• 2012 Kia Rio Sedan

    Stop-start technology is an easy way of improving a car's fuel economy by a few MPG and lowering emissions - especially if you regularly commute in heavy traffic. However, its use is contentious for many carmakers as the U.S. EPA official fuel economy figures are completely unaffected, even if there are gains to be had in the real world - from 3-5 percent. Kia is the latest maker to adopt the technology and the best news for drivers on a budget is that it'll be available on the new 2012 Kia Rio. Like the old Rio, it's one of America's cheapest cars at only $14,350, but unlike the old Rio it's...

  • 2011 Infiniti M 56
    2011 Infiniti M: More Power, Less Fuel Consumption

    Infiniti has managed to reach the automotive world’s equivalent of Nirvana with its latest 2011 M sport sedan by boosting power significantly while also managing to lower fuel consumption over the outgoing model. Additionally, the new model is also bigger, more luxurious and packed with tons...

  • BMW's 316d ES
    BMW launches new efficient 316d ES for Europe

    The U.S. resurgence of diesel may finally be shifting into high gear, but some of the world's best diesels still aren't even offered here. In Europe, however, carmakers such as BMW are introducing new models to meet ever-stricter emissions requirements, and the latest volley is the BMW 316d ES...

  • 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid
    Ford Fusion Hybrid certified as most efficient mid-size car in America

    Though it was slow to join the hybrid ranks, Ford has hit what appears to be a home run with its new Fusion Hybrid, rocketing to the top of the mid-size sedan fuel efficiency charts. Official certification by the EPA has put the car's fuel efficiency at 41mpg (5.7L/100km) city and 36mpg on the...

  • Honda Fit
    U.S. average fuel economy climbs to 20.8mpg

    Shifting from SUVs and pickup trucks toward smaller cars may already be having an effect on the overall average fuel economy in the U.S. Figures released today by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reveal that the actual increase in fuel economy may be even higher than the 0.2mpg bump...

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