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...

Hyundai, Kia Controversy Grows as Probe Continues

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Hyundai, Kia Controversy Grows as Probe Continues
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As webs meant to catch flies go, the Environmental Protection Agency‘s might soon look tattered and threadbare as its investigation expands to suggest Hyundai and Kia might not be the only brands fudging mpg claims.  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...

EPA vs CAFE: The Two Sides of Fuel Economy Numbers

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EPA vs CAFE: The Two Sides of Fuel Economy Numbers
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  Fuel economy numbers are more important now than ever before, as gas prices continue to rise in North America. Recently Dodge came under criticism for announcing its upcoming Dart compact will get 40 mpg combined. An impressively high number, even a class-leading car like the Hyundai Elantra, which gets 40 mpg highway, only achieves… Continue Reading...

Fuel Mileage Testing Rethought by United Nations and European Union

Fuel Mileage Testing Rethought by United Nations and European Union
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Gas mileage is a growing concern. Recognizing that fact, the United Nations and European Union are partnering to create a new series of tests to rate fuel consumption in new vehicles under a worldwide standard. The tests that are currently run to determine mpg are outdated and not realistic to the way that most of us drive…. Continue Reading...

What is MPGe: Electric Car Fuel Economy Ratings Explained

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What is MPGe: Electric Car Fuel Economy Ratings Explained
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Ford recently announced the EPA fuel efficiency rating for its electric Focus model. Since it doesn’t burn any gasoline, the number isn’t in miles per gallon (MPG), but was given as miles per gallon gasoline equivalent, or MPGe. A new term to the automotive lexicon, it’s worth exploring exactly what MPGe means and how an… Continue Reading...

Why Buy a Diesel Car? Get the Facts, Know Your Options

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Why Buy a Diesel Car? Get the Facts, Know Your Options
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Price, looks and size… these are the few factors that used to decide what vehicle you’d park in your driveway. Looking for a cheap and small car? A Toyota Corolla or Honda Civic will do. Need something bigger, perhaps a mid-size Hyundai Sonata or an SUV. Things used to be pretty easy. With increasingly high… Continue Reading...

Where do MPG Ratings Come From?

Where do MPG Ratings Come From?
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Every new car has a bit of paper full of numbers stuck to it. No, not the price tag, the other piece of paper… the EPA label. Displaying the car’s rated fuel economy, these numbers can make or break a car buyer’s decision. Ever wonder how those numbers are determined? Read on. When a car… Continue Reading...

New Average MPG Record set in March

New Average MPG Record set in March
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Consumer preferences are taking a clear step towards efficient gas consumption according to a new study conducted by the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute. March saw several manufacturers set new sales records, which in turn pushed the average fuel consumption of every car sold to a record high 24.1 miles per gallon. Gas prices have been driving… Continue Reading...