Fuel Economy

 
Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Pickup Fumes: Technical Service Bulletin For 4x2 Trucks: UPDATE

Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Pickup Fumes: Technical Service Bulletin For 4x2 Trucks: UPDATE

With the highest rated fuel economy of any full-size pickup truck, the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel has been a smash hit for Fiat Chrysler's truck brand. But now the company has acknowledged that some of the trucks--those with rear-wheel drive rather than four-wheel drive--have an issue with diesel exhaust... read more

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Gas pump

Gas Prices To Rise Again, So Fuel Economy Crucial In New Cars, Consumers Say

The recent drop in gas prices has led many analysts to believe that sales of fuel-efficient gasoline models, hybrids, and even plug-in electric cars will take a nosedive... read more February 23, 2015 by 


 
2015 Chevrolet Colorado GearOn Edition, 2015 Chicago Auto Show

Smaller Chevy Colorado Pickup A Hit: Plant Adds 3rd Shift To Meet Demand

It's often hard to tell if a new model is a success after just a short time on sale, but a boost in production is usually a good sign. General Motors is increasing production... read more February 17, 2015 by 


 
U.S. Postal Service Grumman "Long Life Vehicle"

U.S.P.S. 'Long Life' Vehicles Last 25 Years, But Age Shows Now

Snow, rain, heat, and gloom of night may not keep U.S. Postal Service mail carriers from their rounds, but their trucks are another story. After more than 25 years in... read more February 17, 2015 by 


 
Honda City spotted in Torrance California (courtesy of Temple of VTEC)

Will U.S. Get Honda Fit Sedan To Join Hatchback, HR-V? Test Car Spied

U.S. buyers can already get the new 2015 Honda Fit hatchback, and they'll soon have the Fit-derived HR-V subcompact crossover utility vehicle as well. But could there be a... read more February 10, 2015 by 


 
2015 Porsche Macan undergoes final testing

EU To Toughen Emission Testing, Replicate 'Real-World' Driving

Europe is set to adopt tougher emissions standards intended to produce results closer to what cars achieve in real-world driving. And despite strong efforts by carmakers to... read more February 6, 2015 by 


 
2015 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive

ACEEE Reports On 'Greenest' + 'Meanest' Vehicle Environmental Impacts

When it comes to measuring a car's environmental impact, there's more to consider than just fuel economy. Every year, the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy... read more February 5, 2015 by 


 
2016 Fiat 500X

2016 Fiat 500X Small Crossover SUV To Start At $20,900

The big brother to the original Fiat 500 three-door minicar, the 2016 Fiat 500X will go on sale in the U.S. later this year. And now we've got pricing information: The small... read more February 3, 2015 by 


 
Bosch eClutch electronic clutch

Bosch eClutch: Cheaper, More Fuel-Efficient Automated Manual Gearbox

Less than 10 percent of new cars sold in the U.S. are equipped with manual transmissions. The ease of automated shifting has proved more alluring for drivers, even for many... read more February 2, 2015 by 


 
Subaru LinearTronic continuously variable transmission (CVT)

GM To Fit CVTs To Many Car Models For Higher Fuel Economy

Most car buyers don't think a lot about transmissions. In the U.S., more than 9 out of 10 of them opt for an automatic, and that's that. But transmission technology turns out... read more January 30, 2015 by 


 
2014 BMW 328d

BMW Diesel Model Sales Unaffected By Lower Gas Prices, Exec Says

Gas prices are at their lowest level in years, and that's triggered a flurry of speculation from analysts that sales of hybrids and other fuel-efficient vehicles will suffer... read more January 29, 2015 by 


 
2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel HFE

2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel HFE's 24-MPG Fuel Efficiency: How They Did It

Earlier this month, Fiat Chrysler announced an even higher fuel-efficiency rating for a new model of the 2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel--to be called HFE. The HFE--or High Fuel... read more January 26, 2015 by 


 
2016 Honda HR-V

2016 Honda HR-V Subcompact SUV Rated At 31 MPG Combined

We now have EPA fuel-economy for the 2016 Honda HR-V crossover, which is based on the Fit subcompact. With the sole option of a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, Honda's... read more January 23, 2015 by 


 
2015 Ford F-150

2015 Ford F-150 Has Lowest Lifecycle Carbon Footprint: Study

The weight savings afforded by its aluminum body, the 2015 Ford F-150 isn't quite the most fuel-efficient full-size pickup truck, as measured by EPA ratings. But how does the... read more January 22, 2015 by 


 
Gas pump

Gas Mileage Remains First Priority For Buyers, JD Power Says

U.S. gas prices have now hit six-year lows, and many analysts believe that cheap gasoline will hurt sales of fuel-efficient cars. Paying less for gas removes much of the... read more January 21, 2015 by 


 
Sergio Marchionne

Chrysler CEO: Industry Can Meet MPG Targets, But They Should Be Delayed

Sergio Marchionne, CEO of newly merged Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, is not a man to mince words. While carmakers can meet fuel-economy requirements for 2025, he said last week... read more January 19, 2015 by 


 

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