Gas Mileage

Small Car Sales Soar As Gas Prices Rise

Small Car Sales Soar As Gas Prices Rise

It happens every time gas prices spike, and it's happening again: Small-car sales are soaring. In fact, the total of 2.1 million compact and subcompact cars sold over the nine-month period ending in September is up by fully 50 percent compared to the same period a year ago. That's the highest... read more

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2013 Dodge Dart

IIHS: 2013 Dodge Dart Named A Top Safety Pick

In the automotive world, nothing says a car is more safe than a 5-Star crash test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and a Top Safety... read more October 5, 2012 by 

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

VW: Americans Won't Pay More For Gas-Saving Extras

Last week, at the 2012 Paris Auto Show, Volkswagen unveiled its all-new 2014 Golf family, including the highly-efficient VW Golf BlueMotion diesel. A car, which as Volkswagen... read more October 3, 2012 by  11

2013 Nissan Sentra

2013 Nissan Sentra Prices To Start At $16,770

It’s been just under a month since Nissan quietly released gas mileage figures for its all-new 2013 Sentra compact sedan. Now Nissan has announced pricing for this... read more October 2, 2012 by  1

MINI Rocketman Concept MkII

Confirmed: U.S. Mini Will Soon Get 3-Cylinder Engine Option

At last week’s Paris Auto Show, BMW unveiled the Concept Active Tourer, a compact plug-in hybrid wagon powered by a combination of battery power and a 3-cylinder... read more October 1, 2012 by  4

2013 Chevrolet Spark

2013 Chevy Spark Proves Popular With Non-GM Customers

When General Motors launched the Chevrolet Volt back in 2010, the plug-in hybrid increased GM’s market share by bringing customers to the brand who would have never... read more October 1, 2012 by  10

Henrik Fisker

2012 Fisker Karma Owners Average 150 MPG, Company Says

The same day Consumer Reports released its devastating review of the 2012 Fisker Karma, the makers of the range-extended electric luxury sedan put out their own press... read more September 26, 2012 by  16

2013 Cadillac ATS

2013 Cadillac ATS: Smallest Caddy V-6 Gas Mileage Rated At 28 MPG

Back in July, the EPA released fuel economy figures for the Cadillac ATS compact luxury sedan, showing it was capable of returning up to 33 mpg highway and 22 mpg city when... read more September 25, 2012 by 

GM Production Facility, Fairfax

GM’s Aluminum Welding Process Means Lighter Cars, Better Gas Mileage

As long as the auto industry has existed, various automated and non-automated processes have been developed to bond two or more pieces of metal together through the art of... read more September 25, 2012 by  3

2011 Chevrolet Volt during IIHS crash testing

House Bill Demands Safety, Jobs Analysis Of Gas-Mileage Rules

Politics is at best a messy and adversarial process. Add in a presidential election and the currently polarized political mood, and anything at all done by government is... read more September 24, 2012 by  6

Audi's 'Coasting Hybrid' iHEV system

Audi Builds ‘Coasting Hybrid’, Saves Gas With Gravity

Over the past few years, using the term ‘hybrid’ when describing a car makes it appear instantly greener to an increasingly gas-mileage obsessed public. In fact... read more September 24, 2012 by  7

2008 Toyota Prius

To Get Better Gas Mileage, How Much Should You Cut Your Speed?

It’s fair bet that by now, we all know gas mileage depends on many factors, including how well-maintained a car is, the pressure of the tires, how full the car is, and... read more September 24, 2012 by  11

2013 Dodge Dart test drive, Austin, Texas, April 2012

2013 Dodge Dart Aero Gets 41 MPG Highway, 32 MPG Combined Rating

If you’re in the market for a compact sedan with a low running costs and a highway gas mileage over 40 mpg, you’ll know there are an increasingly large number of... read more September 19, 2012 by  4

Trevor Bayne Wins Ford Fusion EcoBoost Challenge

2013 Ford Fusion EcoBoost: Yes, You Can Hit 47 mpg, But...

With more new-car buyers than ever wanting higher gas mileage in their next car, automakers are keen to show just how efficient their latest models can be. Which is probably... read more September 17, 2012 by  12

1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata M-Edition

The 3-Cylinder, 40 MPG... Mazda Miata?

As sports cars go, the current Mazda MX-5 Miata isn't too bad when it comes to fuel efficiency. Okay, so at 25 mpg combined and 28 mpg highway it's a long way off the sort of... read more September 14, 2012 by 

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

Ford: Customers Will Pay More For Gas-Saving Cars. Do You Agree?

At the start of September, gas prices hit an all-time Labor Day average high of $3.80 per gallon. So it’s no surprise that a recent study commissioned by Ford says that... read more September 13, 2012 by  5


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