Tag: mpg

2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel
02 Aug

Review: 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel

Likes: Highway fuel economy Comfort Engine performance Ride and handling Dislikes: Limited options MyLink software Curb weight For the first time since 1986, Chevrolet has brought a small modern turbo-diesel engine to America in a passenger car and it’s a sweetheart. The new top-of-the-line addition to the Cruze lineup is a solid, fuel-efficient and extremely […]


cold weather driving
26 Sep

Top Five Reasons MPG Drops in Colder Weather

Now that summer is, unfortunately, in the rear-view-mirror, perhaps you’ve noticed the days getting shorter and the nights cooler. As temperatures continue to drop, you might also see a slight decline in your car’s MPG. That’s completely normal, and should be expected. In fact, by the heart of winter, the drop in fuel efficiency could […]


Nissan Leaf Monroney
25 Sep

Used Hybrids and EVs Retain Value

Study: Used Hybrids and Electric Cars Retain Value The economics of buying a fuel-efficient car can be misleading.  Critics of hybrids and electric cars often say, “They’re not worth it.”  That’s because their calculations about payback period—how long it takes to recoup a higher upfront cost—often exclusively look at fuel savings, based on higher MPG. […]


02 Aug

Fuel-Efficient Tires

Where the Rubber Hits Your MPG Whiz-bang car technology allows hybrids to get 50 mpg, and electric cars to earn the equivalent of 100 miles per gallon. But you don’t have to go high-tech to improve your fuel efficiency. Significant gains in mpg are available to anybody paying attention to their tires, no matter what […]


2013 Ford C-MAX
26 Jul

What You Should Know about the 2013 Ford C-Max

When the 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid goes on sale this fall, most American consumers are likely to ask, “What’s a C-Max?” That’s a fair question, considering that the model is new to the U.S. market—not only as a new nameplate, but as a different kind of vehicle altogether. One immediate distinction is that it’s Ford’s […]


2013 Ford Fusion
23 Jul

First Look: 2013 Ford Fusion

With its sleek new design, the all-new 2013 Ford Fusion marks the arrival of the next generation of Ford vehicles that continue to evolve and advance. In addition to its fresh face, the all-new Fusion offers the broadest selection of fuel-efficient powertrains in the midsize car segment. It offers hybrid and plug-in hybrid alternatives, a […]


20 Jul

Green Driving: 1960 Nash Metropolitan

If you’re looking to save money at the pumps, one of the smartest things you can do is to downsize. Keep this in mind: Buying a car that meets, but does not exceed, your need for size and power doesn’t have to be an exercise in self-restraint. A little legroom and horsepower can be traded […]


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