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

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 than the other two EPA ratings.) But how seriously should you take any publicized gas-mileage ratings? Most people seem to know... read more

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Gas pump

Gas Mileage Highest Ever For New Cars Sold In January

Well, here's a bit of good news. The sales-weighted average gas mileage for all vehicles sold in the U.S. was the highest it's ever been, reaching 22.9 miles per gallon... read more February 15, 2012 by 1


 
2005 Subaru Outback Rear

New Mileage Rules Encourage Small Cars To Become Big Trucks For Lower MPG

Automakers have long known there's a double standard for gas mileage. Cars have to meet higher goals, trucks have less stringent requirements. And the larger the vehicle, the... read more January 24, 2012 by 12


 
2013 Dodge Dart Compact Sedan

2013 Dodge Dart: 40-MPG CAFE Target Hints At EPA Ratings

The 2013 Dodge Dart, which will be fully revealed to the public at next week's Detroit Auto Show, achieved an unadjusted gas-mileage rating of at least 40 mpg, according to... read more January 5, 2012 by 0


 
2011 Nissan Leaf at quick-charging station

Top Five Green-Car Stories Of 2011: MPGs, Electric Cars, And More

Yep, it's almost the end of the year, which means reams of roundup stories from all your favorite auto websites. Nope, we're not that different: We've got one too. Here's our... read more December 22, 2011 by 11


 
2011 Hyundai Elantra

Consumer Watchdog To EPA: Re-Test Hyundai Elantra Gas Mileage

On the record, and even off, auto manufacturers are usually fairly discreet about their competitors. But starting this year, we've heard more open mutterings from several... read more December 1, 2011 by 9


 
Xtronic CVT, 6th generation  -  for 2013 Nissan Altima

Nissan Boosts Fuel Economy By Redesigning CVT In 2013 Altima

One of the best ways to improve fuel economy is to keep a car's engine operating at its most efficient speed, regardless of how fast the vehicle is traveling. That's the... read more November 29, 2011 by 1


 
U.S. Capitol

Who Hates High-Mileage Cars? Your Local Auto Dealers, That's Who

Sometime next month, the EPA and NHTSA will release final draft rules that increase corporate average fuel economy standards to 54.5 mpg by 2025. Most--although not... read more November 1, 2011 by 7


 
Used car salesman

Auto Dealers Lobby Against Obama's Higher Gas-Mileage Rules

Yesterday, auto dealers met with their members of Congress to try to delay new rules that would stiffen the gas-mileage requirements for cars sold in model years 2017 to... read more September 22, 2011 by 5


 
Experimental 1972 Honda 600 modified for fuel efficiency, from eBay

Want To Buy A 173-MPG Honda? You Have One Day Left To Bid

Reading eBay auction listings, it's important to look at the disclaimers. Such as ... This is a non-running experimental vehicle being sold AS-IS / WHERE-IS. and Proof of the... read more September 20, 2011 by 8


 
2012 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ at GM Orion Assembly Plant, September 2011

2012 Chevrolet Sonic Hits Magic Mark: 40-MPG Highway Rating

It's not always true that the smallest cars get the best gas mileage. In many cases, compact cars get mileage equal to or better mileage than their shorter, stubbier... read more September 15, 2011 by 4


 
2012 Toyota Yaris

Toyota's Green Autumn: 2012 Yaris, New Camry Hybrid, Prius V Wagon

While Toyota is still struggling to get itself entirely back to normal after the devastating March 11 earthquake and resulting tsunami, the company has a number of new green... read more September 9, 2011 by 0


 
2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8

2012 Chrysler 300 To Get 31 MPG Highway, Thanks To 8-Speed Automatic

Half a century ago, automatic transmissions had two or three speeds, and progress has come slowly since then. Today, many cars are still sold with four-speed automatics... read more September 1, 2011 by 4


 
EPA gas-mileage label (window sticker), design used starting in model year 2013

New Gas-Mileage Window Stickers: DoT Head Ray LaHood Explains Them For You (Video)

Starting with the 2013 model year, you will see a new and more informative gas-mileage sticker on the window of new cars for sale. There are several changes, both graphic and... read more August 29, 2011 by 0


 
2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid

2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid MPGs Beat Ford Fusion, Hyundai Sonata

The reviews of the 2012 Toyota Camry mid-size sedan are in now, and the consensus is that it's a competitively priced mild refresh with unadventurous styling. Which may be... read more August 24, 2011 by 5


 
2012 Honda Civic Hybrid, road test, Spring 2011

Our MPGs Vs Consumer Reports: Volt, Civic Hybrid, Jetta TDI, Lexus CT 200h, Fiat 500

The good folks over at Consumer Reports are the ultimate rationalists when it comes to testing and buying cars. They don't use media-fleet cars, but buy their test vehicles... read more August 23, 2011 by 14


 

 
 

 
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