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 |  Jun 12 2014, 2:36 PM

Ford C-MAX Hybrid

Ford is reducing the fuel economy rating on its C-Max hybrid for the second time since the car’s introduction as a 2013 model year vehicle.

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 |  May 05 2014, 2:12 PM

EDI_mpg_April-2014

Fuel economy has become a major influence on the light vehicle market, and April 2014 saw the average new car fleet get less efficient. 

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 |  Apr 04 2014, 7:31 AM

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The average fuel economy of new vehicles sold last month reached an all-time high of 25.4 mpg.

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 |  Feb 05 2014, 10:45 AM

Maximizing Fuel Efficiency with Hatchback Versatility


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Want the versatility of a hatchback but hate stopping at the gas station? AutoGuide‘s Top 10 list of the most fuel efficient hatchbacks available on today’s market will certainly appeal to you.

With the growth of the electric vehicle and hybrid market, it’s no surprise to see the list being dominated by electrified vehicles. The list uses data from theU.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to determine rank.

So what tops the list? Read on and find out.

 |  Feb 04 2014, 12:25 PM

2014-honda-civic-hybrid

The 2014 Honda Civic Hybrid and Natural Gas models enter the 2014 mode year with the same new content as other versions of the Civic and improved fuel economy for the hybrid. 

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 |  Jan 07 2014, 4:31 PM

SUV + MPG


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There was a time when shopping for an SUV meant giving up fuel economy in exchange for extra interior room and cargo space. While that still may be the case for some models, there are plenty of fuel efficient crossovers and SUVs available in today’s marketplace, some of which get over 30 MPG on the highway.

Compared to last year’s Top 10 list, fuel economy has gone up across the board. Just a year ago the most fuel efficient SUVs had a worst combined MPG rating of 25 while the best vehicle saw 30 MPG combined. This year, the most fuel efficient model stickers for 31 MPG combined while even models at the bottom of the list are posting a 2 MPG improvement to 27 MPG.

So if you’re in the market for a fuel efficient crossover or SUV then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve listed the Top 10 most efficient models, based on their combined city/highway rating.

 |  Jan 06 2014, 10:31 AM

Minivan MPG


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Nothing screams “commitment” or “responsibility” louder than a minivan, well, maybe a saggy pair of elastic-waist mom jeans but who’s counting?

Love ‘em or loathe ‘em these versatile vehicles are designed to excel at hauling, whether it’s taking a passel of kiddies to soccer practice after school or hauling a load of building material home from the lumber yard.

Stylish and sporty they are NOT, but modern minivans are as practical and honest as the week is long. They’re also pretty thrifty, maximizing cargo capacity while minimizing fuel consumption. And that’s a subject on the top of every consumer’s mind these days: efficiency.

But what kind of economy do these versatile vehicles deliver? Here’s a breakdown of some popular models and how far they can stretch a gallon of gasoline.

 |  Dec 12 2013, 6:32 PM

2013 Ford Fusion Energi

In an effort to further improve its fuel economy ahead of impending average fuel economy requirements, Ford announced today that it will offer engine start-stop technology across 70 percent of its nameplates by 2017.

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 |  Nov 13 2013, 9:55 AM

2014 CLA45 AMG

There was a key piece of information missing when AutoGuide took its first drive of Mercedes new CLA 45 AMG: its estimated gas mileage.

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 |  Nov 12 2013, 2:02 PM

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A smaller number will be showing up on Monroney stickers for the Hyundai Genesis sedan: its official fuel economy rating.

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 |  Oct 07 2013, 8:02 AM

2014-mazda6

With the new fuel standards to hit a nominal average of 54.5 mpg by 2025, automakers are working hard to improve the fuel efficiency across their lineups.

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 |  Oct 04 2013, 1:02 PM

2014-corvette-stingray

Stick-shiftable cars are disappearing from even the most enthusiast-driven of vehicles as interest in rowing gears wanes. 

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 |  Oct 03 2013, 10:02 AM

2013 Ford Escape

Almost a third of new vehicles on dealer lots will be turbocharged by 2018 according to a major supplier of automotive turbochargers.

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 |  Oct 02 2013, 11:01 AM

2014 Chevrolet Silverado High Country

General Motors trucks equipped with the company’s new 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8 are officially rated to return up to 21 mpg on the highway.

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Real World MPG Fuel Economy Database

Our observed fuel economy readings during evaluation periods.

 |  Oct 02 2013, 10:31 AM

real world fuel economy numbers

Although all vehicles roll off of showroom floors with EPA certified fuel efficiency ratings, as the famous saying goes ‘individual results may vary’.

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 |  Sep 28 2013, 2:02 PM

2013-ford-c-max-energi

Ford has begun mailing checks to C-Max Hybrid owners as compensation for having revised the advertised fuel economy from 47 mpg to 43 mpg.

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 |  Sep 26 2013, 10:40 AM

2014 ram 1500 eco diesel

When the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel hits dealerships next year it will dominate the segment when it comes to fuel economy, with the brand estimating an incredible 27 MPG combined.

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 |  Sep 05 2013, 7:35 PM

2014-jeep-cherokee-mpg

The 2014 Jeep Cherokee front-wheel drive model with the base four-cylinder engine has been rated at 22 mpg in the city, 31 mpg on the highway.

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 |  Aug 15 2013, 6:49 PM

ford-fusion-hybrid

In light of today’s announcements by Ford, the EPA has announced that it will update its labelling procedures to keep pace with industry changes.

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 |  Aug 15 2013, 5:56 PM

ford c-max 43 mpg

Ford has announced that it is voluntarily lowering fuel economy estimates for the 2013 C-Max Hybrid to 43 mpg combined from 47, and will be issuing compensation to current owners of the C-Max because of this change. 

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 |  Aug 15 2013, 1:07 PM

Ford C-MAX Hybrid

Only a month after announcing software tweaks said to improve fuel economy for its C-Max and Fusion hybrid cars, Ford will revise its consumption claims.

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 |  Aug 05 2013, 3:01 PM

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The average fuel-economy value of vehicles sold in July was 24.8 mpg, tying the record high previously reached in March, April, and May.

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 |  Jul 15 2013, 12:10 PM

2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel

Something interesting happened this year in the world of domestic compact cars. Chevrolet released a diesel version of its globally-marketed Cruze sedan.

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 |  Jul 11 2013, 4:02 PM

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We all know that speeding can reduce the fuel economy of your vehicle, but just how much of a difference does it make?

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