fuel efficiency

Travelers Can Celebrate Lowest Independence Day Gas Prices in Five Years

By Rick Popely on July 2, 2015


When Americans fill their tanks for the holiday weekend they will pay the lowest price for gas on Independence Day in five years. A year ago, the AAA travel organization was reporting that the national average of $3.67 for regular… Read More

Travelers Can Celebrate Lowest Independence Day Gas Prices in Five Years

By Rick Popely on July 2, 2015

When Americans fill their tanks for the holiday weekend they will pay the lowest price for gas on Independence Day in five years. A year ago, the AAA travel organization was reporting that the national average of $3.67 for regular… Read More

2015 Toyota Prius c Video

By Jennifer Geiger on July 2, 2015

For 2015, the Prius c — Toyota's angriest-looking hybrid — got a number of updates to its front end, like a larger grille and new headlights. Unfortunately, the inside didn't really change, and it could use some updating. But the… Read More

Toyota Mirai Fuel-Cell Vehicle Range Exceeds 300 Miles

By Joe Bruzek on July 1, 2015

Powered by an electricity-generating hydrogen fuel cell, the 2016 Toyota Mirai has just received an EPA-rated range of 312 miles on a single tank of hydrogen. The 300-plus mile range is a tad more than Toyota claimed when it introduced… Read More

After Unexpected Uptick, Gas Prices Start to Retreat

By Rick Popely on June 26, 2015

Gas prices started to fall last week, albeit slowly, as the abundant supply of oil continued and more U.S. refineries returned to normal production levels. The AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report said Thursday that the national average for a gallon… Read More

Does the 2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco Really Get 38 MPG?

By Joe Bruzek on June 25, 2015

Hyundai's Sonata Hybrid may be the star of the Sonata lineup as far as fuel economy, but the next best thing is the all-new 2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco with higher gas mileage than the base Sonata. Though still a ways… Read More

Buyers Want Efficiency, Don't Care How It's Achieved

By Matt Schmitz on June 23, 2015

In 1990, singer Oleta Adams famously crooned, "I don't care how you get here, just get here if you can." In the quarter century since then, fuel-efficiency technologies in vehicles have come a long way, but that still pretty much… Read More

Gas Prices Defy Forecasts, Reach Year's Highest Point Yet

By Rick Popely on June 18, 2015

Gas prices continued to climb the past week as refinery issues in the Midwest restricted supplies and lower-than-expected oil inventories in the U.S. raised optimism among market speculators. The AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report showed Thursday that the national average… Read More

Survey: Commuters' 'Sentence' Gets Longer, Costlier

By Matt Schmitz on June 18, 2015

When a prison inmate gets a commuted sentence, it typically means a faster road to freedom. Unfortunately for U.S. drivers feeling imprisoned on congested highways to and from work each day, a new study shows their commuting sentence is only getting… Read More

AAA: Drivers, Not Cars, Are Responsible for Fuel-Economy Discrepancies

By Kelsey Mays on June 17, 2015

A new AAA study finds that a lot of drivers still don't think EPA car-window stickers report accurate real-world mileage. In reality, real-world variations are largely due to driving conditions and behavior, not individual automakers or the EPA. The study's… Read More

Honda Discontinues Civic Hybrid, Natural Gas Versions

By Matt Schmitz on June 15, 2015

Amid continued sluggish sales, Honda announced today that it is stopping production on two vehicles in its fuel-efficient lineup: the Civic Hybrid and Civic Natural Gas. Both will disappear after the 2015 model year. The announcement came in a statement… Read More