Fuel Economy

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

gas pump
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»

2011 Hennessey Venom GT
Gas Mileage, Summer Driving Tips, Top Gear USA: Today's Car News

Shopping for tires is becoming more difficult, even for automakers. [TheCarConnection] Both the White House and the Feds are pushing for a 56.2-mpg fuel economy standard by 2025. [GreenCarReports] Need the kid-friendly skinny before you hit the road? Here are ten summer driving tips for your family...Read More»

2011 Toyota Prius
Report: Gas Prices Down, As Are Prices On Small Cars, Hybrids

Oh, what a short memory vehicle shoppers seem to have with respect to high gas prices. While national-average pump prices surged into May, to a national average peak of about $3.98—topping off 20 consecutive weeks of price gains—they've since started to settle downward to about $3.71...Read More»

U.S.-spec 2012 Fiat 500c
Report: In Small Cars And EVs, Smaller Tires Could Save Fuel

With signs that minicars might finally be taking off in the U.S.—signaled by the arrival of models like the Fiat 500, Ford Fiesta, Scion iQ, and a host of potential ones—it could be time to give smaller wheels a new chance. Why? Because, Motor Trend reports, a new generation of...Read More»

2012 Honda Civic Hybrid, road test, Spring 2011
2012 Honda Civic Ultimate Guide: Reviews, Gas Mileage, Videos

While the launch of the all-new 2012 Honda Civic was slowed somewhat by the after-effects of the Feburary earthquake and tsunami in Japan, 2012 model cars are now in dealerships. Gas mileage has gone up pretty much across the board, with the lowest figures of 22 mpg city, 31 mpg highway, and 25 mpg...Read More»

Dan Akerson, GM CEO as of September 1, 2010
Blunt-Talking GM CEO Akerson Calls For Higher Gas Taxes

When GM CEO Dan Akerson told the Detroit News last week that the federal gas tax on vehicles should be raised as much as $1 per gallon to encourage consumers to buy more fuel-efficient vehicles, it was not just what he said but how he said it that made news. It’s been a while since the auto...Read More»

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