Just a few days ago, we reported that General Motors had to stop sales on 60,000 crossovers because the labeled fuel economy ratings were wrong by one or two miles per gallon. And just last month, lovable losers Mitsubishi got in trouble for messing with tire pressures to get better MPG ratings, a few years ago…
Among reasons to build a front-wheel drive, unibody pickup is fuel economy, so you’d expect the new Honda Ridgeline to conquer its truck competition without breaking a sweat. But now the Pilot-based truck’s fuel economy numbers are in, and they further highlight the trouble with the mid-size truck segment.
Are you a tree-killing monster if you charge your cell phone with a USB port in your car? A recent Bloomberg article titled Charging a Smartphone While Driving Isn’t as Free as You Think suggests that maybe you are. I think it’s a bit too extreme. The facts aren’t wrong in the article, but a lot more context is…
What’s the fun in ripping around on your favorite backroads if you have to fill up every at every pee break? These are the 10 most fuel efficient fun cars.
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…
Ever wonder who comes up with those fuel economy numbers? Does the Environmental Protection Agency do it in some secret underground lair, or is it some guy named Billy Bob in a barn somewhere in Kansas? How do they come up with those numbers, anyhow? Let’s talk through the basic science.
Collect any group of gearheads together for a long enough period of time and there’s a natural inevitability that certain questions will come up. Like how come American cars seem to always get worse fuel economy than European ones?
The EPA has certified the 2015 Jeep Renegade 4WD with the larger 2.4 Tigershark engine at 24 combined MPG, 21 in city conditions, and as high as 29 on the highway. The 2WD variant can top 31 MPG.
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…
The official fuel-economy estimates for the 2015 Ford F-150 have been announced at a press conference today: up to 26 MPG on the highway with the 2.7 EcoBoost engine. Here are the EPA fuel economy claims for the 2.7 EcoBoost, 3.5 EcoBoost, 3.5 V6, and 5.0 V8 in Ford's new aluminum truck.
For its second year as the "New Cherokee", the 2015 Jeep Cherokee V6 gets start/stop technology. The EPA's just validated a few scraps of fuel savings over the outgoing model without automatic shutdown– as much as 2 full MPG in city driving.
Don't wait for the EPA's lab results, we've got real-world fuel economy figures from the 2015 Ford F-150 with its new 2.7 EcoBoost engine. Here's how we did driving like a granny, driving like a maniac, and everything in between.
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.
Pawing through the 2015 Ford F-150 website, a reader noticed a picture of the gauge cluster reporting an average fuel economy of 18.8 MPG. Is this arbitrary or a secret clue to the new truck's actual efficiency?
It's hard to go a week here in the U.S. without hearing about fuel economy standards, raising fleet fuel economy, and greenhouse gases, not to mention carbon emissions, but not all other countries are the same way. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was one of those countries, until now.
Having 707 horsepower attacking your rear wheels might be a lot of fun, but instead of that, these ten cars put a smile on your face by being as cheap on fuel as possible.
Chrysler has just dumped out another batch of specs on the 2015 Jeep Renegade, most importantly reporting that both the 2.4 and 1.4 turbo engines will be able to get more than 30 miles per gallon on the highway.
President Barack Obama delivered an address today at a Safeway grocery distribution center in Upper Marlborough, Maryland describing what he wants from future commercial trucks.