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Audi A3 TDI Ultra Is Audi's Most Fuel-Efficient Car Ever...But Not For U.S.

Audi A3 TDI Ultra Is Audi's Most Fuel-Efficient Car Ever...But Not For U.S.

The 'Ultra' tag will be familiar to fans of endurance motor racing, seen since 2010 on Audi's Le Mans-winning race cars. It hasn't yet featured on an Audi production car though, up until now--and as you'd expect, it's Audi's most fuel-efficient production car ever. The Audi A3 1.6 TDI Ultra uses a... read more

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Zachary Nelson and Ford's haptic gear shifter technology (Image: Video screen grab)

Want To Improve Manual Gas Mileage? Haptic Shift Knob Tech Could Help

The humble automatic transmission has come along in leaps and bounds over the year, and modern systems are often more efficient than their manual equivalents. For the manual... read more July 30, 2013 by  3


 
2012 Toyota Prius C

New Hybrids Enter List Of Cars With Highest Gas Mileage Ever

Back in 2010, we asked why so few of today's cars were among the most fuel efficient ever. Look down the list of the most fuel-efficient vehicles sold in the U.S, and only a... read more July 23, 2013 by  12


 
2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe

Top Five Small Coupes With The Best Gas Mileage

It used to be so simple to tell which cars were coupes and which weren't. And not just because the word "Coupe" was emblazoned on your vinyl roof pillars in metallic script... read more July 18, 2013 by  1


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

2013 Ford C-Max, Fusion Hybrids To Be Modified To Boost MPG In Real-World Use

That noise you heard yesterday afternoon? That was the sound of the other shoe dropping. Ford said yesterday that it will "enhance the on-road fuel economy performance" of... read more July 17, 2013 by  31


 
2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS, Catskill Mountains, NY, July 2013

2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS: How Hot Is Chevy's Sporty Hatch?

The Chevrolet Sonic subcompact was an impressive offering when we tested both a 1.8-liter LT hatchback and a 1.4-liter LTZ sedan almost two years ago. Now, with the advent of... read more July 16, 2013 by  1


 
2008 Ford Escape Hybrid owned by Bayer Protective Services, Sacramento, CA

2008 Ford Escape Hybrid: 500K Miles, Still In Patrol Service

If you ever had any doubt that hybrids were durable--and many people do--here's a case study to set your mind at ease. A white base-model 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid has just... read more July 16, 2013 by  7


 
2013 MINI John Cooper Works Paceman ALL4, New York City

2013 MINI Paceman John Cooper Works: We Ask 'Why?'

Every once in a while, we end up driving a car that leaves us utterly confused. The 2013 MINI Cooper Paceman John Cooper Works ALL4 we drove for a day last week is one such... read more July 15, 2013 by  4


 
Bicycle racks can affect aerodynamics (Image: Flickr user kardboard604)

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... read more July 9, 2013 by  14


 
2014 Nissan Versa Note

2014 Nissan Versa Note Tops Subcompact Gas Mileage; Clever Aero, Light Weight

As automobile manufacturers strive for greater fuel efficiency, it's the low-hanging fruit proving most effective for immediate gains. That's why Nissan's new 2014 Versa... read more July 8, 2013 by  1


 
2014 Mazda 3 sedan leaked

2014 Mazda Mazda3 Sedan: Aero-Efficient Sedan Revealed

Mazda is on a roll at the moment. Its CX-5 crossover is among the most efficient in class, and the new 40 mpg highway Mazda 6 likewise. The 2014 Mazda 3 was also unveiled... read more July 5, 2013 by  4


 
2014 Mazda Mazda6

2014 Mazda Mazda6 Gas Mileage Revealed: 40 Highway, 32 Combined

The automobile market is no longer a stranger to cars achieving highway mileage of 40 mpg, but to see such a figure coming from a midsize car is quite an impressive feat... read more July 3, 2013 by  4


 
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


 
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