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2013 Dodge Dart: 40-MPG CAFE Target Hints At EPA Ratings

2013 Dodge Dart: 40-MPG CAFE Target Hints At EPA Ratings

The 2013 Dodge Dart, which will be fully revealed to the public at next week's Detroit Auto Show, achieved an unadjusted gas-mileage rating of at least 40 mpg, according to Chrysler. But hold on; before you rush over to the dealership and put money down, consider that 'unadjusted' means that it's... read more

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U.S. Capitol

Who Hates High-Mileage Cars? Your Local Auto Dealers, That's Who

Sometime next month, the EPA and NHTSA will release final draft rules that increase corporate average fuel economy standards to 54.5 mpg by 2025. Most--although not... read more November 1, 2011 by  7


 
Used car salesman

Auto Dealers Lobby Against Obama's Higher Gas-Mileage Rules

Yesterday, auto dealers met with their members of Congress to try to delay new rules that would stiffen the gas-mileage requirements for cars sold in model years 2017 to... read more September 22, 2011 by  5


 
Experimental 1972 Honda 600 modified for fuel efficiency, from eBay

Want To Buy A 173-MPG Honda? You Have One Day Left To Bid

Reading eBay auction listings, it's important to look at the disclaimers. Such as ... This is a non-running experimental vehicle being sold AS-IS / WHERE-IS. and Proof of the... read more September 20, 2011 by  8


 
2012 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ at GM Orion Assembly Plant, September 2011

2012 Chevrolet Sonic Hits Magic Mark: 40-MPG Highway Rating

It's not always true that the smallest cars get the best gas mileage. In many cases, compact cars get mileage equal to or better mileage than their shorter, stubbier... read more September 15, 2011 by  4


 
2012 Toyota Yaris

Toyota's Green Autumn: 2012 Yaris, New Camry Hybrid, Prius V Wagon

While Toyota is still struggling to get itself entirely back to normal after the devastating March 11 earthquake and resulting tsunami, the company has a number of new green... read more September 9, 2011 by 


 
2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8

2012 Chrysler 300 To Get 31 MPG Highway, Thanks To 8-Speed Automatic

Half a century ago, automatic transmissions had two or three speeds, and progress has come slowly since then. Today, many cars are still sold with four-speed automatics... read more September 1, 2011 by  4


 
EPA gas-mileage label (window sticker), design used starting in model year 2013

New Gas-Mileage Window Stickers: DoT Head Ray LaHood Explains Them For You (Video)

Starting with the 2013 model year, you will see a new and more informative gas-mileage sticker on the window of new cars for sale. There are several changes, both graphic and... read more August 29, 2011 by 


 
2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid

2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid MPGs Beat Ford Fusion, Hyundai Sonata

The reviews of the 2012 Toyota Camry mid-size sedan are in now, and the consensus is that it's a competitively priced mild refresh with unadventurous styling. Which may be... read more August 24, 2011 by  5


 
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


 
Barack Obama

Japan Follows Obama's Lead, Will Tighten Gas-Mileage Rules

With agreement among the White House, the EPA and NHTSA, and most major automakers (though not all), the U.S. looks to be well on its way to a corporate average fuel-economy... read more August 19, 2011 by  3


 
Traffic

Outdated Tests Skew CAFE Gas Mileage Ratings: 48-MPH Freeways?

It's widely accepted in the auto industry that all manufacturers game the test cycles used to establish emissions and gas-mileage ratings. Ask auto engineers about the topic... read more August 15, 2011 by  10


 
Proposed design (2 of 2) for gas mileage and emissions impact of new vehicle, U.S. EPA, August 2010

Shocker: Car Buyers Want Higher MPGs, Don't Want To Pay For It

Reading the news reports, it looks like the White House and automakers may be closing in on an agreement to raise corporate average fuel economy standards to 54.5 mpg... read more July 27, 2011 by  1


 
Gas pump

Automaker Alliance Resumes Fear-Based Fuel Economy Ads

Just 24 hours after pulling a series of radio ads designed to alarm the public about upcoming fuel economy rules, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers resumed airing the... read more July 22, 2011 by  2


 
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


 
2011 Ford Fiesta

MPG Ratings More Important To Car Buyers: For Cost, Or Green Living?

The new car buying process can be quite the task in today’s market. This is especially true with the growing numbers of hybrid and electric cars added to the pool of... read more June 24, 2011 by  1


 
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