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Ouch: Our Cars Earn Just 4 MPG More Than They Did 92 Years Ago

Ouch: Our Cars Earn Just 4 MPG More Than They Did 92 Years Ago

Fuel economy is a hot topic among auto shoppers Even with today's lower pump prices, efficiency remains one of the top criteria for folks in search of new rides. After more than a century of making cars, you'd think that the auto industry might've made serious headway on the fuel economy front, but... read more

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Gas pump

Americans Are Pretty Sure That Gas Prices Are On Their Way Up

As we mentioned yesterday, fuel prices have tumbled in recent months, but never fear: they're already on the way back up. According to a poll conducted by the Consumer... read more February 20, 2015 by 


 
Clunkers

Gas-Guzzlers Are On The Road To Extinction

Once upon a time, it was common to find new cars with fuel economy ratings of just 12 or 15 miles per gallon. According to the University of Michigan Transportation Research... read more February 19, 2015 by 


 
2016 Acura MDX

2016 Acura MDX Adds Nine-Speed Automatic, More Safety-Tech Features

It’s been barely two years since Acura made its MDX mid-size crossover a little more sport-wagon influenced, with a warmer, more refined cabin and a much-upgraded... read more February 4, 2015 by 


 
2015 Hyundai Genesis IIHS Top Safety Pick+

The Safest Cars, 2016 Honda Pilot, Bentley SUV: The Week In Reverse

Safety is no longer a back-burner priority for new-car shoppers. Across most types of vehicle shoppers, it’s one of the top concerns. Some vehicles simply don’t... read more January 24, 2015 by 


 
Gavel. Image: Brian Turner

Hyundai & Kia Fined $360 Million For Faulty MPG Claims (None Of Which Will Fund Electric Cars)

Hyundai and Kia have agreed to a massive $360 million fine, following a two-year-long investigation of the Korean automakers by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency... read more January 22, 2015 by 


 
Gas Pumps

Despite Low Gas Prices, MPGs Remain Car Shoppers' #1 Criteria Says J.D. Power

If you've been near a gas pump in the past several weeks, you may have felt like Rip van Winkle: disoriented, confused, and wondering if the past several years have all been... read more January 16, 2015 by 


 
BMW turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine

Report: By 2017, Fewer Than Half Of U.S. Cars Will Run On Conventional Gasoline Engines

If we've learned anything from the rosy, sci-fi predictions that emerged from the Space Race of the mid-20th-century, it's that human beings can be very optimistic when... read more December 31, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford F-150

2015 Ford F-150: Top Full-Size Truck Gas Mileage—Not Counting Diesel

Ford has at last released official EPA fuel economy ratings for its radically redesigned 2015 Ford F-150 pickups, which begin arriving at dealerships this month. The F-150... read more November 21, 2014 by 


 
2012 Kia Soul

Hyundai And Kia Fined $300M For Overstating MPG

The federal government has announced that Hyundai Motor and subsidiary Kia Motors will pay $300 million altogether in penalties over fuel economy numbers that were overstated... read more November 3, 2014 by 


 
Gas pump

Advocacy Group Says That Fuel Economy Is America's #1 Criteria When Shopping For A New Car

When you're looking for a new car, there are lots of factors to consider: how the car looks, how comfortable the ride is, its high-tech amenities, the number of cup-holders... read more October 20, 2014 by 


 
Fuel gauge

EPA Says U.S. Is On-Track To Meet 2025 Fuel Economy Goals, Despite Slow Start

In 2011, the federal government unveiled fuel economy standards for the year 2025, setting a fleet-wide goal of 54.5 mpg for all automakers selling vehicles in the U.S... read more October 13, 2014 by 


 
Average fuel-economy rating of purchased new vehicles (via UMTRI)

New Vehicle Fuel Economy Hits 25.8 MPG In August, Another All-Time High

In October 2007, when the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute began tracking the fuel economy of new vehicles sold in the U.S., it stood at 20.1 mpg. As... read more September 5, 2014 by 


 
2013 Hyundai Santa Fe

Hyundai Issues $55 Million Apology For Overstating Fuel Economy On The South Korean Santa Fe

In the fall of 2012, Hyundai and its sibling, Kia, were making headlines (not the good kind). Numerous Hyundai and Kia owners in the U.S. had written to the Environmental... read more August 12, 2014 by 


 
Calle de Alcalá in Madrid, Spain (photo by Antonio García Rodríguez)

In Madrid, You'll Pay More For Parking If You Drive A Gas-Guzzler

Tuesday marked the beginning of a new chapter in the long history of Madrid. The big change had nothing to do with freshly built schools or hydroponic gardens or high-end... read more July 3, 2014 by 


 
Chrysler Engine Stop-Start (ESS) technology  -  slated for 2015 Jeep Cherokee

Fuel-Saving Stop-Start System For 2015 Chrysler, Jeep Models: Details

Chrysler has announced that it will be fitting fuel-saving Engine Stop-Start (ESS) technology to several mainstream models for 2015—and we've gleaned a few more details... read more June 26, 2014 by 


 

 
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