fuel efficiency

Gas Prices Down 11 Cents in Two Weeks

By Rick Popely on July 31, 2015


If it seems like you're shelling out less for gas now than a week or two ago, it's probably not just your imagination. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas has fallen 15 days in a… Read More

Gas Prices Down 11 Cents in Two Weeks

By Rick Popely on July 31, 2015

If it seems like you're shelling out less for gas now than a week or two ago, it's probably not just your imagination. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas has fallen 15 days in a… Read More

2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Real-World Fuel Economy

By Joe Bruzek on July 28, 2015

Smaller turbocharged engines are replacing six- and-eight-cylinder engines in just about every automotive segment as a way to improve fuel economy and performance. The 2015 Ford Mustang is no exception and now includes a new 310-horsepower, turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder, which… Read More

Despite Regional Swings, Gas Prices Head Back Down

By Rick Popely on July 24, 2015

The national average for regular gas fell 3 cents a gallon the past week, according to the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report, but supply and refinery issues continued to cause larger regional price fluctuations. Pump prices fell by double digits… Read More

2015 Toyota Prius v Review

By Bill Jackson on July 22, 2015

Some cars aim to be fun to drive, while others reject that premise and aim for utility. So it is with the Toyota Prius v, a car built to fill the car-as-a-tool role. Find out more info in my review.… Read More

2016 Honda Pilot: Real-World Fuel Economy

By Patrick Olsen on July 20, 2015

As the longtime owner of a first-generation Pilot, and having tested the second-generation Pilot extensively over 1,000 miles, I was more than ready to give the newly redesigned 2016 Pilot its interstate exam. My wife and I drove from Chicago… Read More

2015 Toyota Prius v Video

By Bill Jackson on July 17, 2015

Among Toyota's hybrid progeny, including the Prius c small hatchback and the well-known Prius, the Prius v tops the range in size. But it also has other features that distinguish it from its fuel-sipping siblings. Watch the video for more.… Read More

Uptick in U.S. Gas Prices Fueled By Southern California Surge

By Rick Popely on July 17, 2015

Motorists in Southern California must be scratching their heads, wondering what happened after gas prices jumped 74 cents in just the past week to soar well over $4. The average price of regular gas in the Los Angeles area as… Read More

Recall Alert: 2012-2014 Toyota Prius v

By Matt Schmitz on July 15, 2015

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 109,000 model-year 2012-14 Toyota Prius v hybrids The Problem: The software settings for the motor/generator control engine control unit and hybrid control ECU could result in higher thermal stress in certain transistors, potentially damaging them. If this… Read More

Fuel Economy Continues to Sputter Amid Truck Sales, Cheap Gas

By Matt Schmitz on July 15, 2015

Inexpensive gas is a double-edged sword: It's lighter on motorists' wallets but can weigh heavier on fuel economy. Although the sustained downward trend in gas prices during the past year has slowed in recent months, it continues to be a… Read More

Global Strife Threatens Gas Prices' Continued Decline

By Rick Popely on July 10, 2015

Gas prices continued to inch downward in most parts of the country the past week, but whether that trend continues remains up in the air because of growing uncertainty over political events that could affect global oil prices. Questions about… Read More