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Complex CAFE Math: Gas Mileage Higher Than Predicted, Lower Than Needed

Complex CAFE Math: Gas Mileage Higher Than Predicted, Lower Than Needed

It's easy to meet expectations when they're low enough. When it comes to Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE), car makers are exceeding expectations--but are still behind the curve--a report from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) says. In 2011, the Environmental... read more

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2014 Chevrolet Silverado High Country

2014 Chevy Silverado Pickup Gas Mileage Rises For Largest V-8 Engine

Even pickup trucks are getting better gas mileage these days. The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 (and its 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 twin) with the 6.2-liter V-8 has been rated with... read more October 3, 2013 by 


 
2014 BMW i3, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

Why German Elections Affect Your Next Audi, BMW, Or Mercedes

The results of German national elections don't get much news coverage in the U.S. But the re-election of Angela Merkel as chancellor on September 22 could prove to have an... read more October 3, 2013 by 


 
2013 Toyota Prius liftback

'Father Of The Prius' Stresses: Hybrids More Important To Toyota Than Electric Cars

For Toyota chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada, hybrids are still the future. The man known as the "Father of the Prius" said Toyota still views hybrids as its top priority for... read more October 2, 2013 by 


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt Fuel Economy

Your Mileage May Vary; Dashboard MPG Readings Vary Too

It's one of the most common questions asked of any new car: "So what kind of gas mileage does it get?" The answer most often comes from the car's gas-mileage readout on the... read more September 25, 2013 by 


 
2013 Ford Police Interceptor concept

Even Police Cars Can Get 30 MPG Now (Non-Pursuit, Highway Cycle)

Even cops can benefit from good gas mileage. Ford is adding its 2.0-liter EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine to a "special service police" sedan that, the... read more September 25, 2013 by 


 
2015 Volvo V60

Before Plug-In Hybrids, Volvo Preps Efficient New Gas Engines

As German luxury brands have moved to smaller turbocharged engines with much-improved gas mileage, Volvo's entire U.S. lineup has remained powered by five- and six-cylinder... read more September 19, 2013 by 


 
2013 Ford Escape EcoBoost 2.0-liter, Pennsylvania, April 2013

Ford's EcoBoost Engines Cross The 2-Million-Made Mark

Ford now sells an electric car and some plug-in hybrids, but you don't hear all that much about them. They're just a few drops in an ocean of gasoline EcoBoost engines... read more September 18, 2013 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Malibu

2014 Chevy Malibu Gas Mileage: Making Eco Mild Hybrid Irrelevant, Again?

The 2014 Chevrolet Malibu gets a new base engine, and with it come new, higher fuel-efficiency ratings from the EPA. But does the improved gas mileage mean the Malibu Eco... read more September 16, 2013 by 


 
2014 Mazda 3 four-door sedan, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show  [photo: IndianAutosBlog]

2014 Mazda 3 Sedan Live Photo Gallery: 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

The all-new 2014 Mazda 3 was revealed at the end of June, but only as a five-door hatchback--the model that will be the mainstay in Japan and Europe. Now we've had our first... read more September 16, 2013 by 


 
Sample used car gas-mileage window sticker for a 2000 Honda Insight.

EPA Offers Gas Mileage Stickers, Embeds For Selling Used Cars

In 2011, the EPA helped make used car buying a little more informative by creating printable gas-mileage window stickers. Now, its effort to help used car buyers get... read more September 13, 2013 by 


 
2014 Honda Accord Hybrid

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Gas Mileage: 47 MPG Combined

The official EPA-rated gas mileage figures for the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid are in, and they’re pretty much in line with those released by the automaker back in June... read more September 6, 2013 by 


 
2014 Toyota Corolla L

New 2014 Toyota Corolla L Base Model To Start At $17,610

Toyota has announced pricing for the 2014 Corolla Range, with an entry point of $17,610 for the Corolla L. Available in L, LE, S and LE Eco trim lines, Corolla pricing runs... read more August 27, 2013 by 


 
2014 Nissan Versa Note

2014 Nissan Versa Note: Gas Mileage Drive Report

The Nissan Versa is one of the largest "subcompacts" on the market. For 2014, a new hatchback model called the Versa Note joins the all-new sedan launched last year. We spent... read more August 26, 2013 by 


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

EPA's Ford C-Max Hybrid Gas Mileage: "Our Testing Not At Fault"

It's frustrating buying a car to find its gas mileage falls short of the official EPA ratings, and it's a frustration quite familiar to owners of the 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid... read more August 26, 2013 by 


 
Volkswagen Golf TDI BlueMotion

VW Wants Federal Incentives To Encourage Diesel Sales

Electric vehicles are already subject to reams of federal and local incentives to encourage the market's growth, and now Volkswagen wants similar incentives for the sale of... read more August 23, 2013 by 


 
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