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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 CVT [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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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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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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 [...]

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Chevrolet has announced that the 2013 Chevy Cruze will be available with a diesel engine. The Cruze, like many vehicles, is already sold in Europe and other parts of the world with a diesel engine for the increased fuel economy, so Chevrolet will not need to do much engineering for the additional engine choice.
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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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The next generation of the Nissan Titan may come with the option of a Cummins diesel engine. The next generation Titan’s four-cylinder diesel engine was announced earlier this week at the Department of Energy Merit Review. The Nissan Titan four-cylinder diesel engine will will have 2.8 liters of displacement and make an estimated [...]

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