2012 Toyota Prius C Hybrid Vs 2012 Toyota Yaris: MPG Battle

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The 2012 Honda Insight and 2012 Honda Fit share a platform, but different bodystyles and the use of Honda's Integrated Motor Assist hybrid technology in the Insight, makes each model unique. The same could be said of the upcoming 2012 Toyota Prius C, and the 2012 Toyota A few days back we took a look at two similar, yet very different Hondas.

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2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid: Quick Drive, Highest MPG With Third Row

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If you need to carry up to seven people at once, and you're quite horrified by the mileage ratings on most of the three-row vehicles that are truly up to the task, we have the vehicle for you: the 2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid. With EPA ratings of 28 mpg city, 28 highway, it's the highest-mileage three-row vehicle, based on Combined

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Review: 2012 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid

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A No Compromise Hybrid SUV. As the demand for SUVs grows and remains strong, so too does the desire for larger hybrid models that can accommodate the needs of the whole family and still deliver some measure of fuel economy. If that’s what you’re looking for, the 2012 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid fits the bill. US News says the Escalade Hybrid is in a class of its own. The 2012 Escalade Hybrid gets 20 mpg city and 23 mpg highway.

Ford C-MAX Hybrid EPA-rated at 47 mpg city, 47 mpg highway; plug-in Energi version offers 85 mph top electric speed

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The Ford C-MAX Hybrid ( earlier post ) is now officially EPA-certified at 47 mpg city, 47 mpg highway and 47 mpg combined (5.0L/100km), bettering the fuel economy of the Toyota Prius v by 3 mpg on the city cycle and 7 mpg on the highway (5 mpg combined). C-MAX Hybrid. Hybrids traditionally have been more economical in city driving than on the highway, unlike conventional vehicles. Hybrids Plug-ins

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Review: 2012 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid

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To make these trips more pleasurable and make it easier to find your way, General Motors has added a new color touch-screen navigation and radio system to the 2012 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid. This, combined with the fuel economy of the hybrid, should make the 2012 Tahoe a good choice for the family on the go. Similar high-end safety features are included with the 2012 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid. The 2012 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid is available in two and four-wheel-drive models.

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Ford projects C-MAX Hybrid will deliver 47 mpg city, 44 mpg highway; expected payback of hybrid premium in two years

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2013 Ford C-MAX Hybrid. Ford projects that its upcoming C-MAX Hybrid ( earlier post ) will achieve an EPA-rated 47 mpg city (5.0 L/100km) and 44 mpg highway (5.3 L/100km)—higher fuel economy than the Toyota Prius v (44 mpg / 5.3 L/100km city and 40 mpg / 5.9 C-MAX Hybrid will launch this fall. The C-MAX Hybrid is based on the new Ford C-MAX five-passenger multi-activity vehicle. C-MAX Hybrid is being produced at Ford’s Wayne, Mich.-based

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Porsche introduces plug-in hybrid concept Panamera Sport Turismo; 60 mpg US

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At the Paris Motor Show, Porsche presented the Panamera Sport Turismo concept, a plug-in hybrid that offers 416 hp (306 kW) of peak system power. liters per 100 km (60 mpg US), combined NEDC, while CO 2 emissions are below 82 g/km. The drive system of the Panamera Sport Turismo is an advanced development of the parallel full hybrid that Porsche already implements today in the. Panamera S Hybrid and Cayenne S Hybrid. Hybrids Plug-ins

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2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid

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When it launched early in 2009 as a 2010 model, the Ford Fusion Hybrid was a sensation. It easily outdid that year's Toyota Camry Hybrid in gas mileage, with ratings of 41 mpg city, 36 mpg highway, for a combined overall rating of 39 mpg. The new 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid is rated at 41 mpg combined.)

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Mercedes-Benz introducing diesel E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID with fuel economy of 56 mpg US; gasoline-engined E 400 HYBRID model to follow

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E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID Click to enlarge. Mercedes-Benz is introducing the new E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID; the luxury-class diesel hybrid offers fuel consumption of 4.2 L of diesel/100 km (56 mpg US), with CO 2 emissions of 109 g/km. The E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID is based on the E 250 CDI, yet has a higher output and approximately 15% lower fuel consumption. This diesel hybrid will be available in the European market as a Saloon and Estate from the third quarter 2012.

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Volkswagen targeting 5% of Jetta sales in US with new sporty Hybrid model; expected 45 mpg combined

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The 2013 Jetta Hybrid. Volkswagen is holding media drive events this week for the sporty new 2013 Jetta Turbo Hybrid ( earlier post ), which features the second version of a Volkswagen gasoline-electric hybrid drive system: a 1.4L turbocharged EA211 engine; a hybrid module featuring a 20 kW electric motor and a disengagement clutch; a 7-speed DSG transmission; and a 1.1 The company anticipates EPA-rated combined mileage of around 45 mpg US (5.2 Hybrid module.

