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Fuel Efficiency

 
2015 Audi A3 TDI Diesel: Fuel Economy Review

2015 Audi A3 TDI Diesel: Fuel Economy Review

The 2015 Audi A3 is the first all-new version of the compact luxury car since it was launched in the U.S. as a 2006 model. And there are a lot of changes. Most noticeable is its evolution from a five-door hatchback to a four-door sedan, facing it off neatly against the Mercedes-Benz CLA (also a... read more

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Volvo three-cylinder engine

Volvo 3-Cylinder Engine Echoes Ford, BMW, Daimler & Others With Threes

With its lineup of Drive-E four-cylinder engines, Volvo is becoming one of the biggest champions of engine downsizing. Now, the Swedish carmaker is taking that philosophy... read more December 12, 2014 by 


 
Chrysler Pentastar V-6 engine

Chrysler To Follow Trend, Add Direct Injection To V-6, Turbo Too

There's an old car-guy adage that claims there's "no replacement for displacement." Yet tightening global emissions standards are forcing carmakers to find a variety of... read more December 11, 2014 by 


 
2015 Honda CR-V, southeast Michigan, Oct 2014

2015 Honda CR-V: Gas Mileage Test Of Updated Crossover SUV

The Honda CR-V has been one of America's most popular compact SUVs for many years now, and for 2015, it's received a number of updates to keep it competitive. As well as... read more December 10, 2014 by 


 
Airbus A320

European Project To Boost Energy Efficiency In Airplanes, Test Fuel Cells

When it comes to reducing emissions, cars get plenty of attention--but an increase in air traffic is making aircraft emissions increasingly important. The European Union... read more December 10, 2014 by 


 
2015 Mercedes-Benz S Class Coupe during testing. Photo via Steve Cannon on Twitter.

Europe's Gas-Mileage Test Results Move Further Away From Reality: Report

Your mileage may vary, as the saying goes. But it turns out that real-world fuel efficiency in European cars varies considerably more from official ratings than in the U.S... read more December 10, 2014 by 


 
Gas pump

Average Fuel Economy Falls In New Cars, First Time In 4 Years

As carmakers work to meet tightening global emissions standards, new-car average fuel economy has steadily improved over the past several years. At least, until last month... read more December 9, 2014 by 


 
2015 Scion xB

2015 Scion xB Tall Wagon Continues Largely Unchanged

Despite its age, the 2015 Scion xB soldiers on into a new model year with virtually no significant updates. The only notable change for the new model year is a standard... read more December 8, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost

2015 Ford Mustang With EcoBoost Four Recalled For Fuel-System Fix

The 2015 Ford Mustang not only includes V-6 and V-8 models, per longstanding tradition, but also a new turbocharged four-cylinder EcoBoost version. Now, the first... read more December 5, 2014 by 


 
2016 Mazda 6

Mazda 6 Diesel Sedan Still Planned, But More Oomph Needed, Company Says

U.S. sales of the Mazda 6 sedan equipped with the Skyactiv-D diesel engine are looking more and more like a case of "close, but no cigar." Mazda has continually delayed... read more December 4, 2014 by 


 
Golden Gate Bridge, connecting San Francisco and Marin County, California

How Oil Companies Fight CA's Clean Energy: Playbook Leaked Accidentally

When it comes to curtailing carbon emissions, California leads the way. Its policies promoting clean energy and zero-emission vehicles are the most comprehensive of any... read more November 28, 2014 by 


 
2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, Bear Mountain, May 2014

2015 Pickup Truck Fuel Economy: Ford Vs Ram Vs Chevy, Who's Best?

Americans buy more full-size pickup trucks than any other vehicle type, so boosting their gas mileage has a much greater impact than improvements in smaller and more... read more November 26, 2014 by 


 
2014 Ford C-Max

More EPA Gas-Mileage Rating 'Adjustments' To Come In New Year?

First Hyundai and Kia cut fuel-economy ratings on a dozen models, then Ford on the C-Max. Then, Ford cut ratings on the C-Max again, along with those of five more models. Are... read more November 25, 2014 by 


 
2016 Mazda CX-3  -  Los Angeles Auto Show Live Photos

2016 Mazda CX-3 Details, Live Photos, Video: Small Crossover Debuts At LA Show

Crossovers are shrinking. What started with a handful of vehicles like the Buick Encore and Nissan Juke is growing into a large and varied segment. Unveiled at the 2014 Los... read more November 20, 2014 by 


 
2016 Honda HR-V, debut at 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show

2016 Honda HR-V: Live Photos, Video, And Details From 2014 LA Auto Show

After a preview earlier this year, the 2016 Honda HR-V was unveiled in final U.S.-spec form at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Known as the Vezel in other markets, the HR-V... read more November 19, 2014 by 


 
2015 Kia Soul EV First Drive  -  Portland  -  November 2014

Hyundai And Kia Target # 2 Slot In Green Vehicles By 2020

While they had to backpedal on misstated gas-mileage figures over the last couple of years, Hyundai and Kia are moving forward with ambitious green-car plans regardless. The... read more November 14, 2014 by 


 
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