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2015 Ford F-150 Team Fights Fear Of Aluminum Toughness, Repair, Cost

2015 Ford F-150 Team Fights Fear Of Aluminum Toughness, Repair, Cost

Sometimes, selling a vehicle can be harder than making it. The 2015 Ford F-150 full-size pickup truck is the product of a complete redesign, meant to increase both utility and efficiency. To that end, Ford has given the new F-150 an aluminum body, a decision that has proved controversial among at... read more

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Gas pump

Gas-Mileage Average For March Vehicle Sales: 25.4 MPG, An All-Time High

As we say goodbye to March, the month has brought some good news: The average fuel economy of new vehicles rose to a new high. According to researchers at the University of... read more April 3, 2014 by 


 
2014 Mazda 3 s Grand Touring  -  First Drive

Could Future Mazda Engines Emit Less CO2 Than Electric Cars?

Is it possible to make a gasoline engine so efficient that it would emit less carbon dioxide per mile than is created by generating electricity to run an electric car over... read more March 25, 2014 by 


 
Gas mileage trip computer

Gas Mileage Displays In Cars: Accurate Or Optimistic?

How do you measure your gas mileage? Do you take mileage readings after each tank, refill to the brim, calculate how much you've used...and repeat at each fill-up? Or do you... read more March 18, 2014 by 


 
Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup Street Hitting Dealerships Soon

Replacing 2003 VW Jetta TDI: What Non-Gasoline Car Should He Pick?

Everyone needs car-buying advice once in awhile--even the leader of an electric-car advocacy group. Richard Kelly--the president of Plug-In America--has now put almost... read more March 6, 2014 by 


 
Walmart WAVE concept truck.

Is Walmart's WAVE Concept Truck The Fuel-Efficient Future Of Semis?

Heavy-duty trucks spend more time on the road than passenger vehicles, so improving their efficiency can have a major effect on emissions--and their owners' bottom lines... read more March 3, 2014 by 


 
Semi trailer

Gasoline-Fueled Diesel Truck Engine Cuts Fuel Use, Emissions

How do you make a diesel engine more efficient? One answer may surprise you: Run it on gasoline. That's what researchers at Sweden's Lund University are doing, and they... read more February 28, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford F-150

Pickup Truck Gas Mileage, 2015 And Beyond: 30 MPG Highway Is Next Hurdle

This year, the big hurdle for pickup-truck gas mileage was 20 miles per gallon combined--and two trucks made it. For 2015, the bar has been raised: The next race is to see... read more February 20, 2014 by 


 
2014 Peterbilt 579

Obama Tells EPA To Set Next Heavy-Duty Truck Fuel-Efficiency Rule

Not all U.S. vehicles that burn gasoline or diesel fuel are passenger car and light trucks. Medium- and heavy-duty commercial trucks make up a small percentage of the traffic... read more February 20, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford Expedition

2015 Ford Expedition EcoBoost: Giant SUV Gets Smaller Engine

It's likely a stretch to think of a full-size sport-utility vehicle as green, but improving the gas mileage of these behemoths can have a big impact. That's why Ford is... read more February 19, 2014 by 


 
Tata Nexon concept [Photo courtesy of MotorBeam].

India Sets Fuel-Economy Rules; Could They Stem Rise Of SUVs?

India is the latest country to set stiff fuel-economy standards for new cars and light trucks. The Indian government has mandated a 14-percent increase in gas mileage... read more February 18, 2014 by 


 
2014 Honda Accord Hybrid

Gas Mileage During Dealership Test Drives: Mostly Meaningless

You've read the reviews, and it's finally time: You're off to the dealer to replace your old car with a new, much more fuel-efficient vehicle. But then you get to the dealer... read more February 18, 2014 by 


 
2014 Audi Q5 TDI, Catskill Mountains, Oct 2013

New Diesel SUVs & Crossovers: Jeep, Audi, Mercedes Fuel Economy Tested

You read a lot about hybrids and electric cars these days, but fuel-efficient diesel engines will be coming in certain classes of cars this year and in the future. The most... read more February 17, 2014 by 


 
2014 Toyota Corolla LE Eco, Catskill Mountains, NY, Feb 2014

2014 Toyota Corolla Eco LE: Gas Mileage Test Drive

The Toyota Corolla has long been the best-selling compact sedan in the U.S., and the all-new 2014 Corolla is a considerable advance over the aged, grim, unexciting model it... read more February 14, 2014 by 


 
2015 Volvo V60

2015 Volvo S60, XC60, New V60 Wagon: Fuel-Efficient Drive-E Engines

After several years of keeping quiet, Volvo is finally starting to roll out new and updated products--especially in its core mid-size segment. We've now driven three of them... read more February 13, 2014 by 


 
2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid Platinum 4x4, upstate New York, Dec 2013

2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid: Gas Mileage Test Disappointing

Hybrid SUVs and crossover utility vehicles remain rare compared to the growing array of hybrid passenger sedans and hatchbacks. So we've been eager to test the new 2014... read more February 5, 2014 by 


 
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