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Gas Mileage Climbing, But Does America Care?

Gas Mileage Climbing, But Does America Care?

Last month, the average fuel economy of new cars sold in the U.S. hit another all-time high, reaching 25.4 mpg. But do Americans really care? The fuel-economy data comes from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute. As you'll see from the chart above, UMTRI has been tracking... read more

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2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid

2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid: Pricing Undercuts Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Nissan has put a price on its all-new 2014 Pathfinder Hybrid. And while the Pathfinder Hybrid likely won’t quite match the Toyota Highlander Hybrid for fuel efficiency... read more October 28, 2013 by 


 
Gas shortage in the Pacific Northwest, December 1973

Happy 40th Birthday, 1973 Oil Crisis!

Last week, Israeli Defense Forces commemorated the 40th anniversary of the Yom Kippur War with a series of tweets (one of which was misread by investors, causing a brief... read more October 16, 2013 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Malibu

2014 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid Dropped, Replaced By...Malibu

Chevy's mild-hybrid version of the 2014 Malibu has been quietly canceled. Confusingly, while last year's 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco was the first of a new-generation Malibu... read more October 10, 2013 by 


 
Fuel economy trends through MY 2013 (via UMTRI)

Auto Industry Exceeds Low Expectations: Good News, Bad News For Fuel Economy

Back in 2011, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency issued new standards for corporate average fuel economy -- CAFE for... read more October 4, 2013 by 


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt Fuel Economy

Your Car's Fuel Economy Gauge Is Probably Wrong

Your car's fuel economy gauge may be lying to you. Well, exaggerating at least. A recent article in the Detroit News says dashboard mpg readouts are about 5 percent too... read more September 27, 2013 by 


 
2015 Volvo V60

2015 Volvo V60 Wagon To Debut Engine Tech Headed For S60, XC60

When the 2015 Volvo V60 sport wagon arrives in January 2014, it will be the first model from Volvo to arrive with the automaker's new Drive-E powertrains, which will... read more September 18, 2013 by 


 
Average fuel economy of new cars sold (UMTRI, September 2013)

Study: Fuel Economy Hits A Record High

With average gas prices in America still hovering above $3.50 a gallon, fuel economy remains a major concern for new-car shoppers. According to the University of Michigan... read more September 10, 2013 by 


 
2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid

Ford To Lower 2013 C-Max Hybrid Fuel Economy Ratings, Compensate Drivers

For one of the first times in recent history, lowering the mileage numbers on a new vehicle might have a positive affect on how shoppers and owners feel about a vehicle. In... read more August 15, 2013 by 


 
Fuel gauge

Ford Separates Fuel-Economy Fact From Fuel-Economy Fiction: Video

It seems like just yesterday we were celebrating graduations and sprucing up our backyards for Fourth of July barbecues. Now, we've crossed into August, which can only mean... read more August 1, 2013 by 


 
2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Ford Sells More Hybrids Than Ever, Dissolves Tech Partnership With Toyota

Ford has been on a winning streak for the past 12 months. Sales have been strong, its stock price has nearly doubled, and recently, it was declared the best-loved company in... read more July 24, 2013 by  1


 
2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Ford C-Max, Fusion, Lincoln MKZ Hybrids Get More MPGs Via Software Update

Remember those AT&T commercials from the mid-1990s -- the ones that asked, "Have you ever sent someone a fax...from the beach?" They envisioned a future of instant... read more July 17, 2013 by  1


 
2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid

Volkswagen Phasing Out Five-Cylinder In Favor Of High-MPG Turbo

Four-cylinder engines are back at VW. The automaker has revealed some details of its 2014 model lineup, and one especially noteworthy detail is that a new 170-horsepower... read more July 10, 2013 by  1


 
2014 Mazda Mazda6

2014 Mazda6: Tech Package Earns 40 MPG Highway

Mazda has released gas mileage numbers for its top-of-the-line, mid-size 2014 Mazda6—with the GT Technology Package that arrives in dealerships beginning this... read more July 3, 2013 by  1


 
2013 Audi allroad

30 Days Of Audi Allroad: Gas Mileage Wrap-Up

Many of the vehicles you see reviews for here at The Car Connection have been tested by our editorial team for a week at a time—at least once, and in many cases several... read more July 1, 2013 by 


 
2012 Toyota Prius V

Study: Hybrid Cars Are Worth The Extra Cash (For City-Dwellers, Anyway)

Hybrid cars can cost thousands of dollars more than their conventional equivalents. The Toyota Camry Hybrid, for example, is priced about $4,000 over its gas-powered twin... read more June 18, 2013 by  2


 
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