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2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid: Is It Hybrid Enough To Matter?

2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid: Is It Hybrid Enough To Matter?

Last year, we drove a prototype Infiniti JX Hybrid, as it was then called (it's now in production as the 2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid). At that point, we wondered whether its mild-hybrid system would be "hybrid enough" to compete against the Lexus RX 450h that spawned the hybrid crossover segment two... read more

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Johnson Controls 48-volt lithium-ion micro-hybrid battery

Will Small 48-Volt Lithium-Ion Battery Boost Start-Stop In U.S. Cars?

Better batteries help make cars greener--and not all of them are large lithium-ion packs for plug-in vehicles. Johnson Controls, the world's largest maker of lead-acid... read more November 7, 2013 by 


 
2014 Mazda 3, test drive, Atlanta region, Oct 2013

2014 Mazda 3: First Drive

The 2014 Mazda 3 is the one of the more eagerly-awaited compact cars hereabouts, and now we've had a chance to spend 90 minutes behind the wheel. During a recent test drive... read more November 6, 2013 by 


 
2014 Ford Fiesta 5-door

2014 Ford Fiesta EcoBoost Priced, 45 MPG Highway Too

Ever since Mitsubishi revealed its gas-sipping Mirage was capable of 40 mpg combined, we've awaited the figures for Ford's 1.0-liter EcoBoost Fiesta with interest. That wait... read more October 29, 2013 by 


 
2014 Fiat 500L at twilight, upstate New York

2014 Fiat 500L: Gas Mileage Test Of New Tall Wagon

There aren't many cars like the 2014 Fiat 500L on the market today. It's a tall wagon, not a crossover, because all-wheel drive isn't available. And it shares only a name and... read more October 24, 2013 by 


 
2014 Jeep Cherokee

2014 Jeep Cherokee, More Fuel-Efficient Crossover, Now En Route To Dealers

Who knew a small crossover could generate so much buzz? Dealers eagerly awaited shipping of the 2014 Jeep Cherokee, which was delayed several times for last-minute changes to... read more October 23, 2013 by 


 
2014 Toyota Corolla S

Toyota Thinks Larger, Non-Turbo Engines Can Deliver Better MPG

One of the most popular motor industry trends in recent years has been that of 'downsizing' engines--reducing capacity even in larger vehicles to improve fuel efficiency... read more October 16, 2013 by 


 
2014 Mitsubishi Mirage, Quebec City, Sep 2013

2014 Mitsubishi Mirage: 40-MPG Minicar Gas Mileage Test

Do you miss your old three-cylinder Geo Metro? If so, Mitsubishi has a new car just for you. The 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage five-door hatchback minicar has the highest... read more October 15, 2013 by 


 
2013 Lexus CT 200h

Lexus CT 200h Compact Hybrid Faces New Mercedes, Audi Competitors

As luxury brands expand their efforts to sell more fuel-efficient cars, Lexus will join Audi and Mercedes-Benz in offering a range of compact models in years to come. Reports... read more October 14, 2013 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Malibu

2014 Chevrolet Malibu Start-Stop System: How It Works (And Why It Has 2 Batteries)

Sometimes, two really is better than one. Many new cars feature engine start-stop systems, but few have a special feature found on the one used for the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu... read more October 10, 2013 by 


 
54.5 MPG CAFE standard for 2025

Complex CAFE Math: Gas Mileage Higher Than Predicted, Lower Than Needed

It's easy to meet expectations when they're low enough. When it comes to Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE), car makers are exceeding expectations--but are still behind... read more October 8, 2013 by 


 
Gas gauge

Five Things To Know About Gas Mileage That Will Save You Money

Gas mileage has gotten far more important in new-car choices over the last 10 years, and that's not likely to change. But not everyone really understands automobile... read more October 7, 2013 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray first drive

Corvette Stingray Gets 29 MPG (Highway), But Only With A Clutch Pedal

Who knew choosing a manual transmission could still give you better gas mileage? The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray gets decent EPA gas mileage ratings for a V-8 sports... read more October 5, 2013 by 


 
2013 Kia Optima Hybrid

EPA Will Release Results Of Its Gas Mileage Audits

The EPA hopes to avoid future fuel-economy scandals, by giving the public more information about its audits of the data submitted by carmakers. After claims of... read more October 4, 2013 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Silverado High Country

2014 Chevy Silverado Pickup Gas Mileage Rises For Largest V-8 Engine

Even pickup trucks are getting better gas mileage these days. The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 (and its 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 twin) with the 6.2-liter V-8 has been rated with... read more October 3, 2013 by 


 
2014 BMW i3, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

Why German Elections Affect Your Next Audi, BMW, Or Mercedes

The results of German national elections don't get much news coverage in the U.S. But the re-election of Angela Merkel as chancellor on September 22 could prove to have an... read more October 3, 2013 by 


 
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