Mileage Challenge

2017 Toyota RAV4 Vs. RAV4 Hybrid: Mileage Matchup

By Jennifer Geiger on September 21, 2017

CARS.COM — The words "SUV" and "fuel economy" don't usually go together, but many compact SUVs are no slouch when it comes to getting good mileage, and lately, auto... 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 a... 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 hi... 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... Read More
Mileage Challenge 7.3: Our Favorite

By Kelsey Mays on October 20, 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, especia... 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 convent... 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 milea... 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 Cub... 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 ... Read More