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  • 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage

    The Mitsubishi Mirage is selling better than certain hybrid models.

  • Mitsubishi Mirage G4 sedan teaser image.
    Will Mitsubishi Mirage Minicar Add Sedan Model For 2015?

    A Mitsubishi Mirage sedan is expected to appear at the 2014 Montreal Auto Show.

  • 2011 Hyundai Elantra
    How Seriously Do You Take Gas Mileage Numbers In Car Ads?

    When you see that magic 40-miles-per-gallon number in a car ad, does it make you pay attention? Most likely it does. (Among other things, it's usually in much larger type than the other two EPA ratings.) But how seriously should you take any publicized gas-mileage ratings? Most people seem to know...

  • 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT, Chicago Auto Show, Feb 2012
    2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe, GT: 40MPG Highway, Less Than $20k

    Earlier this year at the Chicago Auto Show, Hyundai announced the expansion of its highly-popular Elantra line by announcing two new models for 2013. Now we know that both cars -- the 2013 Elantra Coupe and 2013 Elantra GT Five-door hatchback -- will go on sale for less than $20,000. Powered by the...

  • 2013 Dodge Dart launch at Detroit Auto Show, Jan 2012
    How Does The 2013 Dodge Dart Get 40 MPG? It's The Transmission

    When the covers came off the 2013 Dodge Dart at last month's Detroit Auto Show, the new compact sedan got high marks for style, interior design, and putting Chrysler back in the car game. The Dart lineup will also include a model that gets 40 mpg on the EPA highway cycle, but so far Dodge has been...

  • 2013 Dodge Dart Compact Sedan
    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...

  • 2011 Hyundai Elantra

    The advocacy group Consumer Watchdog has called for the EPA to test whether the Hyundai Elantra lives up to its EPA gas-mileage ratings in real-world use; owners have complained that it doesn't.

  • Kids buckled up in the back seat
    Long Drive Today? Try Our Thanksgiving Recipe For Green-Car Spotting Games

    If you’re a parent preparing for that long-distance Thanksgiving trip with your kids, you’re probably dreading the fights, arguments and general boredom that accompanies a road trip. But while you’re probably packing enough electronic gadgetry and Disney films into your car to...

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    2013 Dodge Compact Sedan: More Info On Chrysler's Most Crucial Car

    The most important car that will be unveiled at next January's Detroit Auto Show may be the new 2013 compact sedan from Dodge, the first all-new vehicle designed by the combined Chrysler-Fiat companies. This morning, spy shots have leaked out and GreenCarReports has a small nugget of information on...

  • 2012 Hyundai Veloster  -  First Drive
    Cheap Fuel Efficiency: Ten 40 MPG Cars For Under $20,000

    For many people, the purchase of a fuel efficient car is usually made to save money on driving, as the cost of being a car owner rises further and further. That being the case, why buy an expensive car in the first place, potentially taking years longer to pay off the fuel savings? The good news is...

  • 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 subcompact brethren. The new 2012 Chevrolet Sonic subcompact has managed to crack the magic 40-mpg highway mark, though. Estimates...

  • 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 exactly what Camry buyers are looking for. But on one metric--gas mileage--the 2012 Camry line shines. The 2012 Toyota Camry...

  • 2012 Scion iQ - First Drive

    The all-new 2012 Scion iQ minicar starts at around $16k and earns an EPA-rated 36 mpg city, 37 highway, for a Combined figure of 37 mpg.

  • 2010 Dodge Caliber R/T
    Chrysler's Most Important Car Ever: 2013 Dodge Compact Sedan

    Never mind the Eminem "Imported From Detroit" Super Bowl ad. Ignore the freshened versions of Chrysler and Dodge models dating back to 2006 or before. The most important new car for Chrysler today--as crucial to its long-term survival as the legendary K-car line when it launched in 1980--is a...

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    What Would You Give Up For Higher Gas Mileage? Cash? Features? Safety?

