| Feb 10, 2012
Toyota is expanding the compact Prius lineup to include an even smaller "c" version of the hybrid as well as a plug-in battery-powered model to ensure increased fuel economy.
Ford is adding an all-new midsize 2013 Fusion that includes a hybrid as well as...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 3:50 PM
- Model: Outback 2.5i Premium (four-cylinder/CVT)
- Starting Price: $24,795
- Options: All-weather package (heated front seats, heated side mirrors, windshield wiper deicer, Harman/kardon audio system, Bluetooth wireless device connectivity and...
| 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...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 4:50 PM
The midsize sedan is by far the most popular car segment in the U.S., with more than 2 million sold so far this year. So it's no surprise that some of the best-selling vehicles in the country are midsize family sedans, such as the Toyota Camry, Nissan...
| Sep 24, 2011
Smaller vehicles that offer ever-better fuel economy, pleasing practicality and even a little fun is a major theme for 2012 models. These new models ought to make people feel a little better after a year that included a huge earthquake in Japan, a...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 8:49 AM
Wholesale prices slipped 0.8% last month for the second straight month as gasoline prices plunged.
In its deepest dip since May, the Labor Department’s producer price index fell 0.8% in November after sliding 0.2% in October. The index rose 1.1%...
| Aug 28, 2012
The use of ethanol in gasoline has a long and sordid history ("Food or fuel?" Aug. 3). By the early 1990s, EPA regulations had reduced tailpipe emissions from new cars by over 95 percent of 970s levels, and only about 3 percent of the hydrocarbons in...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 10:16 AM
Americans' penny-pinching is over, as the tightwad ways of the economic downturn make way for big-spender behavior, according to a new report from Santa Monica-based research group IBISWorld.
Nearly five years after the recession began, consumers are...