Posts from ‘Fuel Economy’

Apr
27
2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke

2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke

Consumer Guide Automotive It’s not just about ROI any more.

Back in the 1970s, diesels became attractive for passenger vehicles due to their superior fuel economy, and in some cases, the lower price of diesel fuel. As diesels often cost significantly more than a gas engine – and also suffered from noisy operation and meager power output – it was a diesel’s fuel-cost savings over time that accounted for their appealing Return On Investment.

But lower per-mile fuel costs are no longer a diesel’s only attraction.

Apr
02
eTorque

The Ram eTorque system boosts torque output while also improving fuel economy.

With automakers scrambling to improve their corporate average fuel-economy (CAFE) numbers in advance of stringent federal targets—the loftiest of which were originally scheduled to kick in for 2025—it may seem counterintuitive that the redesigned-for-2019 Chevrolet Silverado and Ram 1500 are actually growing in size, but they are.

Mar
26
2018 Hyundai Elantra Eco

2018 Hyundai Elantra Eco in Black

2015 Audi Q52018 Hyundai Elantra Eco

Class: Compact Car

Miles driven: 739

Fuel used: 20.3 gallons

Oct
18
1986 Cutlass Supreme, Worst Gas Guzzlers

The Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme is 7th on our list of 1986 gas guzzlers.

By 1986, most parts of the country were enjoying a reprieve from rising gas prices. For the first time in a number of years, petrol was again retailing for less than $1.00 per gallon, with $.99 becoming a popular price point for regular unleaded.

Oct
02
2018 Honda Accord

2018 Honda Accord

Consumer Guide Automotive Although consumer sentiment has shifted to crossovers of late, midsize sedans still account for a sizable chunk of automotive sales. And for more than two decades, Honda’s Accord has accounted for a sizable chunk of the midsize market.

Sep
18
2017 Toyota Prius Prime Advanced

2017 Toyota Prius Prime Advanced in Magnetic Gray Metallic

Quick Spin2017 Toyota Prius Prime Advanced

Class: Compact Car

Miles driven: 603

Fuel used: 6.8 gallons

Sep
09
2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited Platinum

2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited Platinum in Toasted Walnut Pearl

Quick Spin2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited Platinum

Class: Midsize Crossover

Miles driven: 1246

Fuel used: 44.4 gallons

Aug
18
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Limited in Black Noir Pearl

2015 Audi Q52017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Limited

Class: Compact Car

Miles driven: 618

Fuel used: 12.7 gallons

Jul
10
1977 Chrysler 318, The Small V8s of 1977

The Chrysler corporate 318-cubic-inch engine was the smallest V8 available in the 1977 Plymouth Fury.

Car-guy discussions regarding automotive downsizing usually center on styling. I have done my share of kvetching about how a few model lines that were “resized” in the late Seventies and early Eighties came off looking like caricatures of the cars they replaced.

May
22
2017 Kia Niro Touring

2017 Kia Niro Touring in Deep Cerulean

2017 Kia Niro Touring  2015 Audi Q5

Class: Compact Crossover

Miles Driven: 307

Fuel Used: 6.7 gallons

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