fuel efficiency

Gas Prices Plunge After Refinery Restart

By Rick Popely on August 28, 2015


With U.S. oil prices down to a six-year low and a major refinery outage fixed, gasoline prices have begun to dive in most parts of the country, and gas for less than $2 a gallon is easy to find again… Read More

Gas Prices Plunge After Refinery Restart

By Rick Popely on August 28, 2015

With U.S. oil prices down to a six-year low and a major refinery outage fixed, gasoline prices have begun to dive in most parts of the country, and gas for less than $2 a gallon is easy to find again… Read More

Ripple Effect from Refinery Outage Buoys Gas Prices

By Rick Popely on August 21, 2015

Gas prices this week continued to climb in the Great Lakes states as the fallout from a refinery outage in northwest Indiana continued, forcing more motorists to pay more than $3 per gallon at the pump. The impact of the… Read More

Audi to Unveil Electric SUV in Frankfurt

By Matt Schmitz on August 20, 2015

Following in the electrified footsteps of the R8 e-tron sports car and A3 Sportback e-tron, Audi is expanding its all-electric long-range luxury portfolio into the SUV market. The e-tron quattro concept is set to debut in September at the 2015… Read More

Sip City? Redesigned Toyota Prius to Make Las Vegas Debut

By Matt Schmitz on August 19, 2015

In a city known for decadence, excess and conspicuous consumption, an icon of efficiency and economy will be reintroduced to the nation. On Sept. 8 at a media event in Las Vegas, Toyota will unveil its redesigned Prius, the first… Read More

Fuel-Economy Study: Target Worst First

By Matt Schmitz on August 18, 2015

Making a small improvement to the fuel economy of a vehicle that gets poor gas mileage is more impactful than making an even moderate improvement to one with great mileage. That's according to a new report from the University of… Read More

What Mileage Does the New Honda Fit Get After 4,000 Miles?

By Joe Bruzek on August 17, 2015

Saving money at the pump is likely a big priority for owners of subcompact cars, and fuel economy is one area we plan to cover exhaustively with Cars.com's long-term Honda Fit EX test car. After just less than 4,000 miles,… Read More

Refinery Shutdown Derails Gas-Prices Gravy Train

By Rick Popely on August 14, 2015

Just when it looked like gas prices were primed for a steady decline, "stuff" happened. Damage to crude-oil processing equipment at a BP refinery in Whiting, Ind., on Saturday sharply curtailed gasoline production there, and the resulting shortage has caused… Read More

2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Video

By Kelsey Mays on August 7, 2015

Hyundai is playing catch-up with the redesigned 2016 Sonata Hybrid, which comes one model year after the regular Sonata was fully redesigned. It's a solid effort overall, with comfort, affordability and space making up for some middle-of-the-road gas mileage. Watch… Read More

What Mileage Does the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Get After 10,000 Miles?

By Joe Bruzek on August 7, 2015

We've tacked 3,000 more miles onto Cars.com's long-term 2015 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic test car since our previous update, and this time with a measurable jump in fuel economy. The C300's lifetime fuel economy increases almost half an mpg thanks to… Read More

Gas Prices Could Drop Below $2 By Year's End

By Rick Popely on August 7, 2015

With a glut of cheap oil outpacing demand, industry analysts say that $2 gas could be widely available later this year. GasBuddy.com senior petroleum analyst Patrick DeHaan said regular gas could average less than $2 a gallon in as many… Read More