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Five 40-MPG Mid-Size Sedans You Can Buy Today

Five 40-MPG Mid-Size Sedans You Can Buy Today

Imagine it's 2025 and the full impact of tougher gas-mileage regulations has taken effect. That year, it's easy to buy a mid-size sedan--perhaps even something a bit larger--that returns 40 mpg in regular use. Here's the thing, though: For 2013, there are already a handful of sedans that do that... read more

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2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Oct 2012

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid Owners Get Cash As Ford Lowers MPG Rating

For Ford, it's all about "customer satisfaction"--a phrase it's repeated hundreds of times over the past nine months. During that time, it's grappled with the realization... read more August 16, 2013 by 


 
2014 Ford C-Max

Ford To Lower Disputed C-Max Hybrid Gas Mileage Estimates: Report

Ford will lower the 47-mpg gas mileage rating for its C-Max Hybrid hatchback, a much-disputed metric that was never backed up by real-world owner experience. Soon after the... read more August 15, 2013 by 


 
European Ford Focus gets lower-emission 1.0 3-cyl EcoBoost

Forbidden Fruit: Europe's Ford Focus 3-Cyl EcoBoost Gets Even Greener

As the U.S. still eagerly awaits the introduction of the 3-cylinder EcoBoost Ford Fiesta, European drivers are buying Ford's tiny-engined cars in their droves. Various... read more August 14, 2013 by  6


 
Engine bay of Caterham's upcoming entry-level model

Tiny Kei-Car Engine For Iconic Caterham 7 Sports Car

Putting a tiny engine in a hairy-chested sports car doesn't seem like the perfect recipe for fun, but British sports car companies have always been a little... different... read more August 9, 2013 by  3


 
2015 Audi A3 1.6 TDI ultra Hatchback

Audi A3 TDI Ultra Is Audi's Most Fuel-Efficient Car Ever...But Not For U.S.

The 'Ultra' tag will be familiar to fans of endurance motor racing, seen since 2010 on Audi's Le Mans-winning race cars. It hasn't yet featured on an Audi production car... read more August 6, 2013 by  3


 
2013 Honda Insight

Real-World Gas Mileage Varies By Brand; Honda Does Well, Ford Not So Much

Just how close do cars get to their official EPA gas mileage figures? We expect it's a question many of our readers are familiar with--either in keeping an eye on their own... read more August 5, 2013 by  33


 
Fuel gauge

Facing Fuel-Economy Fracas, Ford Focuses On Gas Mileage Myths (Video)

Many buyers of new Ford cars--both its 2013 C-Max and Fusion hybrids, and those fitted with its EcoBoost line of downsized, turbocharged engines--report real-world gas... read more August 2, 2013 by  19


 
S-Oil's HERE balloon program for saving gas in parking lots

Korean Oil Company Helps Drivers Save Gas With...Parking Balloons?

Sometimes the best ideas are also the simplest. That was our first thought on seeing one gas-saving idea from nothing less than an oil company in South Korea. Called the HERE... read more August 2, 2013 by  12


 
Zachary Nelson and Ford's haptic gear shifter technology (Image: Video screen grab)

Want To Improve Manual Gas Mileage? Haptic Shift Knob Tech Could Help

The humble automatic transmission has come along in leaps and bounds over the year, and modern systems are often more efficient than their manual equivalents. For the manual... read more July 30, 2013 by  3


 
2012 Toyota Prius C

New Hybrids Enter List Of Cars With Highest Gas Mileage Ever

Back in 2010, we asked why so few of today's cars were among the most fuel efficient ever. Look down the list of the most fuel-efficient vehicles sold in the U.S, and only a... read more July 23, 2013 by  12


 
2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe

Top Five Small Coupes With The Best Gas Mileage

It used to be so simple to tell which cars were coupes and which weren't. And not just because the word "Coupe" was emblazoned on your vinyl roof pillars in metallic script... read more July 18, 2013 by  1


 
2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid, Los Angeles, August 2012

2013 Ford C-Max, Fusion Hybrids To Be Modified To Boost MPG In Real-World Use

That noise you heard yesterday afternoon? That was the sound of the other shoe dropping. Ford said yesterday that it will "enhance the on-road fuel economy performance" of... read more July 17, 2013 by  31


 
2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS, Catskill Mountains, NY, July 2013

2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS: How Hot Is Chevy's Sporty Hatch?

The Chevrolet Sonic subcompact was an impressive offering when we tested both a 1.8-liter LT hatchback and a 1.4-liter LTZ sedan almost two years ago. Now, with the advent of... read more July 16, 2013 by  1


 
2008 Ford Escape Hybrid owned by Bayer Protective Services, Sacramento, CA

2008 Ford Escape Hybrid: 500K Miles, Still In Patrol Service

If you ever had any doubt that hybrids were durable--and many people do--here's a case study to set your mind at ease. A white base-model 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid has just... read more July 16, 2013 by  7


 
2013 MINI John Cooper Works Paceman ALL4, New York City

2013 MINI Paceman John Cooper Works: We Ask 'Why?'

Every once in a while, we end up driving a car that leaves us utterly confused. The 2013 MINI Cooper Paceman John Cooper Works ALL4 we drove for a day last week is one such... read more July 15, 2013 by  4


 
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