Fuel Economy

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

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 be termed "Toyota's beleaguered Scion brand," it's a fresh new entry with stellar fuel economy. It also happens to be great... read more

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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 


 
2015 Cadillac CTS

Cadillac Confirms It Will Bring Diesels Back To The U.S.

Currently, several German luxury automakers--including Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche--offer diesel models in the U.S. But except for one disastrous experiment decades... read more August 20, 2015 by 


 
Automobile accident, Washington, D.C., 1923

Overall U.S. Fuel Economy: Higher Now Than In 1923, But Only A Little

The average fuel economy of new cars and trucks sold in the U.S. today is the subject of intense regulation, but what about over a much longer period of time? Has the... read more August 18, 2015 by 


 
Gas pump

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 


 
2014 Toyota Prius C

Cheap & Thrifty: Toyota Prius C Vs Mitsubishi Mirage Compared

Which is the better small-car option: a hybrid, or a very fuel-efficient conventional car? The best candidate to represent the non-hybrid side of that debate is the... read more August 13, 2015 by 


 
2015 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class (GL63 AMG)

Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Cars In Germany: Getting Worse, Actually

Germany is one of several countries with aggressive plans to curb transportation-related carbon emissions. Over the past few years, its large domestic car industry has worked... read more August 12, 2015 by 


 
2016 Mazda CX-3, Malibu, California, July 2015

2016 Mazda CX-3: First Drive Of 31-MPG Small Sporty Crossover

The range of small and smaller SUVs seems to expand almost monthly, and the latest entry is the 2016 Mazda CX-3. This crossover utility vehicle slots below the compact Mazda... read more August 4, 2015 by 


 
2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata drive, Southern California, July 2015

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata: The Greenest New Sports Car You Can Buy?

The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata is the newest generation of the world's most popular sports car. The iconic two-seater passed the British MGB more than a decade ago to become the... read more July 29, 2015 by 


 
Ford F-150 wind tunnel testing

2015 Ford F-150 'Air Curtain' Cuts Aerodynamic Drag

The 2015 Ford F-150 arrived last year with a greater focus on fuel economy than any previous generation of the best-selling full-size pickup truck. Its weight-saving aluminum... read more July 17, 2015 by 


 
Elio Motors prototype at New York Auto Show press conference, Apr 2015

Elio Motors Raises $22 Million From Small Investors, Still Needs $130 Million More

As one website put it--in a piece tagged to lure Tesla Motors fans--Elio Motors is "the other automotive startup" to which those fans should presumably pay attention. But... read more July 13, 2015 by 


 
Daimler Trucks North America SuperTruck

Higher Heavy Truck Fuel Efficiency May Be Easy, Save Huge Amounts Of Oil

They may not be the most numerous vehicles on the road, but heavy-duty trucks cover far more miles than the average car--and account for roughly 20 percent of overall carbon... read more July 9, 2015 by 


 
Gas pump

Average Fuel Economy Reaches 25.4 MPG In U.S. Vehicles During First Half

Moving past the halfway mark of 2015, U.S. new-car average fuel economy hovered around 25 mpg, a recent analysis found. The sales-weighted average window sticker fuel economy... read more July 7, 2015 by 


 
BMW 1-Series Hatchback prototype with direct water injection

BMW: Water Injection Can Boost Power And Cut Fuel Consumption

Electric cars and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles may get a lot of attention, but every carmaker is still searching for ways to improve the fuel efficiency of internal-combustion... read more July 7, 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 


 
2015 Ford Focus SE EcoBoost, Bear Mountain State Park, NY, May 2015

Ford Applies Cylinder Deactivation Even To 3-Cylinder Engines For Fuel Efficiency

Cylinder deactivation can help boost the fuel economy of a car or truck by shutting down some of its engine's cylinders under light loads. But what happens when engineers try... read more July 2, 2015 by 


 

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