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Mini has revealed the 2013 John Cooper Works Countryman. The new Mini John Cooper Works Countryman will use the engine already available in the Mini Cooper, Cooper Convertible, Clubman, Cooper Roadster and Cooper Coupe. The 2013 Countryman John Cooper Works will also get suspension upgrades by Mini’s in house tuner. If you’re looking to have […]

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The Ford Fiesta will be redesigned for the 2014 model year. The 2014 Ford Fiesta will have a redesigned front end with a bigger trapezoidal grill combined with upgrades to the interior. The 2014 Fiesta will be officially unveiled in the Netherlands this week. Americans will continue to get the sedan and wagon Fiesta models […]

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The 2013 Nissan Sentra has been revealed, and the new model seems ready to compete where the outgoing one couldn’t. The new Sentra will get 40-mpg highway in the gas-sipping-special FE+ model and 39-mpg highway in other models. The 2013 Sentra’s fuel economy comes thanks to a new 1.8-liter engine with 130-hp and an upgraded […]

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The sportiest version of the new Chevy Sonic, the Sonic RS, will start at $20,995 with a six-speed manual or $22,280 with an automatic transmission. The RS loads the Sonic up with a turbocharged engine, sports suspension, big brakes and other go-fast options. At over $600 more than a base Sonic, which starts at $14,200, […]

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The Fiat 500 will get a Turbo model to slot between the base 500 and the 500 high performance Abarth. For customers that don’t want the full sports car treatment that comes with the Abarth, and need more power than the sad-for-2012 100-hp that comes with the base Abarth, the Turbo will give you exactly […]

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Buick has announced that the 2013 Buick Verano will start at $29,995. The Verano Turbo will use 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 250-hp and 260 lb-ft of torque and will accelerate from 0-60-mph in 6.2 seconds. 2013 Buick Verano Turbo models will be rated at about 20-mpg city and 31-mpg highway. The Verano Turbo’s $6,000 price […]

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The 2013 Chevy Spark will get 37 miles to the gallon. If that doesn’t sound impressive to you, it’s because it isn’t. The Spark is a tiny car, powered by a super tiny engine, so why doesn’t it match the larger Chevy Cruze and Sonic in mpgs? The Sonic has received an official EPA rating […]

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The 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT has been announced and revealed by Hyundai.  The five-door Elantra GT will start at $18,395 plus a $775 destination fee, $1,700 more than the 2013 Hyundai Elantra sedan.  Heated seats, fog lights and alloy wheels are all standard on the Elantra GT wagon. Base 2013 Elantra GTs will have a […]

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Lexus will stop sales of the HS 250h due to slow sales.  The Lexus HS 250h, which is unrelated to any other Lexus or Toyota car sold in the U.S., will leave the market just in time for the ES 300h hybrid to go on sale in August. The ES 300h shares its platform with […]

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Aerodynamics play a big part in a vehicle’s fuel economy.  Tricks like moon disks and even custom bodywork are popular in hypermiling communities dedicated to squeezing out every last MPG from a car.  Dodge has released a statement saying that the Aero package on the 2013 Dodge Dart will help the car get 41-mpg on […]

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