    It happens every time. Gas prices go up sharply, and new car buyers suddenly decide that gas mileage is important--and shop accordingly. With gas around $4 a gallon in many parts of the country, what would you trade for higher miles per gallon? Would you pay more? Would you buy a smaller car than...

  • 2011 Hyundai Elantra Limited
    Hyundai Elantra Gas Mileage

    Unlike other compact cars, the gas-mileage story for the 2011 Hyundai Elantra is simple. There's a single engine, a choice of two transmissions--six-speed automatic or six-speed manual--and any Elantra you order will have the same EPA-rated gas mileage. The figures are 29 mpg city, 40 mpg highway...

  • 2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco, New York City, March 2011
    Chevrolet Cruze Gas Mileage

    With two models--one all about gas mileage, with two transmission options, plus the other one, which has two engines and two transmissions--the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze may take some sorting out if you're looking to maximize your fuel economy. At least there's only one body style for the new 2011...

  • 2012 Honda Civic sedan at New York Auto Show, April 2011
    Honda Civic Gas Mileage

    With a redesigned range of Civic sedan and coupe models, and no fewer than five separate variants, the new 2012 Honda Civic makes an aggressive effort to position Honda at the forefront of gas mileage. Unlike models from other makers, if you order a standard 2012 Civic with the 1.8-liter engine...

  • 2011 Lexus CT 200h

    Good occupant safety can come in small packages—even those that get 40 mpg or more. That's one of the themes of the latest round of crash-test results and safety ratings released by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Overall, there are now ten small-car and minicar models in the U.S. market that both earn the safety group's Top Safety Pick status and get EPA fuel economy ratings of at least 40 mph highway. In order to earn the Top Safety Pick accolade, the models need to have available stability control, get top 'good' ratings for frontal, side, and rear impact, and earn...

  • 2011 Chevrolet Cruze
    2012 Chevy Cruze 1.4-Liter Automatic Rated At 38 MPG Highway

    It shouldn't be a surprise, but for 2012, new car models--and revisions to existing models--are all about the gas mileage. Take Chevy, for instance. Yesterday it announced that the V-6 model of its 2012 Camaro two-door sports coupe (y'know, the one you can get with a really big, powerful V-8) would...

  • 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid, road test, Spring 2011
    2012 Honda Civic Hybrid: Multi-Day Drive Review

    The 2012 Honda Civic range, launched at last month's New York Auto Show, includes two models devoted to wringing out as many miles as possible from every last drop of gasoline. The one with the highest gas mileage is the 2012 Civic Hybrid, rated by the EPA at 44 mpg on all three test cycles: city...

  • 2012 Honda Civic HF at New York Auto Show, April 2011
    2012 Honda Civic HF 41-MPG Model: Video Tour, NY Auto Show

    Of the five separate 2012 Honda Civic models featured at last month's New York Auto Show, the Civic HF sedan is probably the most affordable tradeoff between gas mileage and purchase price. Its base price is $19,455. It's EPA-rated at 29 mpg city, 41 mpg highway, toward the top of the 2012 Civic...

  • 2012 Nissan Versa sedan launch, New York Auto Show, April 2011
    Tell Us: Is 40 MPG Highway Irrelevant, Or Crucial To Save Gas?

    If you've been paying any attention at all, you'll see new-car ads touting the magical "40 mpg highway" number in big print. You'll see a whole lot of car ads, in fact, for vehicles that include the 2011 Ford Fiesta SFE, 2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco (with six-speed manual), 2011 Hyundai Elantra (all...

  • 2011 Hyundai Elantra, Grant's Tomb, New York City
    Five Things We Don't Like On The 2011 Hyundai Elantra (Video)

    Finally, here's our last video in the series we did on the new 2011 Hyundai Elantra. Since we tested that car a few weeks ago, the compact segment has only heated up. There's a new 2012 Honda Civic, an entirely redesigned all-wheel-drive 2012 Subaru Impreza, and the highly competitive 2011 Chevy...

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