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Small Cars that Get 40 MPG Highway

2015 Honda Fit One of the advantages of buying a small car is that they are often among the most fuel-efficient vehicles on the market and are relatively inexpensive. Automakers are engineering new cars to meet increasingly stringent fuel economy standards, but some models are thriftier on fuel than others. We've rounded up some of the highest-ranking affordable small cars and hatchbacks that get an EPA fuel economy estimate of 40 mpg or more on the highway. We've also included information ... continue reading»

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Affordable Small Cars Attract Young Buyers

Edmunds and R.L. Polk released a study on Wednesday that found the percentage of 18-34 year olds purchasing South Korean and U.S. brand cars has gone up since 2008. According to USA Today, “Detroit automakers have reached out to young buyers as never before with a raft of appealing small cars that they would have rejected as unprofitable in the past. Chrysler Group has the fun Fiat 500, General Motors has models like the small Chevrolet Sonic and ... continue reading»

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Detroit Auto Show Small-Car Recap

In many ways, the Corvette Stingray and Cadillac ELR claimed the limelight at the Detroit Auto Show with their fancy powertrains and extreme performance. Though many small cars don’t push the envelope like the Stingray and ELR, some important compact cars had their debuts at the North American International Auto Show. 2014 Nissan Versa Note When Nissan redesigned the Versa for the 2012 model year, only the sedan received updates. Now the automaker is tackling the hatchback model. In ... continue reading»

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Ford Recalling 154,604 Fiestas

A potential airbag problem is causing Ford to recall more than 150,000 Fiesta subcompacts from the 2011 to 2013 model years. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, "The passenger side curtain air bag will not deploy in the event of a side impact collision when the front passenger seat is empty." What's interesting about this recall, reports Autoblog, is that, "These side curtain airbags were actually designed not to deploy in a scenario where the front ... continue reading»

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2013 Nissan Juke SL Sees Significant Price Increase

Nissan announced last week that the 2013 Nissan Juke’s base price will remain at $19,990, excluding a $780 destination and delivery fee. That’s the same as last year. However, higher trims will see their price tags grow, and some options packages will gain more features as well as a higher price. It’s unusual that the Juke’s base price isn’t changing, since most of the time, price tags grow year over year. The middle-tier SV ... continue reading»

Tags: Nissan Juke, Affordable Small Cars, Affordable Crossover SUVs, Model News, Pricing

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