Gas Mileage

EPA sticks to its guns, keeps 2025 emissions goals
EPA sticks to its guns, keeps 2025 emissions goals

No doubt about it: 2016 has been the Year of WTF. The latest proof comes in the form of an announcement from the Environmental Protection Agency that it plans to maintain its current auto emissions goals for 2025. That wasn't what most observers expected. Then again, there may be more to this than...Read More»

2015 Ford F-150
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»

2012 Kia Soul
Hyundai And Kia Fined $300M For Overstating MPG

The federal government has announced that Hyundai Motor and subsidiary Kia Motors will pay $300 million altogether in penalties over fuel economy numbers that were overstated on about 1.2 million vehicles. Of that amount, $100 million will be paid in civil fines, while the companies will forfeit...Read More»

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, Nissan has smartly priced this model below that rival. The 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid starts at $35,970, for the...Read More»

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 and included eAssist, the GM [NYSE: GM] mild-hybrid system, the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu lineup won't include it now at all. Why?...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Volt Fuel Economy
Your Car's Fuel Economy Gauge Is Probably Wrong

Your car's fuel economy gauge may be lying to you. Well, exaggerating at least. A recent article in the Detroit News says dashboard mpg readouts are about 5 percent too optimistic. Some are worse than others, though: Edmunds tested a 2010 Ford Escape Hybrid and found its readout to be 19 percent...Read More»

2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid
Volkswagen Phasing Out Five-Cylinder In Favor Of High-MPG Turbo

Four-cylinder engines are back at VW. The automaker has revealed some details of its 2014 model lineup, and one especially noteworthy detail is that a new 170-horsepower, 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine will be used extensively—and will boost gas mileage significantly on 2014...Read More»

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 month—and they're better than some you'll find in efficiency-minded compacts or subcompacts. How does 40-mpg highway, and 32 mpg...Read More»

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 times. But we've done something different with the 2013 Audi Allroad—putting it through the paces for a full month. To...Read More»

2014 GMC Sierra 1500
2014 Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra V-6 Gas Mileage Official At 18 MPG City

Since our first drives of the 2014 GMC Sierra and Chevy Silverado, we've been waiting for GM to release fuel-economy figures for its excellent new V-6 engine. They're out today, and in some official EPA ratings, they rival Chrysler's Ram 1500 and its high-economy special editions. The 4.3-liter V-6...Read More»

2013 Infiniti JX Three-Month Road Test
2013 Infiniti JX / QX60 Gas Mileage: Three-Month Road Test

As we wrap up our Three-Month Road Test of the 2013 Infiniti JX, it's time to take a look back over the pages of fuel logs, and to report on the gas mileage we earned over its extended stay. First, some background. The JX is rated by the EPA at 18 miles per gallon city, 23 mpg highway, or 20 mpg...Read More»

Honda Fit engineering mule  -  previewing future 1.5 DI engine and CVT  -  Tochigi, Japan,  11/2012
2015 Honda Fit: Powertrain Preview Drive

Over the next several years—and spearheaded by the 2013 Honda Accord that’s already at dealerships—Honda plans to introduce an entire lineup of new fuel-saving Earth Dreams engines and transmissions in its cars. That includes a range of next-generation direct-injection engines...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster: Six-Month Road Test
2012 Hyundai Veloster Six-Month Road Test: Gas Mileage Wrap-Up

Today we've turned in the keyfob to our Six-Month Road Test 2012 Hyundai Veloster, and we're taking one more look back at something that's likely a priority for every shopper considering the Veloster: gas mileage. Through six months, we've appreciated its full-featured infotainment system, its...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion
Which 2013 Ford Fusion To Buy: 1.6-Liter EcoBoost Or Hybrid?

Picking powertrains used to be simple: straight-six or V-8? But consider the all-new 2013 Ford Fusion mid-size sedan that reaches dealers this fall: It comes with a base 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, or you can pick from a choice of two different smaller, turbocharged EcoBoost fours, in 1.6- and...Read More»

2013 Honda Accord Sport
2013 Honda Accord: Attention To G-Forces Yields A Better CVT

Honda says that it's turning to continuously variable automatic transmissions (CVTs) for its all-new 2013 Accord for one very important reason: gas mileage. Just as Nissan has proven with its lineup of mostly CVT-equipped passenger cars and crossovers, these transmissions typically do better at the...Read More»

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 the 2013 Honda Accord. A couple of years ago, when Hyundai went to an all four-cylinder-engine lineup for its mid-size (or...Read More»

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 could ring in 18.7% above last year, putting U.S. dealers on track for seasonally adjusted annual sales of 14.4 million...Read More»

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid
2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid: 47 MPG City, Better Than Prius V?

Ford touts its all-new 2013 C-Max Hybrid as more fuel-efficient, more powerful and cheaper than the Toyota Prius V, its closest rival. Ford is looking to entice consumers into trying a hybrid for the first time and hopes further that about 50 percent of C-Max Hybrid buyers will be conquest sales...Read More»

2012 Scion iQ, Bear Mountain, NY, May 2012
Best And Worst States To Drive, 2012 Scion iQ, Recalls: Today's Car News

Today at The Car Connection we dug deep into the data and found the best--and worst--states to drive in, and built an infographic to illustrate it. Green Car Reports tests the 2013 Scion iQ and finds it lacks a certain something despite rating 37 mpg in a cute, compact body. Jeep and Chevy are...Read More»

The Car Connection Daily Headlines
I agree to receive emails from the site. I can withdraw my consent at any time by unsubscribing.
Thank you! Please check your email for confirmation.