Gas Mileage

 
How big is a new Mini? Big enough to fit the old one inside

How big is a new Mini? Big enough to fit the old one inside

They may still be smaller than most other new cars, but today's lineup of Mini models aren't really all that "mini" these days. They're quite generously sized, in fact, when compared to the original Mini that inspired them all. That's a point illustrated by this stunt conducted by a pair of Dutch... read more

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2017 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback

Start-stop systems to be offered on all GM vehicles by 2020

General Motors is about to commit to engine start-stop systems in a big way. Start-stop systems—which shut off the engine while a car is stationary to save... read more May 26, 2016 by


 
54.5 MPG CAFE standard for 2025

How CAFE works: 5 things you should know about gas-mileage standards

As automakers and policy wonks fret and fuss over future fuel economy standards, interested spectators may be lost in the fumes. What exactly are Corporate Average Fuel... read more May 24, 2016 by


 
2017 Mitsubishi Mirage, Bear Mountain State Park, NY, May 2016

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage GT quick first drive

The Mitsubishi Mirage small car has been an unexpected sales success. Over the past couple of years, the subcompact Mitsubishi managed to outsell some hybrid models, and... read more May 24, 2016 by


 
Fuel gauge

48-volt mild hybrid systems: what they do, how they change the car

To meet stricter fuel-economy standards, carmakers will have to rely more on all varieties of electrification in the coming years. That means more battery-electric and... read more May 23, 2016 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Traverse

GM big SUV buyers to get gift cards or protection plan for fuel-economy errors (updated)

General Motors will compensate owners of three large crossover SUV models for misstated fuel economy on window stickers with a choice of a debit card or an expanded... read more May 23, 2016 by


 
Suzuki Jimny

Suzuki says wrong fuel-economy tests used in Japan, joining Mitsubishi

The Volkswagen diesel scandal has led to increased scrutiny on all carmakers' compliance with emission and related fuel-economy rules. Last month, Mitsubishi admitted to... read more May 19, 2016 by


 
2016 Mini Cooper Clubman in New York's Hudson Valley, Apr 2016

2016 Mini Cooper Clubman gas mileage review

We're fond of Mini Coopers around here. The little British cars are fun to drive, often produce smiles from others, and in their latest incarnation, are considerably more... read more May 18, 2016 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Traverse FWD 4-door LT w/1LT Angular Front Exterior View

Gas-mileage error halts sale of GM's large SUVs; new labels on the way

It would appear that every automaker is rechecking its gas-mileage calculations these days. The ongoing VW diesel-emission cheating scandal and Mitsubishi's recent admission... read more May 16, 2016 by


 
2016 Scion iA

Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for May 2016

A new month brings more deals on hybrid, electric, and fuel-efficient cars. Incentives change from month to month as manufacturers try to boost sales of certain models, clear... read more May 16, 2016 by


 
Gas pump

Buying an electric car can increase fuel use allowed by CAFE rules

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University say incentives to sell alternative-fuel vehicle in federal laws could potentially create a short-term rise in fuel consumption and... read more May 11, 2016 by


 
2016 Jeep Wrangler

Fiat Chrysler to offer turbo-4 to boost fuel economy in next Jeep Wrangler

You'd expect an engine named Hurricane to be fairly powerful. And Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has dropped hints that it would launch a new 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine... read more May 10, 2016 by


 
2016 Toyota RAV4 SE

Average new-car fuel economy keeps falling as SUVs surge

The average fuel economy of new cars sold in April fell again as SUV sales remained strong. Two separate analyses show a drop in fuel economy last month, continuing a trend... read more May 10, 2016 by


 
Ford 3.5-liter V-6 and 10-speed automatic transmission

2017 Ford F-150: new 10-speed automatic transmission, 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6

The 2017 Ford F-150 full-size pickup will be the first mass-market vehicle to go on sale with a 10-speed automatic transmission. The transmission—co-developed with... read more May 4, 2016 by


 
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Mitsubishi retests U.S. fuel economy after EPA request, confirms 2013-2017 ratings (update)

The dominos continue to fall as more and more carmakers are investigated for accuracy in their testing of emissions and fuel economy over longer periods of time. While... read more May 3, 2016 by


 
2016 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD Drive-E

2016 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD Drive-E: gas mileage review

Volvo is in the process of reinventing itself as a luxury brand with a practical focus, but such transitions don't happen overnight. While many reviewers and owners have... read more April 28, 2016 by


 

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