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The Gas-Mileage Parasite You Can't Live Without? Air Conditioning

The Gas-Mileage Parasite You Can't Live Without? Air Conditioning

Name one car convenience feature you absolutely couldn't live without, and it'd probably be air conditioning. Whether you live in a hot or cold climate its cooling and demisting benefits can't be understated--it has safety benefits as much as comfort and convenience ones. It also has an effect on... read more

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

Gaming The EPA Gas-Mileage Tests: How It Really Works

Every now and then, EPA gas-mileage ratings--and cars that notably fail to achieve them in real-world use--burst into public awareness. Hyundai and Kia had to agree to... read more June 4, 2013 by  10


 
2014 Chevrolet Malibu

2014 Chevrolet Malibu Gets Start-Stop As Standard, Revised Interior, Updated Styling

Chevrolet has released details of its latest 2014 Malibu, set to go on sale this fall. Among the changes, the biggest news is that all Malibu models will get stop-start... read more May 31, 2013 by  5


 
2014 Ford Fiesta ST (Euro spec)  -  First Drive, March 2013

2014 Ford Fiesta ST: At 35 MPG, Highest-Mileage Performance Hatch?

From our earlier first drive of the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST over at Motor Authority, we already knew that Ford has put together not only one lean pocket rocket that's a hoot to... read more May 29, 2013 by  5


 
America's Addiction to Oil Infographic (CJPonyParts.com)

How Much Oil Does America Use? Check Out This Infographic

The rate at which we use fuel even on an individual basis can be pretty surprising. If you do just 10,000 miles per year at 30 mpg, you'll use 333.3 gallons in a year. That's... read more May 27, 2013 by  6


 
2014 Chevrolet Impala, test drive in Hell, Michigan

2014 Chevrolet Impala 2.5-Liter Four-Cylinder: Quick Drive

The new 2014 Chevrolet Impala is a big five-passenger family sedan, the largest one Chevy sells. While it was launched earlier this year with a 303-horsepower 3.6-liter V-6... read more May 25, 2013 by  8


 
2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI Convertible first drive

Summer, Sensibly: Four 2013 Convertibles With Good Gas Mileage

Many things can signify summer--the weather finally being warm enough to ditch those outer layers of clothing; TV ads taking a distinctly more cheery tone; maybe simply... read more May 24, 2013 by  4


 
Volvo S60 KERS Engineering Prototype

Volvo S60 KERS Hybrid Prototype: Brief First Drive

Can you really improve fuel economy and performance just by taking a production car with a turbocharged 5-cylinder engine and adding Formula 1 race technology? To find out... read more May 17, 2013 by  15


 
2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel, 2012 New York Auto Show

Diesel Cars: Six Important Things Everyone Should Know (But May Not)

It's an exciting time for diesel fans in the U.S, with automakers finally waking up to that section of the market that longs for great highway MPG and lots of torque. Most... read more May 14, 2013 by  23


 
Elio Motors 84 mpg 3-wheeler [Image: Elio Motors]

3-Wheeled, 84 MPG Elio Moves A Step Closer To Reality

Remember Elio Motors? If you're one of their 17,000 or so Facebook fans it'll be hard to forget, as the company's little green three-wheeled vehicle will be a regular fixture... read more May 13, 2013 by  10


 
2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel

GM Engineer Drives 2013 Chevy Cruze Diesel 900 Miles On One Tank

Chevy's Cruze diesel is one of the more significant cars arriving this year. It's not just economical by Chevy's own standards, but at 46 mpg highway it comfortably takes the... read more May 11, 2013 by  32


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

Should EPA Gas-Mileage Ratings Tests Change? What You Need To Know

Your mileage may vary. We've heard it for years, we all know it's true, and yet we put our trust in the EPA's fuel-efficiency ratings as a guide to what kind of gas mileage a... read more May 10, 2013 by  23


 
2014 Mitsubishi Mirage

2014 Ford Fiesta Vs. Mitsubishi Mirage: Which Will Have Highest Gas Mileage?

Hybrid and diesel might be winning the gas mileage wars, but gasoline is stepping up its game. We'll shortly see the debut of two new gasoline-powered models that offer the... read more May 8, 2013 by  12


 
2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, April 2013

2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid: Gas Mileage Test Drive

We weren't big fans of the first Sonata Hybrid when Hyundai launched it for the 2011 model year. But the 2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid has numerous updates and modifications... read more May 5, 2013 by  9


 
2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid

Reader Q: 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid Vs Other Hybrids

With two dozen hybrid models now on the market, and several mass-market plug-in hybrids as well, weighing costs and benefits can get a lot more complicated. Take, for... read more May 3, 2013 by  69


 
2013 Dodge Dart Limited, road test, Catskill Mountains, NY, April 2013

2013 Dodge Dart Limited: Gas-Mileage Drive Report

The 2013 Dodge Dart has gotten off to a slow start in the market, but it's a vitally important car for Chrysler. The first vehicle based on shared underpinnings from its... read more April 30, 2013 by  2


 
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