Gas Mileage

  • 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

    Automotive sites with readers whose tastes tend toward sports and performance cars have been having a field day with the upcoming 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. This 707-horsepower muscle car (along with the Charger Hellcat four-door sedan announced just this morning) is the most powerful volume-production car ever offered by one of the Detroit Three automakers. DON'T MISS: 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Is World’s Most Powerful Sedan But as a perspective piece in trade journal Ward's Auto points out, the pair of Hellcats isn't as anti-green as they may seem. In fact, the Challenger...

  • 2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited, test drive, Hudson Valley, NY, Aug 2014
    2015 Hyundai Sonata: Gas Mileage Review Of New Mid-Size Sedan

    The last Hyundai Sonata was a striking stylistic departure from usually bland mid-size sedan styling. The new one, not quite so much: To our eyes, there's very little aside from the badges that identifies it as a Hyundai. We spent a few days with a 2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited, a test car so new it...

  • 2015 Honda Civic LX Sedan
    2015 Honda Civic Gas Mileage: 45-MPG Hybrid, 33-MPG Regular Models Unchanged

    The Honda Civic is a renowned gas-sipper in the compact car market and the latest iteration of the hybrid model is no exception. For 2015, the Civic Hybrid continues the 2014 car's gas mileage of 45 mpg combined (44 mpg city, 47 mpg highway), itself an improvement on the 2013 model's 44 mpg...

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    Auto Industry Doing Fine In Meeting Gas-Mileage Goals, It Turns Out

    The auto industry came very near to the precipice in 2009, and it agreed to significant new regulations to enable it to step back from the brink. Now, it turns out that it's not only meeting, but actually beating, the required reductions in emissions. That means that, according to the U.S...

  • 2015 Subaru Outback 2.5i, test drive, Catskill Mountains, NY, July 2014
    2015 Subaru Outback: Gas Mileage Review Of Crossover Wagon Utility Vehicle

    The new 2015 Subaru Outback is now arriving at dealerships, and it's likely to continue the small Japanese maker's striking growth over the past five years. Like every other maker, though, Subaru has to make all of its vehicles more efficient--and to do so on a considerably smaller development...

  • 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid  -  Quick Drive, July 2014
    Ten Compact Crossovers With Great Gas Mileage

    Whoever invented the crossover must have been a marketing genius. Few segments have grown as quickly over the last decade than these SUV-like cars that offer greater utility without the efficiency sacrifices of a larger vehicle. Gas mileage is improving all the time too, allowing the average...

  • 2015 Ford F-150

    Various details have already been released about the radical new 2015 Ford F-150 pickup truck, the first-ever to use an all-aluminum body to reduce weight and improve fuel efficiency. Now another piece of information has leaked out: Ford will offer an F-150 SFE model, a special option package that boosts fuel economy ratings slightly higher than regular models with the same engine. DON'T MISS: 2015 Ford F-150 Aluminum Body, Smaller Engines: Details Emerge The new SFE package option was reported by industry trade journal Automotive News [subscription required], based on a dealer ordering guide...

  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, test drive in Oregon, July 2014
    2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250: Gas Mileage Review Of Compact Luxury Sedan

    We've finally had a chance to test out the fuel economy of the new and very popular smallest Mercedes-Benz, the 2014 CLA 250 sedan. The company has been struggling to meet global demand for the car, which is both the smallest Mercedes in many years and one of the least expensive. We wanted to see...

  • 2015 Ford F-150
    Aluminum-Bodied 2015 Ford F-150 To Cost More Than Steel Model It Replaces

    The 2015 Ford F-150 will cost $395 to $3,615 more than the model it replaces.

  • 2013 Ford C-Max Energi  -  Driven, June 2013
    EPA Wants Carmakers To Verify Gas Mileage With Road Testing Too

    Several automakers have come under fire in recent years over reported EPA gas mileage figures that prove unattainable in the real world. According to the Wall Street Journal, the EPA plans to require car manufacturers to road-test new cars to confirm gas-mileage ratings based on laboratory tests...

  • The Range Rover Sport takes on Saudi Arabia's Empty Quarter
    Saudi Arabia Plans To Raise Fuel Economy--But Not Gas Prices

    Whether you call them fuel-economy standards or carbon-emission limits, new vehicles sold in North America, Europe, China, and elsewhere are subject to regulations that will require them to get more energy-efficient. Now, another country is discussing new regulations that would require both new and...

  • 2012 Honda Civic HF  -  Driven
    Five Compact Cars With The Best Gas Mileage

    If you're in the market for a new compact car and want to improve your gas mileage, what do you buy? You could opt for the latest hybrid or diesel models, or even an electric car like the Nissan Leaf. But if those are a little outside your comfort zone, you could do worse than to look at the latest...

