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

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. That's mathematical fact. Now, finally, the makers of the three most popular pickup truck lines sold in the U.S. are... read more

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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


 
Opel Ampera dashboard

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... read more June 6, 2013 by  10


 
Fuel gauge

New-Car Average Gas Mileage At Highest Level Ever: 24.8 MPG

It just keeps rising: Average gas mileage for new cars has once again hit a new high in the U.S. Statistics kept by the University of Michigan's Transport Research Institute... read more June 5, 2013 by  11


 
2001 Toyota Prius Sedan

Is The 2001-2003 Toyota Prius A Good Used Car Buy?

It was small, unassuming, almost a shrinking violet, really. The first-generation Toyota Prius hybrid -- launched in the U.S. in 2001 -- was the first five-seat family car to... read more June 5, 2013 by  28


 
Gas pump

Is Right Now The Very Best Time To Buy A Car? Discuss

Slowly, the economic recession is winding down and consumer moods are improving. Plus, today's new cars get better gas mileage than they did just a few years ago. Is this... read more June 4, 2013 by  15


 
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


 
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