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Fiat Chrysler to offer turbo-4 to boost fuel economy in next Jeep Wrangler

Fiat Chrysler to offer turbo-4 to boost fuel economy in next Jeep Wrangler

You'd expect an engine named Hurricane to be fairly powerful. And Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has dropped hints that it would launch a new 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine since as far back as 2013. Now it appears that engine is getting closer to production—and could boast nearly 300... read more

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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


 
2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-liter EcoBoost, Catskill Mountains, NY, Nov 2013

2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-Liter EcoBoost: Gas Mileage Drive Report

The Ford Escape, entirely redesigned for 2013, is one of the best-selling entries in the popular category of compact crossover utility vehicles. The real-world gas mileage of... read more December 17, 2013 by


 
2013 Chevrolet Sonic

Five Turbocharged Green Cars You Need To Drive

There was a time when a turbocharger under the hood meant one thing and one thing only: that the car you were driving was a performance-oriented, sporty beast with that... read more October 18, 2012 by 5


 
2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS

2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS Priced At $20,995: No Gas Mileage Yet

It’s been a long time since it was unveiled at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, but Chevrolet has finally detailed pricing on its 2013 Sonic RS. At $20,995, the... read more August 23, 2012 by 3


 
2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS

So-Long V-6, V-8: High-MPG 4-Cylinder Now The Most Popular Engine

For as long as we care to remember, U.S. roads have hummed to the tune of the V-6 and V-8. Low-stressed and powerful, we’ve used V-engines in everything from pickup... read more June 15, 2012 by 9


 
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Turbos Grow Much Faster Than Hybrids In Quest For MPG

There's a quiet revolution going on in the auto world, one that isn't as trendy as plug-in cars or hybrids: turbocharged engines. Cheaper to build and buy than hybrid... read more June 1, 2012 by 21


 
2011 Volkswagen Golf R

Smaller Engine Watch: VW 1.4 Turbo To Replace 2.5 Five In U.S.?

We've been saying for a long time that one way carmakers will meet new, tougher gas-mileage rules is to make their engines smaller but more efficient. Ford's EcoBoost lineup... read more February 27, 2012 by 2


 
Tiny Darth Vader uses the force on a 2012 Volkswagen Passat

VW Ditches Darth Vader, Goes All Yoda With 2013 Jetta Hybrid

If you remember Volkswagen’s Super Bowl advert from earlier this year involving a pint-sized Darth Vader, its 2011 Passat had a particular affinity with the dark side... read more September 21, 2011 by 0


 
2011 Mercedes-Benz Concept A-Class

Mercedes-Benz Concept A-Class Previews New U.S.-Bound Compact

Mercedes-Benz is working on a family of new small cars, several of which will be heading to the U.S., possibly by the end of next year. Designed to compete with BMW’s... read more April 8, 2011 by 0


 
2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class: Half of Sales To Be High-MPG Fours

Mercedes-Benz likes to launch technologies and lead trends, but sometimes they follow along with the crowd. In this case, Hyundai's doing it. Chevy's doing it. Chrysler's... read more January 19, 2011 by 1


 
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Toyota Hops On the Direct Injection And Turbocharging Bandwagon

Toyota is the latest automaker to announce it’s headed down the downsized engine path as it strives for improved fuel economy, following the likes of Ford... read more November 24, 2010 by 4


 
Turbocharger

Number Of Turbocharged Vehicles To Soar Thanks To CAFE Mileage Rules

There’s no doubt new Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) regulations introduced by the federal government are hitting automakers hard, especially here in the U.S... read more November 1, 2010 by 0


 
Eaton technologies test day, Marshall, Michigan, Sept 2010

How Smaller Engines Offer More Power: Superchargers Vs Turbos

Turbochargers have been with us in volume production only since the Seventies, but superchargers have a long and honorable automotive history. They were used on the Blower... read more October 26, 2010 by 4


 
2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco

Special Brands for Small Turbo Engines: GM To Follow Ford?

Used to be that turbos were used in performance cars, from the Saab Turbos of the late Seventies to BMW's current range of twin-turbo sixes. These days, the little air pumps... read more April 20, 2010 by 1


 
2011 Hyundai Sonata First Drive

Fuel Efficient Fours Gain Ground on V-6s, V-8s In New Cars

At December's Los Angeles Auto Show, Hyundai made a big splash by saying it would no longer offer V-6 engines in its Sonata midsize car or its Tucson compact crossover... read more March 16, 2010 by 0


 

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