What An Alfa Romeo 4C And A Canyon Road Will Teach You About Modern Turbos

The Alfa Romeo 4C’s almost-1750cc engine is an absolutely amazing motor, wild and loud and immediate. But thanks to the tricks of modern turbocharging, it doesn’t exactly offer the fuel economy you’d expect. And I figured all of this out in the middle of nowhere, with 30 miles of canyon road between me and the next… »8/19/15 1:57pm

EPA Tightens Fuel Economy Test Because Nobody Gets The Mileage They Want

Isn't it kind of universally accepted that you aren't going to achieve the fuel economy numbers advertised on your new car? (Not if you're a reader of this website and drive the way we do, anyway.) But since automakers keep getting nailed for misleading fuel economy claims, the Environmental Protection Agency is… »2/24/15 1:47pm

Why Lincoln Should Be Selling Navigator On Power Curve, Not Fuel Economy

The 2015 Lincoln Navigator is being pimped as "best-in-class fuel economy." Meh, its 3.5 V6 gets 1 MPG better than the 6.2 V8 Escalade. Far more impressive: Nav's EcoBoost engine blows its 460 lb-ft load of torque at 2,750 RPM, while the GM hits the same peak at 4,100. That's something you'll feel at the wheel. »9/10/14 11:37am