If you buy a more expensive, turbocharged car because you think it has better fuel economy, you may be in for a surprise.
In 2012, car buyers purchased more fuel-efficient cars than ever.
You no longer have to buy a small car to get great fuel economy.
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
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
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
Half of the cars on the Environmental Protection Agency’s new top 10 fuel sippers list, 1984 to present, are 2012 models, marking the first time that newer, high-tech models are ousting the older, low-tech small cars that have been on the list for more than two decades. The “all-time” list is actually comprised of cars
With higher fuel economy standards on the horizon, automakers are increasingly focusing on new technologies to improve their MPG ratings while enticing car shoppers with a variety of cars in different sizes and body styles. Several automakers have recently made announcements that will improve the MPG of their line ups in ways that they believe
Drivers can save hundreds of dollars annually on their car costs when the new fuel economy standards announced by the Obama administration go into effect. Overall, Americans will save $44.3 billion at the gas pump according to analysis by the Natural Resources Defense Council, or NRDC, and the Union of Concerned Scientists, or UCS, with
Car buyers who purchased hybrid cars have long enjoyed perks beyond spending less at the pump due to great fuel economy. Among the biggest additional perks were federal tax credits in the thousands of dollars for many buyers, as well as the privilege of driving in the carpool lanes in many states when driving solo.