Gas Mileage

2014 Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain Getting Eco eAssist Hybrid System?
2014 Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain Getting Eco eAssist Hybrid System?

Families looking for a high-mileage compact crossover from Chevy or GMC may be in luck if reports prove true that the 2014 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain will receive the mild-hybrid system called “eAssist” in the 2012 Buick LaCrosse and Regal and “Eco” in the 2013...Read More»

2011 Ford Vertrek Concept
2013 Ford Escape Engine Details Released, Hybrid Axed

The 2013 Ford Escape, based on the 2011 Ford Vertrek concept, won’t officially be revealed in public until next month’s Los Angeles Auto Show. Ford wants to make sure the public is aware of the all-new Escape, its first major redesign in over a decade, so it’s releasing just...Read More»

2011 Ford Vertrek Concept
2013 Ford Escape: Three Four-Cylinders, No V-6, No Hybrid

To whet the appetite of consumers for next month’s reveal of the 2013 Ford Escape crossover at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Ford is providing details of its powerplants. The new vehicle will be only the second Escape ever, the first version having been produced since 2001. In the new version, a...Read More»

The 2012 Toyota Prius. Image: Toyota
2012 Honda CR-V, OnStar, 2012 Toyota Prius: Today's Car News

The Prius now sounds like a spaceship, and Honda continues to preview the upcoming 2012 CR-V. Dads would rather drive a crossover than a minivan--yes, we know, shock--and Volvo is downsizing. All this and more in today's car news, right here on TheCarConnection. Honda showed off the 2012 CR-V...Read More»

2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8
2012 Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger Get 31 MPG Highway

The fuel economy race is on in earnest and family car buyers considering products offering increased mileage have two more reasons to look at domestic automaker Chrysler: the 2012 Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger. Why? They’re the two models Chrysler is fitting first with its new ZF eight-speed...Read More»

2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Get A Boost: Family Sedans With Turbo Engines

Before it was V-6 engines with the performance of a V-8 that automakers were touting, but today the big news, especially in family sedans, is turbocharged four-cylinders that are more powerful and more fuel-efficient than their V-6 brethren. Here we take a look at four 2012 and one 2013 family...Read More»

2012 Ford Explorer
2012 Ford Explorer, Edge EcoBoost: Right For Family Buyers?

Wringing the most fuel economy out of its 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder EcoBoost engine is paying off for Ford as customers are flocking to EcoBoost-powered vehicles. The automaker aims to make EcoBoost available in 90 percent of its lineup by 2013, largely to meet tougher fuel economy...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 SE
2012 Toyota Camry: Why It Keeps The V-6 As Others Move To Turbos

If you've read up on the details of the all-new 2012 Toyota Camry, including our First Drive observations, you might be left wondering: Why did Toyota decide to stick with a V-6, when rivals like the Hyundai Sonata, Kia Optima, and upcoming 2013 Chevrolet Malibu are moving to lineups that have...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»

2012 Ford Explorer
2012 Ford Explorer With EcoBoost Engine Priced From $29,990

Family buyers looking for a fuel-efficient, affordable full-size SUV may find what they’re looking for in the 2012 Ford Explorer. The base Explorer with available EcoBoost four-cylinder engine is priced from $29,990, up to $39,560 for the top-of-the-line Limited. Prices include $825...Read More»

2012 Ford Edge
2012 Ford Edge Gets 30 MPG Gas Mileage With 2.0-Liter EcoBoost

Ford has already shown us the benefits of its new 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine in the 2012 Explorer, with the latest version of the seven-seat SUV able to return a best-in-class 20/28 mpg city/highway when equipped with the frugal four-cylinder engine. Now the automaker has done the same with the...Read More»

2012 Ford Edge
2012 Ford Edge With 2.0-Liter EcoBoost Engine Gets 30 MPG Highway Rating

Ford is reportedly rolling out the highly fuel-efficient 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine into yet another vehicle, the 2012 Edge SUV. When equipped with the optional four-cylinder EcoBoost engine, the 2012 Edge will get 30 mpg on the highway cycle. The EcoBoost option, which requires a front-wheel drive...Read More»

2011 Ford Edge
New 54-MPG Gas Mileage Rules, Audi and Eminem, BMW i3 and i8: Car News Headlines

President Obama has announced new fuel economy standards that will come into effect by 2025. Are you ready for 54 mpg? [TheCarConnection] Take a look at what's under the hood of the BMW i3 electric car and i8 plug-in hybrid. [GreenCarReports] A cop pulling a DARE truck has been arrested and charged...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
2012 Ford Explorer EcoBoost Gets 28 MPG Highway

Families looking for the most fuel-efficient SUV that seats seven passengers should take a look at the 2011 Ford Explorer with the 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine. Thanks to turbocharging and direct fuel injection, the four-cylinder EcoBoost engine manages to achieve class-leading 28 mpg highway fuel...Read More»

100 Years of Chevrolet
A 28-MPG Ford Explorer, Hyundai Azera, Chevy Turns 100: Car News Headlines

The 2012 Ford Explorer's Ecoboost four-cylinder earns a class-leading 28-mpg EPA highway rating. [TheCarConnection] As it turns out, car buyers want better fuel economy without paying for it. Sound familiar? [GreenCarReports] Chevrolet is turning 100 and wants you to vote for your favorite Chevy of...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»

Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible ISR and Derek Bell, New York Auto Show, April 2011
Benz Diesels, Bentley's SUV, 2012 Nissan Leaf: Car News Headlines

The 2012 Benz ML350 BlueTec clean diesel will pay back its price premium in less than three and a half years, Mercedes says. [TheCarConnection] The CEO of Bentley has confirmed plans for an SUV: cue the doom-y music? [MotorAuthority] A report says the 2012 Chevrolet Impala will get an EPA-rated 30...Read More»

2012 Lincoln Navigator
Ten Ways to Organize Weekly Family Errands in Your Car

In cities, towns, suburbs and rural areas all across America, one thing is nearly universal: the need to use a car to do weekly errands. Families trying to economize by saving money on gas as well as maximizing their use of time can use all the help they can get. In line with this, here are ten...Read More»

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