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2013 Honda Civic EX Automatic: Gas Mileage Advice To Reader

2013 Honda Civic EX Automatic: Gas Mileage Advice To Reader

Sometimes we get letters from readers asking for advice, or criticizing our reports on gas mileage. We're always happy to hear their experiences--but a bit of perspective is sometimes needed. Reader Marcus Witte recently sent us the following note (we've edited it slightly for clarity): Your review... read more

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i-ELOOP screens in Mazda Connect  -  2014 Mazda 3 Grand Touring

2014 Mazda 3: How Does It Drive With i-ELOOP?

Mazda’s most recently redesigned models all feature the SkyActiv badge—corresponding to a suite of engines, transmissions, body structures, and other core... read more November 18, 2013 by 


 
gas pump

U.S. Drivers Have Fewer Cars, Drive Them Less, Use Less Gas: Study

The best way to save fuel is to drive less--and Americans are doing just that, according to a new study. U.S. drivers have fewer cars, are driving them less, and are getting... read more November 15, 2013 by 


 
2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid, Irvine, CA, Aug 2013

2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid: Is It Hybrid Enough To Matter?

Last year, we drove a prototype Infiniti JX Hybrid, as it was then called (it's now in production as the 2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid). At that point, we wondered whether its... read more November 14, 2013 by 


 
City of Detroit, by jdurchen [Flickr]

Which City Has The Worst Fuel Economy For All Its Used Cars?

If you want to buy a used Toyota Prius, don't go shopping for one in Detroit. The Motor City has the worst fuel economy among used cars, according to a new study by... read more November 14, 2013 by 


 
Right PSI tire pressure indicator cap

Updated Gas-Mileage Aid: Valve Caps That Change Color With Tire Pressure

Sometimes, little things can make a big difference. Tire pressure can have a significant effect on fuel economy, but checking it generally requires unscrewing a valve cap and... read more November 8, 2013 by 


 
2014 Mazda Mazda3

Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy Nominee: 2014 Mazda 3

Even conventional gasoline cars--no plugs, no hybrids, no turbos--can be green. And we've long been looking forward to the debut of the 2014 Mazda 3, an all-new generation of... read more November 7, 2013 by 


 
Johnson Controls 48-volt lithium-ion micro-hybrid battery

Will Small 48-Volt Lithium-Ion Battery Boost Start-Stop In U.S. Cars?

Better batteries help make cars greener--and not all of them are large lithium-ion packs for plug-in vehicles. Johnson Controls, the world's largest maker of lead-acid... read more November 7, 2013 by 


 
2014 Mazda 3, test drive, Atlanta region, Oct 2013

2014 Mazda 3: First Drive

The 2014 Mazda 3 is the one of the more eagerly-awaited compact cars hereabouts, and now we've had a chance to spend 90 minutes behind the wheel. During a recent test drive... read more November 6, 2013 by 


 
2014 Ford Fiesta 5-door

2014 Ford Fiesta EcoBoost Priced, 45 MPG Highway Too

Ever since Mitsubishi revealed its gas-sipping Mirage was capable of 40 mpg combined, we've awaited the figures for Ford's 1.0-liter EcoBoost Fiesta with interest. That wait... read more October 29, 2013 by 


 
2014 Fiat 500L at twilight, upstate New York

2014 Fiat 500L: Gas Mileage Test Of New Tall Wagon

There aren't many cars like the 2014 Fiat 500L on the market today. It's a tall wagon, not a crossover, because all-wheel drive isn't available. And it shares only a name and... read more October 24, 2013 by 


 
2014 Jeep Cherokee

2014 Jeep Cherokee, More Fuel-Efficient Crossover, Now En Route To Dealers

Who knew a small crossover could generate so much buzz? Dealers eagerly awaited shipping of the 2014 Jeep Cherokee, which was delayed several times for last-minute changes to... read more October 23, 2013 by 


 
2014 Toyota Corolla S

Toyota Thinks Larger, Non-Turbo Engines Can Deliver Better MPG

One of the most popular motor industry trends in recent years has been that of 'downsizing' engines--reducing capacity even in larger vehicles to improve fuel efficiency... read more October 16, 2013 by 


 
2014 Mitsubishi Mirage, Quebec City, Sep 2013

2014 Mitsubishi Mirage: 40-MPG Minicar Gas Mileage Test

Do you miss your old three-cylinder Geo Metro? If so, Mitsubishi has a new car just for you. The 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage five-door hatchback minicar has the highest... read more October 15, 2013 by 


 
2013 Lexus CT 200h

Lexus CT 200h Compact Hybrid Faces New Mercedes, Audi Competitors

As luxury brands expand their efforts to sell more fuel-efficient cars, Lexus will join Audi and Mercedes-Benz in offering a range of compact models in years to come. Reports... read more October 14, 2013 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Malibu

2014 Chevrolet Malibu Start-Stop System: How It Works (And Why It Has 2 Batteries)

Sometimes, two really is better than one. Many new cars feature engine start-stop systems, but few have a special feature found on the one used for the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu... read more October 10, 2013 by 


 
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