American Honda executive vice president John Mendel had harsh words today for automakers that overstate fuel economy ratings. Continue Reading...
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According to University of Michigan researchers, the average fuel economy of new vehicles sold last year rose to 23.8 mpg, an increase of 1.4 mpg compared to the 2011 average of 22.5 mpg. Continue Reading...
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), about one-quarter of all new vehicles sold today meet the 2016 federal emissions standard, which include a 35.5-mpg average for passenger vehicle fleets. Continue Reading...
Two of Ford’s new fuel-sippers, as they’re touted, failed to meet the automaker’s claimed mpg ratings during Consumer Reports’ tests. Continue Reading...
Some might have expected a small riot after news surfaced that Hyundai inflated its mpg claims on more than 1 million recently sold cars, but the media brouhaha was worse than any other backlash — so far. Continue Reading...
Executive and analysts in the automotive industry believe that Hyundai and Kia may not be the only automakers recalling their fuel economy figures. Continue Reading...
Said to be capable of as much as 282 mpg, one of Audi’s latest projects is internally called the “1.0-liter car.” Continue Reading...
Left in the wake of Hyundai’s debunked fuel economy claims, brands that vowed to catch up are unexpectedly well-positioned. As gas mileage lurches to the forefront of many driver’s minds, car buyers are considering which product will be the least thirsty. It’s an issue that easily put Hyundai atop many lists until recently when the… Continue Reading...
As webs meant to catch flies go, the Environmental Protection Agency‘s might soon look tattered and threadbare as its investigation expands to suggest Hyundai and Kia might not be the only brands fudging mpg claims. Continue Reading...
After continued complaints by owners and consumer agencies, an audit by the Environmental Protection Agency has revealed that no Hyundai or Kia model achieves 40 mpg, a number often touted by the Korean automakers. Continue Reading...
News about the Ferrari-killing Porsche 918 Spyder hasn’t been scarce, but video footage has been and that’s left one thing lacking: exhaust notes. Continue Reading...
Despite being an industry leader in hybrid drivetrain technology, Toyota is taking advantage of more angles to improve its car’s fuel efficiency. Continue Reading...
Part of the growing “performance SUV” niche, Ford’s EcoBoost-equipped Explorer Sport is now EPA certified with 16 mpg in the city and 22 on the highway. Continue Reading...
Thanks to a new 3.6-liter V6 engine and an 8-speed automatic the 2013 RAM 1500 can now lay claim to being the most fuel efficient pickup in its segment. Continue Reading...
Set for its unveiling next month in Paris, the 2013 Volkswagen Golf is going on a serious diet that will reduce weight and fuel consumption significantly. Continue Reading...
Likely behind countless sleepless nights among the world’s automotive engineers, the Obama administration’s mandate for improved fuel efficiency was expected to take effect yesterday, but the gun remains unfired. Continue Reading...
In this week’s Five-Point Inspection we put Chevrolet’s fuel sipper, the Cruze Eco, to the test. With good and bad in the mix, the Cruze Eco will deliver on what you want, and might even surprise you as a decent daily driver, although there is room for improvement. Read on to see why. Continue Reading...
Chevrolet’s subcompact, the Spark, looks more like something out of a Pixar production than a car bearing the bow tie badge, but all is forgiven in the sub compact world provided good gas mileage. While the Spark isn’t bad, it could be better. Continue Reading...
When you think of a hatchback with 252 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque, good gas milage is probably far from being in the list of top priorities, but would you complain if it came with the package anyway? Continue Reading...
Changes made to the 2013 Hyundai Veloster will improve fuel economy on the dual-clutch automatic transmission, resulting in all models getting the impressive 40 mpg rating. Continue Reading...
Numbers like this were unthinkable only a few years ago, but it’s amazing what a little federal regulation can do to spur an engineering department — or industry in this case. Continue Reading...
Fuel economy numbers are more important now than ever before, as gas prices continue to rise in North America. Recently Dodge came under criticism for announcing its upcoming Dart compact will get 40 mpg combined. An impressively high number, even a class-leading car like the Hyundai Elantra, which gets 40 mpg highway, only achieves… Continue Reading...
Gas mileage is a growing concern. Recognizing that fact, the United Nations and European Union are partnering to create a new series of tests to rate fuel consumption in new vehicles under a worldwide standard. The tests that are currently run to determine mpg are outdated and not realistic to the way that most of us drive…. Continue Reading...
Ford recently announced the EPA fuel efficiency rating for its electric Focus model. Since it doesn’t burn any gasoline, the number isn’t in miles per gallon (MPG), but was given as miles per gallon gasoline equivalent, or MPGe. A new term to the automotive lexicon, it’s worth exploring exactly what MPGe means and how an… Continue Reading...