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Ford Stands Firm On Fusion, C-Max Fuel Economy Claims: UPDATED

Ford Stands Firm On Fusion, C-Max Fuel Economy Claims: UPDATED

UPDATED: See below* U.S. headlines were still focused on Hyundai and Kia's fuel-economy flubs when folks on the internet turned their attention to the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid and C-Max Hybrid. Both vehicles have been criticized in the press for not meeting their advertised fuel efficiency, and now... read more

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EPA gas-mileage label (window sticker), design used starting in model year 2013

Is Miles-Per-Gallon Really The Best Measure Of Fuel Economy?

In the U.S., we tend to talk about fuel economy in terms of miles-per-gallon. After decades of doing so, it's a system that we've come to understand -- or so we think... read more November 28, 2012 by  5


 
2013 Kia Soul

Hyundai, Kia Owners Seek $775 Million Over Fuel Economy Fibs

Less than a week after the Environmental Protection Agency announced that not one, not two, but 13 Hyundai and Kia models failed to meet their advertised fuel-economy... read more November 8, 2012 by  28


 
Average sales-weighted fuel economy of purchased new vehicles, Oct 2007 - Oct 2012 (via UMTRI)

Average Fuel Economy Hits 24.1 MPG, Another Record High

The U.S. auto market has hit another record: the average fuel economy of new cars sold in October reached an all-time high of 24.1 mpg. (We thought we'd reached that... read more November 5, 2012 by  1


 
2011 Hyundai Elantra

EPA Red-Flags Hyundai Elantra, Kia Sorento, 11 Others For Gas Mileage Ratings

The Environmental Protection Agency has revealed that Hyundai and Kia misstated fuel economy stats on 13 models from the 2011, 2012, and 2013 model years, including on... read more November 2, 2012 by  13


 
Car sizes through the years, cropped (infographic via Automotive.com)

Small Cars Ain't What They Used To Be: Infographic

Yesterday, we pointed out that small cars have been selling like hotcakes -- tiny, 110-cubic-foot-sized hotcakes. Today, they represent 19.3% of America's new-car purchases... read more October 9, 2012 by  0


 
2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid

How Are You Going Green? Study Suggests 25% Of Drivers Want Hybrids

Pretend for a moment that you're walking down the street, minding your own business, when a stranger approaches and offers you $1,000 cash. The money is yours for the taking... read more September 13, 2012 by  0


 
Fuel economy of new vehicles, October 2007 - August 2012 (from UMTRI)

Average Fuel Economy Ticks Up Again In August: Coincidence?

Earlier this year, the average fuel economy of new cars sold in America hit a record high of 24.1 mpg. That was in March, when many analysts though that gas prices were... read more September 7, 2012 by  5


 
2013 Honda Accord sedan

2013 Honda Accord: At 34 MPG, Would You Rather Have A V-6?

V-6 engines aren't exactly headed for extinction yet, but they're becoming increasingly rare in today's market—especially if you're shopping for a mid-size sedan like... read more September 5, 2012 by  11


 
2013 Chevrolet Spark minicar

Car Sales May Jump 18.7% Due To Demand For Fuel Efficiency

New car sales have been breaking records in 2012, and there's little sign of that changing in August. In fact, analysts at Kelley Blue Book expect that this month's figures... read more August 24, 2012 by  1


 
2011 Hyundai Elantra

Hyundai Sued Over Elantra 40-MPG Ad Claims

With gas mileage a much higher new-car purchase consideration these days, it isn’t surprising to see yet another lawsuit filed over purportedly misleading advertising... read more July 10, 2012 by  11


 
Fuel gauge

Average Fuel Economy Of New Cars Slips In June

Back in March, the average fuel economy of new cars sold in America hit an all-time high of 24.1 mpg -- the first time that figure had ever crossed the 24 mpg mark. Since... read more July 6, 2012 by  1


 
2013 Ford Taurus Limited  -  First Drive, 3/2012

2013 Ford Taurus EcoBoost: Full-Size Goes Four-Cylinder

Big changes are coming in the full-size sedan category. And with EPA fuel economy numbers now in for the 2013 Ford Taurus with the base 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder... read more June 26, 2012 by  4


 
2012 Hyundai Veloster: Six-Month Road Test

Six Month Road Test Hyundai Veloster: A Real-World 40 MPG?

As the odometer on our 2012 Hyundai Veloster has been nearing the 1,500-mile mark, we've noticed the gas mileage getting better, especially the last tank or so—an... read more May 11, 2012 by  8


 
2012 Scion iQ  -  Driven, April 2012

2012 Scion iQ: Driven

In our first drive of the 2012 Scion iQ, last summer, we were pleasantly surprised—almost smitten—with this new minicar (sold as a Toyota in other world markets)... read more May 10, 2012 by  1


 
2013 Kia Rio 5-door

2013 Kia Rio: Green Light For Fuel-Saving Stop-Start Option

The 2012 Kia Rio and 2012 Kia Soul models had been poised to be eco-tech trailblazers, as the first affordable mass-market models in the U.S. to offer stop-start, which... read more May 4, 2012 by  5


 
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