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Fuel economy has become a major influence on the light vehicle market, and April 2014 saw the average new car fleet get less efficient.
The average fuel economy of new vehicles sold last month reached an all-time high of 25.4 mpg.
Maximizing Fuel Efficiency with Hatchback Versatility
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.
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.
SUV + MPG
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.
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.
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.
Stick-shiftable cars are disappearing from even the most enthusiast-driven of vehicles as interest in rowing gears wanes.
Almost a third of new vehicles on dealer lots will be turbocharged by 2018 according to a major supplier of automotive turbochargers.
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.
Our observed fuel economy readings during evaluation periods.
Although all vehicles roll off of showroom floors with EPA certified fuel efficiency ratings, as the famous saying goes ‘individual results may vary’.
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.
We all know that speeding can reduce the fuel economy of your vehicle, but just how much of a difference does it make?