EPA Ratings

 
Mazda tops EPA fuel-efficiency rankings for fifth year in a row

Mazda tops EPA fuel-efficiency rankings for fifth year in a row

Pick-ups and SUVs are rapidly taking over the American automotive landscape, but there's at least one measure in which it benefits an automaker to sell fewer of those vehicles. In the Environmental Protection Agency's latest "Light-Duty Automotive Technology, Carbon Dioxide Emissions, and Fuel... read more

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2017 Tesla Model 3, in photo tweeted by Elon Musk on July 9, 2017

Tesla Model 3 Long Range rating of 310 miles: Is it understated?

Amidst all the coverage on Wednesday of the Tesla Model 3 production numbers, we realized we'd forgotten one piece of the Model 3 saga. That would be the official EPA range... read more January 5, 2018 by


 
2018 BMW i3s

2018 BMW i3s: range, efficiency lower for sportier model of electric car

As a given generation of any vehicle ages, German companies in particular often spice up the allure of the aging car with new and sportier versions. Porsche is a master at... read more January 2, 2018 by


 
2018 Volvo XC90

2018 Volvo XC90 plug-in hybrid SUV: bigger battery, slight range boost

It's a shock to realize that the Volvo XC90 large luxury SUV is now in its third model year. The first new Volvo in more than five years when it debuted in 2016, the... read more November 27, 2017 by


 
2018 Jeep Wrangler

New 2018 Jeep Wrangler boosts fuel economy, from bad to less bad

Ahead of the next-generation 2018 Jeep Wrangler's debut, the EPA released fuel-economy estimates for the V-6 powered model of the archetypal SUV. They're higher, as are the... read more November 17, 2017 by


 
2018 Toyota Prius C

Complex engine tech gets better ratings, does little in real world: report

Lately, automakers haven't been touting the rising fuel economy of new vehicles, but it has to continue rising to meet reductions in the legal levels of carbon emitted. While... read more September 14, 2017 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf

2018 Nissan Leaf: does it pioneer the 'mid-range' electric car?

With the 2018 Nissan Leaf due to arrive at U.S. dealers in four or five months, next year is shaping up to be a very interesting test of what buyers want in battery-electric... read more September 11, 2017 by


 
2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

How much electric-car range is 'enough'? 300 miles much better than 200 miles: survey

Electric-car drivers know that range anxiety abates quickly once you start using an electric car and get confident with its abilities. Although a range of 60 to 90 miles... read more August 24, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3 rated at 126 MPGe, third-best after Ioniq Electric and Prius Prime

Ten days ago, when the first 30 Tesla Model 3 electric cars were delivered to their owners at a much-publicized Handover Party, we didn't get full information on the latest... read more August 7, 2017 by


 
2018 Chevrolet Equinox 2.0T

2018 Chevy Equinox Diesel pricing to start just above $31,000

Every now and then, resourceful journalists dredge up automotive news before it emerges in a sanitized press release from the maker in question. So it is with the pricing on... read more July 17, 2017 by


 
Chevy Bolt EV fast-charging at EVgo station before trip across Maryland    [image: Brian Ro]

Drive a Chevy Bolt EV electric car 313 miles on a charge: here's how

Electric-car range is a funny thing. It is rated by the EPA, and most people focus on that combined figure, though an individual's use may greatly affect the car's actual... read more June 26, 2017 by


 
2014 BMW 328d xDrive Sport Wagon, New York City, Jun 2014

What AWD vehicle has the highest fuel economy?

"I want a fuel-efficient car, but I live in a snowy area, and won't buy one without all-wheel drive; what's the best?" It's a question we hear often. Whether or not you agree... read more June 20, 2017 by


 
2018 Toyota C-HR

Some crossover SUVs get easier fuel-economy rules, others don't

What's a truck? If you tell your average suburban family that they're hauling their kids to school and sports practices in a truck, many will push back. "It's an SUV," you'll... read more June 12, 2017 by


 
2017 Mercedes-Benz E300 4Matic, Finger Lakes region, NY, April 2017

2017 Mercedes-Benz E300: gas mileage review

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class luxury sedan is hardly viewed as green, even if it'll soon have a plug-in hybrid version offered in small numbers. But driving the most recent... read more May 9, 2017 by


 
2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Feb 2016

What's the lowest acceptable gas mileage for a compact SUV? Poll results

We've driven a lot of compact crossover utility vehicles in recent months. It's a hot category in the new-car market, with all light trucks getting better fuel economy than... read more May 8, 2017 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius One: stripped-down hybrid added at lower price

It hasn't been the greatest of years for the Toyota Prius hybrid, the Japanese carmaker's flagship product. The fourth generation hybrid hatchback debuted as a 2016 model... read more April 14, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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