Fuel Efficiency

Gas Has Been Cheap, Is Still Cheap, Should Continue to be Cheap

By Rick Popely on July 29, 2016


CARS.COM — Nearly 40 percent of gas stations in the U.S. are selling regular unleaded for less than $2 a gallon as cheap oil and an abundant supply continue to push pump prices lower. The national average for regular gas… Read More

Gas Has Been Cheap, Is Still Cheap, Should Continue to be Cheap

By Rick Popely on July 29, 2016

CARS.COM — Nearly 40 percent of gas stations in the U.S. are selling regular unleaded for less than $2 a gallon as cheap oil and an abundant supply continue to push pump prices lower. The national average for regular gas… Read More

Which 2016 Midsize SUVs Have the Highest MPG Ratings?

By Brian Wong on July 27, 2016

CARS.COM — Midsize SUVs are among the most flexible vehicles out there. They're able to carry a wide range of cargo and passengers in two-row and three-row configurations. Most of the vehicles on this list are road-oriented crossovers, but a… Read More

Mazda CEO Says Long-Delayed U.S. Diesels Still Coming

By Fred Meier on July 25, 2016

CARS.COM — The much-delayed Mazda SkyActiv small diesel engines still are on the way for the U.S. despite the Volkswagen scandal, according to the company's CEO.  "We are not giving up. We have a timeline," Masamichi Kogai, Mazda CEO, told… Read More

All-Time-High July Supply Lets 12-Year-Low Gas Prices Flow

By Rick Popely on July 22, 2016

CARS.COM — Temperatures are rising in many parts of the country but gas prices keep falling, a result of low oil prices and high inventories of crude oil and gasoline. The AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report on Thursday said the… Read More

Which 2016 Compact SUVs Have the Highest MPG Ratings?

By Brian Wong on July 20, 2016

CARS.COM — The best compact SUVs are able to fill many roles. They offer good utility and cargo room in a smaller footprint than a traditional SUV, which makes them easier to park and to navigate on narrow city streets.… Read More

Regulators: Automakers Can Meet Tough 2025 MPG Targets, But May Not

By Fred Meier on July 19, 2016

CARS.COM — Automakers have the technical ability to meet escalating fuel economy and emissions rules leading to a 54.5-mpg overall goal for corporate fleets by model-year 2025, according to a draft Technical Assessment Report released by federal and state regulators.… Read More

These Budget-Friendly Sedans Offer Alternatives to Toyota Prius

By Fred Meier on July 18, 2016

CARS.COM — Lower gas prices and a shift in market tastes have contributed to a decline in hybrid vehicle interest, with sales down about 20 percent from the year ago period, according to Autodata Corp. But another factor is at… Read More

As Summer Driving Peaks, Gas Drops to Lowest Prices Since 2004

By Rick Popely on July 15, 2016

CARS.COM — Gas prices continued to trend lower in the past week as refiners were able to meet high demand during the busy summer driving season and more stations began selling regular for less than $2. The AAA Daily Fuel… Read More

Recall Alert: 2016 Nissan Leaf, Sentra

By Tom Torbjornsen on July 13, 2016

CARS.COM Vehicles Affected: Approximately 4,300 model-year 2016 Nissan Leaf electric vehicles manufactured between Feb. 24 and March 23, 2016, and Sentra sedans manufactured between Feb. 9 and March 4, 2016 The Problem: The wiring harness connector may disconnect from the… Read More

With Gas a Bargain, AAA Study Says Spring for the Cleaner Stuff

By Rick Popely on July 8, 2016

CARS.COM — Most people would say that cheap gas is a good thing, and gas is the cheapest it's been at this time of year since 2005 — but travel-services provider AAA warns that price shouldn't be the only consideration… Read More