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

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 look at the 2014 Mazda3 four-door sedan in person; it was displayed at last week's Frankfurt Auto Show. The pictures show the... read more

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2013 Honda Fit EV drive event, Pasadena, CA, June 2012

The Five Greenest, Most Energy-Efficient Cars of 2013

What cars available in dealers today make the most efficient use of energy? The answer turns out to be four battery-electric vehicles and one plug-in hybrid. Gasoline and... read more August 19, 2013 by 


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

Ford's C-Max Mileage Mess: How It Happened And What It Means

Ford spent nine months justifying the 47-mpg fuel-efficiency rating of its new 2013 C-Max Hybrid--before it bowed to public pressure and lowered it to 43 mpg late Thursday... read more August 18, 2013 by 


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

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid Owners Get Cash As Ford Lowers MPG Rating

For Ford, it's all about "customer satisfaction"--a phrase it's repeated hundreds of times over the past nine months. During that time, it's grappled with the realization... read more August 16, 2013 by 


 
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 Dodge Dart Limited, road test, Catskill Mountains, NY, April 2013

2013 Dodge Dart Limited: Gas-Mileage Drive Report

The 2013 Dodge Dart has gotten off to a slow start in the market, but it's a vitally important car for Chrysler. The first vehicle based on shared underpinnings from its... read more April 30, 2013 by  2


 
2011 Fuel Economy Labels

Breast-Beating Over EPA Mileage Labels: Will Ratings Change?

Obviously, fuel economy will be an increasingly big deal in years to come. The gas-mileage ratings of new cars and trucks must double (and then some) between last year and... read more February 28, 2013 by  12


 
2013 Chevrolet Spark, road test, January 2013

2013 Chevrolet Spark: Gas Mileage Test

We tend to like small cars, as a personal preference. But the very smallest of cars often don't get the best gas mileage, and they can feel subjectively unsafe in some... read more January 29, 2013 by  7


 
2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Consumer Reports: New Ford Hybrids Don't Meet Mileage Ratings

it's always nice when the big boys say, "You're right." We reported three weeks ago that Ford's new 2013 hybrids were not achieving their 47-mpg EPA gas mileage rating in... read more December 7, 2012 by  26


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

Ford Hybrids' Fuel Economy Failing To Live Up To EPA Ratings?

This is starting to look not so good. It appears that two new hybrid cars from Ford--the 2013 C-Max Hybrid hatchback and the 2013 Fusion Hybrid sedan--may not deliver... read more November 20, 2012 by  201


 
2014 Ford Fiesta

2014 Ford Fiesta: EcoBoost 1.0-Liter, 3-Cylinder Engine For Subcompact

It's been on sale in Europe for months, and now it's coming to the U.S.: the smallest engine sold by a U.S. automaker in decades. The 2014 Ford Fiesta that goes on sale next... read more November 19, 2012 by  5


 
Gas pump

New-Car Buyers Want Higher Gas Mileage (It Pays For Itself Too)

How much do you spend on gasoline each year? If you happen to live in the average U.S. household, the total is more than $2,850 every year--roughly $240 a month, or $60 each... read more July 16, 2012 by  4


 
2011 Hyundai Elantra

How Seriously Do You Take Gas Mileage Numbers In Car Ads?

When you see that magic 40-miles-per-gallon number in a car ad, does it make you pay attention? Most likely it does. (Among other things, it's usually in much larger type... read more July 13, 2012 by  12


 
2012 Chevrolet Sonic hatchback, road test, Catskill Mountains, Oct 2011

July 4th Special: Six U.S. Cars That Get More Than 30 MPG

If your workplace is anything like ours, it seems that while you're at work, most of the rest of the United States has taken the entire week off to celebrate Independence... read more July 2, 2012 by  0


 
2012 Honda Accord EX-L

20 Years Of Gas Mileage: All Cars Improving, But Hybrids Best

The impact of fuel costs on family budgets is a big topic of national discussion right now. A front-page article in my local paper said that an average family paid more than... read more February 23, 2012 by  12


 
2012 Ford Focus Titanium hatchback, New York, July 2011

3-Cylinder 2014 Ford Focus EcoBoost To Deliver 50 MPG-Plus?

Smaller, more efficient engines will be all the rage for the next 15 years, as automakers work to meet gas-mileage standards reaching past real-world averages of 40 miles per... read more February 23, 2012 by  7


 
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