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Here's Which Supercar Guzzles The Most Gas, In MPG Here's Which Supercar Guzzles The Most Gas, In MPG

Most of the time when we look at the high-performance cars everyone dreams of having one day, numbers are big—horsepower, cylinder count, displacement, price tag. But we often ignore some of the most incredible numbers performance cars can give us: their hilariously low fuel-economy numbers.

Car Sales In 2017 Weren’t Great And The Future Is Looking Scary Car Sales In 2017 Weren’t Great And The Future Is Looking Scary

Since the end of the recession, the story of the auto industry has followed one major narrative: record monthly new car sales thanks to cheap credit and pent-up demand. Sure, some brands and automakers did better than others, and over time the market shifted to crossovers, trucks and SUVs over sedans and small cars,…

Does Anyone In The United States Still Care About Fuel Economy? Does Anyone In The United States Still Care About Fuel Economy?

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Watch How Far An Audi SQ5 Can Drive With A Fuel Range Of Zero Watch How Far An Audi SQ5 Can Drive With A Fuel Range Of Zero

Many drivers switch to the “range” indicator once the fuel needle has come to a rest on E—you know, just to see how far they can really make it before having to tank up. Well, it turns out that, like the gauge, the range figure can also be very conservative, as two comedians learned by driving an Audi SQ5 until it…

Here's What The 2018 Jeep Wrangler's New 8-Speed Does For Its Fuel Economy Here's What The 2018 Jeep Wrangler's New 8-Speed Does For Its Fuel Economy

While verified technical details on the 2018 Jeep Wrangler are still scant, it seems that the EPA has rated the new gas V6 version of the 4x4 for fuel economy. The 2018 V6 rates the same as the 2017 model, but improves markedly with the new 8-speed automatic transmission option.

Why The First Real Toyota Prius Doesn't Deserve Any Of The Hate Why The First Real Toyota Prius Doesn't Deserve Any Of The Hate

The first-generation Toyota Prius was essentially an Echo with a few 9 volt batteries thrown in the trunk. It wasn’t until the second generation that Toyota really crafted the Prius whose legacy continues today. With its Hybrid Synergy Drive, weird egg shape and extremely high MPG, it really was a revolutionary car…

Watch How Insanely Far You Can Drive On Empty In An Old Honda Accord Watch How Insanely Far You Can Drive On Empty In An Old Honda Accord

It’s not a good idea to ride the fuel tank down to empty, and yet I’ve gone on half a dozen food trips over the span of a week with the little light on before, each caloric quest inching up my anxiety but having no effect on my laziness. If this Car Throttle test is anything to go by, get an old Honda Accord and you…

Premium Gas Is Now Half A Buck More Than Regular And It's Only Getting Worse Premium Gas Is Now Half A Buck More Than Regular And It's Only Getting Worse

Premium gas runs about 50 cents more than regular these days, and you may have noticed that this seems to be much more expensive than it used to be. You’re not crazy, as the U.S. Energy Information Administration would like you to know.

Here's What's Going On With The Possible Rollback Of Fuel Economy And Emissions Standards Here's What's Going On With The Possible Rollback Of Fuel Economy And Emissions Standards

This week reports surfaced that President Donald Trump’s administration would soon roll back the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) and vehicle emission standards set by his predecessor—which, in particular, locked in a controversial 54 mpg fuel efficiency standard for new light-duty vehicles by 2025. It’s an…

What's The Best Way To Get Terrible Gas Mileage? What's The Best Way To Get Terrible Gas Mileage?

We all know the tricks and tips for hypermiling your car to maximize efficiency, but what if there was a legitimate need to run down your fuel at a rapid pace? What is the best method to do so while staying safe, legal and not causing damage to your car?

Trump Threatens To Repeal Fuel Economy And Emissions Regulations Trump Threatens To Repeal Fuel Economy And Emissions Regulations

Since the start of the Obama administration, U.S. government agencies have had the auto industry in a choke hold, requiring it to meet incredibly lofty fuel economy and emissions standards. But now Donald Trump threatens to repeal some of those standards, and that could have a huge effect on the industry.

New Pickup Trucks Get The Same Gas Mileage They Did In The '80s New Pickup Trucks Get The Same Gas Mileage They Did In The '80s

Today’s pickups are vast, hulking bison, striding across the automotive plain. They make the tiny trucks of the ‘80s look like tiny little rattle cans. And yet, according to a new EPA report, both get just about the same mileage.

Here's What Kind Of Gas Mileage You Actually Get In A Dodge Viper Here's What Kind Of Gas Mileage You Actually Get In A Dodge Viper

The late 90's Dodge Viper GTS, the most Viper of all Vipers, was rated to 11 MPG city and 21 MPG highway by the arbiters of efficiency ratings at the EPA. Let’s see how hard it is to actually hit those numbers in one of these cars today.

The Way We Rate Miles Per Gallon Is Completely Broken The Way We Rate Miles Per Gallon Is Completely Broken

Just a few days ago, we reported that General Motors had to stop sales on 60,000 crossovers because the labeled fuel economy ratings were wrong by one or two miles per gallon. And just last month, lovable losers Mitsubishi got in trouble for messing with tire pressures to get better MPG ratings, a few years ago…

The 2017 Honda Ridgeline's Fuel Economy Isn’t Much Better Than A Full-Size Truck’s The 2017 Honda Ridgeline's Fuel Economy Isn’t Much Better Than A Full-Size Truck’s

Among reasons to build a front-wheel drive, unibody pickup is fuel economy, so you’d expect the new Honda Ridgeline to conquer its truck competition without breaking a sweat. But now the Pilot-based truck’s fuel economy numbers are in, and they further highlight the trouble with the mid-size truck segment.

Don't Worry About The Fuel Used To Charge Your Phone In The Car  Don't Worry About The Fuel Used To Charge Your Phone In The Car 

Are you a tree-killing monster if you charge your cell phone with a USB port in your car? A recent Bloomberg article titled Charging a Smartphone While Driving Isn’t as Free as You Think suggests that maybe you are. I think it’s a bit too extreme. The facts aren’t wrong in the article, but a lot more context is…

The Ten Most Fuel-Efficient Fun Cars The Ten Most Fuel-Efficient Fun Cars

What’s the fun in ripping around on your favorite backroads if you have to fill up every at every pee break? These are the 10 most fuel efficient fun cars.

What An Alfa Romeo 4C And A Canyon Road Will Teach You About Modern Turbos What An Alfa Romeo 4C And A Canyon Road Will Teach You About Modern Turbos

The Alfa Romeo 4C’s almost-1750cc engine is an absolutely amazing motor, wild and loud and immediate. But thanks to the tricks of modern turbocharging, it doesn’t exactly offer the fuel economy you’d expect. And I figured all of this out in the middle of nowhere, with 30 miles of canyon road between me and the next…

How Fuel Economy Is Measured (And Why You Get Different MPGs) How Fuel Economy Is Measured (And Why You Get Different MPGs)

Ever wonder who comes up with those fuel economy numbers? Does the Environmental Protection Agency do it in some secret underground lair, or is it some guy named Billy Bob in a barn somewhere in Kansas? How do they come up with those numbers, anyhow? Let’s talk through the basic science.

What's The Most Maddening Question In The Car World? What's The Most Maddening Question In The Car World?

Collect any group of gearheads together for a long enough period of time and there’s a natural inevitability that certain questions will come up. Like how come American cars seem to always get worse fuel economy than European ones?

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