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Report: To Keep Safety, Performance, MPG Gains Come At A Price

Report: To Keep Safety, Performance, MPG Gains Come At A Price

If we want to keep our vehicles as safe as they are and don't want to sacrifice performance either, improving fuel economy will come at a substantial extra cost per vehicle. That's the predictable conclusion made by a new National Academy of Sciences report released this week. The study had been... read more

June 4, 2010 by  - 7
 
Toyota Prius gas cap

Why A Gas Price Spike Could Hit Some States Harder Than Others

A surge to $4-a-gallon gas could affect drivers, and local economies, in much more severe ways in Mississippi or Louisiana than in New York or Connecticut. That's one of the... read more March 17, 2010 by  4


 
2011 Ford Fiesta sedan

Gas Prices Are Up…But Small-Car And Hybrid Interest Down?

A continued rise in fuel prices means that people migrate to smaller vehicles and those that get higher fuel economy. Right? Well that's what common sense might lead us to... read more February 11, 2010 by  11


 
2010 Ford Edge SE

2010 Chicago Auto Show Preview: 2011 Ford Edge Gets EcoBoost

Ford is on a roll lately, having unveiled its 2011 Fiesta subcompact and 2012 Focus compact. Now the company turns to refreshing its Edge five-seat crossover, both improving... read more February 2, 2010 by 


 
Hybrid parking spot, by Flickr user rscottjones

2009's Best Green Posts: Urine! Muslims & Ethanol! Prius Perks!

G'wan, admit it. We say, "green car". You think, "Ugh, Toyota Prius," and look away. Oh, but there's so much more! And so much of it is just so darn ... weird. Consider, for... read more January 4, 2010 by 


 
GasCubby iPhone app by AppCubby

Today In Apps: Honeywell's Sponsored Version Of 'GasCubby'

There are so many free apps available on iTunes that iPhone/iPod Touch users can be averse to paying for them. No doubt that's inhibited the growth of AppCubby's handy-dandy... read more December 28, 2009 by 


 
2011 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe rendering

2011 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe (Formerly Known As The CL)

Major automakers spend a lot of time and energy developing product lines to fit every nook and cranny of their client base. Nowhere is that more evident than at... read more December 23, 2009 by  1


 
2010 Buick LaCrosse 4-door Sedan CX 3.0L Engine

2010 Buick LaCrosse Four-Cylinder Coming Soon, With 30 MPG

Seems like smaller engines are all the rage. Just today, we’ve covered new smaller engines to be offered in the 2010 Toyota 4Runner and 2010 BMW 7-Series. And, as we’ve... read more December 17, 2009 by 


 
2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 4-door Sedan Angular Rear Exterior View

Honda Settles Lawsuit, Offers Vouchers To Civic Hybrid Owners

So, it turns out that 2003 - 08 Honda Civic Hybrids may not actually return 49/51 mpg. In fact, owners claim that the vehicles earn an average of 31 mpg -- and they sued... read more December 16, 2009 by  1


 
Cash for Clunkers banner with Mercury Sable, Albany, New York

Clunkers Results: CA, DC See Most Benefit; LA, MI See Least

Drivers in California and Washington, D.C. realized the most benefit from last summer's Cash-for-Clunkers program, using federal incentives to purchase vehicles that averaged... read more December 14, 2009 by  1


 
2010 Hyundai Tucson

Focus On Fours, Direct Injection Helps Keep Hyundai On A Roll

As shoppers remain worried about the day-to-day economics of driving, Hyundai is looking like one of the best-prepared automakers. The automaker has a new focus, for its new... read more December 3, 2009 by  1


 
2010 Suzuki Swift

2010 Suzuki Swift? No…But The Feds Say So!

The next-generation version of the Suzuki Swift, due out next year, isn't quite a sure thing for the U.S. market; but we've been told it's been engineered this time with... read more November 25, 2009 by  1


 
2010 Honda Fit Sport

Honda Lineup Ranked Most Fuel-Efficient In America

Nine automakers sell full lineups in the U.S., and the Environmental Protection Agency has ranked them according to fuel-efficiency. At the top of the EPA's list sits Honda... read more November 23, 2009 by  3


 
Clunkers

Carfax Introduces Free Clunker Check

Vehicle history provider Carfax has partnered with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to introduce a new Clunker Check service. The simple Carfax query page... read more November 13, 2009 by  5


 
traffic

BMW Pushing For Smart Traffic Lights To Aid Fuel Efficiency

Creeping along from red light to red light on your way from a major sports event or concert, or stopped by every red light on the way home late at night, on empty roads... read more November 12, 2009 by  4


 
gas pump

Raising The Gas Tax: Auto Execs Push An Unpopular Solution

We’ve been here before. The government mandates more fuel-efficient vehicles across the board, yet the American public continues to gravitate toward what’s big and... read more November 4, 2009 by  7


 
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