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Hybrid Driving Tips: Maximize MPG, Minimize Cost

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We get to drive plenty of hybrid cars here at GreenCarReports, and naturally a combination of driving styles and road conditions play a part in the fuel economy figures we get. Unlike with some other vehicles though, hybrids sometimes require a slightly different technique to extract the best figures. We're not talking extreme hypermiling

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Demonstration series hydraulic hybrid transit bus yields fuel economy of 6.9 mpg, 110% better than conventional diesel, 30% better than electric hybrids

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The BUSolutions demonstrator LCO-140H (Low Cost of Ownership–1 st 40-foot Hybrid) series hydraulic hybrid transit bus yields fuel economy of 6.9 mpg (34 l/100km) on the industry-standard ADB duty cycle—110% better than conventional diesel buses on the road today and 30% better than the best-in-class electric hybrid buses available today, according to the final report on the project published by the US Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

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Noise-Cancelling Tech: A Key To Quieter, Higher-MPG Hybrids?

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One thing common to many hybrid cars is the twin-pronged benefit of refinement and silence. Just a brief drive in a hybrid is usually enough to confirm that, at low engine speeds at least, they don't produce a lot of noise. Even less when running in electric mode. Still, there are always improvements to be made, and engineers at Bosch are looking

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2012 SUV Market Update

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Fast forward to 2012 and the situation has changed dramatically. For example, a United Kingdom vacation industry organization estimates that in 2012 there will be a 25 percent increase in the number of Brits who take a vacation in our near the city where they live. If fuel economy is at the top of your list in determining which sport utility to buy, here are the top five most fuel efficient SUVs according to fueleconomy.gov: 2012 Ford Escape hybrid – 32 mpg combined.

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Reviewed: 2012 VW Touareg Hybrid

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Delivering Luxury and Power: 2012 VW Touareg Hybrid. Introduced last year, the Touareg Hybrid is Volkswagen’s first production gas-electric hybrid SUV model. The 2012 Touareg Hybrid combines a supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 with an electric motor. Essentially, the 2012 Touareg Hybrid shares the same basic platform and battery technology as the Porsche Cayenne Hybrid and Audi Q7 Hybrid.

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Reviewed: 2012 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid

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To make these trips more pleasurable and make it easier to find your way, General Motors has added a new color touch-screen navigation and radio system to the 2012 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid. This, combined with the fuel economy of the hybrid, should make the 2012 Tahoe a good choice for the family on the go. Similar high-end safety features are included with the 2012 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid. The 2012 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid is available in two and four-wheel-drive models.

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New Review: 2012 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid

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A No Compromise Hybrid SUV. As the demand for SUVs grows and remains strong, so too does the desire for larger hybrid models that can accommodate the needs of the whole family and still deliver some measure of fuel economy. If that’s what you’re looking for, the 2012 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid fits the bill. US News says the Escalade Hybrid is in a class of its own. The 2012 Escalade Hybrid gets 20 mpg city and 23 mpg highway.

Audi crosslane coupé dual-mode plug-in hybrid concept makes its debut at the Paris Motor Show; 214 mpg US

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Audi crosslane coupé plug-in hybrid concept car. Audi introduced its crosslane coupé plug-in hybrid concept at the Paris Motor Show, saying that the vehicle provides a glimpse of the future shape of design, and automotive and drive concepts. The vehicle is based on a lightweight Multimaterial Space Frame and is powered by a dual-mode plug-in hybrid drive based on a purpose-designed 1.5-liter three-cylinder TFSI gasoline engine and two electric motors.

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Mitsubishi to unveil Outlander PHEV at 2012 Paris Motor Show

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will present the global debut of the new Outlander SUV plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) at the 2012 Paris Motor Show later this month. mpg US, 1.6 Fuel economy figure is based on a combination of fuel consumption when driven in all-electric mode, called the plug-in fuel efficiency, and when driven in hybrid mode, called the hybrid fuel efficiency, measured via Japan’s JC08 mode.). Series Hybrid Mode.

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2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid Gets 47 MPG All-Round EPA Rating

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Environmental Protection Agency has finally approved gas-mileage ratings for the 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid. As Ford predicted, the $25,995 hybrid has achieved an official rating of 47 MPG City, but its highway rating of 47 mpg improved on Ford’s own estimate by 3 mpg. That gives the five-seat hybrid It’s been a while coming, but the U.S.

