Recently, hi-mpg.org drove from Colorado to New England and back, racking up over 4000 miles on the odometer of a brand new 2011 Chevrolet Cruze. This gem of a car—very
The styling of the Chevrolet HHR (short for Heritage High Roof) was purportedly inspired by the 1949 Chevy Suburban. Indeed, the HHR’s hemispherical grill and squarish flared wheelwells harken back
Over the weekend, hi-mpg.org had the pleasure of piloting a brand new 2011 Ford Fiesta from Fort Collins, Colorado to Colorado Springs and back. The sedan was the SE trim
The addition of the Ford Mustang to hi-mpg.org’s list of Hot Green Machines may be surprising. Sure, of course the ‘Stang is a very cool car—particularly the latest generations which
Recently, hi-mpg.org drove from Colorado to New England and back, racking up over 4000 miles on the odometer of a brand new 2011 Chevrolet Cruze. This gem of a car—very possibly the highest quality compact car General Motors has ever built—was in LT trim and equipped with a turbocharged 1.4L engine and six-speed automatic transmission. » Read more..
Last week, President Obama announced new Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards for 2025 that the majority of automotive manufacturers have apparently embraced. The mandate? It’s 54.5 miles per gallon! But before you get too excited—or become up in arms with skepticism that 54.5 mpg is even possible to achieve—there is something you should know about this figure. » Read more..
But the rest that immediately come to mind—e.g., the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro, and Pontiac GTO—are technically pony cars or muscle cars. And so the Pontiac Solstice belongs on a very short list. In fact, if we make a list of American cars that fit the classic definition of a sports car—i.e., a two-seat roadster that was very affordable brand new—then the Solstice (and its corporate twin, the Saturn Sky) makes up a list all its own. » Read more..