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Fisker Karma Gets Lower-than-Expected EPA Fuel Economy Rating

When the Fisker Karma concept debuted, it was billed as a luxury plug-in hybrid electric vehicle with the performance of a sports car. Last week, the EPA rated the Fisker Karma at 52 miles per gallon-equivalent (mpg-e) in combined driving, according to AutoblogGreen. This number combines both electric-only range and the fuel economy delivered by the Karma’s four-cylinder gasoline engine. Not only is this rating lower than other plug-in hybrids, but it falls short of Fisker’s 67.2 ... continue reading»

Tags: Fisker Karma, Model News, plug in hybrids, Fuel Economy

Good October Sales May Mean Better Future Car Prices

Though official U.S. October car sales numbers won’t be available until the beginning of November, analysts are predicting that this month’s increased car sales will mean better new-car prices for car shoppers in coming months. BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai/Kia and Volkswagen are all seeing a sales growth in October over last month, according to Auto Observer. Though General Motors’ overall October sales are down by 3 percent, Chevrolet is having its best third quarter sales in a ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Sales Trends, new car prices

Test Drive: 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK350

The Mercedes-Benz SLK350 is not the best-driving luxury sports car on the market, but it may be the most well-rounded. With sports cars (or any car, for that matter), you always have to have a trade-off between comfort and performance. A car that screams around the track will likely beat you up on your commute. Things like a monster engine, low-slung stance and a tight suspension make a sports car a sports car, but they can also make that same ... continue reading»

Tags: Test Drives, Mercedes Benz SLK Class, Luxury Sports Cars

Test Drive: 2012 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

My test 2012 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe stickered for $73,380, and I’m getting that off my chest from the get-go for a reason: if you’ve got the ducats to buy this fast, angular coupe, you probably won’t care that I averaged 14.4 mpg during roughly 300 miles of mixed city and highway driving. Still, convincing me to spend a week with a 556-horsepower Cadillac requires minimal arm twisting, even if I did spend $85 at the ... continue reading»

Tags: Test Drives, Cadillac CTS V

Test Drive: Nissan Juke

Most automotive writers will tell you that the Nissan Juke is tough to classify. But after spending a week in it, I can tell you what the Nissan Juke is: a great car. I had the 2011 Juke SV with all-wheel drive and the navigation package. In addition to a 188-horspower engine and continuously variable transmission, my test Juke also had Intelligent Key entry, navigation, Bluetooth and a USB port. The Smartkey and Bluetooth are standard on the SV model ... continue reading»

Tags: Test Drives, MINI Cooper, Nissan Juke, Mini Cooper Countryman

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