mileage challenge 5

2010 Toyota Prius vs. 2010 Honda Insight: The Commute

By David Thomas  on October 27, 2009


Last week, we ran our latest Mileage Challenge featuring four ultra-fuel-efficient cars, and before that we rounded up six fuel-sippers to see which one was the best daily driver. But none of these reports put a brutal, real-life morning and… Read More

2010 Toyota Prius vs. 2010 Honda Insight: The Commute

By David Thomas  on October 27, 2009

Last week, we ran our latest Mileage Challenge featuring four ultra-fuel-efficient cars, and before that we rounded up six fuel-sippers to see which one was the best daily driver. But none of these reports put a brutal, real-life morning and… Read More

Cars.com Podcast: Porsche Panamera

By David Thomas  on October 26, 2009

This week’s podcast is a bit like the classic Pink Floyd album “The Wall,” especially considering the line, “If you don’t eat your meat, you can’t have any pudding.” In the case of this week’s podcast, you’ll have to listen… Read More

Mileage Challenge 5.5: Final Thoughts

By Kelsey Mays  on October 23, 2009

Beyond the numbers that we so diligently broke down yesterday, driving four different cars for six hours can be telling in many more ways than just fuel economy. Our editors share their thoughts on the cars and pick which car… Read More

Mileage Challenge 5.4: The Results

By Kelsey Mays  on October 22, 2009

Our latest mileage challenge had editors logging more than 300 miles each in three hybrids and a diesel: the 2010 Honda Insight, 2010 Mercury Milan Hybrid, 2010 Toyota Prius and 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI. We tallied up all the numbers… Read More

Mileage Challenge 5.3: Dizzying Displays

By Matthew Raskin  on October 21, 2009

Most people think all of the advanced technology in today’s hybrid cars is under the hood. While automakers continue to enhance new engines, batteries and drivetrains, they’re also working on ways to wrangle the one factor they can’t control —… Read More

Mileage Challenge 5.2: Avenues and Interstates

By Kelsey Mays  on October 20, 2009

Our latest mileage challenge took three hybrids — the Honda Insight, Mercury Milan Hybrid and Toyota Prius — and one diesel, the Volkswagen Jetta TDI, from Chicago to Fond du Lac, Wis., and back. The total distance came to just… Read More

Mileage Challenge 5.1: Hybrid vs. Diesel

By Kelsey Mays  on October 19, 2009

Despite gas prices averaging below $2.50 a gallon nationwide, hybrids and alternative-fuel vehicles are as popular as ever. The redesigned Toyota Prius is one of the country’s best-sellers, and Volkswagen’s TDI diesel was in short supply after it debuted at… Read More