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Car Buyers: Fuel Economy Important, Doesn't Matter How You Get There

Car Buyers: Fuel Economy Important, Doesn't Matter How You Get There

While government regulations push carmakers to achieve ever-greater increases in fuel economy, the question of whether consumers actually care about the efficiency of their cars remains. In addition to its environmental benefits, increased fuel economy can help owners save money. But it's just one... read more

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2016 Toyota Prius camouflaged test car, Southern California, Jun 2015  [photo by CarsDirect]

2016 Toyota Prius Hybrid: Clearer Spy Shot Of High-Tailed Rear

Detroit-area residents occasionally see camouflaged development prototypes from GM, Ford, and Chrysler testing on public roads. Similarly, Southern California residents often... read more June 17, 2015 by 


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid

2016 Toyota Prius 'Coming Soon': 55-MPG Hybrid To Be Sportier

While Toyota remains coy about the launch date of its fourth-generation Prius hybrid, a company executive has confirmed that the car is coming "soon." Jim Lentz, CEO of... read more June 15, 2015 by 


 
G7 leaders in Krun, Germany. White House photo by Pete Souza.

Fossil Fuel Use Must Plummet By 2050, End By 2100: G7 Meeting

This past week, the Group of Seven (G7) world leaders met in Germany for the group's 41st annual summit. Needless to say, much was discussed, from the threat of international... read more June 13, 2015 by 


 
2015 Ford Focus SE EcoBoost, Bear Mountain State Park, NY, May 2015

2015 Ford Focus 1.0L EcoBoost: Gas Mileage Review

A popular compact sedan fitted with a tiny 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine may sound like an Eighties econobox all over again. But in fact the 2015 Ford Focus 1.0L EcoBoost... read more June 11, 2015 by 


 
2013 Ford EcoSport unveiled at Delhi Auto Expo, Jan 2012

Ford EcoSport Small SUV To Arrive In U.S. For 2017 From India?

Ford hasn't jumped on the small crossover-utility bandwagon for the U.S. yet, although it does have a model that fits that description. The Indian-made Ford EcoSport is sold... read more June 10, 2015 by 


 
2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco, Malibu, California, Oct 2014

2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco: Gas Mileage Review

The 2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco is the Korean maker's most fuel-efficient mid-size sedan that doesn't use a hybrid powertrain. And it highlights the two parallel paths that... read more June 9, 2015 by 


 
2016 Mazda CX-3

2016 Mazda CX-3 Gas Mileage: Subcompact SUV Rated At 31 MPG Combined

Mazda has taken its own road toward boosting the fuel economy of its vehicles, and its latest small SUV manages to break the critical 30-mpg combined rating barrier. The 2016... read more June 8, 2015 by 


 
2016 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD, Catskill Mountains, New York, May 2015

2016 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring: Gas Mileage Review Of Small SUV

The Mazda CX-5 has always been one of our favorite compact crossover utility vehicles, not only for its fuel efficiency but also for its capacious functionality and... read more June 4, 2015 by 


 
Teaser for 2016 Chevrolet Cruze

2016 Chevrolet Cruze Teased Ahead Of June 24 Debut: UPDATE

The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan will be unveiled just over three weeks from today--although we've already seen it, more or less. A version of the next-generation Cruze... read more June 4, 2015 by 


 
2015 Ford Transit Connect Wagon

New Smaller Commercial Vans Do Well Due To Fuel Efficiency

You can save a lot of money by improving the fuel economy of larger and thirstier vehicles, especially if they cover lots of miles each year. That's why business owners are... read more May 27, 2015 by 


 
Scenes from Yellowstone National Park, May 2015   [photo: John C. Briggs]

Ford Fusion Or Toyota Prius: Environmentalist's Vacation Dilemma

Carbon guilt weighed heavily on my mind as I approached the car rental counter at the Salt Lake City Airport. The book I was reading on the plane (Sustainable Energy, by... read more May 27, 2015 by 


 
Traffic in Atlanta, Georgia during rush hour (via Wikimedia)

U.S. Drivers Covered Record High Number Of Miles So Far This Year

As the economy improves and gas prices remain low, Americans are consistently driving more. Data from the first quarter of 2015 indicates the U.S. is on track to reach a... read more May 21, 2015 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Camaro, Belle Isle reveal

2016 Chevrolet Camaro Loses Weight, Adds Turbo Four For Fuel Economy

Muscle-car fans pretty much set the Internet on fire this weekend as news and photos of the redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Camaro coupe emerged. The second generation of the... read more May 18, 2015 by 


 
2016 Fiat 500X, Bear Mountain State Park, NY, May 2015

2016 Fiat 500X AWD: Quick Drive Report

Subcompact crossovers are a booming segment in the U.S. right now, so who better than a company associated almost exclusively with small cars to build one? The 2016 Fiat 500X... read more May 18, 2015 by 


 
Gas pump

Why Higher Gas Taxes Would Have Been Best Way To Save Fuel

It's now a widely-accepted tenet of today's U.S. political landscape: You just can't come out and advocate for higher taxes. For any purpose, under any circumstances, no... read more May 15, 2015 by 


 

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