Fuel Economy

All Mitsubishi cars in Japan may be affected by fuel economy scandal
All Mitsubishi cars in Japan may be affected by fuel economy scandal

Less than a month ago, Mitsubishi admitted to lying about fuel economy stats for roughly 620,000 cars sold in Japan. The scandal affected another major automaker, too, because Mitsubishi produced 482,000 of the affected vehicles for Nissan. But wait, it gets worse: though the issue initially...Read More»

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Report: Fuel economy standards for 2025 will save consumers up to $8000

Despite today's low fuel prices, consumers continue to rate fuel economy as one of their top criteria when shopping for a new car. That's likely because they understand that gas prices can change quickly, and more efficient vehicles provide protection against future fluctuations. The folks at the...Read More»

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
Mitsubishi: U.S. cars not affected by fuel economy scandal

There's good news and bad news for Mitsubishi fans. Since it's Friday, we'll start with the good stuff. Mitsubishi Motors North America has just issued a statement confirming that late-model Mitsubishi vehicles sold in the U.S. do, in fact, comply with testing procedures established by the...Read More»

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander
In light of Mitsubishi's fuel economy fibs, EPA orders new tests

Last week, Mitsubishi admitted that it lied about fuel economy stats on 620,000 late-model Japanese vehicles. As it turns out, the company also failed to switch to new efficiency tests when Japan's standards changed 25 years ago, in 1991. In light of those misdeeds, the Environmental Protection...Read More»

Nissan Teatro for Dayz concept, 2015 Tokyo Motor Show
Mitsubishi lied about fuel economy stats for the past three years

Another automaker has confessed to deceiving consumers and regulators: Mitsubishi says that, for the past three years, it fudged fuel economy stats on some 620,000 new cars. At the moment, it's believed that all the affected vehicles are minicars that were sold in the Japanese market. Mitsubishi...Read More»

Bosch active gas pedal
Bosch Has A New Gas Pedal That Could Make Your Car More Fuel-Efficient (And Smarter, Too)

Love it or hate it, the Internet of Things is upon us. We have watches that tell us when we've been sitting too long, dog collars that keep tabs on our pooches' pulmonary patterns, and refrigerators that know way too much about our private eating habits. So, it's not very surprising that one...Read More»

2016 Toyota Prius
2016 Toyota Prius Aiming At 55 MPG, Sportier Driving Experience

The 2016 Toyota Prius made an official first appearance this past week—and with a new shape, more finely detailed design details, and a heightened driving experience, the fourth-generation Prius looks poised to stay relevant—and a leader in some respects, in a market where the Prius is...Read More»

Automobile accident, Washington, D.C., 1923
Ouch: Our Cars Earn Just 4 MPG More Than They Did 92 Years Ago

Fuel economy is a hot topic among auto shoppers Even with today's lower pump prices, efficiency remains one of the top criteria for folks in search of new rides. After more than a century of making cars, you'd think that the auto industry might've made serious headway on the fuel economy front, but...Read More»

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U.S. Driving Surges, But Gas Consumption Hits 30-Year Low: This Fuel Economy Thing May Be Working

Two curious studies have come out in recent weeks -- curious not because they're suspicious or because they contradict one another, but because they paint an intriguing picture of a changing America. ALSO SEE: Chrysler Readying Plug-In Hybrid Minivan: Would It Fit Your Needs? MILEAGE INCREASING The...Read More»

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EPA May Soften 2025 Fuel Economy Standards To Let Americans Keep Their Trucks & SUVs

Four years ago, the Environmental Protection Agency unveiled a plan to boost fuel economy dramatically by the year 2025. Though things aren't progressing as quickly as some had hoped, a few months ago, the EPA insisted that automakers can still achieve a 54.5 mpg fleet-wide fuel economy within ten...Read More»

2015 Ford Edge
Six Points: Twin-Scroll Turbo Tech In The 2015 Ford Edge

The 2015 Ford Edge, for which we posted our first driving impressions this past week, has been fully redesigned to fit right in with Ford’s latest lineup of cars and crossovers, and reengineered to have a far more refined yet responsive freel from the driver’s seat. Two of the three...Read More»

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Americans Are Pretty Sure That Gas Prices Are On Their Way Up

As we mentioned yesterday, fuel prices have tumbled in recent months, but never fear: they're already on the way back up. According to a poll conducted by the Consumer Federation of America, a consumer advocacy group, most Americans think that gas prices will keep on climbing for the next several...Read More»

Clunkers
Gas-Guzzlers Are On The Road To Extinction

Once upon a time, it was common to find new cars with fuel economy ratings of just 12 or 15 miles per gallon. According to the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, though, those vehicles are much, much harder to come by today. Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle explain that as...Read More»

2016 Acura MDX
2016 Acura MDX Adds Nine-Speed Automatic, More Safety-Tech Features

It’s been barely two years since Acura made its MDX mid-size crossover a little more sport-wagon influenced, with a warmer, more refined cabin and a much-upgraded active-safety and technology feature set. Now for 2016, with a model that arrives to dealerships beginning this week, the MDX gets...Read More»

2015 Hyundai Genesis IIHS Top Safety Pick+
The Safest Cars, 2016 Honda Pilot, Bentley SUV: The Week In Reverse

Safety is no longer a back-burner priority for new-car shoppers. Across most types of vehicle shoppers, it’s one of the top concerns. Some vehicles simply don’t make the cut in occupant safety. This week, The Car Connection examined the field of new 2015 models to recommend the safest...Read More»

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Hyundai & Kia Fined $360 Million For Faulty MPG Claims (None Of Which Will Fund Electric Cars)

Hyundai and Kia have agreed to a massive $360 million fine, following a two-year-long investigation of the Korean automakers by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Added to the $395 million that Hyundai and Kia have paid to vehicle owners, the companies will have forked over $755 million for...Read More»

Gas Pumps
Despite Low Gas Prices, MPGs Remain Car Shoppers' #1 Criteria Says J.D. Power

If you've been near a gas pump in the past several weeks, you may have felt like Rip van Winkle: disoriented, confused, and wondering if the past several years have all been a dream. That's because the average cost of a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline is now $2.08 -- a low that Americans...Read More»

BMW turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine
Report: By 2017, Fewer Than Half Of U.S. Cars Will Run On Conventional Gasoline Engines

If we've learned anything from the rosy, sci-fi predictions that emerged from the Space Race of the mid-20th-century, it's that human beings can be very optimistic when thinking about their future. Decades after The Jetsons forecast flying cars and 2001: A Space Odyssey promised interplanetary...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»

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