Tag: fuel economy

98 Posts

Oct 02, 2018

What's Really Left in the Tank When the Gauge Reads "E"?

Dear Car Talk

I've always heard that when the gas gauge is on "E," there are still a few gallons in the tank. Is this true?

fuel economy

Why the Trend in Lookalike SUVs?
Aug 28, 2018

Why the Trend in Lookalike SUVs?

Dear Car Talk

Car styling is largely dictated by two factors.

design safety fuel economy

Diminished Mileage Has Many Possible Causes
Jan 30, 2018

Diminished Mileage Has Many Possible Causes

Dear Car Talk

Steve wants to rein in his Explorer's appetite.

fuel economy Ford Explorer 2003

Alloy wheel
Dec 07, 2017

Will Alloy Wheels Improve Mileage and Handling?

Dear Car Talk

Jesada's Jetta might look better but would she notice any other changes?

wheels fuel economy Volkswagen Jetta 2013

Winter to Blame for Gas Mileage Plunge
Jun 27, 2017

Winter to Blame for Gas Mileage Plunge

Dear Car Talk

Donald has the same driving habits all year, but his Civic is more frugal with gas during the summer. What's the reason behind his winter of discontent?

fuel economy Honda Civic 2016

Mar 02, 2017

Just Because You Can Do Something, That Doesn't Mean You Should

Dear Car Talk

Bob wants to turn his 4WD S-10 Blazer into a 2WD to save gas. What's involved, and will it help?

4WD fuel economy Chevrolet S-10 Blazer 1999

Will fuel economy regulations change
Dec 01, 2016

CAFE Regs Upheld; Cue the Whining

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

The EPA announced yesterday that it would hold firm on its 54.5 mile per gallon corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) requirement for 2025. 

auto industry fuel economy regulation

is it safe to put the car in neutral on a downhill
Nov 10, 2016

Coasting Downhill in Neutral -- Bonus or Boooogus?

Dear Car Talk

Ted wants to know if coasting down a hill in neutral saves wear and tear, and gas. 

transmissions safety fuel economy

The advantages of a roof rack
Jun 15, 2016

Just Put a Roof Rack on It

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

When it comes to car buying, Americans tend to buy for the most extreme scenarios and forget about everyday driving. Maybe we should stop. 

fuel economy SUVs