  • 2013 Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion (European model), 2012 Paris Motor Show

    When we report on European market cars, we'll often advise you to take their official fuel consumption ratings with a pinch of salt. The current New European Drive Cycle (NEDC) test simply isn't very real-world relevant, unrealistically inflating a car's economy potential. That may change in the future, though the prospect of a new test is already causing headaches for carmakers. Automotive News Europe reports that the European Union is considering a new standardized economy test, known as the World Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). It's likely to make economy testing much more realistic...

  • Mercedes-Benz E300 Bluetec Hybrid driven 1,223 miles on one tank of diesel
    Mercedes Diesel Fuel Economy: European Model Beats 60 MPG

    Range is often discussed when the subject of electric cars comes up, but it's also relevant in the world of internal combustion. Driving the most economical car in the world would still be a pain if the tank only allowed for fifty miles between trips to the gas station. If your car could do more...

  • 2014 Jeep Cherokee
    Chrysler To Fit Start-Stop As Standard On Certain 2015 Models

    Start-stop will be standard on certain 2015 Chrysler 200 and Jeep Cherokee models.

  • 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage ES  -  Driven, April 2014
    Cheapest MPG You Can Buy: What Cars Give Lowest-Cost Mileage?

    There are some pretty efficient cars on sale these days, but it's fair to say that to benefit from the technology, you often have to spend a little more to start with. What if you want to spend as little as possible on fuel, but spend as little as possible on the car itself too? That's where...

  • 2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Palisades Interstate Park, New York, June 2014
    2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid: Gas Mileage Review

    The Toyota Highlander Hybrid remains the sole seven-seat hybrid vehicle on the market, and it has been redesigned and updated for the 2014 model year. While smaller vehicles--the Prius far ahead of any other model--make up the bulk of U.S. hybrid sales, the 2014 Highlander Hybrid stands at the top...

  • 2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco
    2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco: 32 MPG Combined From 1.6 Turbo Sedan

    Mid-size car buyers now have another option if they want to reduce their gas consumption--the 2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco. Joining the Sonata 2.0T and the 2.4-liter model in the range, the Sonata Eco uses a 1.6-liter turbocharged gasoline engine to deliver combined EPA fuel economy of 32 mpg (28 mpg...

  • 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid, test drive, Catskill Mountains, NY, Mar 2013

    The news yesterday was simple: Ford has lowered the gas-mileage and efficiency ratings for six of its 2013 and 2014 models. Three are hybrids from Ford and Lincoln, two are Ford plug-in hybrids, and the last is the 2014 Ford Fiesta, newly updated, which has revised ratings for four different engine and transmission combinations. The company will send "goodwill" checks for $125 to $1,050 to owners and lessees of the roughly 200,000 affected vehicles, to compensate them for the increased gasoline they will use based on the lower ratings. ALSO SEE: Musk: Tesla Going Open Source, Lifting Patents...

  • 2015 Ford F-150
    Future Pickup Trucks: 7 Out Of 10 Could Be Aluminum By 2025 (Says Aluminum-Industry Study)

    A study commissioned by the aluminum industry claims the material will be used more in future cars and trucks.

  • 2014 Ford Fiesta EcoBoost SFE, Catskill Mountains, NY, Jun 2014
    2014 Ford Fiesta EcoBoost: Gas Mileage Test Returns 40 MPG

    As a general rule, we like small cars, and small cars with small engines. Eighteen months ago, when we first drove prototype versions of the 2014 Ford Fiesta EcoBoost, we knew we'd be eager to get our hands on the little subcompact with the turbocharged three-cylinder engine for a longer drive...

  • 2015 MINI Cooper five-door ad screencap
    New 2015 MINI Cooper With Five Doors Confuses...Well, Everyone (Video)

    The 2015 MINI Cooper five-door breaks new ground for the brand, as demonstrated by this ad.

  • Elio Motors 84 mpg 3-Wheeler [Image: Elio Motors]
    Elio 84-MPG Three-Wheel Prototype: Driven In Parking Lot (Video)

    It's not uncommon for small cars to get 40 mpg these days, or hybrids to hit 50 mpg. But vehicles doing more than that are conspicuous by their absence. Elio Motors claims its three-wheeled car does 84 mpg on the highway, far exceeding that of any car on sale. ALSO SEE: Why Tesla's Elon Musk Must...

  • 2015 Hyundai Sonata
    2015 Hyundai Sonata Prices Released, No Details On Hybrid Yet

    The redesigned 2015 Hyundai Sonata midsize sedan goes on sale later this month.

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