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Mercedes Diesel Fuel Economy: European Model Beats 60 MPG

Mercedes Diesel Fuel Economy: European Model Beats 60 MPG

Range is often discussed when the subject of electric cars comes up, but it's also relevant in the world of internal combustion. Driving the most economical car in the world would still be a pain if the tank only allowed for fifty miles between trips to the gas station. If your car could do more... read more

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2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco

2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco: 32 MPG Combined From 1.6 Turbo Sedan

Mid-size car buyers now have another option if they want to reduce their gas consumption--the 2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco. Joining the Sonata 2.0T and the 2.4-liter model in the... read more June 20, 2014 by 


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

Ford Cuts Gas Mileage On 6 Models: What You Need To Know, And Open Questions

The news yesterday was simple: Ford has lowered the gas-mileage and efficiency ratings for six of its 2013 and 2014 models. Three are hybrids from Ford and Lincoln, two are... read more June 13, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford F-150

Future Pickup Trucks: 7 Out Of 10 Could Be Aluminum By 2025 (Says Aluminum-Industry Study)

The aluminum-bodied 2015 Ford F-150 isn't yet on sale, but some analysts already believe it heralds an industry trend. A new study from research firm Ducker Worldwide... read more June 12, 2014 by 


 
2014 Ford Fiesta EcoBoost SFE, Catskill Mountains, NY, Jun 2014

2014 Ford Fiesta EcoBoost: Gas Mileage Test Returns 40 MPG

As a general rule, we like small cars, and small cars with small engines. Eighteen months ago, when we first drove prototype versions of the 2014 Ford Fiesta EcoBoost, we... read more June 11, 2014 by 


 
2015 MINI Cooper five-door ad screencap

New 2015 MINI Cooper With Five Doors Confuses...Well, Everyone (Video)

The new 2015 MINI Cooper five-door is rolling out--at least in Europe--and it appears to be causing some problems. The latest version of the retro-styled subcompact hatchback... read more June 10, 2014 by 


 
Elio Motors 84 mpg 3-Wheeler [Image: Elio Motors]

Elio 84-MPG Three-Wheel Prototype: Driven In Parking Lot (Video)

It's not uncommon for small cars to get 40 mpg these days, or hybrids to hit 50 mpg. But vehicles doing more than that are conspicuous by their absence. Elio Motors claims... read more June 5, 2014 by 


 
2015 Hyundai Sonata

2015 Hyundai Sonata Prices Released, No Details On Hybrid Yet

Hyundai has announced pricing for the 2015 Sonata midsize sedan, but there's still no word on a new generation of the hybrid model found in the previous lineup. In response... read more May 29, 2014 by 


 
Xtronic CVT, 6th generation  -  for 2013 Nissan Altima

Why CVTs Won, Direct-Shift Gearboxes Lost Fuel-Economy Fight

If you're reading this in North America, the vehicle sitting on your driveway probably has an automatic transmission. So do around 95 percent of other new vehicles on the... read more May 28, 2014 by 


 
TOTI bamboo ECO2 8-passenger taxi in Tabontabon, Philippines

Could Renewable Bamboo Be As Strong As Carbon Fiber For Lightweight Cars?

Carbon fiber now appears poised to enter the mainstream of automotive materials, but a less high-tech material could be waiting in the wings as well. Bamboo could be the next... read more May 27, 2014 by 


 
2015 Honda Fit, test drive around Ann Arbor, Michigan, Apr 2014

2015 Honda Fit: First Deliveries Delayed From April To June

It's not a good week for getting your hands on innovative Japanese cars. Following the news that Mitsubishi has delayed its plug-in Outlander yet further, Honda Fit customers... read more May 23, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 range-extender EPA window sticker (Image: Tom Moloughney)

2014 BMW i3 REx Window Sticker Revealed, 39 MPG On Gasoline: BREAKING

Yesterday we reported on the delay getting range-extended versions of BMW's 2014 i3 electric car to the market, pending the confirmation and fitment of their EPA-approved... read more May 21, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford Mustang GT

2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost: Huge Push For Turbo Four-Cylinder On The Way

One of the most talked-about features of the redesigned 2015 Ford Mustang is an optional turbocharged EcoBoost 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine. It's not the first... read more May 16, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford Focus, 2014 New York Auto Show

2015 Ford Focus EcoBoost Three-Cylinder: Manual Gearbox Only

Sales of the 1.0-liter three-cylinder version of the 2015 Ford Focus compact are likely to be dwarfed by those of the more powerful and familiar 2.0-liter 1.6-liter four... read more May 14, 2014 by 


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf

2015 Volkswagen Golf Launch Edition Priced At Under $19,000

On sale in Europe for the some time, the seven-generation 2015 Volkswagen Golf is about to hit U.S. showrooms. Volkswagen announced pricing for the 2015 Golf range, which... read more May 13, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Spark, Catskill Mountains, Apr 2014

2014 Chevrolet Spark With CVT: Gas Mileage Review

We're fond of the Chevrolet Spark minicar; it's by far the best-executed of the several smaller-than-subcompact cars sold today. But our fondness had been limited to the... read more May 12, 2014 by 


 

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