Yes, Roof Boxes And Ski Racks Really Do Cut MPG—More Than You Might Think

Yes, Roof Boxes And Ski Racks Really Do Cut MPG—More Than You Might Think

If you follow our coverage on fuel efficiency, you know that real-world mileage numbers don't always measure up to the official EPA ratings. But if you think failing to meet those EPA numbers by five or ten percent is already a letdown, be very careful about your cargo-carrying expectations in your... read more

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2014 Ford C-Max

FTC Considers Changes To Rules On Carmaker Claims For Fuel Economy

No one wants to buy a brand-new car, only to find out that its real-world fuel economy doesn't match the numbers on the window sticker. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) may... read more May 6, 2014 by 

2001 Honda Insight

Why Can't We Buy Cars That Do 60, 70, Or 80 MPG?

The first-generation Honda Insight hybrid, sold from 2000 through 2006, is renowned even today for its ultra-high gas mileage: 52 mpg combined (48 mpg city, 58 mpg highway)... read more April 28, 2014 by 

Gas pump

Gas-Mileage Average For March Vehicle Sales: 25.4 MPG, An All-Time High

As we say goodbye to March, the month has brought some good news: The average fuel economy of new vehicles rose to a new high. According to researchers at the University of... read more April 3, 2014 by 

New York City subway. Photo by Flickr user James Willamor.

Growth In Mass-Transit Usage Outpaces Increase In Miles Driven In U.S.

A straightforward way to save fuel is to ditch a car for mass transit, and that's what many U.S. drivers are doing. According to recently-published data (pdf) from the... read more March 13, 2014 by 

Gas pump

Sulfur In Gasoline To Fall By Two-Thirds In 2017 To Cut Emissions

While automakers work to lower vehicle emissions, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is turning its attention to the fuel that powers those cars. The EPA will... read more March 4, 2014 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 The home of chicken wings and the Bills... read more December 9, 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 

Right PSI tire pressure indicator cap

Updated Gas-Mileage Aid: Valve Caps That Change Color With Tire Pressure

Sometimes, little things can make a big difference. Tire pressure can have a significant effect on fuel economy, but checking it generally requires unscrewing a valve cap and... read more November 8, 2013 by 

2014 Jeep Cherokee

2014 Jeep Cherokee, More Fuel-Efficient Crossover, Now En Route To Dealers

Who knew a small crossover could generate so much buzz? Dealers eagerly awaited shipping of the 2014 Jeep Cherokee, which was delayed several times for last-minute changes to... read more October 23, 2013 by 

Sample used car gas-mileage window sticker for a 2000 Honda Insight.

EPA Offers Gas Mileage Stickers, Embeds For Selling Used Cars

In 2011, the EPA helped make used car buying a little more informative by creating printable gas-mileage window stickers. Now, its effort to help used car buyers get... read more September 13, 2013 by 

2014 Nissan Versa Note

2014 Nissan Versa Note: Gas Mileage Drive Report

The Nissan Versa is one of the largest "subcompacts" on the market. For 2014, a new hatchback model called the Versa Note joins the all-new sedan launched last year. We spent... read more August 26, 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 

2014 Chevrolet Impala, test drive in Hell, Michigan

2014 Chevrolet Impala 2.5-Liter Four-Cylinder: Quick Drive

The new 2014 Chevrolet Impala is a big five-passenger family sedan, the largest one Chevy sells. While it was launched earlier this year with a 303-horsepower 3.6-liter V-6... read more May 25, 2013 by  8

2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid

Reader Q: 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid Vs Other Hybrids

With two dozen hybrid models now on the market, and several mass-market plug-in hybrids as well, weighing costs and benefits can get a lot more complicated. Take, for... read more May 3, 2013 by  69


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