Gas Mileage

Which Minivan Gets The Best Gas Mileage?
Which Minivan Gets The Best Gas Mileage?

Families with a need to transport seven or eight passengers also want to save as much money as possible on fuel. But which of the current crop of 2011 minivans gets the best gas mileage? It all depends on how you cut the numbers, but according to the EPA, the minivans with the best city fuel...Read More»

Toyota Prius Plug-In
What's The Best High-Gas-Mileage Car? #YouTellUs

Would you drive a Toyota Prius? What about a Ford Fiesta? Both cars are known for high gas mileage, and yet not every consumer wants one. Everyone has different needs when it comes to vehicles, which is why there are so many options on the market. But what do you need? With so many options on the...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Sonic. Photo by Joe Nuxoll
New Small Cars: 2012 Chevy Sonic, Nissan Versa, Hyundai Accent, Kia Rio

With Chevrolet announcing the starting price for the all-new 2012 Chevy Sonic subcompact car last week, this is just the beginning of the story. The good news for consumers is the number of new small cars for 2012. Chevrolet Sonic Chevy’s subcompact 2012 Sonic, which replaces the South...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»

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid
Next Ford Fusion Hybrid Could Get 47-48 MPG

Consumers looking forward to the next all-new Ford Fusion Hybrid for a family sedan replacement, get ready for some (hopefully) very good news. Ford Motor Company is clearly on a roll, planning to hedge its bets by offering consumers more fuel-efficient hybrids, five new electrified vehicles by...Read More»

Apple iCloud
2012 Chevy Volt, Apple iCloud, Ford C-Max: The Week In Reverse

GM says the 2012 Chevy Volt has a much lower pricetag and more features, but no confirmation on the big software change that's rumored to widen its electric range. [TheCarConnection] Meanwhile, CEO Dan Akerson stepped into a tea-party debacle by suggesting a new $1 tax on gasoline, but was he...Read More»

2012 Ford C-Max live photos by Joe Nuxoll
Ford C-Max, Chevy Corvette ZR1, DUI Apps: Today's Car News

Ford says its plans to import a seven-seat C-Max minivan have changed--now it's going to let Mazda have an exclusive. [TheCarConnection] It's official: SUVs are safer than cars. Well, mostly. [TheCarConnection] Remember when 15-inch wheels and tires were big? We could be headed that way again--this...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»

2011 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ
Four For 30: Family Crossovers With 30-MPG Fuel Economy

Fluctuating prices at the pump don’t need to cause consumers angst with these fuel-efficient, five-passenger family crossovers that each get at least 30 mpg highway fuel economy. Chevrolet Equinox The compact 2011 Chevrolet Equinox (LS, FWD), with an EPA rating of 32 mpg highway fuel economy...Read More»

2011 Smart Fortwo Passion Coupe
2011 Smart Fortwo: Driven

"Wow. Can't believe you fit into that thing." That's the first thing we heard over and over again during a recent week with the 2011 Smart Fortwo. And the well-designed cabin deserves lots of recognition; at a long-legged 6'-6," this driver had absolutely no problem fitting into the surprisingly...Read More»

T. Boone Pickens with President Barack Obama
Mississippi’s Barbour Accuses Obama Of Inflating Gas Prices

Back in January 2009, when President Obama was sworn in, the price of gas wasn't much over $2 a gallon. Now, the national average is around the $4 mark (though settling gradually downward). But are gas prices higher because of the Obama administration? That's what Republican Mississippi Governor...Read More»

2000 Chevrolet Metro Coupe
Three-Cylinder Cars: Always The Odd Ones Out?

Three-cylinder engines have been used in quite a few performance motorcycles—including legendary collectibles like the Triumph Trident and BSA Rocket 3—but among cars, at least here in the U.S. market, they've always seemed the odd ones out. Triples haven't earned a lot of respect or...Read More»

Euro-spec 2011 Ford Fiesta on New York City side street
Three-Cylinder Ford EcoBoost Engine Coming To U.S. Lineup

The original Model T that helped elevate Ford Motor Co. [NYSE: F] among the world's top automakers might have had a four-cylinder engine under the hood, but the automaker has never built a production three—until today, when Ford officially revealed an all-new three-cylinder engine design. In...Read More»

2011 Ram 1500 2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie Angular Front Exterior View
2012 Ram 1500 V-6 Will Get More Power, Better MPG

No more wheezy V-6 in the Ram: Later this year, Chrysler will replace the base 3.7-liter V-6 in the base 2012 Ram 1500 full-size truck with a version of its new 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6. A high-ranking Chrysler official, powertrain chief Paolo Ferrero, confirmed the change for the first time to...Read More»

2011 Honda Odyssey Touring
Ten Gas-Saving Tips That Could Save You Big At The Pump

With summer travel on our minds, Americans are naturally concerned whether that family car trip is going to be cost-prohibitive in gasoline expense. Buying a fuel-efficient car or hybrid is one way to save on gas, but not everyone can do that. Here are 10 effective things you can do to reduce fuel...Read More»

Traffic Jam
What's Bad (And What's Good) About $5-Per-Gallon Gas Prices

It’s no joke that Americans are feeling pain at the pump, with gasoline prices inching up to the $5 per gallon mark in some parts of the country. Pollsters, pundits and the average Joe and Jane on the street all have their thoughts about what this bodes for our immediate future. Here at...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata
Ten Gas-Saving Tips For Road Warriors (And Family Trips)

If concerns about rising fuel prices are getting you down, you’re not alone. Driving in America is all about personal freedom, and we’re not likely to give that up anytime soon. But higher prices at the pump are causing many to re-think how, when, and where they drive. On the other...Read More»

Glass of Water  -  Toyota Sweden iPhone app
With A Glass Of Water, Save Ten Percent On Your Fuel Budget

Getting leadfoots to improve gas mileage can be a challenge, and we've heard plenty of novel techniques over the years. "Drive like there's an egg between your foot and the accelerator," is probably the most common. But here's a new one: Drive like there's a glass of water on the dash. And to...Read More»

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