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I Can’t Drive 55 (MPG)

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fuel efficiency standard will force automakers to use new technologies, develop more hybrid options, and perhaps greatly expand the availability of all-electric vehicles. Automakers were already under pressure to meet the previous standard, which called for a Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) of 29 miles per gallon (mpg) now, gradually increasing to 35.5 mpg by 2016. mpg by the 2025 model year. percent from 2017 to 2012. A newly announced aggressive U.S.

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2013 VW Jetta Hybrid: EPA Rating Of 45 MPG

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Volkswagen has finally revealed estimated EPA numbers for the 2013 Jetta Hybrid. The latest, greenest addition to the Jetta range achieves a combined 45 mpg in EPA testing. That puts its combined rating 11 mpg above that of the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta TDI, the previous economy champ in the range. Volkswagen has ensured that performance meets

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Turbos Grow Much Faster Than Hybrids In Quest For MPG

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There's a quiet revolution going on in the auto world, one that isn't as trendy as plug-in cars or hybrids: turbocharged engines. Cheaper to build and buy than hybrid systems, they offer great gas mileage and great performance. In some cases, such as the 3-cylinder 2014 Ford Focus 1.0-liter turbocharged EcoBoost, which is rumored to launch in the

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2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid: 47 MPG City, $26K, Predicts Ford

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Toyota might be the current undisputed king of hybrid cars, but that fact isn’t about to stop Ford from going after the Japanese automaker’s crown. Its 2013 C-Max Hybrid, Ford says, will get an EPA city rating of 47 mpg, some 3 mpg higher than the official EPA city rating for the 2012 Toyota Prius V wagon.

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Small, High MPG, Hybrids, Plug-in Cars All Gain Sales In 2012

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With continued uncertainty about gas prices, more Americans than ever are buying smaller, more efficient cars. According to Automotive News (subscription required), the demand for small, high gas mileage cars has meant that sales of compact cars -- like the Toyota Yaris, Kia Rio and Chevrolet Sonic -- has grown 80 percent over the past year

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2012 Toyota Prius

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Once again, the 2012 Toyota Prius hybrid wins the laurels for having the highest EPA gas-mileage rating of any gasoline car sold in the U.S. It's rated at a combined 50 mpg, made up of 51 mpg city, 48 mpg highway--and most owners say that 50 mpg is a realistic number. With the expansion of the Prius line into new models for 2012, the classic Prius

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Lexus unveils 2013 ES 350 and ES 300h hybrid at New York show; hybrid expected to deliver 40 mpg combined

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Lexus unveiled the all-new 2013 ES lineup, including the ES 350 and ES 300h hybrid equipped with Lexus Hybrid Drive, at the New York International Auto Show. The Lexus ES first entered the market in 1989; the ES 300h marks the first hybrid version of the sedan. Featuring a 2.5-liter four-cylinder Atkinson cycle engine, the ES 300h hybrid is expected to earn an EPA fuel economy rating of approximately 40 mpg US (5.9 Hybrids2013 Lexus ES 300h.

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2013 Ford Fusion: High-MPG Engines, Hybrid, Plug-In (Video)

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Now that we're back from the Detroit Auto Show, we can say with confidence that the two most important cars of the show were the 2013 Ford Fusion and the 2013 Dodge Dart. The 2013 Fusion in particular got rave reviews for its styling--which blended elements of Audi A7 and even a hint of Aston-Martin sports car in the grille forms--and high hopes

2013 Dodge Dart Aero Gets 41 MPG Highway, 32 MPG Combined Rating

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If you’re in the market for a compact sedan with a low running costs and a highway gas mileage over 40 mpg, you’ll know there are an increasingly large number of non-hybrid cars to choose from. Now, it’s time to add the 2013 Dodge Dart Aero to that list. Promised earlier this year, the Dart Aero is the latest Dodge Dart to be

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2013 GS 450h EPA-rated at 31 mpg combined; 35% improvement over preceding generation

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Lexus’s 2013 GS 450h—the new generation hybrid version of the GS 350, introduced at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show ( earlier post )— offers EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 29 mpg US city, 34 mpg US highway and 31 mpg US combined (7.7, As a side note, the combined cycle fuel economy of the conventional 2013 GS 350 is now the same as the combined cycle fuel economy was for the earlier version of the GS 450h hybrid.). Hybrids

Toyota Gives Tips On Getting More MPG From Your Hybrid Car

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Thinking of buying a hybrid? If you're coming from a non-hybrid though, it may take a little time to make the most of your new Prius, Civic Hybrid or similar. While easy to drive, hybrids sometimes That's great--you'll not only reduce your gas bills, but you'll be polluting less too, and likely have a car that holds its value as gas prices rise.

