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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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2014 Ford Fiesta Gets Top Highway Fuel Economy Among Gas-Powered Cars

2014 Ford Fiesta The 2014 Ford Fiesta has been given a 45 mpg highway rating by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which is the highest highway rating of any 2014 non-hybrid gasoline car. That rating was achieved on a Fiesta with the new $995 SE Manual EcoBoost package, which features Ford’s turbocharged 1.0-liter three-cylinder EcoBoost engine and a five-speed manual transmission. Ford says the EPA rating applies to both sedan and hatchback Fiestas with the SE Manual EcoBoost package, which ... continue reading»

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Three Ways the Government Shutdown May Impact Car Shoppers

government shutdown With the government shutdown well into week two -- and with no end in sight -- car shoppers may want to start thinking about how furloughed feds and darkened agencies will impact their search for new wheels. While most industry experts agree that the shutdown will probably have minor, if any, repercussions on the car-buying market, they also concur that as the days add up, the shutdown will begin to affect vital automotive oversight services and consumer confidence in three distinct ways ... continue reading»

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Diesel Mazda6 Won't Come to U.S. Until Next Year

2014 Mazda Mazda6 Mazda’s diesel Mazda6 sedan, which the company originally planned to introduce to the American market this year, won’t be coming to the U.S. until April 2014, according to Automotive News. When released, the car will be the first in the U.S. to feature Mazda’s Skyactiv-D diesel engine. In a statement quoted in USA Today, Mazda said “The on-sale date for Mazda6 Skyactiv-D clean-diesel has been moved to late-spring 2014, to accommodate final emissions testing and ... continue reading»

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2014 Mitsubishi Mirage Promises Best Fuel Economy of Any Non-Hybrid Car

2014 Mitsubishi Mirage Mitsubishi has announced pricing and fuel economy estimates for its newest affordable small car, the 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage, which will start at $13,790 after a $795 destination charge. The automaker says in a press release that the 2014 Mirage offers better fuel economy than any other non-hybrid car currently sold in America, getting up to 44 mpg on the highway. The Mirage comes with a 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine that produces 74 horsepower. A five-speed manual transmission is standard ... continue reading»

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