Why is My Gas Mileage so Bad?

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Why is My Gas Mileage so Bad?
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Is your vehicle not living up to the promises made on its window sticker? Do your real-world miles per gallon look like the prices on a fast-food value menu? If fuel economy is falling short here are some possible culprits and a few solutions to maximize your MPG. Continue Reading...

EPA Makes BMW Correct MINI Fuel-Economy Figures

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EPA Makes BMW Correct MINI Fuel-Economy Figures
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Hyundai and Ford aren’t the only manufacturers that have been forced to revise their fuel-economy scores. Now BMW is joining this hall of shame. Continue Reading...

Real-World CAFE Performance Exceeds NHTSA Targets

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Real-World CAFE Performance Exceeds NHTSA Targets
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Corporate Average Fuel Economy, CAFE for short, is a series of regulations designed to improve the efficiency of vehicles sold in the United States. Automakers will be required to average 54.5 miles per gallon by the year 2025. Continue Reading...

Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Fuel Economy

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Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Fuel Economy
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Modern vehicles are expensive, and it’s not just the gigantic figure on the window sticker that hurts. You have to consider the price of everything else involved with automobile ownership. Continue Reading...

Chevrolet Cruze Diesel Test Nets 816 Miles on a Tank

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Chevrolet Cruze Diesel Test Nets 816 Miles on a Tank
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Something interesting happened this year in the world of domestic compact cars. Chevrolet released a diesel version of its globally-marketed Cruze sedan. Continue Reading...

2012 Fuel Economy Highest Ever at 23.8 MPG: EPA

2012 Fuel Economy Highest Ever at 23.8 MPG: EPA
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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that 2012 showed a significant one year increase of 1.4 mpg in fuel economy across vehicles in America, increasing the average fuel economy to its highest yet – 23.8 mpg. Continue Reading...

Hyundai False MPG Claims Could Prompt Senate Probe

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Hyundai False MPG Claims Could Prompt Senate Probe
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Some might have expected a small riot after news surfaced that Hyundai inflated its mpg claims on more than 1 million recently sold cars, but the media brouhaha was worse than any other backlash — so far. Continue Reading...

Hyundai MPG Scandal Could Boost Honda Sales

Hyundai MPG Scandal Could Boost Honda Sales
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Left in the wake of Hyundai’s debunked fuel economy claims, brands that vowed to catch up are unexpectedly well-positioned.  As gas mileage lurches to the forefront of many driver’s minds, car buyers are considering which product will be the least thirsty. It’s an issue that easily put Hyundai atop many lists until recently when the… Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2012 Chevrolet Cruze Eco

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Five-Point Inspection: 2012 Chevrolet Cruze Eco
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In this week’s Five-Point Inspection we put Chevrolet’s fuel sipper, the Cruze Eco, to the test. With good and bad in the mix, the Cruze Eco will deliver on what you want, and might even surprise you as a decent daily driver, although there is room for improvement.  Read on to see why. Continue Reading...

2013 Porsche Carrera 4, 4S Release Hinted by EPA

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2013 Porsche Carrera 4, 4S Release Hinted by EPA
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Details about the 2013 Porsche 911 line are expected to be revealed at or before this year’s Paris Auto Show, but fuel milage numbers  for the Carrera 4 and 4S are now available online. Continue Reading...

2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek Announced: 2012 New York Auto Show Preview

2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek Announced: 2012 New York Auto Show Preview
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Bringing another crossover vehicle into its family, Subaru announced today that it will debut the 2013 XV Crosstrek at the upcoming New York Auto Show. With a 2.0-liter, 148-hp Boxer engine, though not the same as the company’s hotly anticipated BRZ coupe, and the underpinnings of an Impreza, the XV Crosstrek is set to arrive… Continue Reading...

2012 BMW 3 Series Gets 36 MPG Highway Rating

2012 BMW 3 Series Gets 36 MPG Highway Rating
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fuel estimates are out for BMW‘s new line of 3-Series cars and it looks like they’ve caught the competition with their pants down. The 2012 328i scores an impressive 24 mpg city and 36 mpg highway, that’s a 28 percent improvement in fuel consumption over last year’s model. What’s even better… Continue Reading...

2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco Rated At 42 MPG Highway, Beats Original Target

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2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco Rated At 42 MPG Highway, Beats Original Target
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Chevrolet‘s Cruze Eco compact sedan has returned 28 mpg in the city and 42 mpg on the highway, allowing it to capture the top spot in its segment for fuel economy. Using the new 1.4T engine that displaces 138 horsepower, the Cruze Eco also has a few aerodynamic tricks up its sleeve, including a front… Continue Reading...

BMW 3-Series Diesel Gets 1000 Miles On One Tank Of Diesel Without Hypermiling

BMW 3-Series Diesel Gets 1000 Miles On One Tank Of Diesel Without Hypermiling
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A British journalist recently decided to challenge BMW‘s claim that its new 320d EfficientDynamics sedan could drive for 1000 miles on a single tank of diesel, and  managed to achieve the feat, driving exactly 1,013 miles. Tom Ford, the driver of the BMW, kept the windows up and the air-conditioning off, but avoided hypermiling tricks… Continue Reading...