Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, November 04, 2014 3:50 pm
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Hyundai and Kia will pay a $100 million civil penalty for misstating fuel economy numbers on from the 2011-2013 model years.

Saturday, September 14, 2013 6:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

FuelEconomy.gov now features a new tool to create custom label showing the official fuel economy rating for used cars.

Monday, August 12, 2013 2:56 pm
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Americans strongly support Obama’s overall climate action plan regardless of their political affiliation.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 6:05 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Fuel-efficient four-cylinder engines are more popular in cars than larger engines and continue to increase in popularity.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 6:05 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

If you buy a more expensive, turbocharged car because you think it has better fuel economy, you may be in for a surprise.

Thursday, January 24, 2013 10:29 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

In 2012, car buyers purchased more fuel-efficient cars than ever.

Saturday, August 04, 2012 6:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

You no longer have to buy a small car to get great fuel economy.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 5:00 pm
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Cars from General Motors and Toyota top the list of vehicles that offer the best combined fuel economy and have high industry ratings, according to TotalCarScore.com, an automotive comparison website that compiles data from multiple automotive sources and creates a single score encompassing the vehicle overall. The two manufacturers had seven cars each on the

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 2:24 pm
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

With all this talk about government mandates to increase the fuel economy in cars, you might think that we are destined to see an influx of hybrids, electrics and other alternative-fuel cars. While more of these types of alternative-fuel cars will be introduced in the coming years, the majority of cars are still likely to

Wednesday, January 11, 2012 9:30 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

If you feel like your car today doesn’t get any better gas mileage than cars you’ve owned previously, it probably isn’t in your imagination. A new MIT study shows that, while there have been major advances in fuel efficiency technology over the last few decades, there have been only minor improvements in actual fuel efficiency due

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