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2014 Nissan Versa Sedan: Pricing And Specification Revealed

2014 Nissan Versa Sedan: Pricing And Specification Revealed

It may not be fast, it may not be pretty, but the Nissan Versa Sedan has one overriding virtue--it's cheap. That continues for the 2014 model year, as pricing remains unchanged from the 2013 Versa Sedan. A standard Versa S starts at $11,990--plus a $750 destination and handling fee--making it the... read more

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2000 Toyota Prius

5 Million Toyota Hybrids Sold, Near 2 Million Of Them In U.S.

Say the word "hybrid" and then ask drivers, anywhere in the world, to name a car brand. They'll likely say "Toyota," a testimony to that brand's launch of the first Prius in... read more April 17, 2013 by  0


 
2013 Hyundai Sonata

2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid: Minor Updates For Better Mileage

The 2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is the third year for the carmaker's first hybrid-electric vehicle. And Hyundai's made some minor updates to the mid-size hybrid sedan that... read more April 8, 2013 by  3


 
Fuel gauge

Fuel Economy Keeps Rising: 24.6 MPG In March

If you're used to driving around in a Prius then average miles per gallon of 24.6 will sound a little poor in comparison. But that's the average economy of all cars, light... read more April 4, 2013 by  1


 
2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test

Diesel Vs Small Turbo Gas Engines: Does Real-World MPG Matter?

As fuel efficiency standards tighten continuously between now and 2025, buyers will have more powertrain options to chose from. And many have suggested there's a battle... read more April 3, 2013 by  10


 
Cummins and Peterbilt 'SuperTruck'

How To Make A Semi Much More Efficient: Cummins 'SuperTruck'

Consider this: The average semi truck is actually quite economical. No, really. A typical long-haul truck averages between 5.5 and 6.5 mpg. But it's also really, really... read more March 25, 2013 by  18


 
2014 Kia Forte

2014 Kia Forte Sedan: Pricing And Gas Mileage Details

Kia has retained its talent for styling and nose for value with its 2014 Kia Forte Sedan, but the same can't be said of the new car's fuel efficiency. The company has... read more March 21, 2013 by  0


 
Fuel gauge

Gaming The EPA Gas-Mileage Tests: Well, Europeans Are Worse...

A few recent, high-profile cases have brought fuel economy testing procedure into question. When Kia and Hyundai are being sued for inaccuracies in reported EPA figures and... read more March 18, 2013 by  7


 
2014 Volkswagen XL1, 2013 Geneva Motor Show

Volkswagen Wants 60 MPG Fleet Average In Europe By 2020

The Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) target of 54.5 mpg by 2025 has caused cheers from some people, and jeers from others. In reality, that target won't be as difficult... read more March 6, 2013 by  1


 
2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI

Downside Of More Diesels: Rising Depreciation?

Diesel cars are quite appealing to some drivers, and it isn't hard to see why. The current choice of diesel vehicles may not be that varied, but those available mix good... read more March 4, 2013 by  12


 
2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid, Los Angeles, August 2012

Ford C-Max Does Not Beat Prius V Wagon In Real-World Use

We've written quite a lot about the gas mileage of Ford's two new 2013 hybrid models, the C-Max and Fusion hybrids. That's because a lot of shoppers and buyers have been... read more March 3, 2013 by  39


 
2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid, test drive, Catskill Mountains, NY, Mar 2013

2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid: Quick Winter Gas Mileage Test

The 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid is the second of Ford's two hybrid models, both all-new for 2013. The Fusion Hybrid, unlike the C-Max Hybrid compact hatchback, is a four-door... read more March 2, 2013 by  14


 
2011 Fuel Economy Labels

Breast-Beating Over EPA Mileage Labels: Will Ratings Change?

Obviously, fuel economy will be an increasingly big deal in years to come. The gas-mileage ratings of new cars and trucks must double (and then some) between last year and... read more February 28, 2013 by  12


 
2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Oct 2012

Ford C-Max & Fusion Hybrid Gas Mileage Lawsuits Combined

When journalists and buyers alike found they were struggling to hit Ford's gas mileage claims for the Fusion and C-Max hybrids, we knew it wouldn't take long for the... read more February 28, 2013 by  17


 
2013 Hyundai Elantra sedan

Hyundai Will Settle Overstated Gas Mileage Lawsuits

Last November, Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia found themselves in hot, and rather deep water. An EPA investigation found each manufacturer had overstated its gas mileage... read more February 27, 2013 by  18


 
2013 Nissan Sentra, short test drive, Los Angeles, Feb 2013

2013 Nissan Sentra Quick Highway Fuel-Economy Test Drive

We hadn't driven a 2013 Nissan Sentra, the all-new compact sedan, until last week. And our drive was hardly representative, since we spent the bulk of it in the peculiar... read more February 25, 2013 by  3


 
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