Fuel Efficiency

2017 Kia Optima Plug-In, Hybrid Photo Gallery

By Matt Schmitz on February 11, 2016


CARS.COM — The styling of the 2017 Kia Optima Plug-in should come as no shock; it looks a lot like the 2016 redesign of the regular Optima, and the same goes for the new hybrid version. Both cars are now… Read More

2017 Kia Optima Plug-In, Hybrid Photo Gallery

By Matt Schmitz on February 11, 2016

CARS.COM — The styling of the 2017 Kia Optima Plug-in should come as no shock; it looks a lot like the 2016 redesign of the regular Optima, and the same goes for the new hybrid version. Both cars are now… Read More

2016 Chicago Auto Show What You Missed: Day One

By Matt Schmitz on February 11, 2016

CARS.COM — On a day when gas prices reached $1.70 a gallon — a February low not seen in a dozen years — it should come as no surprise that automakers are putting SUVs and pickup trucks front and center.… Read More

Gas Prices Remain Under $2 for Fifth Straight Week

By Rick Popely on February 5, 2016

CARS.COM — The national average for regular gas has been below $2 for five straight weeks, falling another 5 cents the past week to $1.77, the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report said on Thursday. All but six states and the… Read More

Why Is Premium Gas So Expensive?

By Kelsey Mays on February 3, 2016

CARS.COM — Drivers nationwide found collective relief as gas prices hit a seven-year low in January, but those with luxury or high-performance cars may have scratched their heads at one nagging detail: What the heck was going on with premium… Read More

Study Pits Electric Cars Against Fuel-Cell Vehicles

By Matt Schmitz on February 1, 2016

CARS.COM — In the battle for clean-car energy supremacy, there's battery electric and fuel-cell technology; which will be the prevailing power? A new study from the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute considers the benefits and drawbacks of each. Related:… Read More

2016 Chevrolet Volt Real-World Fuel Economy

By Aaron Bragman on February 1, 2016

CARS.OM — The Chevrolet Volt has been a party of one since its introduction — no other plug-in hybrid electric vehicle can do what it can while seating four people plus luggage. The first-generation model delivered at least 38 miles… Read More

Gas Price Rise Forecast Despite Continued Weekly Declines

By Rick Popely on January 29, 2016

CARS.COM  — The national average for a gallon of regular gasoline dipped another 4 cents the past week, though motorists in some states saw double-digit increases at the pump and global oil prices showed signs of breaking out of a recent… Read More

Recall Alert: 2016 Lexus RX 350, RX 450h

By Matt Schmitz on January 28, 2016

CARS.COM Vehicles Affected: Approximately 5,000 model-year 2016 Lexus RX 350 SUVs and RX 450h hybrid SUVs The Problem: A driver-side knee airbag module may not have been properly manufactured. The resulting defect could affect the performance of the airbag, increasing… Read More

2016 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Video

By Kelsey Mays on January 27, 2016

CARS.COM — Today's cheap gas prices probably don't have you thinking a whole lot about hybrids, much less the $48,000-plus 2016 Toyota Highlander Hybrid SUV. The hybrid gives you a little bit of a hedge against higher gas prices tomorrow,… Read More

2016 Toyota Prius Video

By Bill Jackson on January 26, 2016

CARS.COM — Toyota has redesigned its Prius hybrid for 2016 and the result is an improved car, especially in the areas of driving dynamics and its interior. For the first time, the Prius is aimed at people who care about more… Read More