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Stop-Start Technology: 97 Percent Of Americans Ready To Accept It, Survey Says

Stop-Start Technology: 97 Percent Of Americans Ready To Accept It, Survey Says

Although many consumers might still be unfamiliar with stop-start technology, once they learn how it works and the potential benefits, a new survey finds that 97 percent of Americans say they’d accept it. Briefly, stop-start technology automatically shuts off the engine during idle and... read more

May 21, 2012 by  - 2
 
New York City skyline

2012 New York Auto Show Preview

Less than a week remains before the start of the 2012 New York Auto Show's press days, with a bounty of new cars, crossovers, SUVs, and trucks ready for their global debuts... read more March 29, 2012 by  0


 
2012 BMW M135i Concept

Cayenne Recall, BMW M135i Concept, Volt Chain Letter: Car News Headlines

The 2011-2012 Porsche Cayenne is being recalled--for headlights that may spontaneously detach from the fender, resulting in impaired nighttime visibility. BMW has released a... read more February 24, 2012 by  0


 
2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Gas Mileage Battle Ahead For Ford Fusion, Camry Hybrid

There’s an interesting situation brewing between two major automakers, Ford and Toyota, and their mid-size hybrid sedans over which will achieve the highest fuel... read more February 15, 2012 by  1


 
2012 Hyundai Elantra

Gas Mileage Tops List Of Vehicle Purchase Reasons

For the first time in several years, gas mileage tops the list of most influential reasons why consumers purchased their vehicle, surpassing reliability. That’s... read more January 30, 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


 
2011 Fuel Economy Labels

MIT: To Get Better Gas Mileage, Cars Need Less Power, Weight

In recent years, the quest for high gas mileage has become an important factor for new car buyers, automakers, and legislators alike. But has gas mileage really improved over... read more January 5, 2012 by  7


 
2012 Kia Forte

2012 Compact Sedans: Five Under $20,000

As a follow-up to 2012 Family Vehicles: 20 Under $20,000, today we’re comparing what buyers get for the money in the base model of five main compact sedan competitors... read more December 16, 2011 by  0


 
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


 
Opel Astra OPC (Vauxhall Astra VXR)

2012 Acura RL, Charlie Sheen's Mustang, Opel Astra OPC: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, we review the 2012 Acura RL and Chevrolet turns 100. Charlie Sheen's Mustang goes up for sale to benefit charity while Opel reveals the Astra OPC... read more November 4, 2011 by  0


 
2012 Nissan Quest

Drunk Driving, Buick Verano Hybrid, 2012 Nissan Quest: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media we learn Chrysler is working on both hybrids and diesels while Buick is working on a Verano Hybrid. Maserati is deciding what to name its SUV and... read more October 20, 2011 by  1


 
2012 Fiat 500 IIHS crash testing

Fisker Karma Scores 20 MPG, 2012 Fiat 500 Top Safety Pick: Car News Headlines

Today around the High Gear Media network, we have a potpourri of news, including the 2012 Fisker Karma's official fuel economy ratings, an IIHS Top Safety Pick for the 2012... read more October 19, 2011 by  0


 
2012 Subaru Impreza four-door sedan, Connecticut, Sept 2011

2012 Subaru Impreza, Dan Wheldon Dies: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, we drive both the 2012 Subaru Impreza and 2012 Mazda3 Skyactiv, as the compact car segment heats up. We mourn the loss of race car driver Dan... read more October 17, 2011 by  0


 
50 Kw Leaf Charger

2012 Leaf Charger, Kids In Hot Cars, GM Hacked: Today's Car News

Yesterday was an important one for General Motors, with the new Spark and Spark EV, the Cadillac CUE system, and new engines announced, but a hacked WiFi network put a... read more October 13, 2011 by  0


 
GM's newest Ecotec small engine family.

GM Announces New Ecotec Small Engine Family

GM’s Ecotec engines have been around since 2000 or so, and have been used to power everything from the Chevy Cavalier through the 2011 Saab 9-5. Currently available in... read more October 12, 2011 by  0


 
2012 Chevrolet Equinox

2014 Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain Getting Eco eAssist Hybrid System?

Families looking for a high-mileage compact crossover from Chevy or GMC may be in luck if reports prove true that the 2014 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain will receive the... read more October 6, 2011 by  1


 

 
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