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Study: Vehicles Getting Better Fuel Economy than Ever

A recent study conducted by the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) finds that more than half of all 2014 vehicles return at least 23 mpg combined and about 11.6 percent return at least 30 mpg. For comparison, in 2011, only about 34.5 percent of vehicles sold returned 23 mpg and only 4.2 percent hit the 30 mpg mark. The CFA study finds that not only is vehicle fuel economy in general on the rise, but there are ... continue reading»

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Honda Entering Subcompact SUV Market with 2015 Honda HR-V

2015 Honda HR-V Honda announced last week at the New York International Auto Show that it is introducing a subcompact crossover called the HR-V, which is based on the redesigned 2015 Fit. According to a press release, the HR-V will be equipped with Honda's folding Magic Seat, "which allows for multiple seating configurations and the ability to fold the second row seat completely flat for added cargo space." The Magic Seat has been a favorite feature among reviewers in the Fit since ... continue reading»

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Audi Unveils A3 TDI Sportback at NY Auto Show

Audi A3 TDI Sportback Audi announced on Wednesday that it is bringing the diesel-powered A3 TDI Sportback stateside following "an outpouring of enthusiasts’ support." The diesel-powered A3 hatchback joins the recently-redesigned A3 sedan, as well as the hybrid A3 e-tron Sportback, a convertible variant and a high-performance S3 sedan, which will all "be introduced over the next 18 months," says Audi. The A3 TDI Sportback has a 150-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel engine and a six-speed dual-clutch transmission. Audi has not said whether or ... continue reading»

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2015 Chevrolet Trax Compact Crossover Coming to Dealers Early Next Year

2015 Chevrolet Trax Chevrolet unveiled the 2015 Trax Tuesday at the New York International Auto Show. General Motors Senior Vice President Alan Batey says in a press release that the small SUV segment "is expected to grow more than 80 percent by 2016." The Trax slots below the Equinox in Chevrolet's SUV lineup. The Chevrolet Trax is part of the growing class of subcompact crossover SUVs, which includes vehicles like the Mini Cooper Countryman, Nissan Juke and upcoming Jeep Renegade, as well ... continue reading»

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Redesigned 2015 Hyundai Sonata Gets Fresh Styling, Loses Power

2015 Hyundai Sonata The new 2015 Hyundai Sonata made its official debut today at the New York International Auto Show. In a press release, Hyundai says the redesigned Sonata features an updated look it calls "Fluidic Sculpture 2.0," as well as a "stiffer body structure, better ride quality, reduced noise, vibration and harshness and advanced safety and convenience features." Kelley Blue Book Senior Analyst Karl Brauer says the Sonata's last redesign made it a front-runner among midsize cars in terms of ... continue reading»

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