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Gas Prices Continue to Decline

Though gas prices are still fairly high, analysts say that most locations in the U.S. are likely to see lower gas prices for the rest of the summer. Prices at the pump for regular gas have declined about 11 cents over last month’s average price, according to AAA. It’s unusual to see declining gas prices at the beginning of the summer vacation season. “The summer driving season is typically accompanied by higher prices at the pumps, but ... continue reading»

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Audi Q5 Will Receive Updates, New Engines for 2013

The Audi Q5 will receive a host of updates for 2013, with a range of new engines that Audi says will make the Q5 more powerful and fuel-efficient. Worldwide, the 2013 Q5 will receive new engines, including updated gasoline and diesel engines, and an all-new hybrid powertrain. The base 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder gains 14 horsepower over the 2012 model, for a total of 225. A new turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 makes 272 horsepower. “The big news, however,” says Autoblog ... continue reading»

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EPA Rates Fuel Economy of 2013 Ford Escape, Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ

The EPA has released fuel economy figures for three all-new or redesigned vehicles that go on sale later this year: the 2013 Ford Escape, Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ. All three models will have some of the highest fuel economy ratings in their classes. The 2013 Ford Escape crossover SUV has three powertrains that have been rated by the EPA. With the Escape’s base 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine, it will average 22/31 mpg city/highway. Front-wheel drive ... continue reading»

Tags: News, EPA, Fuel Economy, 2013 Ford Escape, 2013 Scion FR S, 2013 Subaru BRZ

Teens in Denial About Safe Driving Habits

Distracted driving is a growing concern on our roadways, and a new survey finds that teens are in denial when it comes to safe driving habits. Bridgestone says in a press release that although younger drivers know what distracted driving is, many don’t believe they are at risk and continue to practice bad driving habits, like texting or talking on the phone while driving. More than 2,000 drivers between the ages of 15 and 21 were surveyed, more ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Teen Drivers, Stats and Studies, Distracted Driving

Drivers Look to New Cars to Save Fuel

Last week, we told you that diesel cars have become more popular in the U.S. in light of rising gas prices. Now, a new survey from Swapalease.com confirms that many shoppers are looking for good fuel economy in their next car. The auto lease transfer website says in a press release that 77 percent of survey respondents prioritize better gas mileage in their next purchase, with 33 percent considering hybrid cars. The remaining 44 percent say they plan ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Car Shopping, Gas Prices, Stats and Studies

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