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J.D. Power: Fuel Economy Is #1 Car Criteria, But Bad Styling Can Keep Customers Away

J.D. Power: Fuel Economy Is #1 Car Criteria, But Bad Styling Can Keep Customers Away

J.D. Power and Associates' annual Avoider Study offers an interesting look at car shoppers' habits. The study not only asks customers why they were drawn to certain vehicles, but also -- as you might guess from the survey's name -- why they avoided others. According to a press release, Power... read more

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2014 GMC Sierra 1500

2014 GM Full-Size Trucks Get Direct Injection, Fuel-Saving Engine Technologies

General Motors [NYSE: GM] has revealed significantly revised versions of its full-size pickups, the 2014 GMC Sierra and 2014 Chevrolet Silverado, and while they make major... read more December 13, 2012 by 0


 
2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid

EPA Will Review 2013 Ford Fusion, C-Max Fuel Economy Claims

Two weeks ago, we mentioned that the Hyundai/Kia fuel-economy fiasco was turning heads in Congress and suggested that this could cause the Environmental Protection Agency to... read more December 10, 2012 by 15


 
U.S. Capitol

Hyundai, Kia MPG Flap Reaches Congress, May Spark Other Probes

Is your car as efficient as it's supposed to be? Can you achieve the EPA estimates found on its window sticker? The Hyundai/Kia fuel-economy flap has many drivers -- and... read more November 30, 2012 by 0


 
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


 
2014 Ford Fiesta

Ford Confirms The 2014 Fiesta Will Get Its 1.0-Liter EcoBoost Engine

Ford’s 1.0-liter, three-cylinder EcoBoost engine is small enough to fit into an airline-approved carry-on bag, yet powerful enough to deliver some 123 horsepower and... read more November 19, 2012 by 0


 
Honda Fit engineering mule  -  previewing future 1.5 DI engine and CVT  -  Tochigi, Japan,  11/2012

2015 Honda Fit: Powertrain Preview Drive

Over the next several years—and spearheaded by the 2013 Honda Accord that’s already at dealerships—Honda plans to introduce an entire lineup of new... read more November 15, 2012 by 0


 
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


 
2012 Hyundai Veloster: Six-Month Road Test

2012 Hyundai Veloster Six-Month Road Test: Gas Mileage Wrap-Up

Today we've turned in the keyfob to our Six-Month Road Test 2012 Hyundai Veloster, and we're taking one more look back at something that's likely a priority for every shopper... read more November 7, 2012 by 0


 
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


 
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


 
2013 Ford Fusion

Which 2013 Ford Fusion To Buy: 1.6-Liter EcoBoost Or Hybrid?

Picking powertrains used to be simple: straight-six or V-8? But consider the all-new 2013 Ford Fusion mid-size sedan that reaches dealers this fall: It comes with a base... read more September 24, 2012 by 4


 
2014 Chevrolet Corvette (C7) spy shots

Corvette Spy Shots, iPhone 5 Fights Distraction, Front-Drive BMW: Today's Car News

Today at The Car Connection, we show you spy photos of the upcoming 2014 C7 Corvette, tell you how the new iPhone will work to combat distracted driving and spill the beans... read more September 14, 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


 
2013 Honda Accord Sport

2013 Honda Accord: Attention To G-Forces Yields A Better CVT

Honda says that it's turning to continuously variable automatic transmissions (CVTs) for its all-new 2013 Accord for one very important reason: gas mileage. Just as Nissan... read more September 10, 2012 by 1


 
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


 

 
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