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Honda Settles Lawsuit, Offers Vouchers To Civic Hybrid Owners

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. Without admitting wrongdoing, Honda has now settled with plaintiffs, offering them either (a) a $1000 voucher toward the... read more

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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


 
Mythbusters add dimples to Ford Taurus to test fuel efficiency theory

Video: Mythbusters Test Golf Ball Theory On Ford Taurus

We've mentioned the FastSkinz applique a couple of times on TCC. It's a wrap for cars that's dimpled like a golf ball, and the manufacturer says it boosts fuel efficiency by... read more October 23, 2009 by 


 
2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid

The Ten Most Fuel-Efficient Cars For '10

Most ordinary gasoline models look like guzzlers next to the hybrids—and a few compact diesel models—that dominate the upper echelon of this year's EPA fuel economy... read more October 21, 2009 by  5


 
Tata Nano Europa

X Prize Competition Narrows Field Of Candidates To 43

The last time we mentioned the Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize, there were 111 competitors aiming to create vehicles that are (a) capable of 100 mpg and (b) viable... read more October 20, 2009 by  1


 
2010 Toyota Prius

For 2010, Toyota Prius Again Tops EPA Fuel Economy Ratings

The 2010 Toyota Prius is again the most fuel-efficient performer in the U.S. market, at 50 mpg Combined, while runners-up include the 2010 Honda Civic Hybrid (42 mpg), Honda... read more October 16, 2009 by  1


 
2009 bentley continental supersports 003

Bentley Launches New, Possibly Hybrid Powertrain In 2011

Bentley isn't known for making gas-sippers. In fact, some of its current models rank among the least fuel-efficient in the country (down to the single digits). But that... read more October 8, 2009 by 


 
2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

German Luxury Brands Face Uncertain Future In U.S.

As we mentioned a couple of weeks ago, new fuel efficiency and emissions regulations issued by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation could... read more October 2, 2009 by  3


 
2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid: High-Mileage Achiever, Everyman's Interior

40 miles per gallon. That's what we at TheCarConnection.com just saw in a week's worth of driving—driving in which we really made a point to treat the Fusion Hybrid much... read more October 1, 2009 by  4


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt

EPA Seeks New Ways To Measure And Explain Fuel Economy

Like that old gray mare the kids keep talking about, fuel economy standards ain't what they used to be. We've seen this recently with General Motors' announcement of a 230... read more October 1, 2009 by  1


 
2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid: Honest-To-Goodness 40-MPG Mid-Sizer

While Toyota and Honda have laid claim on most of the lofty fuel economy figures in the 40-mpg and above range in recent years, Ford now has serious bragging rights in its... read more September 30, 2009 by 


 
Toyota Prius gas cap

Average MPG of New Vehicles Soars in August, Thanks to Clunkers Cash

Chalk it all up to Cash For Clunkers: The average gas mileage of new cars and light trucks sold during August reached a record high of 23 miles per gallon, up 8 percent over... read more September 29, 2009 by  3


 
2010 Hyundai Elantra

2010 Hyundai Elantra Lineup Saves Gas And Goes Blue

Hyundai has made a very smart choice on its Elantra sedan for 2010: improved its fuel economy. And at the center of the improvement is a new frugal base model, the Elantra... read more September 18, 2009 by  11


 
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