How to save gas on Labor Day trips

Overloaded Subaru Legacy with stuff on roofLabor Day is one of the biggest travel weekends for all year, as Americans close out the summer and enjoy a last excursion before heading back to school. That makes it one of the biggest weekends for gas sales too, though nobody wants to spend more than they need to on fuel. If you’re making a trip longer than you can comfortably take your…
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VW diesel settlement, California clean air, and fuel economy demands: Today's Car News

Byton M-Byte electric SUV prototypeCalifornia clean air regulators held a reportedly contentious meeting with Trump administration officials over the proposal to roll back fuel economy standards. A wide survey of Americans told researchers that they’re dissatisfied with the fuel economy their cars get now, implying they might want cars to improve. A new report links California’s…
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Final deadline for VW TDI diesel settlement

Volkswagen turbodiesels await their fate near Pikes Peak International Raceway in Colorado SpringsTwo more days. That’s all the time owners of 2.0-liter diesel VWs have to file claims to receive a large financial settlement and to have their cars repaired to meet emissions standards. TDI owners have had plenty of notice to file paperwork to receive a financial settlement to replace or fix their cars, yet the latest report from the class action…
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Americans still want better fuel economy, survey says

2017 Ford Focus Electric window sticker showing 115-mile range ratingJust as the Trump administration moves to roll back fuel economy standards, a new survey shows that Americans are dissatisfied with the fuel economy their cars already get. The American Customer Satisfaction Index survey for cars was released Tuesday, and among the 10 attributes the survey studied, fuel economy ranked last among factors Americans’…
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2019 Chevy Cruze's upcoming CVT rated at 33 mpg combined (Updated)

2019 Chevrolet CruzeFuel economy estimates posted to the EPA’s website for the redesigned 2019 Chevrolet Cruze show some changes—plus a big surprise. The latest ratings reveal that the EPA has certified a gas-fueled Cruze with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) that boosts city fuel economy estimates by 2 mpg compared with the 6-speed…
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