Tag: MPG


Few cars are as iconic as the Volkswagen Beetle. The original version of the VW Beetle was manufactured between 1938 and 2003. The original version was a fixture of American culture during the 1960’s and 1970’s and often associated with Read more…


According to the American Automobile Association, you could save $179 a year on fuel if your car automatically shuts off its engine when stopped at a light. A tech feature known as “stop-start” or “micro-hybrid” makes that trick completely possible. Read more…


EPA fuel economy numbers on window stickers have been the be-all and end-all measure of new vehicle efficiency in the United States since their inception in 1978.  But even after repeated updates of its procedure over the years, the EPA Read more…


The 2014 Mazda 6 is a stunner. Now that we’re past that, consider this: The car won Popular Mechanics’ Car of the Year and the Red Dot Design Award. Yeah, it’s that good. It’s an efficient car too. On a Read more…


Though dozens of hybrid models are available for sale in the United States, the vast majority are sedans. Still, there are a handful of options for consumers in search of both fuel economy and passenger and cargo room. Based on Read more…


The Obama administration is considering a new fuel economy standard that would require cars and light trucks to achieve an average of 56.2 miles per gallon by 2025, an ambitious target that would reduce greenhouse gas emissions but drive up Read more…


Converting hybrid vehicles — particularly the Prius and Ford Escape — into plug-in hybrids has become a profitable niche industry for a few specialty companies. But the net impact of this new mini-industry has been much greater by influencing consumer Read more…


In recent years a greater emphasis on MPG during car shopping has emerged. Between fluctuating gasoline prices, a broader selection of hybrid vehicles, and the promise of plug-ins and battery electric vehicles, and mandated increases in CAFE standards, fuel economy Read more…

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