| Apr 4, 2011
| 9:29 AM
Major automakers are scrambling to strip hundreds of pounds off future pickup trucks to meet new U.S. standards for fuel economy without sacrificing strength or towing capability.
The new mandates take effect in 2016, giving automakers such as Ford and...
| Apr 7, 2011
| 3:12 PM
Numbers are inevitable when talking about cars. Whether it's dimensions, horsepower, wheel size or seat count, each category has a number attached to it -- and it's often used to trump a competitor.
There's a number Dodge (and other makers of big...
| Apr 26, 2011
| 2:53 PM
Let's face it: If you're smitten by Mercedes' GL-Class full-size SUV, the recent run-up in prices at the pump probably rates somewhere between insignificant and unimportant in your car search. With seating for seven, the GL-Class is a big SUV -- and it...
| May 31, 2011
| 4:50 PM
Used-car prices are going up, and gas prices remain high.
That makes new small cars with good mileage even more attractive to car shoppers. However, low starting prices under $15,000 don't really translate to the transaction price most buyers face when...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 12:06 PM
If you're looking to save money with a gas sipping car, don't stop at the sticker price and fuel economy. Other ownership expenses can push up what you actually spend by hundreds of dollars a year.
We asked Vincentric, an automotive data firm, for a list...
| Jul 14, 2011
Shuddering in anticipation of increasing federal fuel economy standards, luxury car manufacturers that traditionally paid little attention to gas consumption are finally paying heed. Take Nissan's up-market marque, Infiniti, which for 2012 introduced...
| Jul 27, 2011
| 6:00 PM
There will always be a segment of the driving public that feels an undeniable need for speed.
Despite upward fuel-economy pressures from the government and ever-fluctuating gas prices at the pump, there will always be drivers who enjoy the rush of...
| Aug 25, 2011
As the world's first mass-produced gasoline-electric car, the Toyota Prius has become the iPod of hybrids. More than 2 million of these automotive icons have been sold since the Prius was introduced in 1997, with mostly minor changes to its aerodynamic...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 4:32 PM
As gas prices soared toward $4 per gallon, Fred Price has sought out the best deals at the pump.
Even so, the self-employed handyman who drives to jobs throughout Baltimore is feeling the pinch of a more than 40-cent-per-gallon jump in the last month....
| Mar 2, 2013
| 5:00 AM
A recent article ("Pumping Up the Price" Feb. 26) on gasoline prices should make it clear to readers that the price of gasoline is no longer the result of inefficient fuel use or too much demand. Unfortunately the focus of the article was evidently on the...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 7:11 PM
The Obama administration is expected to propose new rules today that would slash the amount of sulfur in gasoline, one of the most significant steps the administration can take this term toward cutting air pollution, people with knowledge of the...