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Consumer Reports: New Ford Hybrids Don't Meet Mileage Ratings

Consumer Reports: New Ford Hybrids Don't Meet Mileage Ratings

it's always nice when the big boys say, "You're right." We reported three weeks ago that Ford's new 2013 hybrids were not achieving their 47-mpg EPA gas mileage rating in real-world usage. Now Consumer Reports has confirmed that finding, based on its own testing, in videos and a blog post published... read more

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2012 Fisker Karma during road test, Los Angeles, Feb 2012

More 2012 Fisker Karma Woe: Consumer Reports Review Savages Plug-In Hybrid

The well-respected Consumer Reports doesn't pull any punches, and its review of the 2012 Fisker Karma range-extended electric luxury sedan is no exception. The magazine all... read more September 25, 2012 by  6


 
Gas pump

Busted: 7 Things That Won’t Improve Your Gas Mileage

Here at GreenCarReports, we often remind you what you can do to improve the gas mileage of your car with articles devoted to tire maintenance, good driving practice and... read more June 27, 2012 by  13


 
2012 Mitsubishi i  -  First Drive, U.S.-spec MiEV

Consumer Reports Hates 2012 Mitsubishi I’s Range: Is It Right?

Mitsubishi’s tiny egg-shaped electric car known as the 2012 Mitsubishi i is currently the cheapest electric car you can buy in the U.S. Starting at $29,125 before... read more June 12, 2012 by  15


 
2012 Toyota Prius C

2012 Toyota Prius C: Buyers Like It, But Not Consumer Reports

At $19,705 and up, the 2012 Toyota Prius C subcompact is the company's least expensive hybrid. It's also tied with its larger Prius liftback sibling for best gas mileage on... read more May 31, 2012 by  16


 
Gas pump

Fuel Economy Now #1 Factor In Car-Buying, Consumer Reports Study Says

Historically, when gas prices are relatively stable, fuel efficiency doesn't rank very high on car buyers' lists of priorities. But that seems to have changed recently. A new... read more May 22, 2012 by  4


 
2008 Suzuki SX4

Want A Used Small Car? Consumer Reports Rates Best Deals

Shopping for a used car can be one of life’s more frustrating experiences. If you know what you’re looking for in terms of year, make and model, the trouble is... read more March 29, 2012 by  0


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt drive test, March 2011

What Do Consumers Really Think Of Electric Cars? We Find Out

Depending on which websites you visit and which news channels you watch, electric cars are either portrayed as the poster children of green revolution, or an example of... read more January 31, 2012 by  20


 
2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid

2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid Highly Rated By Consumer Reports

Toyota's Camry has long dominated the family car sector, and that doesn't look set to change any time soon. The February issue of product testing organization Consumer... read more December 30, 2011 by  0


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt on test in Little Rock, Arkansas, July 2011

Chevy Volt Electric Car Owners Most Satisfied, Consumer Reports Says

Despite the NHTSA inquiry into battery-pack fires following severe crash tests of the Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car, the car's 5,000 or so owners to date seem to... read more December 1, 2011 by  6


 
2011 Fuel Economy Labels

It’s Official: Car Buyers Want Greener Cars, Better Gas Mileage, Lower Emissions

While certain parts of the automotive industry might not be feeling the love towards the tough new Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards announced yesterday, it... read more November 17, 2011 by  0


 
2012 Honda Civic sedan

Honda: Okay, We Know You Hate The New Civic, So We’ll Redesign It

In April this year, Honda unveiled what it hoped would be the next generation of car to bear the Honda Civic badge. The ninth major revision of the Civic in its 38-year life... read more October 31, 2011 by  4


 
2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Consumer Reports Pans 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid For Unrefined Drivetrain

The magazine Consumer Reports is deeply trusted by many car buyers for its analysis of auto reliability, so when it pans a car, automakers sit up and listen carefully to its... read more October 17, 2011 by  1


 
2012 Honda Civic Hybrid, road test, Spring 2011

Our MPGs Vs Consumer Reports: Volt, Civic Hybrid, Jetta TDI, Lexus CT 200h, Fiat 500

The good folks over at Consumer Reports are the ultimate rationalists when it comes to testing and buying cars. They don't use media-fleet cars, but buy their test vehicles... read more August 23, 2011 by  14


 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency adminstrator Lisa Jackson and President Barack Obama

Consumer Reports On 56.2-MPG Gas-Mileage Goal: Meh, Can Do Better

Much debate will occur--and that's putting it politely--over the next round of gas-mileage standards, which the EPA hopes to finalize next year for 2017-2025 vehicles... read more July 1, 2011 by  3


 
Pump handle

What Would You Give Up For Higher Gas Mileage? Cash? Features? Safety?

It happens every time. Gas prices go up sharply, and new car buyers suddenly decide that gas mileage is important--and shop accordingly. With gas around $4 a gallon in many... read more June 10, 2011 by  14


 
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