Automakers and the EPA

3:33 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2013
Ford's restatement of fuel-economy figures for the C-Max caps a series of efforts in recent years to sort out discrepancies between EPA ratings and real-world vehicle fuel economy.... Read More »


Why 'your mileage may vary'

3:28 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2013
New-car buyers place a lot of faith in the EPA's fuel economy window label numbers -- only to find out later that the vehicle doesn't meet them. That's the conflict behind the standard industry disclaimer "Your mileage may vary."... Read More »


2014 Mazda3 achieves EPA rating of 41 mpg highway

3:41 pm U.S. ET | July 24, 2013
The redesigned 2014 Mazda3 has received an EPA rating of 29 mpg city/41 highway. The rating covers the 2014 Mazda3 sedan with a manual transmission and a 155-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. Adding an automatic transmission boosts the Mazda3's city rating by 1 mpg, while highway fuel economy is unchanged.... Read More »


Fuel economy of new 2013 models sold tops that of 2012 units, study says

12:09 pm U.S. ET | July 11, 2013
The average fuel economy for new 2013 model light vehicles sold in the United States is 24.6 mpg, up 1.1 mpg from 2012 models, according to a monthly report from University of Michigan researchers.... Read More »


New 2014 Corvette Stingray gets 29 mpg highway

12:19 pm U.S. ET | July 9, 2013
The 2014 Corvette Stingray will get an EPA estimated 17 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway, General Motors said.... Read More »


Turbos: MPG or muscle?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 10, 2013
Some automakers say turbochargers offer high fuel economy and quick acceleration, the best of both worlds. Well, yes and no. Turbocharged vehicles allow automakers to keep power output high while they downsize engines for better fuel economy. But much of the mpg gain is lost when American drivers stomp the gas pedal and enjoy turbos' high performance.... Read More »


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