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Want To Boost Gas Mileage? Remove That Bike Rack, Says Consumer Reports

Want To Boost Gas Mileage? Remove That Bike Rack, Says Consumer Reports

If you're one of the millions of Americans preparing for your summer vacation, you might also be readying the family's bicycles for some exercise while you're away. Chances are, this involves some kind of roof-mounted bicycle rack for your car. And this can have a dramatic effect on your gas... read more

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2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI achieves a Guinness record-breaking 78 MPG

Volkswagen Passat TDI Smashes World Record With 78 MPG On U.S. Trip

Two drivers have set a new Guinness World Record for achieving the lowest fuel consumption in the lower 48 states in a non-hybrid car. Wayne Gerdes and co-driver Bob Winger... read more June 27, 2013 by  8


 
2014 Mazda 3

2014 Mazda 3 Launches: Two SkyActiv Engines, High MPG Expected

Mazda launched its all-new 2014 Mazda 3 compact hatchback today at coordinated events in New York, Melbourne, Istanbul, St. Petersburg, and London. The new Mazda 3 lineup... read more June 26, 2013 by  7


 
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ

2014 Pickup Truck Gas Mileage: Ford Vs Chevy Vs Ram, Who's Best?

The U.S. will save a lot more gasoline by improving the fuel efficiency of gas-guzzling high-volume pickup trucks than it will swapping out Toyota Corollas for Prius hybrids... read more June 24, 2013 by  22


 
2014 Nissan NV200 Taxi, New York City's Taxi of Tomorrow

OK, NYC Taxis Can Be Hybrids After All, City Says

Politics in New York City are a tough, bruising game. Pit a billionaire Mayor with a desire to make the city work better and cut carbon emissions against the entrenched... read more June 24, 2013 by  9


 
2012 Ford Focus 1.0 EcoBoost

2025 Gas Mileage Reachable With 'Radical Downsizing' HyBoost Engine, Says Ricardo

Noticed engines getting smaller recently? You're not alone. "Downsizing", as it's called, involves using a smaller engine to do the work of a larger alternative--usually... read more June 19, 2013 by 


 
Southern California traffic - by flickr user David R. Blume

Best Time To Drive A Hybrid? When The Traffic Is Really Bad

Show us someone who actively enjoys getting stuck in heavy traffic and we'll show you someone with nothing better to do. But if you have little choice but to sit in that... read more June 18, 2013 by  3


 
VW logo and sign at opening of Volkswagen engine plant in Silao, Mexico

New Gas Mileage Rules Will Reshape What Americans Drive: Engines And Transmissions

Smaller, more efficient engines better matched to more complex transmissions will have some of the biggest effects in making tomorrow's cars more fuel-efficient. The 2025... read more June 18, 2013 by  12


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG, First Drive, Bilster Berg

New Gas Mileage Rules Will Reshape What Americans Drive: Aerodynamics And Weight

No, we won't all be driving golf carts. In fact, as cars change over the next 12 years to meet much tougher fuel-economy rules, automakers will likely do their best to keep... read more June 17, 2013 by  25


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

Real-World Gas Mileage Moving Away From EPA Ratings: Report

Your mileage may vary--but these days, it appears, your mileage may vary more than it used to. According to a new report, the gap between rated fuel efficiency and the... read more June 16, 2013 by  21


 
2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, New York City, June 2013

2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid: Brief First Drive

Remind us in future to avoid drive routes confined almost exclusively to Manhattan. While they're great for showing off hybrid cars--including the 2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid we... read more June 14, 2013 by  12


 
2014 Ford Fiesta 5-door hatchback

2014 Ford Fiesta SFE: 34 MPG Combined, 41 MPG Highway

Ford's updated Fiesta SFE is offering even better fuel efficiency for the 2014 model year. The Fiesta uses a 1.6-liter gasoline engine, developing around 120 horsepower. It's... read more June 12, 2013 by  4


 
2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid - factors affecting real-world gas mileage, from presentation

2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Underscores 'Your Mileage May Vary'

It seems Ford has taken to heart the concerns over the difference in its new hybrids between EPA gas-mileage ratings and real-world results. In a media presentation yesterday... read more June 12, 2013 by  10


 
Volkswagen XL1 plug-in diesel hybrid

Volkswagen XL1 Diesel Plug-In Gets "Just" 120 MPG In Real-World Drive

While the assembled hoardes drooled over Ferraris, Porsches and McLarens at March's Geneva Motor Show, those of a greener disposition were more interested in another vehicle... read more June 10, 2013 by  22


 
2014 Ford Fiesta: EcoBoost (European version)

Best Mileage Non-Hybrid Car In 2014: From Ford Or Mitsubishi?

You want a four-seat car with the highest EPA combined gas-mileage rating you can get--but you've decided you don't want a hybrid. For 2014, two new competitors are joining... read more June 7, 2013 by  10


 
2014 Toyota Corolla

New 2014 Toyota Corolla Unveiled, Eco Model Aims At 40 MPG Highway

The Toyota Corolla has been the most popular compact car in the U.S. for more years than we can count. But this year's model is the oldest model in a category that has seen... read more June 6, 2013 by  10


 
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