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2012 Infiniti M Hybrid officially rated at 32 mpg highway, 27 mpg city

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Infiniti announced official EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) fuel economy figures of 32 mpg highway, 27 mpg city for its first production hybrid performance luxury sedan, the all-new 2012 Infiniti M35h. The Infiniti M Hybrid mates a 350 hp V6 with a 50 kW electric motor; combined system output is 360 hp. Combined cycle fuel economy is 29 mpg. .

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2012 SUV Market Update

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Fast forward to 2012 and the situation has changed dramatically. For example, a United Kingdom vacation industry organization estimates that in 2012 there will be a 25 percent increase in the number of Brits who take a vacation in our near the city where they live. If fuel economy is at the top of your list in determining which sport utility to buy, here are the top five most fuel efficient SUVs according to fueleconomy.gov: 2012 Ford Escape hybrid – 32 mpg combined.

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2013 Acura ILX Hybrid Expected To Reach 38 MPG Highway

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The 2013 Acura ILX will be the company's first entry into the compact sedan market since the Integra, but of most interest to GreenCarReports readers is the hybrid version. Previewed in concept form at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, the production ILX, Acura's first ever hybrid model, will make its debut at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show this week

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2012 Honda Fit Vs 2012 Honda Insight Hybrid: High Gas Mileage Battle

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Virtually every manufacturer now offers a high-mpg vehicle, but Honda could lay claim to being one of the first. These days cars like the 2012 If you're in the market for a fuel efficient vehicle your choice is better than ever. Since the Civic arrived back in the 1970s, the Japanese carmaker has made fuel economy a high priority in its cars.

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Army Diesel-Hybrid Concept: Twice The MPG, Just As Fierce As Humvee

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For U.S. armed forces, green is mostly seen these days as accents in beige battlefield camo. But reducing the cost and risk of delivering very expensive diesel fuel in vulnerable military convoys has long been a Pentagon goal, and one way to do that is to make all military vehicles more fuel efficient. Last week, the U.S. Army displayed its Fuel

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Want 40 MPG, Don't Want Hybrid? Here's Your Top Five Options

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Look to the top of the fuel economy charts and, if you're not in the market for a plug-in vehicle, it's hybrids that typically top the list. Cars like the 2012 Toyota Prius C, which currently tops the list, sip gas whether in the city or on the highway, and ultimately they're the greenest way of getting about without going electric.

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Honda previews 2014 Accord plug-in hybrid

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2014 Accord plug-in hybrid. Set to go on sale in early 2013, Honda’s 2014 Accord Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) Sedan ( earlier post ) will offer the ability to run in an all-electric mode for 10 to 15 miles and a calculated total driving range of more than 500 miles. The 2014 Accord Plug-in Hybrid Sedan features one of four new powertrains for the all-new Accord. The 2014 Accord Plug-in Hybrid Sedan will be built in Sayama, Japan. Hybrids Plug-ins

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2012 Toyota Prius C: Real-World Gas Mileage Test

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With the 2012 Toyota Prius hybrid family now comprising four members, the subcompact Prius C hatchback is the one least like its siblings. The EPA rates it at 50 mpg combined, as it does the larger Prius liftback--but It's smaller, with a smaller engine and battery, and less cross-section to cause aerodynamic drag. So does it consume less fuel?

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2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Gets EPA Rated At 45 MPG All-Round

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Now there’s another car to add to your list: the 45 MPG combined, 2013 LIncoln MKZ. At one time, if you wanted a green, luxury sedan with great gas mileage, you only had a handful of cars to choose from from automakers like Lexus, Infiniti, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz. Fresh from its official EPA rating, the luxury mid-size sedan manages an

Hybrid Or Just High MPG? Which Car Is Right For You?

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One of those fancy hybrids, or a regular, fuel-efficient car? As cars throughout the automotive spectrum get more efficient, it's an increasing dilemma for buyers looking to improve their gas mileage. Just what should I buy? Different fuel efficient vehicles excel at different types of driving--and as we know, driving styles and conditions have

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52 MPG At 70 MPH? No, Not In A Prius--In A Porsche Panamera

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The really hard part is getting consistently high gas mileage in all driving conditions--which is why the 50-mpg Toyota Prius hybrid is still a remarkable vehicle. Does 52 mpg at 70 mph sound impressive to you? Steady-speed highway cruising doesn't actually take that much energy compared to accelerating up to, say, 70 mph in the first place.

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2013 Buick Regal Gets eAssist Mild Hybrid As Base Engine To Boost MPG

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The eAssist system may have entered production less than a year ago, but General Motors is clearly making a big bet on the mild hybrid system to help its Buick brand meet rising fuel economy regulations. First offered on the base 2.4-liter engine in the 2012 Buick Lacrosse, the eAssist system was optional on the smaller 2012 Buick Regal.

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