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2015 Fiat 500 Updated With New Instrument Cluster, Display Options

2015 Fiat 500 Updated With New Instrument Cluster, Display Options

Details on the 2015 Fiat 500, which will feature a handful of updates, have now been released a week before the car is showcased at the 2014 New York Auto Show. The most significant change is a 7-inch TFT (Thin-Film Transistor) display in the instrument cluster, which places the speed readout... read more

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Gas-Mileage Average For March Vehicle Sales: 25.4 MPG, An All-Time High

As we say goodbye to March, the month has brought some good news: The average fuel economy of new vehicles rose to a new high. According to researchers at the University of... read more April 3, 2014 by 


 
2014 Ford Escape SE

2014 Ford Escape: Great Small SUV, Not-So-Great Gas Mileage

The previous model of Ford Escape was a popular car in the U.S. from 2001 through 2012--not only for its utility, but also for the availability of a hybrid model. At 32 mpg... read more April 3, 2014 by 


 
2015 Chrysler 200

2015 Chrysler 200: 36 MPG Highway Tops Fusion, Camry

With highway economy of 36 mpg, the 2015 Chrysler 200 isn't the most fuel-efficient vehicle we've written about recently, but it has an important job to do. The old model... read more March 28, 2014 by 


 
2014 Mazda 3 s Grand Touring  -  First Drive

Could Future Mazda Engines Emit Less CO2 Than Electric Cars?

Is it possible to make a gasoline engine so efficient that it would emit less carbon dioxide per mile than is created by generating electricity to run an electric car over... read more March 25, 2014 by 


 
2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, March 2014

2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid: Gas Mileage Review

If ever any car brand should have offered a hybrid before now, it would be Subaru. Now we've driven the 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid, its very first hybrid offering. It's... read more March 21, 2014 by 


 
Gas mileage trip computer

Gas Mileage Displays In Cars: Accurate Or Optimistic?

How do you measure your gas mileage? Do you take mileage readings after each tank, refill to the brim, calculate how much you've used...and repeat at each fill-up? Or do you... read more March 18, 2014 by 


 
2014 Mitsubishi Mirage ES

2014 Mitsubishi Mirage Gas Mileage: Real-World 40 MPG-Plus Possible, Owners Say

The 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage is unusual among the latest breed of gas-sipping small cars. There are no fancy tricks employed to hit its 37-40 mpg combined EPA ratings, no... read more March 17, 2014 by 


 
2014 Hyundai Sonata

Hyundai Sonata Gas Mileage Overstated Again, In Korea This Time

Reporting gas mileage is a tricky subject for automakers. Naturally, you want your car to be seen in its best light. You test it according to regulations, and publish what... read more March 17, 2014 by 


 
New York City subway. Photo by Flickr user James Willamor.

Growth In Mass-Transit Usage Outpaces Increase In Miles Driven In U.S.

A straightforward way to save fuel is to ditch a car for mass transit, and that's what many U.S. drivers are doing. According to recently-published data (pdf) from the... read more March 13, 2014 by 


 
Audi's online traffic light information system

Audi's Traffic Light Recognition Tech Will Save You Gas, Time

Taking the average passenger car and making it more efficient is the combination of dozens of factors from engine technology to aerodynamics to more extreme measures like... read more March 10, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost active grille shutters

2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Adds Grille Shutters To Cut Wind Drag

The 2015 Ford Mustang has a tricky job to do. Not only must it impress fans of previous Mustangs, but as sales expand into Europe it must become more efficient too. To that... read more February 28, 2014 by 


 
Fuelshark

Fuelshark Gadget To Boost Gas Mileage Does Nothing Of The Sort

Dozens of companies around the world will sell you devices claiming to improve your gas mileage. For what seems like a nominal amount, the magic devices can apparently... read more February 25, 2014 by 


 
2013 Honda CR-Z hybrid coupe [UK specification]

Will Honda Insight, CR-Z Hybrids Be Pulled From U.S. Sale Too?

Sometimes--to quote a famous frog--it's not easy being green. Automotive News Europe (sub. required) reports that Honda will end European sales of the CR-Z and Insight... read more February 22, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford F-150

Pickup Truck Gas Mileage, 2015 And Beyond: 30 MPG Highway Is Next Hurdle

This year, the big hurdle for pickup-truck gas mileage was 20 miles per gallon combined--and two trucks made it. For 2015, the bar has been raised: The next race is to see... read more February 20, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford Expedition

2015 Ford Expedition EcoBoost: Giant SUV Gets Smaller Engine

It's likely a stretch to think of a full-size sport-utility vehicle as green, but improving the gas mileage of these behemoths can have a big impact. That's why Ford is... read more February 19, 2014 by 


 
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