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How To Drive Badly & Lower Your Gas Mileage In The Real World

How To Drive Badly & Lower Your Gas Mileage In The Real World

With gas-mileage standards through 2016 now in place, the EPA and NHTSA are turning their sights toward rules for 2017 through 2025. Proposals are floating around for CAFE standards of up to 62 mpg (which means the vehicles you might buy would average about 50 mpg in actual use). Ah, the hell with... read more

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2012 Buick LaCrosse eAssist Live Shots

2012 Buick Lacrosse eAssist 37-MPG Sedan Priced At $30,820 (With Destination)

Buick announced today that it would price the four-cylinder version of its 2012 Lacrosse large sedan at $29,960. That sneaks the advertised price neatly under the $30,000... read more June 8, 2011 by 


 
New-car owner John Knox with his 2011 Ford Fiesta SE hatchback, May 2011

Why I Sold My Mustang To Buy A 2011 Ford Fiesta SE Hatchback

Last month, as I was filling the tank on my 2008 Ford Mustang convertible, I realized my car had become untenable. I bought the metallic blue ragtop before the financial... read more June 7, 2011 by  3


 
2011 Hyundai Elantra Limited

Hyundai Elantra Gas Mileage

Unlike other compact cars, the gas-mileage story for the 2011 Hyundai Elantra is simple. There's a single engine, a choice of two transmissions--six-speed automatic or... read more June 3, 2011 by 


 
Gas Prices on the Rise, infographic used courtesy of AutoMD

Gas Prices Rising: Driving Tips, Simple Repairs Boost Mileage (Infographic)

We have to admit, we're fond of infographics. This one has three simple parts. It looks at gas prices--which recently rose to an average of $4 a gallon before ebbing... read more June 2, 2011 by  3


 
2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco, New York City, March 2011

Chevrolet Cruze Gas Mileage

With two models--one all about gas mileage, with two transmission options, plus the other one, which has two engines and two transmissions--the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze may take... read more June 1, 2011 by  2


 
2012 Honda Civic sedan at New York Auto Show, April 2011

Honda Civic Gas Mileage

With a redesigned range of Civic sedan and coupe models, and no fewer than five separate variants, the new 2012 Honda Civic makes an aggressive effort to position Honda at... read more May 31, 2011 by 


 
2011 Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius Gas Mileage

The 2011 Toyota Prius hybrid gets the best gas mileage rating of any car for sale in the U.S. market today. It's rated at 51 mpg city, 48 mpg highway, for a combined rating... read more May 27, 2011 by  2


 
2011 Toyota Corolla

Toyota Corolla Gas Mileage

The 2011 Toyota Corolla is one of the best-selling compact sedans in the U.S. market. But its gas mileage isn't necessarily anything to write home about. The most... read more May 26, 2011 by  4


 
Gas pump

Gas Prices: Prepare For Pain, $5.20 A Gallon By Labor Day?

Get out your checkbook, have a backup credit card account, and consider missing a lunch or two each week, as gas prices are likely to soar to record levels this summer. Of... read more May 26, 2011 by  2


 
2011 Lexus CT 200h

40 MPG And Safe: IIHS Names Ten Top Picks

Good occupant safety can come in small packages—even those that get 40 mpg or more. That's one of the themes of the latest round of crash-test results and safety... read more May 25, 2011 by  1


 
Gas pump

High Gas Prices Changing Vacation Plans, Even House Purchases

There's more than a 3-to-1 chance that your gas price fell last week. The price itself depends largely on what state you live in, but the average price of a gallon of... read more May 23, 2011 by  2


 
2011 Honda Odyssey Touring

Guide: How To Get Good Gas Mileage AND Third Row Seats?

"We have not yet fully accepted the fact that we need a new car. Some call it denial. But we do need one." That's how our friend Gordon Platt began a note asking our advice... read more May 12, 2011 by  4


 
2012 Honda Civic Hybrid, road test, Spring 2011

2012 Honda Civic Hybrid: Multi-Day Drive Review

The 2012 Honda Civic range, launched at last month's New York Auto Show, includes two models devoted to wringing out as many miles as possible from every last drop of... read more May 10, 2011 by  2


 
Old Gas Pumps

U.S. Gas Price Now Above $4 A Gallon, On Average

Well, it's official. Despite news last week of a sudden drop in the wholesale price of oil, the average price of a gallon of gasoline in the U.S. rose to precisely $4 a... read more May 9, 2011 by  2


 
1997 Subaru Legacy Wagon XA Brighton

Advice: Downsizing From A Subaru Wagon, Seeking Better MPGs

We tend to get a lot of "What car should we buy?" questions at GreenCarReports, and we'll usually respond with a list of questions to narrow down the choices. Recently... read more May 6, 2011 by  9


 
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