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What -- or Who -- Is Stealing This Toyota's Fuel?

05.16.2016
Anne's RAV 4 is getting lousy gas mileage. Could the fuel system be the culprit, or something more simple?

What -- or Who -- Is Stealing This Toyota's Fuel?

05.16.2016
Anne's RAV 4 is getting lousy gas mileage. Could the fuel system be the culprit, or something more simple?

Diesel vs. Hybrid: Which Is Cleaner?

03.10.2016
Barbara has a 2006 VW Jetta diesel that she's considering replacing. Is a Prius a good choice for her? Car Talk's advice here.

Cruise Control Questions: What's the Best Way to Resume Speed?

03.03.2016
Richard notices that when he hits the "resume" on cruise control, it accelerates much faster than he would if he were accelerating manually. Is this good for his fuel economy? 

Today: Why Not Use Fuel-Saving System All The Time?

10.22.2015
Emmanuel's new car has an "Active ECO System" option that he can turn on and off manually. It improves fuel efficiency, so why isn't in automatically on? Car Talk explains, right here.

Flying is Better for the Environment Than Driving. Really?

04.27.2015
Not only are planes like the 787 more fuel efficient than the gas guzzlers of the past, but airlines are flying them full of people. The car fleet would have to average 45 mpg to equal the carbon footprint of an airplane mile, and its actual performance is far from that.

On Earth Day: Automakers--Except Chrysler--Clap for the Tough Fuel Economy Rules

04.22.2015
As Ford, GM, BMW, Audi and others make bets on cars that will ultimately get 54.5 MPG, Fiat-Chrysler--which hasn't-- wants the new federal standards standards rolled back.

3,000 MPG: Student Teams Innovate to Save Fuel at Shell's Eco Marathon

04.11.2015
In tiny pods and mock Microbuses with surfboards on the roof, 112 student teams compete in cars they built to be fuel economy champs.

VIDEO: At the New York Auto Show, Cars Are Getting HUGE

04.06.2015
The New York International Auto Show is happening this week, and BestRide.com editor Craig Fitzgerald got a chance to peruse all the new models at the press preview last week. Cars might be getting more fuel efficient, but they're also getting ENORMOUS.

In a Horsepower Race, Cobra-Maker Shelby Offers Power Plus Fuel Economy

10.23.2014
Make no mistake, Shelby still boasts about its 1,100-horsepower Mustangs. But it also points out they can get the groceries at 25 mpg on pump gas. Here's what we'd point out: Who needs a 1100-hp grocery-getter?

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