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

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 Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) the sales-weighted average fuel economy of all new light-duty vehicles sold... read more

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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


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, production version road test, San Diego, CA, Jan 2012

Consumers DO Want High-MPG Vehicles: Not Such A Hard Sell After All

The 54.5 mpg Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards set for 2025 have caused much wailing and gnashing of teeth from some quarters, but automakers haven't been among... read more April 29, 2013 by  2


 
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


 
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 


 
2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Do Hybrids Save Money? FuelEconomy.gov Site Helps You Decide

Hybrid vehicles cost more upfront than comparable gasoline models, but get better fuel economy. So will you save money in the long run? To make the comparisons easier and... read more May 18, 2012 by  4


 
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