The EPA rates your car’s fuel economy through a driving cycle on a dyno meant to replicate city and highway driving. Sure. OK. But I don’t get why they don’t also rate your car, like, exactly in actual highway driving.
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While verified technical details on the 2018 Jeep Wrangler are still scant, it seems that the EPA has rated the new gas V6 version of the 4x4 for fuel economy. The 2018 V6 rates the same as the 2017 model, but improves markedly with the new 8-speed automatic transmission option.
Volkswagen was clearly out of their minds when they developed and produced the 261 mile-per-gallon XL1, a spaceship-like diesel hybrid that looks like a Roswell file photo featured on Ancient Aliens, but without all of the crazy eyes. It’s the greatest modern Volkswagen that didn’t wear an Audi, Lamborghini, Porsche,…
We all know the tricks and tips for hypermiling your car to maximize efficiency, but what if there was a legitimate need to run down your fuel at a rapid pace? What is the best method to do so while staying safe, legal and not causing damage to your car?
Today’s pickups are vast, hulking bison, striding across the automotive plain. They make the tiny trucks of the ‘80s look like tiny little rattle cans. And yet, according to a new EPA report, both get just about the same mileage.
The late 90's Dodge Viper GTS, the most Viper of all Vipers, was rated to 11 MPG city and 21 MPG highway by the arbiters of efficiency ratings at the EPA. Let’s see how hard it is to actually hit those numbers in one of these cars today.
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 European Honda Civic Tourer comes with a 13.2 gallon fuel tank, and this shiny example just set a new world record by covering an average of 100.31 miles per gallon over 8,387 miles.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PITTSBURGH, Nov. 11, 2013 — Will electric vehicles replace gasoline vehicles? Not with our current parking infrastructure, say Carnegie Mellon researchers.
HOUSTON, Nov. 12, 2013 — Wayne Gerdes, a multiple World Record holder for the most fuel-efficient driving, set out to put his fuel efficiency skills and Shell Smarter Driving tips to the test when he hit the road Monday with one tank of fuel in an SUV.
The European market has many more small, fuel-efficient car models than we get in America, but even European versions of international cars like the Jetta are rated at higher MPG numbers. We can explain why.
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…
We'd heard that Kia had been sending out replacement window stickers for certain models, and now we know why: Hyundai Motor America and Kia Motors America overestimated the fuel economy numbers for 900,000 cars.