Mileage

What Gas Mileage Does Our 2016 Volvo XC90 Get After 12,000 Miles?

By Joe Bruzek on June 14, 2016


CARS.COM — The 2016 Volvo XC90 in Cars.com's long-term test fleet has guzzled fuel more efficiently in the second half of its 12,000 miles, improving on the 19.3 mpg we recorded during the first half of the year when the… Read More

What Gas Mileage Does Our 2016 Volvo XC90 Get After 12,000 Miles?

By Joe Bruzek on June 14, 2016

CARS.COM — The 2016 Volvo XC90 in Cars.com's long-term test fleet has guzzled fuel more efficiently in the second half of its 12,000 miles, improving on the 19.3 mpg we recorded during the first half of the year when the… Read More

2017 Hyundai Elantra Eco Rated 35 MPG, Starts at $21,485

By Joe Bruzek on May 6, 2016

CARS.COM — The 2017 Hyundai Elantra Eco packs a punch with desirable features and an impressive EPA rating of 32/40/35 mpg city/highway/combined at an attractive starting price of $21,485 including  destination fee. Stepping into an Elantra Eco isn't much more… Read More

2017 Hyundai Elantra: Real-World Mileage

By Kelsey Mays on April 28, 2016

CARS.COM — When Hyundai redesigned the Elantra for 2017, the automaker missed the opportunity to leapfrog, or at least meet, the competition's fuel economy. With automatic transmissions, the Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic and Chevrolet Cruze all have models getting get… Read More

What Gas Mileage Does Our 2016 Volvo XC90 Get After 6,000 Miles?

By Joe Bruzek on April 7, 2016

CARS.COM — Our 2016 Volvo XC90 T6 isn't off to an efficient start. After spending 6,436 miles in Cars.com's long-term fleet, it's averaging 19.3 mpg — short of the T6 model's 20 mpg city and 22 mpg combined rating. The… Read More

Which V-8 Muscle Car Gets the Best Mileage?

By Brian Normile on March 7, 2016

Fuel economy isn't at the top of shoppers' lists when considering big V-8 muscle cars, either because of the way they'd like the cars to drive or because gas is at $2 a gallon. The average combined EPA rating of… Read More

EPA Announces New Fuel-Economy Test Guidelines

By Jennifer Newman on February 24, 2015

Automakers will have a new set of EPA guidelines for conducting fuel-economy tests, the agency announced Monday. The move is in response to some automakers — Ford and Hyundai/Kia — that have had to lower fuel-economy ratings on their cars… Read More

What Midsize Sedan Gets the Best Mileage?

By Joe Wiesenfelder on November 17, 2014

Part of the scoring in our big 10-car $27,000 Midsize Sedan Challenge comes from observed mileage over a drive route that consisted of close to 180 miles of both city and highway driving in and around Baltimore. The winner, the… Read More

2015 Volkswagen GTI Real-World Mileage With the Manual Transmission

By David Thomas on November 12, 2014

We already put a redesigned Volkswagen GTI through a mileage challenge as part of our recent $30,000 Cheap Speed Challenge. It bested the field with its optional six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission during that contest. When a six-speed manual transmission model… Read More

2014 Mini Cooper S Real-World Fuel Economy

By Joe Bruzek on November 2, 2014

Cars.com caught wind of the Mini Cooper Hardtop's lowered fuel-economy ratings a few weeks ago while, coincidentally, a 2014 Mini Cooper S with a manual transmission sat in our test fleet. Talk about good timing. With the story unfolding, our… Read More

2015 Chrysler 200 Real-World Fuel Economy

By Aaron Bragman on October 23, 2014

Chrysler's new 200 sedan is a dramatic improvement over the outgoing model, but it would almost have to be — the old Chrysler 200 (neé Sebring) was one of the most awful new cars on the market. But the new… Read More