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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 


 
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 


 
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


 
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


 
2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel, test drive in Hell, Michigan

2014 Chevy Cruze Diesel: First Drive

It may not look any different on the outside, but the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel is a pioneering vehicle: It's the first passenger car with a diesel engine sold by General... read more June 10, 2013 by 


 
Average fuel economy of purchased new vehicles, January 2013 (via UMTRI)

Average Fuel Economy Hits Record High: 24.5 MPG

Good news for hypermilers: the fuel economy of new cars sold has hit an all-time high. The average new vehicle purchased in January 2013 earned 24.5 mpg. The data comes from... read more February 6, 2013 by  1


 
Car shopping

J.D. Power: Fuel Economy Is #1 Car Criteria, But Bad Styling Can Keep Customers Away

J.D. Power and Associates' annual Avoider Study offers an interesting look at car shoppers' habits. The study not only asks customers why they were drawn to certain vehicles... read more January 17, 2013 by  3


 
Cadillac ELR

GM Is First U.S. Automaker To Sell 1 Million 30-MPG Cars In A Year

People in the health and fashion industries are fond of saying things like, "30 is the new 20". Now, automakers are saying it, too -- at least when it comes to fuel economy... read more January 3, 2013 by  1


 
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