mileage challenge

Which Compact SUV Gets the Best Mileage?

By Joe Bruzek on May 26, 2015


Our Challenge judges racked their brains over scoring the quality, driving refinement and comfort of each SUV, but fuel economy observed ove… Read More

Which Compact SUV Gets the Best Mileage?

By Joe Bruzek on May 26, 2015

Our Challenge judges racked their brains over scoring the quality, driving refinement and comfort of each SUV, but fuel economy observed ove… Read More

Cars.com $26,000 Midsize Sedan Showdown: Mileage Results

By Kelsey Mays on December 27, 2012

We took six of the top-selling, most fuel-efficient cars in the U.S. and pitted them against each other. How’d they do in our mileage drive? While Nissan's redesigned 2013 Altima may have the highest EPA-estimated mileage rating among family sedans,… Read More

Extreme Commuting in the 2011 Audi TT, 2011 Chevy Equinox, 2012 Dodge Charger R/T

By Joe Bruzek on September 8, 2011

More often than not, buyers of all-wheel-drive cars and SUVs must deal with worse gas mileage compared with their two-wheel-drive counterparts. The 2011 Audi TT now only comes with all-wheel drive — a front-wheel-drive option was eliminated for 2010 —… Read More

Mileage Challenge 7.3: Our Favorite

By Kelsey Mays on October 19, 2010

Our latest mileage challenge revealed the Volkswagen Golf TDI as the most efficient of our high-mileage hatchbacks. However, mileage alone doesn’t make up a buyer’s mind when car shopping, especially considering that between our mileage challenge’s winner and loser the… Read More

Mileage Challenge 7.2: The Results

By Kelsey Mays on October 19, 2010

Gas, diesel or hybrid? That’s the question we set out to answer in our latest mileage challenge of small, sporty cars. There’s the hybrid Honda CR-Z, the diesel Volkswagen Golf TDI and the conventionally powered Mini Cooper. Combined EPA fuel-economy… Read More

Mileage Challenge 7.1: Efficient, Small and Fun

By Kelsey Mays on October 18, 2010

Expensive electric-powered cars are getting all the attention lately, but there are still plenty of small, efficient cars with small price tags being introduced on the market. For our latest mileage challenge we decided to take out three cars with… Read More

Mileage Challenge 6.3: Final Thoughts

By Joe Bruzek on July 1, 2010

Tooling around in four subcompacts all day to rack up miles for our latest Mileage Challenge left us with many comparisons between the 2011 Ford Fiesta SES, 2010 Honda Fit Sport, 2010 Nissan Cube Krom and 2010 Scion xD. Some… Read More

Mileage Challenge 6.2: The Results

By Joe Bruzek on June 30, 2010

For our most recent mileage challenge we tested four subcompacts to see how they stacked up when the wheels hit the real world. This challenge’s players include the all-new 2011 Ford Fiesta SES with an impressive 38 mpg rating to… Read More

Mileage Challenge 6.1: Subcompacts

By Joe Bruzek on June 29, 2010

For those who want to downsize into a smaller car, there are now significantly more options to do so and not be left in a bean-sized and shaped econo-box. Enter our most recent mileage challenge where we picked four examples… 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