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

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 now has the highest fuel economy ratings—by a smidge—of any full-size gasoline-powered pickup on the U.S. market... read more

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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 


 
2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco

2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco Gets 38 MPG Highway

The redesigned 2015 Hyundai Sonata made a big splash when it debuted at the New York Auto Show, but Hyundai didn’t reveal all of its cards for its newest entry to the... read more June 20, 2014 by 


 
2013 Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid

Ford Admits To MPG Blunder, Downgrades Fuel Economy For Six Models

Ford Motor Co. [NYSE: F] has caught an error in its calculations for EPA fuel economy for several of its small-car, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid models, and it's moving to... read more June 12, 2014 by 


 
2014 Mitsubishi Mirage ES  -  Driven, April 2014

2014 Mitsubishi Mirage: Quick Drive Of A Not-So-Quick Car

The 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage is a disappointing car. It doesn't offer anywhere close to today's standards of refinement or performance, when we compare it not to cars that are... read more April 23, 2014 by 


 
Average fuel economy of U.S. vehicles sold through March 2014 (via UMTRI)

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... read more April 4, 2014 by 


 
2012 Kia Soul

Did MPG Overstatement Affect Hyundai And Kia Resale Values?

Owners of certain Hyundai and Kia models—and perhaps officials at those automakers—have cause to breathe a sigh of relief. That's because after a scandal in which... read more February 24, 2014 by 


 
2014 Kia Soul

Hyundai & Kia Cough Up $395 Million To Address Misstated MPGs

In the fall of 2012, Hyundai and Kia were staring down the barrel of some massively bad press. Consumers had complained so long and so loudly about real-world gas mileage... read more December 24, 2013 by 


 
Average sales-weighted U.S. fuel economy, October 2007 through November 2013

New-Car Fuel Economy Has Risen 23% Since 2007

When the folks at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute first began tracking the average fuel economy of new cars sold in the U.S., it was 20.1 mpg... read more December 5, 2013 by 


 
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 


 
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