Posts tagged "CleanMPG"

2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid actual fuel economy isn't great

2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid actual fuel economy isn't great
I have got to stop driving hybrids in the winter. The cold weather never affords me with optimal conditions, and then I get disappointed when my fuel economy is 10 mpg less than what EPA estimates it should be. I had the 2014 Ford Fusion for a full week test when the weather was still... Read more »

Today's Rave: Toyota Prius c trip summary

Today's Rave: Toyota Prius c trip summary
My first drive in the Toyota Prius c was a 300-mile straight shot between Chicago and Lima, Ohio. And I was more than ready to get out of the car by the time I got there. So, I missed the Trip Summary that appears when you shut off the car. Then every time I shut... Read more »

Jill's Auto Minute for June 1

On today’s hit list: The Chevrolet Cruze Eco model, May auto sales and the government bailout. Today’s links referenced in the video: May slide 4% on rising fuel prices, tight vehicle supplies GM, Chrysler bailout loans could cost tax payers up to $16B Who to follow on Twitter: @CleanMPG
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Today's Rave: Hypermiling in the Lexus IS 350

I drive back and forth to Hoffman Estates every day from Logan Square. I’m right off the interstate in both instances, so my commute is mostly highway driving. Even better: I don’t head into the office until about 10 a.m., and all that pesky traffic stuff is out of my way. I always look at... Read more »

F-150 Fuel Challenge ... Storified

So this is my first foray into Storify. I figured a good way to start would be with the Ford F-150 Fuel Challenge … where there was a lot of Twitter going on. I tried to capture the highlights. Would love to know what you think not only about the challenge … and the results,... Read more »

Day 2: Living to tell about the Ford F-150 Fuel Challenge

Day 2: Living to tell about the Ford F-150 Fuel Challenge
It’s official: I am not buzzard bait. I made it through my time with the CleanMPG guys without being left on the side of the road. In fact, of the 5 drivers who took turns at the wheel during the first 2 days, I was solidly in the middle. Beating, I’d like to point out,... Read more »
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Where was I when I heard about Osama? In a Ford F-150

If you have been following my Tweets, posts or Facebook page, you know that I am currently coming off a fuel challenge road trip with the CleanMPG crew in a Ford F-150 with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine. At 9.30 p.m. last night, I was somewhere between Williams, Ariz., and Santa Rosa, N.M. No radio. No... Read more »

Fuel saving tips from a (reformed?) lead foot

Jill performs her first “fas” in the 2011 Ford F150 without blinking. In a 24-hour period, I’ve been pushed across a street though I wasn’t truly stalled. I’ve popped a car in neutral and flipped the ignition to accessory mode and coasted for more than 16 minutes. And I’ve crawled at 5 mph from newly... Read more »

Day 1: 2011 Ford F-150 Fuel Challenge

Jill’s MPGs after her 4.5-hour segment hypermiling in a 2011 Ford F-150 with EcoBoost. After one day with the CleanMPG guys, I wish I could tell you I’m a reformed lead foot. But I’m not. Yet. They do, however, have one more day to convert me. Day 1 was a tough day for the 30... Read more »
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30 mpg in a Ford F-150? Hmmm

F-150 test track travels through St. Louis on the way to the challenge start point in LA. Personally I’m a bit skeptical. But for some reason, the guys at CleanMPG not only think they can do it, but they also think they can teach me to do it, too. So, at 10 o’clock tonight I... Read more »