Do Engine Start-Stop Systems Actually Help You Save Gas?

Many new cars come with automatic engine start-stop. These systems are designed to save the fuel wasted at idle by turning the engine off when you come to a stop.

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Average Fuel Economy Falls in February

The average fuel economy of light vehicles sold in the United States dipped to 25.1 mpg in February, falling by 0.2 month-over-month. 

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Ford Might Use More CVTs

Ford is examining the possibility of using more continuously variable transmissions in its vehicles to boost fuel economy.

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Average US MPG Drops by Largest Amount in 3 Years

The average fuel economy of vehicles sold in the U.S. has dropped by the largest amount in three years.

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Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon V6 MPG Announced

Fuel economy ratings for the upcoming GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado were released today.

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Average New Car MPGs Drop in June

Following Ford’s announcement about reduced fuel economy ratings, the average mileage of new vehicles being purchased sank in June.

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Ford Lowers MPG Ratings on Six Vehicles

Ford is eating crow today, announcing reduced fuel economy ratings on six of its vehicles.

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2015 Chevrolet Silverado Update to Improve MPGs

General Motors is planning a handful of tweaks and updates for its full-size trucks that will take effect in the 2015 model year.

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2015 Hyundai Sonata MPG Overstated, Brand Apologizes

Hyundai is backpedalling after reporting exaggerated fuel economy claims on one of its newest models. 

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Winter Weather Cuts MPGs by One Third: Study

It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that colder weather hurts fuel economy, but you might be surprised to learn how steep the penalties can be.

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New Injectors Promise 20 Percent Better MPGs

Fuel savings can come from myriad sources from electric motor assistance and better aerodynamics to lightweight materials. Nostrum Motors claims it can offer up to 20 percent better fuel economy with a new kind of fuel injector. 

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Mazda Skyactiv 2 Engines to Bring 30 Percent MPG Boost

Already hailed for their efficiency, Mazda’s “Skyactiv” engines are bound for a second and third generation aimed at further improving fuel economy. 

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Toyota Tundra Future to Hinge on Fuel Economy

When the 2014 Toyota Tundra was unveiled during the Chicago Auto Show last February, it arrived without any mechanical changes. 

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EPA to Make MPG Audit Results Public

After fuel economy scandals involving Hyundai, Kia and Ford, the EPA plans to publicly release the results from auditing those claims.

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NHTSA Studying Interlocks for Seat Belt Enforcement

Threatening ad campaigns and steep fines aren’t enough to keep drivers belted to their seats.

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