EPA mileage ratings

DAVE GUILFORD

Maybe the EPA should just hire Consumer Reports for mpg ratings

10:10 am U.S. ET | July 23, 2014
Maybe the federal government should adopt Consumer Reports as a model for fuel economy testing. Or just outsource the task to the magazine....
Read More »

 

New F-150's fuel economy will improve, but can it best Ram 1500?

2:50 pm U.S. ET | July 22, 2014
Ford's new aluminum-bodied 2015 F-150 pickup coming this fall might not be able to beat Chrysler Group's Ram 1500 and claim best-in-class fuel economy....
Read More »

 

EPA seeks real-world tests of mpg claims

4:00 pm U.S. ET | July 14, 2014
The EPA plans to require automakers to road test vehicles to verify fuel-economy figures before they are published on window stickers and other sources....
Read More »

 

LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

Why fuel economy faces law of diminishing returns

3:02 pm U.S. ET | July 11, 2014
In economics, it's known as the law of diminishing returns, the shrinking benefit you get when you pour ever-increasing resources toward achieving a singular goal. The DOE showed a good mathematical example of the principle today with a graphic it released about the consumer benefits of fuel economy....
Read More »

 

RICHARD TRUETT

Is the maligned Mitsubishi Mirage a good value?

12:40 pm U.S. ET | July 7, 2014
The Mitsubishi Mirage is one of the strangest cars I have ever driven -- and it's one of the most polarizing new models of 2014...
Read More »

 

Average U.S. fuel economy 25.5 mpg in June

1:38 pm U.S. ET | July 7, 2014
Average fuel economy for new vehicles sold in the United States remained above 25 mpg for the fifth straight month in June, researchers at the University of Michigan said....
Read More »

 

Chrysler to make stop-start standard on some 200s, Jeep Cherokees for 2015

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 24, 2014
Engine stop-start -- a fuel-saving technology -- will become a standard feature later this year on some 2015 Jeep Cherokee SUVs and Chrysler 200 sedans, Chrysler Group said today....
Read More »

 

EDITORIAL

Get real about mpg

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2014
Ford Motor Co. was apologizing this month when it lowered window-sticker mpg ratings for six vehicles. But all automakers should take note of Ford's problems....
Read More »

 

DAVE GUILFORD

Despite Ford's apology, recent mpg downgrades are troubling

3:32 pm U.S. ET | June 18, 2014
When Ford lowered window-sticker mpg ratings for six vehicles last week, it was refreshingly forthright. But, frankly, there's a troubling undercurrent in recent mpg downgrades....
Read More »

 

EDITORIAL

2 truths about hybrids

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
Sales of gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles may be leveling out at or below 4 percent of U.S. market volume. That's less than a million units a year, currently split among 47 hybrids....
Read More »

 

Ford lowers mpg estimates on 6 models after internal audit

2:00 pm U.S. ET | June 12, 2014
Ford, admitting that it made a mistake in calculating fuel economy estimates for several car models, including hybrids, will revise the mpg ratings downward and repay owners for the added fuel costs. Ford will distribute goodwill payments of $125 to $1,050 to some 200,000 consumers who leased or purchased affected vehicles....
Read More »

 

Honda Accord Hybrid misses 47 mpg label, Consumer Reports finds

7:25 am U.S. ET | May 29, 2014
Honda's gasoline-electric Accord is the most fuel-efficient mid-size sedan in the United States yet doesn't get its window sticker average, Consumer Reports found, making it the latest hybrid to fall short in the magazine's road tests....
Read More »

 

Fuel economy report shows cruisers, stragglers

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 5, 2014
It has been two years since the Obama administration put the finishing touches on rules requiring cars and light trucks to average 54.5 mpg by the 2025 model year....
Read More »

 

Average fuel economy of new U.S. vehicles rises to 25.4 mpg

2:24 pm U.S. ET | April 3, 2014
The average fuel economy of new light vehicles sold in the United States in March rose to 25.4 mpg, according to University of Michigan researchers, the highest since the researchers began collecting data in October 2007....
Read More »

 

RICHARD TRUETT

The mad truck dash to 30 mpg on highway and pickup gold

4:19 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2014
If you thought the pickup wars -- manufacturers' ongoing offensive to top each other with towing and payload increases and an ever-expanding array of luxury features -- couldn't get any more intense, you are dead wrong....
Read More »

 

Ram diesel tops pickup mpg ratings

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2014
While the Ford F-150 is shedding pounds to improve fuel economy, the 2014 Ram 1500 used a new diesel engine to achieve a highway rating of 28 mpg, the highest for any pickup on sale in the United States....
Read More »

 

New car fuel economy in U.S. rose 0.1 mpg in January

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2014
The average fuel economy of new trucks, cars, SUVs and vans sold in January in the United States rose 0.1 mpg from December, to 24.9 mpg, according to a monthly report from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute....
Read More »

 

Ram EcoDiesel receives 28 mpg highway rating

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 4, 2014
The 2014 diesel-powered Ram 1500 pickup gets 28 mpg on the highway, the top rating for any pickup in the United States....
Read More »

 

EPA chief cheers mpg efforts

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy is convinced carmakers are trying about as hard as they can to improve fuel economy....
Read More »

 

GABE NELSON

EPA chief gives automakers 'A' for fuel economy effort

4:21 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
Car companies are fiercely competing for better fuel economy. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy is convinced they're trying about as hard as they can....
Read More »

 

RICHARD TRUETT

Ford, Ram trucks square off in fuel economy, tech race

12:05 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 27, 2013
Watch for a pickup truck fuel economy war between Ford's F-150 EcoBoost and Chrysler's new Ram 1500 EcoDiesel....
Read More »

 

EPA says fuel economy of 2012 models sold in U.S. hit record 23.6 mpg

4:06 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 12, 2013
Higher sales of vehicles with smaller engines, gasoline-electric hybrids and diesel powertrains helped boost the average fuel economy of 2012 new vehicles sold in the United States 1.2 mpg to 23.6 mpg, an all-time high, according to the EPA’s Trends Report issued today....
Read More »

 

Average new-vehicle mileage rises to 24.8 mpg

11:24 am U.S. ET | Dec. 6, 2013
The average fuel economy of new trucks, cars, SUVs and vans sold in the United States during November rose 0.1 mpg from October, to 24.8 mpg, according to a monthly report from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute....
Read More »

 

Average new-vehicle mileage up to 24.8 mpg

5:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 4, 2013
The average fuel economy of new U.S. trucks, cars, SUVs and vans sold in November rose in 0.1 mpg from October, to 24.8 mpg, according to a monthly report from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute....
Read More »

 

EXTRA CREDIT

Daimler asks EPA to let tech features bolster its mileage ratings

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2013
For all their performance prowess, Mercedes-Benz vehicles spend 23.9 percent of their time on the road idling, according to Daimler. The company did that obscure bit of math in order to support a recent regulatory petition in which it's seeking to get better treatment under new U.S. fuel economy standards for its start-stop technology and other fuel-saving features....
Read More »

 

 
Most Read
Special Report
Fewer bosses, Disney savvy, $2 idea lift stores

Fewer bosses, Disney savvy, $2 idea lift stores

A Chrysler Group dealership chain is stripping away layers of management to sell cars faster. A Chevrolet-Cadillac store is enchanting customers through Disney training. Mon., July 21
» Watch the Video
     
Rocket Fuel