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Is Miles-Per-Gallon Really The Best Measure Of Fuel Economy?

Is Miles-Per-Gallon Really The Best Measure Of Fuel Economy?

In the U.S., we tend to talk about fuel economy in terms of miles-per-gallon. After decades of doing so, it's a system that we've come to understand -- or so we think. Unfortunately, miles-per-gallon doesn't tell the whole story. In fact, it's a metric that can sometimes be deceiving. But what are... read more

November 28, 2012 by  - 5
 
Car sizes through the years, cropped (infographic via Automotive.com)

Small Cars Ain't What They Used To Be: Infographic

Yesterday, we pointed out that small cars have been selling like hotcakes -- tiny, 110-cubic-foot-sized hotcakes. Today, they represent 19.3% of America's new-car purchases... read more October 9, 2012 by  0


 
2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid

How Are You Going Green? Study Suggests 25% Of Drivers Want Hybrids

Pretend for a moment that you're walking down the street, minding your own business, when a stranger approaches and offers you $1,000 cash. The money is yours for the taking... read more September 13, 2012 by  0


 
Fuel economy of new vehicles, October 2007 - August 2012 (from UMTRI)

Average Fuel Economy Ticks Up Again In August: Coincidence?

Earlier this year, the average fuel economy of new cars sold in America hit a record high of 24.1 mpg. That was in March, when many analysts though that gas prices were... read more September 7, 2012 by  5


 
2013 Honda Accord sedan

2013 Honda Accord: At 34 MPG, Would You Rather Have A V-6?

V-6 engines aren't exactly headed for extinction yet, but they're becoming increasingly rare in today's market—especially if you're shopping for a mid-size sedan like... read more September 5, 2012 by  11


 
2013 Chevrolet Spark minicar

Car Sales May Jump 18.7% Due To Demand For Fuel Efficiency

New car sales have been breaking records in 2012, and there's little sign of that changing in August. In fact, analysts at Kelley Blue Book expect that this month's figures... read more August 24, 2012 by  1


 
2011 Hyundai Elantra

Hyundai Sued Over Elantra 40-MPG Ad Claims

With gas mileage a much higher new-car purchase consideration these days, it isn’t surprising to see yet another lawsuit filed over purportedly misleading advertising... read more July 10, 2012 by  11


 
Fuel gauge

Average Fuel Economy Of New Cars Slips In June

Back in March, the average fuel economy of new cars sold in America hit an all-time high of 24.1 mpg -- the first time that figure had ever crossed the 24 mpg mark. Since... read more July 6, 2012 by  1


 
2013 Ford Taurus Limited  -  First Drive, 3/2012

2013 Ford Taurus EcoBoost: Full-Size Goes Four-Cylinder

Big changes are coming in the full-size sedan category. And with EPA fuel economy numbers now in for the 2013 Ford Taurus with the base 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder... read more June 26, 2012 by  4


 
2012 Hyundai Veloster: Six-Month Road Test

Six Month Road Test Hyundai Veloster: A Real-World 40 MPG?

As the odometer on our 2012 Hyundai Veloster has been nearing the 1,500-mile mark, we've noticed the gas mileage getting better, especially the last tank or so—an... read more May 11, 2012 by  8


 
2012 Scion iQ  -  Driven, April 2012

2012 Scion iQ: Driven

In our first drive of the 2012 Scion iQ, last summer, we were pleasantly surprised—almost smitten—with this new minicar (sold as a Toyota in other world markets)... read more May 10, 2012 by  1


 
2013 Kia Rio 5-door

2013 Kia Rio: Green Light For Fuel-Saving Stop-Start Option

The 2012 Kia Rio and 2012 Kia Soul models had been poised to be eco-tech trailblazers, as the first affordable mass-market models in the U.S. to offer stop-start, which... read more May 4, 2012 by  5


 
Overweight driver buckling seatbelt

Obesity Costs America $4 Billion Per Year At The Pump

Now is the time when many Americans look up from their laptops and start thinking seriously about summer vacations. Now is also the time when many of us look down and realize... read more May 2, 2012 by  1


 
2013 Ford Escape

2013 Ford Escape Sets Crossover Pace At 33 MPG Hwy

There’s good news for consumers in the market for a fuel-efficient small crossover. The all-new for 2013 Ford Escape, when equipped with the 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine... read more April 30, 2012 by  0


 
2013 Ford Escape

2013 Ford Escape Driven, 2014 Chevy Corvette, Lamborghini SUV: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, GM priced its bi-fuel pickup trucks and trademarked the SS nameplate. MINI introduced two new models and the explosion at GM's battery laboratory... read more April 20, 2012 by  0


 
2012 Ford Focus Electric

Be Honest: Is Fuel Economy A Big Deal?

Yesterday, our colleagues at Green Car Reports cited a study from AutoPacific that said car shoppers weren't swayed by high gas prices. In fact, 42% of those surveyed said... read more April 19, 2012 by  9


 

 
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