Fuel Economy

  • Oct 17, 2014

    Ward’s 10 Best Engines Spec Sheet: Hyundai Sonata Eco 1.6L Turbo

    We’ve fired up the machinery for the 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Engines competition, now in its 21st year, and Hyundai’s improved 1.6L turbocharged “Gamma” 4-cyl. makes a compelling argument as a hybrid alternative, with a base sticker price of $23,275. Last year, we started sharing informational spec sheets reviewed by WardsAuto editors as they judge each entry. The tally is a moving target, but we likely will end up with more than 40 new or improved engines to consider this fall. Winners will be announced in December....More
  • Newswire

    China to Crack Down on Automakers Missing Fuel-Economy Targets  

    The government says it will restrict production by automakers, and name them publicly, if they fail to meet fuel-economy standards for cars taking effect in 2015....More
  • Newswire

    Survey Shows U.S. Gasoline Prices Lowest Since November 2013  

    The Lundberg survey released Sunday says the average price of a gallon (3.8 L) of gasoline in the U.S. was $3.26 on Oct. 10, down 13 cents from year-ago and at its lowest point since Nov. 22....More
  • Newswire

    Fiat, VW Face Possible Lawsuit Over Fuel-Economy Claims  

    An Italian consumer group claims in a class-action lawsuit that Fiat's Panda 1.2L and VW's Golf 1.6L TDI models fall short of their manufacturers' fuel-efficiency claims by 18% and 50%, respectively....More
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