Fuel Economy

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage: Styling, Trim, Suspension Updates At LA Auto Show

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage: Styling, Trim, Suspension Updates At LA Auto Show

The Mitsubishi Mirage minicar skipped the 2016 model year, but it will soon return with a handful of updates. Unveiled last week at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage is differentiated by new styling, some mechanical changes, and an upgraded interior. On the outside, the... read more

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2016 Ford F-150

Ford EcoBoost Sales Continue To Rise: 1 Million In 2015 Projected

Before the end of this year, Ford expects sales of vehicles equipped with turbocharged EcoBoost engines to top 1 million for the first time. So far for 2015, sales are up 46... read more November 12, 2015 by 

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe FWD 4-door Limited Grille

Hyundai 'AE' Hybrid To Beat 2016 Prius On MPG? Detroit Debut On Tap

While we don't yet know the model name, we do know Hyundai is expected to launch its first dedicated hybrid vehicle at the Detroit Auto Show in January. That car--codenamed... read more November 11, 2015 by 

2016 Chevrolet Colorado Duramax diesel

2016 Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon Take Truck Fuel-Efficiency Crown At 25 MPG

The 2016 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon mid-size pickup twins, fitted with the newly-available Duramax four-cylinder diesel engine, are now the most fuel-efficient pickup... read more November 10, 2015 by 

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More VW Emission 'Irregularities' As Investors Question Confrontation With EPA

Another day, another Volkswagen emission scandal? It's beginning to seem like it. The latest news is that VW Group in Germany has found "irregularities" in carbon-dioxide... read more November 4, 2015 by 

Traffic in Atlanta, Georgia during rush hour (via Wikimedia)

Miles Driven In U.S. Hits New All-Time High; Gasoline Used Doesn't

Americans are driving more miles than they have in years, but that doesn't mean they are using more gasoline. Data collected by the U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)... read more November 2, 2015 by 

Freightliner Inspiration Truck self-driving truck concept

Recovered Energy And Ultracapacitors Could Cut Big-Rig Fuel Use

The regenerative systems that help today's hybrid Formula One cars get a charge are known as Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems, or KERS. As the name implies, they recover... read more October 28, 2015 by 

2013 Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion (European model), 2012 Paris Motor Show

U.S. Emission Tests Are Unrealistic, But European Testing Is Far Worse

The ongoing Volkswagen diesel-emissions scandal has, to say the least, exposed weaknesses in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) testing regime. VW was able to get... read more October 26, 2015 by 

2016 Scion iA, upstate New York, Sept 2015

2016 Scion iA: Gas Mileage Review Of High-MPG Subcompact Sedan

Gas-mileage ratings are rising every year in virtually every vehicle segment, but most buyers expect smaller cars to deliver the highest numbers of all. That's true, to a... read more October 20, 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 

2016 Toyota Prius auto-show debut, 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show

2016 Toyota Prius: Some Model And Trim Level Information Revealed

The 2016 Toyota Prius hybrid has made its world debuts and should arrive at U.S. dealers starting around January. But specific details have been surprisingly sparse... read more October 14, 2015 by 

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Average New-Car Fuel Economy Falls As SUV Sales Rise, Gas Stays Cheap

The average fuel economy of new cars sold in the United States fell once more in September, although not by much. Average new-car fuel economy continues to hover around 25... read more October 7, 2015 by 

2016 Land Rover Range Rover and Range Rover Sport HSE Td6 diesel models, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Jaguar Land Rover Diesel Plans Move Ahead, Despite VW Emission Mess

Diesel engines may be suffering in the public eye due to the scale of the Volkswagen diesel-emission cheating scandal, but luxury carmakers are pushing forward with plans to... read more October 5, 2015 by 

Honda Fit Hybrid (Japanese domestic model), Honda Proving Grounds, Tochigi, Japan, Nov 2013

I Can't Buy A Honda Fit Hybrid In The U.S.; Can I Import One?

We occasionally run articles about "forbidden fruit," or cool and desirable cars sold overseas that aren't available in the U.S. With Honda down to a single hybrid vehicle... read more September 25, 2015 by 

2015 Mazda CX-5 GT

Mazda Predicts Further 30-Percent Efficiency Gain For Next SkyActiv Engines

While other manufacturers have turned to turbocharging and hybrids to boost fuel economy, Mazda has tried to squeeze the most it can out of unassisted internal-combustion... read more September 21, 2015 by 

2015 GMC Yukon Denali

Next-Gen Cylinder Deactivation: V-8s Using Two Cylinders, 20 Percent MPG Boost?

Cylinder deactivation has become an important tool for squeezing better fuel economy out of larger-displacement engines. It allows engines to shut off fuel supply to some of... read more September 16, 2015 by 


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