Why The 2015 Ford F-150 Is Better For The Environment Than The Prius

If you look at fuel economy in miles-per-gallon, the statement above sounds insane. Look at it in gallons-per-mile, and the societal benefit of improving a guzzler's efficiency outweighs improving a fuel sipper. That means the 2015 Ford F-150 could do more to reduce fuel consumption than the Prius. » 1/13/14 5:22pm 1/13/14 5:22pm

Did Massive Insider Trading Precede Hyundai-Kia Mileage Debacle?

When Hyundai-Kia announced they'd overstated EPA mileage for some of their best-selling vehicles on November 2nd you'd have expected a massive selloff as investors reacted to the news. Instead, the massive selloff occurred the day before the announcement, leading experts to wonder if investors weren't leaked the… » 12/21/12 10:00am 12/21/12 10:00am

Ford Fusion Hybrid Gets A Toyota-Slamming 47 MPG City/Highway

The 2013 Ford Fusion is the best-looking mid-size sedan to come along in a generation. Personally, we wouldn't buy the hybrid version (the smaller fourbanger version will get a six-speed and 37 MPG), but if you had to buy a hybrid the now 2.0-liter-equipped Fusion blew out expectations and offers 47 MPG in the city and » 9/18/12 8:15am 9/18/12 8:15am

The Solution To Truck-Related Wind Drag: Box Fans!

Kambiz Salari, a researcher at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, has used a very simple method to solve a consequence of driving a truck. Salari has applied for a patent that will reduce the aerodynamic drag that accompanies driving a truck by essentially placing a box fan immediately behind the cab. The… » 4/18/08 12:00pm 4/18/08 12:00pm

Fuel-Economy Bills Stuck In Neutral

It seems like the Car Talk brothers don't quite have the political capital they thought they did as it looks like both Senate and House fuel-economy bills aren't gaining that much traction. Automakers clearly oppose just about any regulation, saying it'll make them harder to compete. Even with a Democratic congress… » 11/16/07 11:30am 11/16/07 11:30am