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Midsize Madness: 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid Gets Up to 47 MPG

The 2013 model year is shaping up to be a big one in the midsize car class, with four of the top-selling cars in the class – the Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Chevrolet Malibu and Ford Fusion – coming to the market with significant redesigns. The best-selling car in the class, the Toyota Camry, was redesigned last year. The Ford Fusion Hybrid just threw down the gauntlet, however, achieving an EPA-estimated 47 miles per gallon. The Fusion Hybrid, which Ford calls "America ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Analysis, Gas Prices, Affordable Midsize Cars, Model News, Fuel Economy, 2013 Ford Fusion

Outsmart High Gas Prices

Once Labor Day has passed, gas prices tend to decrease. However, TIME reports that national gas prices are hovering around $3.84 a gallon in many states. Hurricane Isaac and plant shut downs in the United Kingdom have slowed production and limited resources, according to GasBuddy.com. The gas-price tracking site expects prices to decline by the end of the month and “bottom out between Thanksgiving and Christmas,” but the cost of filling up is still a concern for most ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Gas Prices, Hybrids, plug in hybrids, holiday travel

2013 Buick Encore Rated at 33 MPG Highway

General Motors reports that the EPA has rated the all-new 2013 Buick Encore at 25/33 mpg city/highway. GM points out in a press release that the front-wheel drive Encore earns better fuel economy estimates than affordable compact SUVs like the 2013 Ford Escape and Jeep Compass, which earn up to 23/33 and 22/28 mpg, respectively. Fuel economy data for the all-wheel drive Encore is not yet available. Despite edging out domestic rivals, some imports offer similar ... continue reading»

Tags: Gas Prices, Model News, Fuel Economy, Buick Encore

Falling Gas Prices Dragging Down Cost of Fuel-Efficient Cars

If you’ve been eying a used hybrid or fuel-efficient small car, now is the time to buy, while declining gas prices have consumers less concerned with saving money on fuel. As this concern lessens, so does demand for efficient used vehicles, which is leading to a decline in their average retail value. A recent report by the National Automobile Dealers Association indicates that prices for used small and midsize cars and hybrids will be $300 to $900 less in ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Used Cars, Gas Prices, Small Cars, Hybrids, Fuel Economy

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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