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Why Green Car Reports Writes About Full-Size Pickup Trucks

Why Green Car Reports Writes About Full-Size Pickup Trucks

Once in a while, we're blind-sided by responses to an article we publish--and we learn something in the process. On December 23, we wrote about ways that the all-new 2015 Ford F-150 full-size pickup truck might get better gas mileage. We learned that at least some of our readers seem to resent the... read more

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2014 Lincoln MKT

Ford: Predictive Logic Can Boost Cruise-Control MPG 5 Percent

Cruise control is an American driving staple. We use it on long road trips to reduce fatigue. And with the advent of adaptive cruise control systems, we're even using it on... read more December 18, 2013 by 


 
2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-liter EcoBoost, Catskill Mountains, NY, Nov 2013

2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-Liter EcoBoost: Gas Mileage Drive Report

The Ford Escape, entirely redesigned for 2013, is one of the best-selling entries in the popular category of compact crossover utility vehicles. The real-world gas mileage of... read more December 17, 2013 by 


 
Fuel gauge

Average Vehicle Weight, Power Fell In 2012, Performance Unchanged: EPA

You might be forgiven for thinking that as cars get ever heavier, better equipped, safer, more practical, more powerful and faster, fuel economy would suffer. Thankfully, the... read more December 16, 2013 by 


 
2015 Ford Mustang GT

2015 Ford Mustang: How High Will Its Gas-Mileage Ratings Go?

Almost four years ago, the Ford Mustang was the first car to offer both 300 horsepower and 30 miles per gallon in its an EPA highway rating. How much better will the new 2015... read more December 10, 2013 by 


 
2014 Jeep Cherokee

AWD Cars Increasingly Popular; How To Make Them Fuel-Efficient?

It wasn't so long ago that all-wheel drive was restricted to Jeeps, trucks, and the occasional esoteric supercar. Now, according to data from Polk cited in The Detroit News... read more December 10, 2013 by 


 
2015 Ford Mustang via USA Today leak

Ford 'Considers' Diesel, Hybrid, Even Electric For New Mustang

Someday, muscle-car enthusiasts might brag about kilowatts, not horsepower. Future versions of the 2015 Ford Mustang, which was revealed last week, might possibly get diesel... read more December 9, 2013 by 


 
Gas gauge

Why Gas Mileage In Canada Is Very Different

Your mileage may vary from the published estimates, as all drivers know. But it turns out it may vary more in Canada, whose fuel-efficiency ratings are higher than those from... read more December 2, 2013 by 


 
2014 Honda City (Indian market)

Is The 2015 Honda Fit Sedan India's Just-Launched Honda City?

We know what the all-new 2015 Honda Fit hatchback will look like; that car was unveiled in Japan last July, and then went on sale in September there. But have we now seen... read more November 26, 2013 by 


 
2013 Honda Civic EX-L

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... read more November 25, 2013 by 


 
2015 Lincoln MKC, 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show

2015 Lincoln MKC Compact Crossover Pioneers New EcoBoost Engine: Live Photos

We've now gotten more details on the 2015 Lincoln MKC compact crossover, which is scheduled to debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show next week. The new MKC model is based on the... read more November 21, 2013 by 


 
2013 Honda Civic HF

2014 Honda Civic HF Rated At 35 MPG, Up From 33 MPG Last Year

The refreshed 2014 Honda Civic HF was revealed yesterday at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, featuring both an upgraded powertrain and improved fuel economy. More on that in a... read more November 21, 2013 by 


 
New Honda Fit Hybrid (Japan-only model)

2015 Honda Fit To Have 36-MPG Combined Gas Mileage Rating

The new 2015 Honda Fit will have a combined EPA gas mileage rating of 36 mpg, according to Honda officials. That's the second-highest rating for any five-door subcompact... read more November 18, 2013 by 


 
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 


 
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