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

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 the 2013 Honda Accord. A couple of years ago, when Hyundai went to an all four-cylinder-engine lineup for its mid-size (or... read more

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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

Overweight driver buckling seatbelt

Obesity Costs America $4 Billion Per Year At The Pump

Now is the time when many Americans look up from their laptops and start thinking seriously about summer vacations. Now is also the time when many of us look down and realize... read more May 2, 2012 by  1

2013 Ford Escape

2013 Ford Escape Sets Crossover Pace At 33 MPG Hwy

There’s good news for consumers in the market for a fuel-efficient small crossover. The all-new for 2013 Ford Escape, when equipped with the 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine... read more April 30, 2012 by  0

2013 Ford Escape

2013 Ford Escape Driven, 2014 Chevy Corvette, Lamborghini SUV: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, GM priced its bi-fuel pickup trucks and trademarked the SS nameplate. MINI introduced two new models and the explosion at GM's battery laboratory... read more April 20, 2012 by  0

2012 Ford Focus Electric

Be Honest: Is Fuel Economy A Big Deal?

Yesterday, our colleagues at Green Car Reports cited a study from AutoPacific that said car shoppers weren't swayed by high gas prices. In fact, 42% of those surveyed said... read more April 19, 2012 by  9

Fuel gauge

Fuel Economy Hits All-Time High

Earlier this year, we told you that the average fuel economy for new vehicles sold in the U.S. had hit a record high of 22.9 mpg. Now, according to the University of Michigan... read more April 11, 2012 by  1

2013 Ford Fusion

2013 Ford Fusion: Fuel-Saving Start-Stop System Priced At $295

If you've ever driven a hybrid, you're likely familiar with the idea: You're sitting at a stoplight, with your foot on the brake pedal, and the engine simply turns off. When... read more April 2, 2012 by  0

AutoTrader's New Car Insights Report, January 2012

Buick Verano, Subaru Impreza Turn Heads As Gas Prices Rise

Gas prices are on the rise, and some analysts predict that U.S. drivers will pay $5 a gallon by summer. According to AutoTrader's New Car Insights Report, that's giving... read more February 23, 2012 by  0

Fuel gauge

Average Fuel Economy Of New Cars Sold Hits An All-Time High

Gas prices are going up, up, up, and since the stuff only gets more expensive during warmer months, we doubt prices will slide anytime soon. That may help explain why... read more February 15, 2012 by  0

54.5 MPG CAFE standard for 2025

Consumer Organizations Back 54.5-MPG Standard For 2025 Vehicles

Will the EPA's proposed 54.5-mile-per-gallon fuel economy standards, in the works for 2017 through 2025, end up costing consumers more? Or limiting their choice? Two of the... read more January 12, 2012 by  2

2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

2012 Family Vehicles: The Most People, The Most Mileage

Large families of seven or eight looking for a vehicle that can carry them all and also get the best mileage have quite a few choices among 2012 product offerings. Here we... read more November 29, 2011 by  0

Dan Akerson, GM CEO as of September 1, 2010

GM Says New Fuel Rules Are A Big Win For U.S. Automakers

On Wednesday, the Department of Transportation and the Environmental Protection Agency announced new fuel-economy rules for vehicles manufactured during the 2017 - 2025 model... read more November 18, 2011 by  4


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