drivers Beat Mileage Ratings In Real-World Use

This year's full-size pickup truck sales are surging, driven at least in part by increased U.S. oil production, according to Ford chief economist Emily Kolinski Morris... read more August 7, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Volt with owner Ben RIch

Why My 2014 Chevy Volt Uses Less Gas Than My All-Electric Car Did

I recently leased a 2014 Chevy Volt to replace my Mitsubishi i-MiEV, and I expect that it will free me even more from using gasoline than the i-MiEV--which was a battery... read more August 7, 2014 by 


 
Gas pump

Auto Industry Doing Fine In Meeting Gas-Mileage Goals, It Turns Out

The auto industry came very near to the precipice in 2009, and it agreed to significant new regulations to enable it to step back from the brink. Now, it turns out that it's... read more August 5, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford F-150

2015 Ford F-150 SFE: Highest Gas Mileage Model For Aluminum Pickup

Various details have already been released about the radical new 2015 Ford F-150 pickup truck, the first-ever to use an all-aluminum body to reduce weight and improve fuel... read more July 31, 2014 by 


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, test drive in Oregon, July 2014

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250: Gas Mileage Review Of Compact Luxury Sedan

We've finally had a chance to test out the fuel economy of the new and very popular smallest Mercedes-Benz, the 2014 CLA 250 sedan. The company has been struggling to meet... read more July 30, 2014 by 


 
2015 Audi Q7 TDI

Audi SQ7 SUV Confirmed To Get Electric Turbocharger In 2016: UPDATE

Efficiency-minded carmakers are turning to turbocharging in droves, but Audi may be about to do them one better. The German automaker will put an electric turbocharger into... read more July 28, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford F-150

Aluminum-Bodied 2015 Ford F-150 Pickup Truck: Buyers Intrigued, Report Says

The aluminum-bodied 2015 Ford F-150 full-size pickup truck seems like a big gamble for the company. The redesigned version of Ford's best-selling model promises to be more... read more July 20, 2014 by 


 
2013 Ford C-Max Energi  -  Driven, June 2013

EPA Wants Carmakers To Verify Gas Mileage With Road Testing Too

Several automakers have come under fire in recent years over reported EPA gas mileage figures that prove unattainable in the real world. According to the Wall Street Journal... read more July 15, 2014 by 


 
Nissan Frontier Diesel Prototype, Nashville, July 2014

Nissan Frontier Diesel Pickup Truck: Prototype Drive Review

As automakers seek to improve fuel economy across their entire lineups, diesel engines are beginning to trickle down from heavy-duty, full-size pickup trucks to lighter-duty... read more July 11, 2014 by 


 
The Range Rover Sport takes on Saudi Arabia's Empty Quarter

Saudi Arabia Plans To Raise Fuel Economy--But Not Gas Prices

Whether you call them fuel-economy standards or carbon-emission limits, new vehicles sold in North America, Europe, China, and elsewhere are subject to regulations that will... read more July 9, 2014 by 


 
2014 Jeep Cherokee

Chrysler To Fit Start-Stop As Standard On Certain 2015 Models

Chrysler is the latest carmaker to add start-stop systems to some of its cars, another step in ongoing efforts to improve their fuel economy. The Michigan automaker, now... read more June 26, 2014 by 


 
2014 Mitsubishi Mirage ES  -  Driven, April 2014

Cheapest MPG You Can Buy: What Cars Give Lowest-Cost Mileage?

There are some pretty efficient cars on sale these days, but it's fair to say that to benefit from the technology, you often have to spend a little more to start with. What... read more June 25, 2014 by 


 
2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Palisades Interstate Park, New York, June 2014

2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid: Gas Mileage Review

The Toyota Highlander Hybrid remains the sole seven-seat hybrid vehicle on the market, and it has been redesigned and updated for the 2014 model year. While smaller... read more June 23, 2014 by 


 
2013 Audi Q7 TDI S Line

Next Audi Q7 To Launch Electric Turbocharger For Better Fuel Economy

Electric motors can improve the fuel efficiency of a car--even if they're not driving the wheels. Using electric power to run accessories like power steering lets engineers... read more June 16, 2014 by 


 
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