Gas Mileage

2013 Nissan Sentra Quick Highway Fuel-Economy Test Drive

2013 Nissan Sentra Quick Highway Fuel-Economy Test Drive

We hadn't driven a 2013 Nissan Sentra, the all-new compact sedan, until last week. And our drive was hardly representative, since we spent the bulk of it in the peculiar world of freeway traffic in Los Angeles. That means traffic moving at average speeds of anywhere from 60 to 85 mph, with... read more

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1981 Alpina BMW 3-Series built for Shell Kilometer Marathon

Aerodynamics Matter: The 88 MPG, 1981 Alpina BMW

The Detroit Auto Show last month marked the debut of the a car with the lowest coefficient of drag of any production car--just 0.23. That car was the Mercedes-Benz CLA, a... read more February 8, 2013 by  7

2014 Ford Fiesta: EcoBoost (European version)

Do Small Turbo Engines Really Give Better Gas Mileage?

Back in November, we asked whether tinier, turbocharged engines were really the best way to get good gas mileage. Our assertion was that with the latest generation of small... read more February 6, 2013 by  14

2013 Chevrolet Spark, road test, January 2013

Tiny Chevy Spark Minicar Lures Younger, Newer Buyers

Who'da thunk it? Young buyers may love Camaros and Mustangs, but when it comes to smaller cars, American brands have traditionally played second best to imports. But the... read more February 5, 2013 by  3

Honda CR-Z hybrid car on an autocross course [Image: Flickr user NoWin]

Which Hybrids Get Good Mileage Even If You Hot-Rod?

We're always interested to hear what sort of cars our readers drive. We're even more interested to hear what gas mileage you're all getting from those cars. Testing a car for... read more February 5, 2013 by  20

Fuel gauge

Gas Mileage Of New Cars Sold In Jan: 24.5 MPG, Highest Ever

Every month, the University of Michigan sends out its weighted average of the gas mileage of all new cars sold the previous month. And for January, the news is good. The new... read more February 4, 2013 by  4

2013 Chevrolet Spark, road test, January 2013

2013 Chevrolet Spark: Gas Mileage Test

We tend to like small cars, as a personal preference. But the very smallest of cars often don't get the best gas mileage, and they can feel subjectively unsafe in some... read more January 29, 2013 by  7

2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid

2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid: 39 MPG In Consumer Reports Test

All eyes are on Ford at the moment, following criticism that its hybrid models aren't getting anywhere near official EPA gas mileage. Consumer Reports has confirmed this... read more January 23, 2013 by  24

2012 Toyota Prius C

ACEEE Announces Greenest Cars Of The Year

The American Council for Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has announced its 'Greenest' and 'Meanest' vehicles of the year. Each year vehicles are given environmental scores... read more January 16, 2013 by  6

2012 Nissan Juke

Subcompact Crossovers: AWD Gets Smaller, More Fuel-Efficient

The 2013 Detroit Auto Show will mark the debut of a crossover concept from Honda, dubbed the 'Urban SUV' concept. It's set to be based on the next-generation Honda Fit... read more January 10, 2013 by  1

Chevy Volt Owner's adjusted EPA sticker [Image:]

One Owner's Chevy Volt Running Cost: 2 Cents Per Mile

Chevrolet Volt owners love their cars. That's one thing we've realized since the Volt hit the market in December 2010. It's subsequently topped customer satisfaction surveys... read more January 10, 2013 by  30

Fuel gauge

Gas Mileage Keeps Rising: Record 23.8 MPG Average In 2012

Cars averaging 23.8 mpg don't usually get much coverage on GreenCarReports--they simply aren't that green. In this instance though, that gas mileage figure doesn't refer to a... read more January 7, 2013 by  5

Elio Motors 84 mpg 3-wheeler [Image: Elio Motors]

80-MPG Elio Three-Wheeled Car To Be Built At Former GM Truck Plant?

Startups making small, economical vehicles come and go, but one company offering a high-efficiency vehicle has big plans, buying a former General Motors assembly plant. Elio... read more January 4, 2013 by  38

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid, upstate New York, Dec 2012

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid: Winter Gas Mileage Test Returns 35 MPG

The 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid is a comfortable, quiet, well appointed five-door compact hybrid hatchback that appears to get 35 to 40 mpg in most real-world usage. But it is not... read more January 3, 2013 by  77

2012 Chevrolet Sonic

GM: 1 Million 30 MPG-Plus Vehicle Sales In 2012

General Motors is celebrating being the first U.S. automaker to sell more than one million vehicles in a single year capable of 30 mpg or more on the highway. Sales of 13... read more January 3, 2013 by  5

2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco

Ordering Eco Trim: Gas Savings, But No More Resale Value

High-mileage option packages have become quite familiar over the last few years, as buyers begin to seek ways to lower their gas bills. Ford SFE models, Cruze Ecos, HF-spec... read more January 2, 2013 by  4


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