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New Diesel SUVs & Crossovers: Jeep, Audi, Mercedes, VW Fuel Economy Tested: UPDATED

New Diesel SUVs & Crossovers: Jeep, Audi, Mercedes, VW Fuel Economy Tested: UPDATED

You read a lot about hybrids and electric cars these days, but fuel-efficient diesel engines will be coming in certain classes of cars this year and in the future. The most recent crop of diesel launches has been in the crossover utility vehicle class, of which we've now driven three different... read more

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Gas mileage trip computer

Gas Mileage Displays In Cars: Accurate Or Optimistic?

How do you measure your gas mileage? Do you take mileage readings after each tank, refill to the brim, calculate how much you've used...and repeat at each fill-up? Or do you... read more March 18, 2014 by 


 
54.5 MPG CAFE standard for 2025

Hybrids, Electrics Not Needed To Reach 54.5 MPG In 2025: Industry Exec

For some companies in the auto industry, building cars to hit a target of 54.5 mpg by 2025 may seem like a near-impossible task. But to others, the EPA's Corporate Average... read more January 17, 2014 by 


 
Mitsubishi Mirage G4 sedan teaser image.

Will Mitsubishi Mirage Minicar Add Sedan Model For 2015?

Hatchbacks may bring up bad memories for some people. Those who want a fuel-efficient small car--but were traumatized by the Chevrolet Vega, Ford Pinto, or any number of... read more January 9, 2014 by 


 
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New-Car Average Fuel Economy Rose To 24.8 MPG In 2013

The numbers are in, and it turns out that 2013 was another record year for the average fuel economy of new vehicles. Researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation... read more January 9, 2014 by 


 
2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI

Volkswagen, Audi & Porsche Grow Diesel Sales Beyond 100,000 In 2013

For drivers whose travel include long stretches of high-speed highways, diesel cars offer a fuel-efficient alternative to gasoline vehicles. For many years, the biggest... read more January 6, 2014 by 


 
2014 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD, Catskill Mountains, NY, Aug 2013

2014 Mazda CX-5 2.5-liter SkyActiv: Gas Mileage Drive Report

While hybrids are one way to get good gas mileage in a variety of cars, another way is to wring every last drop of efficiency out of new and highly-efficient gasoline engines... read more January 3, 2014 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 


 
2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup Street Edition

Looking To Buy A Used Diesel Car? Head To Buffalo

Looking for a good deal on a used diesel car? Turns out Buffalo is the best place to go, according to new data from iSeeCars.com. The home of chicken wings and the Bills... 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 


 
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 


 
City of Detroit, by jdurchen [Flickr]

Which City Has The Worst Fuel Economy For All Its Used Cars?

If you want to buy a used Toyota Prius, don't go shopping for one in Detroit. The Motor City has the worst fuel economy among used cars, according to a new study by... read more November 14, 2013 by 


 
2014 Mitsubishi Mirage, Quebec City, Sep 2013

2014 Mitsubishi Mirage: 40-MPG Minicar Gas Mileage Test

Do you miss your old three-cylinder Geo Metro? If so, Mitsubishi has a new car just for you. The 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage five-door hatchback minicar has the highest... read more October 15, 2013 by 


 
Gas gauge

Five Things To Know About Gas Mileage That Will Save You Money

Gas mileage has gotten far more important in new-car choices over the last 10 years, and that's not likely to change. But not everyone really understands automobile... read more October 7, 2013 by 


 
2013 Kia Optima Hybrid

EPA Will Release Results Of Its Gas Mileage Audits

The EPA hopes to avoid future fuel-economy scandals, by giving the public more information about its audits of the data submitted by carmakers. After claims of... read more October 4, 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 


 
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