mileage

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

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

2014 Jeep Cherokee Mileage Update: 10,261 Miles

By Joe Bruzek on August 28, 2014

It's been a quiet 824-mile month for our long-term 2014 Jeep Cherokee tester that's otherwise averaged around double that through the first five months of ownership. Putting around the city has slightly dinged the average fuel economy by .12 mpg… Read More

2015 Cadillac Escalade Real-World Mileage

By Patrick Olsen on July 22, 2014

The driverless car isn't a consumer reality yet, so if you need an intelligent, spacious and powerful road tripper, the redesigned 2015 Cadillac Escalade may well fit the bill. It's not perfect, but it has enough features to help drivers… Read More

Reduced MPG in Six Ford Models Matches Cars.com's Results

By Kelsey Mays on June 16, 2014

If Cars.com editors' observed mileage is any indication, more drivers should see real-world fuel economy figures that match the new EPA numbers on six Ford models. Ford Lowers Fuel Economy Ratings on Six Cars, Will Reimburse Owners Ford announced June… Read More

Hyundai-Kia Settles Mileage Lawsuit; Owners Get Lump-Sum Option

By Kelsey Mays on December 26, 2013

In November 2012, an EPA investigation and consumer watchdog complaints led Hyundai and Kia to restate gas mileage on more than two dozen 2011, 2012 and 2013 models. The affiliated Korean automakers conceded interpretation errors on EPA procedures and launched… Read More

2013 Honda Civic Long-Term Mileage Update

By Joe Bruzek on November 5, 2013

Our focus this month is solely on our 2013 Honda Civic long-term tester. The 2013 Subaru BRZ we've been driving for almost 14,000 miles is on its way out the door and will get a final wrap-up in the coming… Read More