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Honda BR-V: Smallest SUV Yet, But Not For North America: Forbidden Fruit

Honda BR-V: Smallest SUV Yet, But Not For North America: Forbidden Fruit

The Honda Pilot is the Japanese carmaker's largest crossover, and the only one currently sold in the U.S. with seven seats. But Honda recently unveiled something with a same number of seats--but a far smaller footprint. Debuting at the 2015 Indonesian Auto Show, the Honda BR-V is a new crossover... read more

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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 


 
2015 Ford F-150

2015 Ford F-150 Aluminum-Body Pickup: Mixed IIHS Safety Scores

It was one of the biggest questions about the 2015 Ford F-150: How would the truck's aluminum cab and pickup bed fare in today's rigorous safety testing? While aluminum has... read more August 7, 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 


 
Chevrolet Bolt EV concept, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Car Buyers Unprepared For Coming Wave Of Plug-In Hybrids, Electric Cars

Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) rules require carmakers to achieve a U.S. fleet average of 54.5 mpg by 2025--meaning about 40 mpg on the window sticker. That has... read more August 3, 2015 by 


 
2004 Toyota Prius

U.S. Vehicles Now Have Average Age Of 11.5 Years (Waste Not, Want Not)

The cars on U.S. roads are older than they've ever been. A recent survey found that the average age of U.S. vehicles is now at a record high of 11.5 years. That means the... read more July 30, 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 


 
2014 Opel Adam S

Buick To Get Version Of Opel Adam Minicar As Range Is Renewed Over Next Few Years

Once upon a time, Buick and Opel models were sold alongside each other in U.S. dealerships. Now, it seems General Motors wants the two brands to actually share products... read more July 22, 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 


 
2016 Mazda CX-3

2016 Mazda CX-3 Small Crossover Price Starts At $20,000

The 2016 Mazda CX-3 small crossover will start at $20,840 when it goes on sale in the U.S. this fall. That price (which includes the $880 destination charge) buys a base... 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 


 
2016 Fiat 500 (European spec)

2016 Fiat 500 Updates Include Uconnect Touchscreen, Styling Tweaks

The 2016 Fiat 500 will arrive in the U.S. this fall with a few noteworthy updates, including tweaked styling and added technology features. No major mechanical changes are... read more July 12, 2015 by 


 
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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 


 

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