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Most Fuel-Efficient Maker Does It Without Plugs Or Hybrids

Most Fuel-Efficient Maker Does It Without Plugs Or Hybrids

The most fuel-efficient automaker in the U.S. doesn't sell a single hybrid car, let alone battery-electric cars or plug-in hybrids. In fact, it currently doesn't have any vehicles with electrified powertrains in its whole U.S. lineup. That's because the company in question is Mazda, which is... read more

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2016 Chevrolet Colorado Duramax diesel

Pickup Truck Fuel Economy For 2016: Diesels Take Top Three Spots

Americans buy more pickup trucks than any other type of vehicle, so boosting their efficiency can have a significant impact on overall fuel consumption. And since... read more November 22, 2015 by


 
2016 Toyota Prius - first drive, Laguna Niguel, CA, Nov 2015

2016 Toyota Prius: First Drive Of 56-MPG Hybrid

When a Toyota Prius drive event comes with a handling course, you know that things have changed. And in some ways, the all-new 2016 Toyota Prius hybrid is a very different... read more November 18, 2015 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

EPA Will Add On-Road Testing For Emissions Compliance

In the wake of the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will expand on-road emissions testing to all diesel vehicles. The... read more November 13, 2015 by


 
2016 Ford F-150

Ford EcoBoost Sales Continue To Rise: 1 Million In 2015 Projected

Before the end of this year, Ford expects sales of vehicles equipped with turbocharged EcoBoost engines to top 1 million for the first time. So far for 2015, sales are up 46... read more November 12, 2015 by


 
2016 Hyundai Santa Fe FWD 4-door Limited Grille

Hyundai 'AE' Hybrid To Beat 2016 Prius On MPG? Detroit Debut On Tap

While we don't yet know the model name, we do know Hyundai is expected to launch its first dedicated hybrid vehicle at the Detroit Auto Show in January. That car--codenamed... read more November 11, 2015 by


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

Miles Driven In U.S. Hits New All-Time High; Gasoline Used Doesn't

Americans are driving more miles than they have in years, but that doesn't mean they are using more gasoline. Data collected by the U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)... read more November 2, 2015 by


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

U.S. Emission Tests Are Unrealistic, But European Testing Is Far Worse

The ongoing Volkswagen diesel-emissions scandal has, to say the least, exposed weaknesses in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) testing regime. VW was able to get... read more October 26, 2015 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

Both Electric And Gas Cars Lose Range In The Cold; Electrics Just Lose More

When it comes to electric cars, one of the biggest fears for potential customers is range anxiety in general--but for many, it's specifically their cold-weather range... read more October 26, 2015 by


 
2016 Scion iA, upstate New York, Sept 2015

2016 Scion iA: Gas Mileage Review Of High-MPG Subcompact Sedan

Gas-mileage ratings are rising every year in virtually every vehicle segment, but most buyers expect smaller cars to deliver the highest numbers of all. That's true, to a... read more October 20, 2015 by


 
2016 Honda Civic, test drive, Tarrytown, NY, Oct 2015

2016 Honda Civic: First Drive Of New 35-MPG Compact Sedan

The 2016 Honda Civic may be the most radical redesign of the Civic in its 40-plus-year history. The tenth generation of the car that made Honda's reputation, both in North... read more October 19, 2015 by


 
2016 Toyota Prius auto-show debut, 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show

2016 Toyota Prius: Some Model And Trim Level Information Revealed

The 2016 Toyota Prius hybrid has made its world debuts and should arrive at U.S. dealers starting around January. But specific details have been surprisingly sparse... read more October 14, 2015 by


 
Gas pump

Average New-Car Fuel Economy Falls As SUV Sales Rise, Gas Stays Cheap

The average fuel economy of new cars sold in the United States fell once more in September, although not by much. Average new-car fuel economy continues to hover around 25... read more October 7, 2015 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Cruze

2016 Chevrolet Cruze Will Add Hatchback As Well As Sedan, Following Ford, Honda

For one reason or another, U.S. buyers have never quite taken to hatchbacks the way buyers in other markets have. So when carmakers introduce new compact cars in the U.S... read more September 18, 2015 by


 
2016 Honda Civic Sedan

2016 Honda Civic Sedan: Sleek Lines, Turbo Engine, CVT For Efficiency

After showing a well-received concept version this past spring at the 2015 New York Auto Show, Honda revealed its 10th-generation Civic compact at an event in Los Angeles... read more September 17, 2015 by


 
2015 GMC Yukon Denali

Next-Gen Cylinder Deactivation: V-8s Using Two Cylinders, 20 Percent MPG Boost?

Cylinder deactivation has become an important tool for squeezing better fuel economy out of larger-displacement engines. It allows engines to shut off fuel supply to some of... read more September 16, 2015 by


 

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