Gas Mileage

Green Car Death List, 4 Million Mustang Fans, Mazda And Alfa Romeo: Car News Headlines
Green Car Death List, 4 Million Mustang Fans, Mazda And Alfa Romeo: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, we say good-bye to a list of 2012 green cars and Ford's Mustang Facebook fan page clocks 4 million fans. The Mercedes-Benz A Class might get an electric powertrain, and the next-generation Mazda MX-5 will spawn a new Alfa Romeo Spider. Catch all of this and more in the...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion
Stop-Start Technology: 97 Percent Of Americans Ready To Accept It, Survey Says

Although many consumers might still be unfamiliar with stop-start technology, once they learn how it works and the potential benefits, a new survey finds that 97 percent of Americans say they’d accept it. Briefly, stop-start technology automatically shuts off the engine during idle and...Read More»

Gas pump
Putting Regular In Your Premium Car? Think Twice; Here's Why

As we get closer to Memorial Day weekend, there’s closer focus on gas prices for the heavily-traveled holiday period. For the moment at least, fuel flows about 25 cents cheaper per gallon than this time in 2011, according to AAA. That’s also about the current price gap between regular...Read More»

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 indication that the engine is broken-in. Yes, the dealership might not have informed you of this, but vehicles don't get their...Read More»

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), and impressed that such a daring product is coming to the U.S. Compared to the Smart Fortwo, which is really the only other...Read More»

New York City skyline
2012 New York Auto Show Preview

Less than a week remains before the start of the 2012 New York Auto Show's press days, with a bounty of new cars, crossovers, SUVs, and trucks ready for their global debuts. Most focus on improving gas mileage and onboard technology, while updating their looks--or cutting completely new figures...Read More»

2012 BMW M135i Concept
Cayenne Recall, BMW M135i Concept, Volt Chain Letter: Car News Headlines

The 2011-2012 Porsche Cayenne is being recalled--for headlights that may spontaneously detach from the fender, resulting in impaired nighttime visibility. BMW has released a new M135i concept, potentially previewing another M-tuned 1-Series--but it's not for the U.S. Snopes takes on a Chevy Volt...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid
Gas Mileage Battle Ahead For Ford Fusion, Camry Hybrid

There’s an interesting situation brewing between two major automakers, Ford and Toyota, and their mid-size hybrid sedans over which will achieve the highest fuel economy ratings in real-world use. At issue here is whether the all-new 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid, with what the company projects...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Elantra
Gas Mileage Tops List Of Vehicle Purchase Reasons

For the first time in several years, gas mileage tops the list of most influential reasons why consumers purchased their vehicle, surpassing reliability. That’s according to data from the just-released J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Avoider Study. The 2012 Avoider Study, now in its ninth...Read More»

54.5 MPG CAFE standard for 2025
Consumer Organizations Back 54.5-MPG Standard For 2025 Vehicles

Will the EPA's proposed 54.5-mile-per-gallon fuel economy standards, in the works for 2017 through 2025, end up costing consumers more? Or limiting their choice? Two of the largest consumer organizations, Consumers Union and the Consumer Federation of America (CFA), insist that the answer to both...Read More»

2011 Fuel Economy Labels
MIT: To Get Better Gas Mileage, Cars Need Less Power, Weight

In recent years, the quest for high gas mileage has become an important factor for new car buyers, automakers, and legislators alike. But has gas mileage really improved over the past 30 years, and what do automakers really need to do in order to ensure their cars meet tough new Corporate Average...Read More»

2012 Kia Forte
2012 Compact Sedans: Five Under $20,000

As a follow-up to 2012 Family Vehicles: 20 Under $20,000, today we’re comparing what buyers get for the money in the base model of five main compact sedan competitors: Kia Forte, Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Ford Focus and Chevrolet Cruze. By way of comparison, it’s first instructive...Read More»

2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
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»

Opel Astra OPC (Vauxhall Astra VXR)
2012 Acura RL, Charlie Sheen's Mustang, Opel Astra OPC: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, we review the 2012 Acura RL and Chevrolet turns 100. Charlie Sheen's Mustang goes up for sale to benefit charity while Opel reveals the Astra OPC. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Opel has revealed the Astra OPC hatchback, but will...Read More»

2012 Nissan Quest
Drunk Driving, Buick Verano Hybrid, 2012 Nissan Quest: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media we learn Chrysler is working on both hybrids and diesels while Buick is working on a Verano Hybrid. Maserati is deciding what to name its SUV and Nissan prices the 2012 Quest. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. It seems America still...Read More»

2012 Fiat 500 IIHS crash testing
Fisker Karma Scores 20 MPG, 2012 Fiat 500 Top Safety Pick: Car News Headlines

Today around the High Gear Media network, we have a potpourri of news, including the 2012 Fisker Karma's official fuel economy ratings, an IIHS Top Safety Pick for the 2012 Fiat 500, and a look at whether the 2012 Chevrolet Volt or the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in hybrid is cheaper to drive. Catch all...Read More»

2012 Subaru Impreza four-door sedan, Connecticut, Sept 2011
2012 Subaru Impreza, Dan Wheldon Dies: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, we drive both the 2012 Subaru Impreza and 2012 Mazda3 Skyactiv, as the compact car segment heats up. We mourn the loss of race car driver Dan Wheldon and watch a video detailing the history of the Lexus LFA. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car...Read More»

50 Kw Leaf Charger
2012 Leaf Charger, Kids In Hot Cars, GM Hacked: Today's Car News

Yesterday was an important one for General Motors, with the new Spark and Spark EV, the Cadillac CUE system, and new engines announced, but a hacked WiFi network put a different spin on things. Green cars are going gangbusters today, too, with a cheaper Nissan Leaf charger for 2012, a home natural...Read More»

GM's newest Ecotec small engine family.
GM Announces New Ecotec Small Engine Family

GM’s Ecotec engines have been around since 2000 or so, and have been used to power everything from the Chevy Cavalier through the 2011 Saab 9-5. Currently available in displacements ranging from 1.4 liters (as used in the 2011 Chevy Cruze and upcoming 2012 Chevy Sonic) through 2.4 liters (as...Read More»

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