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Gas Mileage, Summer Driving Tips, Top Gear USA: Today's Car News

Gas Mileage, Summer Driving Tips, Top Gear USA: Today's Car News

Shopping for tires is becoming more difficult, even for automakers. [TheCarConnection] Both the White House and the Feds are pushing for a 56.2-mpg fuel economy standard by 2025. [GreenCarReports] Need the kid-friendly skinny before you hit the road? Here are ten summer driving tips for your family... read more

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Dan Akerson, GM CEO as of September 1, 2010

Blunt-Talking GM CEO Akerson Calls For Higher Gas Taxes

When GM CEO Dan Akerson told the Detroit News last week that the federal gas tax on vehicles should be raised as much as $1 per gallon to encourage consumers to buy more... read more June 7, 2011 by 


 
2011 Smart Fortwo Passion Coupe

2011 Smart Fortwo: Driven

"Wow. Can't believe you fit into that thing." That's the first thing we heard over and over again during a recent week with the 2011 Smart Fortwo. And the well-designed cabin... read more June 7, 2011 by  4


 
2011 Ford Explorer

Underinflated Tires Can Cost You: Do Your PART

Planning to head out soon for a summer vacation or a quick weekend getaway? Before you do, make sure you do something even more important than packing your bags. Do your PART... read more June 6, 2011 by 


 
2011 MINI Countryman

2011 MINI Countryman: Safe, Sporty, Fun-To-Drive Four-Seater

Who doesn’t love a MINI? Ever since the diminutive MINI came out, eager customers have been snapping them up. MINI’s latest new model, the 2011 MINI Countryman, a... read more June 2, 2011 by 


 
2000 Chevrolet Metro Coupe

Three-Cylinder Cars: Always The Odd Ones Out?

Three-cylinder engines have been used in quite a few performance motorcycles—including legendary collectibles like the Triumph Trident and BSA Rocket 3—but among... read more June 2, 2011 by  9


 
Euro-spec 2011 Ford Fiesta on New York City side street

Three-Cylinder Ford EcoBoost Engine Coming To U.S. Lineup

The original Model T that helped elevate Ford Motor Co. [NYSE: F] among the world's top automakers might have had a four-cylinder engine under the hood, but the automaker has... read more June 2, 2011 by  6


 
2011 Ram 1500 2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie Angular Front Exterior View

2012 Ram 1500 V-6 Will Get More Power, Better MPG

No more wheezy V-6 in the Ram: Later this year, Chrysler will replace the base 3.7-liter V-6 in the base 2012 Ram 1500 full-size truck with a version of its new 3.6-liter... read more May 31, 2011 by  1


 
2011 Buick Enclave

The Stories New (Buick Enclave) Tires Could Tell

Ever wonder how the original equipment tires wind up on your family vehicle? It’s not that they were a bargain and the automaker thought they’d save a few coins... read more May 28, 2011 by 


 
2011 Honda Odyssey Touring

Ten Gas-Saving Tips That Could Save You Big At The Pump

With summer travel on our minds, Americans are naturally concerned whether that family car trip is going to be cost-prohibitive in gasoline expense. Buying a fuel-efficient... read more May 27, 2011 by 


 
2012 Honda Civic Hybrid

IIHS: High-MPG Small Cars Much Improved In Safety

All the talk likening small cars to sardine cans can finally be retired. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has released new crash-test results and ratings for... read more May 25, 2011 by  3


 
Gas pump

Better Gas Mileage: Ten Easy Tips For Big Savings

While gas prices are on their way down, there's not a whole lot of relief yet—at least not in time for the busy Memorial Day holiday travel weekend. According to a... read more May 24, 2011 by  3


 
U.S. Capitol

Feds Mandate Smaller Cars, This Time For Their Own Fleets

If you work for the federal government and want to keep driving a government-owned, full-size sedan or SUV, you’d better be able to explain how the vehicle is essential... read more May 24, 2011 by 


 
Gas pump

Gas Prices Going Down, But They've Changed Our Lifestyle

Gas prices might no longer be on the way up—at least for a little while—but it appears that this time, surging pump prices, combined with the persisting economic... read more May 18, 2011 by  5


 
2011 Chevrolet Cruze

Chevy Cruze Gets Better Fuel Economy For 2012

At first glance, there’s no apparent difference between automatic-transmission-equipped 2011 Chevy Cruze models and their 2012 Chevy Cruze counterparts, yet the new... read more May 17, 2011 by  6


 
Gas pump

Most Americans Support 60 MPG Standard By 2025: Report

Findings from a national survey of 2,000 representative Americans by the Consumer Federation of America (CFA), reveal that a “very large majority” (85 percent)... read more May 16, 2011 by  1


 
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