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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 Buick Regal will come standard with eAssist, GM’s electric-assisted fuel economy technology, starting with the 2013 model year. The eAssist technology, which bumps fuel economy by six miles per gallon city and four highway, will add about $2,000 to the base 2013 Buick Regal’s price, bringing the starting price to $29,015. The 2013 Regal […]

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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 Ford Fusion will have Ford’s Auto-Stop-Start system when it goes on sale this year. The stop-start system turns off the Fusion’s engine whenever the vehicle is stopped at a red light or in traffic so that it doesn’t waste gas idling. The Auto-Start-Stop feature will cost just $295 on the Fusion and will […]

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Toyota is planning a 40-mpg hybrid version of the 2013 Toyota Avalon.  The 2013 Avalon Hybrid will get the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and hybrid drivetrain as the 2013 Lexus ES300h.  Toyota says that the 200-hp hybrid system in the 2013 Toyota Avalon will give the large car a 40-mpg rating. Toyota has already announced […]

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A diesel Ram 1500 will be on sale soon.  According to Allpar, the Ram 1500 is being fitted with diesel engines for testing right now, though the actual production has not started.  Ram is testing the diesel engine in this generation of the Ram though, so expect it to launch in the next few years, […]

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Mitsubishi has revealed the new 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander, giving us a sneak peak at the company’s small SUV a month ahead of the official unveiling next month at the Geneva Motor Show. In addition to a redesigned exterior, the Outlander will be available as a plug-in hybrid that could get up to 140-mpg. The 2013 […]

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The Obama administration has proposed a new fuel economy standard that could add up to $5,000 to the price of a new car. The proposal would raise the corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standard to 54.5 mpg by 2025. Cars with an average mpg rating of 54 sounds like a great thing for consumers, but […]

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Diesels have long been touted as the frugal alternative to gasoline engines in small cars. For years, they offered much higher gas mileage for a small price premium. Now that carmakers are putting out small gasoline powered cars with 40 miles per gallon though, is the diesel dead? The 2012 VW Jetta is one of […]

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Volkswagen has announced that the 2012 VW Passat will have a base price of $19,995. That’s a $8,305 price drop compared to the 2009 Passat, which started at $28,300. The 2012 VW Passat will occupy a space between the Jetta and the CC, which was originally a spinoff model based on the previous generation Passat. […]

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