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Now that gas prices are declining and automakers report they’re booking increased sales and profits for SUVs and pickups, fuel efficiency isn’t all that important anymore, right? Well, if you’re not one of the American consumers who make long-term financial decisions based on short-term information, or if you simply like the idea of saving fuel, […]

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Perhaps no surprise to followers of alternative energy vehicles, the U.S. EPA recently rated Fiat-Chrysler last place among 11 automakers in its fleet fuel efficiency. According to the federal agency’s Trends report, fuel efficiency for automakers has risen 0.5 mpg to a record 24.1 mpg. Fiat-Chrysler was at 20.9 mpg for 2013 among all its […]

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There are many ways to rank passenger cars, but for those wanting a hybrid car with the absolute best fuel economy, we thought we’d look past size and type categories and go simply for mpg. Based on U.S. government efficiency ratings, the top-five are regular full hybrids – not the “mild” variety – proving that […]

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Launched as a 2013 model in October 2012, Ford’s second-generation Fusion Hybrid rapidly ascended the sales ranks, and is presently America’s fourth-best-selling hybrid. Thoroughly face-lifted and overhauled, the 2013 Fusion Hybrid improved on what was already an otherwise well-regarded full hybridization of Ford’s midsized, five-passenger family sedan. As Ford prepared to launch the new Fusion […]

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