Archive for the ‘fuel economy’ Tag

2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon V-6 Fuel Economy Announced

Wednesday, 3 September 2014, 12:43 | News | 0 Comment

26 mpg highway rating barely beats big brother Silverado. Read more from source:“automobilemag.com” Incoming search terms:2015 chevrolet colorado

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Next-Generation Nissan Z Sports Car to Get Targa Roof, Hybrid Power?

Friday, 8 August 2014, 17:52 | News | 0 Comment

A report citing unnamed sources has appeared on the Australian website Motoring.com.au purporting to reveal new details on Nissan’s next-generation Z sports car, and the info is interesting, to say the least. First off, the coupe version of the new Z will get a T-top or targa-roof arrangement, while the roadster will move from its […]

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2014 Chevrolet Spark CVT Tested: Quietly Picking Up the Pace

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 15:55 | News | 0 Comment

Although automakers such as Honda and Nissan have made significant strides in quelling the continuously variable transmission’s more annoying aspects—a tendency to cause engine drone droning and a disconnected sensation between said engine and the drive wheels—we’re still generally unimpressed with the technology. And we find in most ...

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2014 Honda Civic HF Tested: Unvarnished Penuriousness

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 8:55 | News | 0 Comment

Here’s a casebook illustration of why alternative technologies such as hybrids and electrics are having a rough go in the marketplace: traditional automobiles just keep getting better, too, sometimes by sharing the same “advances” pioneered by their supposed betters. In the HF trim level tested here, Honda offers a low-cost/high-mpg ...

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RS’d to Kill: More Details Emerge on Extra-Hot Ford Focus RS

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 13:34 | News | 0 Comment

Sure, we have the brawny Ford Focus ST. We have its little brother, the Fiesta ST, a 10Best-winning machine so nimble that it makes Ben Vereen look like Lurch. But what Ford hatchback enthusiasts have been demanding for years is an honest-to-Hank RS model. It was posited for some time that the ST might be […]

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2014 Ford Fiesta 1.0L EcoBoost Sedan Test: Buy It for the Novelty, Not the EPA Rating

Wednesday, 16 July 2014, 10:55 | News | 0 Comment

Just $995 separates the 2014 Ford Fiesta 1.0L EcoBoost sedan from its standard four-cylinder–powered Fiesta SE counterpart. That amount covers the SE EcoBoost Fuel Economy package, which includes Ford’s teensy 1.0-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine, a rear spoiler, and strangely cool 15-inch steel wheels with aero-minded hubcaps. ...

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2016 Toyota Prius to Offer Lithium-Ion and Nickel Batteries; All-Wheel Drive Possible

Monday, 14 July 2014, 17:40 | News | 0 Comment

Toyota’s fourth-generation Prius is being delayed from next spring until December 2015, with the plug-in model postponed for nearly another year after that, according to a report late last month in Automotive News. Perhaps that’s because Toyota has really got its hands full with all of the different versions of the Prius that it is […]

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LeMons Sebring Day 1: Porsche 944 Leads, Duff Beer Civic Close Behind

Saturday, 5 July 2014, 23:28 | News | 0 Comment

After inspecting the machines of a small but devoted band of racers on Friday, the first race session of the first-ever Humidi TT 24 Hours of LeMons took place on Saturday at Sebring International Raceway. Even though a wild afternoon lightning storm blasted several pieces of track infrastructure and forced the evacuation of the flag […]

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2015 Chrysler 200 and Jeep Cherokee Add Stop-Start

Tuesday, 24 June 2014, 10:10 | News | 0 Comment

System should result in a bump in city fuel economy ratings. Read more from source:“automobilemag.com”

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Race-Inspired Bentley GT3-R Is the Quickest, Most Expensive Continental GT Ever

Tuesday, 17 June 2014, 18:28 | News | 0 Comment

When Bentley unveiled the second-generation Continental GT, many observers felt it looked too similar to its predecessor. And while, yes, it can take a second glance to tell the two cars apart, the latest model is much improved from a driving standpoint. Bentley cut some 140 pounds from the old car, and even more weight […]

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