Fuel Economy

2012 Family Vehicles: The Most People, The Most Mileage
2012 Family Vehicles: The Most People, The Most Mileage

Large families of seven or eight looking for a vehicle that can carry them all and also get the best mileage have quite a few choices among 2012 product offerings. Here we take a look at seven- or eight-passenger SUVs, crossovers and minivans that carry the most people and get the most mileage. Of...Read More»

Dan Akerson, GM CEO as of September 1, 2010
GM Says New Fuel Rules Are A Big Win For U.S. Automakers

On Wednesday, the Department of Transportation and the Environmental Protection Agency announced new fuel-economy rules for vehicles manufactured during the 2017 - 2025 model years. While those regulations will invariably lead to higher car prices for consumers -- around $950 at a minimum -- the...Read More»

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Higher Fuel Standards For 2025 Coming Today: What They Mean For You

By the year 2025, cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. will have to earn a combined city/highway rating of 54.5 miles per gallon. That's according to new fuel economy regulations set forward by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation, which the Detroit Free Press...Read More»

Yokohama Tire Tips For Fuel Economy
Yokohama Tire Wants To Boost Your Fuel Economy: Video

Yokohama Tire is in business to design and sell tires for a wide variety of vehicles, ranging from commercial trucks through passenger cars and even racing applications. It’s also in the business of customer service, which is why the tire maker has produced a series of videos to help...Read More»

FondTech E-11 electric race car prototype
Honda Recall, Electric Race Cars, 2012 Chrysler 300: Car News Headlines

The 2006 Honda CR-V and 2011 Honda CR-Z are being recalled. [TheCarConnection] Here's one concept of what a Formula E electric race car might look like. [GreenCarReports] Texas has raised its speed limit to 85 mph. Is it the new Montana? [TheCarConnection] Here's video of a man jumping over a...Read More»

2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid
2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid: 43 MPG Tops Fusion Hybrid, Sonata Hybrid

In the mid-size family sedan segment, competition is intense. To be a sales success, products have to deliver on multiple fronts: safety, features, convenience, passenger and cargo space, technology and fuel economy. For 2012, the redesigned Toyota Camry Hybrid has upped the ante by achieving a...Read More»

2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid
2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid: 43 MPG Beats Ford Fusion Hybrid

In the case of the Toyota Camry Hybrid, what a difference a year makes. The new 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid LE will achieve EPA fuel economy ratings of 43 mpg city, 39 highway. That's 12 mpg (39 percent) higher in the city and 4 mpg (11 percent) higher on the highway than last year—for a...Read More»

2008 Chrysler Town & Country
2012 Mazda3, Chrysler And Dodge Minivan Recall, Next-Gen Focus RS: Today's Car News

The refreshed 2012 Mazda3 will get a 40-mpg rating thanks to SkyActiv engines. [TheCarConnection] The 2008 Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan are being recalled due to a potentially defective airbag module. [FamilyCarGuide] A new study has linked heart disease to diesel...Read More»

BMW i3 Concept
2013 BMW i3, 2012 Ford Edge, BFGoodrich: Today's Car News

The 2012 Ford Edge with the 2.0-liter Ecoboost is officially rated at 30 mpg by the EPA. [TheCarConnection] Having trouble tracking your teen? OnStar's Family Link could be the answer to your problem. [FamilyCarGuide] BFGoodrich wants you to pick who will drive in the Baja 1000. [SocialCarNews]...Read More»

President Obama inspects the 2011 Chevrolet Volt
Do You Think 54.5 MPG By 2025 Is Good Or Bad? #YouTellUs

Are you ready for 54.5 mpg? On Friday when President Obama announced the new corporate fuel economy standards that will go into effect by 2025, 13 automakers said they were ready. But are consumers? To achieve these new standards, automakers will have to invest in lighter materials and new...Read More»

2011 Nissan Leaf window sticker showing 99-MPG "fuel economy" rating, approved by EPA
54.5 MPG By 2025: Good Or Bad? #YouTellUs

Last Friday, President Obama announced new fuel economy standards that will require a 54.5 mpg fleet average by 2025. This will double the average fuel economy of U.S. vehicles, and lower our dependence on foreign oil. The new standards are already being backed by 13 automakers, which make up 90...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
Ford Explorer With 2.0-Liter EcoBoost Scores 28 MPG Fuel Economy

The 2011 Ford Explorer is now the most fuel-efficient seven-seat SUV on the market thanks to the addition of its four-cylinder EcoBoost engine option, which enables the big SUV to return an EPA rated fuel economy of 20/28 mpg city/highway. This means the Explorer is now 12 percent more fuel...Read More»

2011 Toyota Prius
2012 Toyota Camry, Saab Woes, Toyota Prius: Car News Headlines

The 2012 Toyota Camry has been accidentally revealed in an assembly plant video. [TheCarConnection] According to the EPA, the Toyota Prius is no longer the most fuel-efficient vehicle. [GreenCarReports] A Lamborghini Gallardo has gone up in flames in Scotland. [MotorAuthority] The 2012 Cadillac SRX...Read More»

Tumbler Batmobile
Chevrolet Cruze Diesel, 2012 Scion iQ: Car News Headlines

Chevrolet has confirmed the Cruze will offer a diesel engine option in 2013. [TheCarConnection] The Tumbler Batmobile will return in The Dark Knight Rises. [MotorAuthority] The 2012 Scion iQ is rated at 37 mpg on the highway. Is that good enough? [GreenCarReports] You can let your kids be backseat...Read More»

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Automakers Kill Ads Critical Of New Fuel Economy Standards

A trade association representing both domestic and foreign automakers has cancelled a two-week radio ad campaign critical of the Obama administration’s proposed fuel economy requirements for 2017 – 2025. The radio spots, funded by the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (AAM), were to...Read More»

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Labor Union Alliance, Including UAW, Backs Higher Fuel Economy Rules

The BlueGreen Alliance, a partnership between environmental organizations and labor unions (including the United Auto Workers), is strongly supporting the current administration’s push for stricter fuel economy standards. The Obama administration is considering increasing Corporate Average...Read More»

2012 Nissan Versa four-door sedan
2012 Nissan Versa: Least-Expensive Car in America at $10,990

It’s more than a bare-bones compact car just to get buyers in the door, but the $10,990 starting price for the redesigned 2012 Nissan Versa sedan will likely do exactly that when it goes on sale in early August. Better yet, the second-generation five-passenger Versa sedan is a nicely-equipped...Read More»

2011 Toyota Prius with PLUS Performance Package
Proposed Fuel Economy Target: Consumer Reports Unimpressed

The Obama Administration would like to see a Corporate Average Fuel Economy standard of 56.2 miles per gallon, including both cars and light trucks, by 2025. Auto industry groups oppose this and dispute the government’s claim that such a quantum leap in fuel economy would only result in a...Read More»

2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid
Start Stop Technology Likely Coming To Your Next Car

Most of us who grew up driving four-cylinder, carbureted economy cars are familiar with start-stop technology. Thirty years ago, it wasn’t a selling point, but rather the byproduct of carbureted engines attempting to meet ever-stricter emission requirements. The result was a car likely to...Read More»

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