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2014 Mazda6 Sedan: 31 MPG Combined (Or So), But Not For Sale

2014 Mazda6 Sedan: 31 MPG Combined (Or So), But Not For Sale

In olden days, new models for the following year came out in September. Now, they're all over the calendar. The latest example is the 2014 Mazda Mazda6 sedan, of which several hundred already sit in Mazda showrooms across the country. Its highly efficient 184-hp SkyActiv 2.5-liter four-cylinder... read more

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2014 Ford Transit Connect

Ford Dribbles Out Gas Mileage Details For 2014 Transit Van Range

There was exactly one gas-mileage number contained in a pair of press releases Ford issued this morning. It was the prediction that one version of its 2014 Ford Transit... read more December 14, 2012 by  3


 
Audi A1 Quattro snow drifting video

How To Get Good Gas Mileage On Your Christmas Travels

'Tis the season to be jolly--and with under two weeks to go before Christmas, drivers across the country will be planning trips to see relatives and friends for the holiday... read more December 12, 2012 by  2


 
2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid

EPA To Dig Into Ford Fusion Hybrid, C-Max Hybrid Mileage

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is set to look into claims that two Ford hybrids don't meet their official fuel economy ratings in real world driving. We reported... read more December 11, 2012 by  19


 
2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Consumer Reports: New Ford Hybrids Don't Meet Mileage Ratings

it's always nice when the big boys say, "You're right." We reported three weeks ago that Ford's new 2013 hybrids were not achieving their 47-mpg EPA gas mileage rating in... read more December 7, 2012 by  26


 
2013 Nissan Altima

Green Car Reports 2013 Best Car To Buy Nominee: Nissan Altima

Not all green cars are hybrids, diesels, or plug-ins. And with new fuel economy regulations now set through 2025, all cars are going to get more efficient--gasoline cars... read more December 6, 2012 by 


 
2011 Volkswagen Nils concept live photos, 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

Five Things Carmakers Will Never Do That Would Boost Gas Mileage

The auto industry gets plenty of attention for its environmental impact, but it's clear to see that fuel efficiency has made huge strides even in the last five years. It... read more December 3, 2012 by  57


 
2014 Mazda Mazda6

2014 Mazda Mazda6: VW TDI Models To Get A Clean-Diesel Rival

Mazda is pushing ahead with its plans to offer a clean-diesel four-cylinder engine that could prove to be a strong rival to the TDI four in some Volkswagen and Audi products... read more November 30, 2012 by  6


 
Tire testing at the National Tire Research Center in Virginia

GM: Tire Tech Key To Fuel Efficiency, Invests $5 Million

As your only point of contact with the road, it's no surprise that tires are important. Not just for performance, handling and safety, but gas mileage too--and General Motors... read more November 27, 2012 by  2


 
2014 Ford Fiesta

2014 Ford Fiesta Updates: Styling, Interior, MyFordTouch, And EcoBoost

Along with the new, ultra-fuel-efficient 2014 Ford Fiesta with the 1.0-liter EcoBoost three-cylinder engine, Ford's subcompact gets a number of other changes for the 2014... read more November 26, 2012 by  2


 
Audi A2 Concept, Frankfurt Motor Show, September 2011

Audi Plans 200 MPG-Plus High-Tech Small Car

In mainland Europe, where gas mileage is measured in liters used per 100 kilometers (l/100km), a 'three liter car' doesn't usually refer to engine capacity. Instead, it means... read more November 26, 2012 by  2


 
Honda demonstrates Green Wave technology  -  Japan, 11/2012

Honda Demonstrates 'Green Wave' Tech Designed To Ease Traffic

Have you noticed how much poorly synchronized lights—or traffic that's trying to go faster than the lights permit—can add to congestion? A new system in the works... read more November 21, 2012 by  2


 
2013 Ford Focus 1.0 EcoBoost live photos

Getting Good Gas Mileage Is Hard; Will Tinier Engines Really Help?

How small is too small, when it comes to engines? Those of the "no replacement for displacement" school of thought might be thinking more about performance than they are gas... read more November 21, 2012 by  45


 
2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid, Los Angeles, August 2012

Ford Hybrids' Fuel Economy Failing To Live Up To EPA Ratings?

This is starting to look not so good. It appears that two new hybrid cars from Ford--the 2013 C-Max Hybrid hatchback and the 2013 Fusion Hybrid sedan--may not deliver... read more November 20, 2012 by  201


 
1951 Crosley Wagon [photo by Chequered Flag International]

Green Cars Of The Past: 1951 Crosley Wagon

Being an antique auto historian and appraiser is the greatest job I've ever had. I get to drive all sorts of cars that I've admired from afar, but never actually had a chance... read more November 19, 2012 by  4


 
2014 Ford Fiesta

2014 Ford Fiesta: EcoBoost 1.0-Liter, 3-Cylinder Engine For Subcompact

It's been on sale in Europe for months, and now it's coming to the U.S.: the smallest engine sold by a U.S. automaker in decades. The 2014 Ford Fiesta that goes on sale next... read more November 19, 2012 by  5


 
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