EPA fuel economy report finds weight and power leveling off, footprint stable

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EPA recently released the latest edition of its annual report Light-Duty Automotive Technology, Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Fuel Economy Trends. The report is the authoritative reference for real-world fuel economy, technology trends and tailpipe carbon dioxide emissions, for new personal vehicles sold in the US every year since 1975. The report found that fuel economy for the US fleet continues to improve. ft 2 (1.9%); truck SUVs increased 0.4

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INFINITI unveils new QX50 with variable compression ratio engine; 35% improvement in fuel economy over prior FWD V6

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At the Los Angeles Auto Show, INFINITI revealed the all-new QX50—a premium mid-size SUV featuring the first production application of the VC-Turbo variable compression ratio engine, transforming on demand. The VC-Turbo produces reduced engine noise—almost as refined as a V6.

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Nissan boosts fuel economy of 2013 Pathfinder SUV by 30%, drops weight by 500 lbs

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Fuel economy is rated at 26 mpg highway / 20 mpg city and 22 mpg combined for the 2WD model (9.0, engine was EPA-rated at 22 mpg highway / 15 mpg city and 17 mpg combined. The new Pathfinder is a 3-row/7-passenger SUV. In September, Pathfinder SUV sales in the US rose 38.7%

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2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE Td6: fuel economy review of luxury diesel SUV

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Buyer expectations of a silent, refined driving experience traditionally kept diesel engines out of the upper echelons of the automotive market, but times have definitely changed. Witness the major expansion by Jaguar Land Rover to offer American buyers a 3.0-liter turbo diesel V-6 in a large number of car and SUV models. Fuel Economy

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AAM develops new axle technology; lighter, more efficient for up to 1.5% better fuel economy

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QUANTUM driveline technology is scalable across a wide range of vehicle segments and provides substantial advantages regardless of vehicle size: reduced mass, increased power density, improved noise vibration and harshness (NVH) and fuel efficiency gains in a more compact system package.

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Honda includes stop-start system in new 2016 Honda Pilot for improved fuel economy, new 9-speed

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Honda gave the all-new 2016 Honda Pilot SUV its global premiere at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show. The 2016 Pilot, launching at Honda dealerships nationwide this summer, is the third generation of Honda’s three-row midsize SUV to be designed, developed and manufactured in the US.

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Consumer Reports testing finds many small turbo engines underperforming; fuel economy, acceleration no better than in larger conventional powertrains

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Consumer Reports’ own fuel economy tests of vehicles equipped with small turbocharged engines has found in many cases that the turbocharged cars tested by CR have slower acceleration and no better fuel economy than the models with larger conventional engines, the organization said.

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New generation Nissan Pathfinder SUV improves fuel economy by more than 30% over 2012 model

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Nissan introduced the all-new 2013 Pathfinder SUV. The 2013 Pathfinder’s fuel economy has improved more than 30% over that of the 2012 Pathfinder. City, highway and combined average fuel economy numbers are 20 (city), 26 highway) and 22 (combined) mpg for the FWD version [11.8,

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2017 Jaguar XE 20d fuel economy review

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Diesel engines were just getting a foothold in the United States and Volkswagen had to go ruin it. though it may hang on for SUVs and will certainly continue in heavy duty pickups. What a shame. At this point, it looks like diesel is dead for cars in the U.S., Yet in these uncertain times for oil burners, Jaguar has decided to stick with its plans

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ICCT: incremental technology can cut vehicle CO2 by half and increase fuel economy >60% through 2030 with ~5% increase in price

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l/100 km) in 2016, the The ICCT team assessed increased consumer label fuel economy (as opposed to the regulatory test fuel economy) to 35 mpg (6.71 Advanced engines. Based on updated engineering teardown analysis by FEV, ICCT reduced these costs to $91–$185.

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2016 Mazda CX-9 shows 32% improvement in EPA-estimated fuel economy over predecessor; SKYACTIV-G 2.5 turbo

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Mazda North American Operations released EPA-estimated fuel economy figures for its all-new 2016 Mazda CX-9. In Canada, NR Canada estimates of fuel consumption put the improvement at 35%.). engine, which produces the power of a V-6 engine without the fuel-efficiency penalty.

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Ford boosts highway fuel economy of 2011 Explorer V6 SUV by 25%

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The new 2011 Ford Explorer V6 fuel economy ratings are now EPA-approved at 17 mpg city and 25 mpg highway, a 25% improvement over the previous V6 model. Explorer’s fuel efficiency improvement is the cumulative result of multiple individual technologies, innovations and advancements.

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ORNL researchers quantify the effect of increasing highway speed on fuel economy

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Huff Fuels, Engines and Emissions Research Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory. It also offers consumer information and advice pertaining to vehicle fuel economy and energy-related issues such as driving tips. Engines Fuel EfficiencyJohn F. Thomas, Brian H.

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Dodge equips 2014 Durango full-size SUV with 8-speed for 9% boost in fuel economy

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Chrysler’s Dodge brand introduced the 2014 Dodge Durango full-size SUV at the 2013 New York International Auto Show. The three-row SUV is equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission that improves fuel economy up to 9% (for the V-6 model) as well as a range of other enhancements. EPA fuel economy estimates are not yet available. SUV segments in the US are showing strong growth.

Mercedes-Benz previews new GLA compact SUV; fuel economy as high as 54.7 mpg in diesel version

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Mercedes-Benz previewed the new 2015 GLA-Class compact SUV prior to its global debut at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt next month. The GLA, which will go on sale in 2014, is Mercedes-Benz’ first entry into the fast-growing compact SUV segment. 2015 GLA-Class.

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Ford reveals new Explorer fuel economy figures

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Ford has revealed the fuel economy figures for the new Ford Explorer – and it will be the most fuel efficient seven-passenger SUV on the market. The vehicle will deliver an EPA-certified 28mpg on the highway with an all-new 2.0litre EcoBoost engine. The engine combines petrol direct injection and turbocharging with smaller overall displacement, and [.].

EPA annual trends report finds new vehicle fuel economy at record 24.1 mpg; new powertrain technologies rapidly gaining share

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EPA released the latest edition of its annual report on trends in CO 2 emissions, fuel economy and powertrain technology for new personal vehicles in the US. The report also noted that: Since alternative fuel vehicle production [CNG, PHEVs and EVs] has generally been less than 0.1%

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ORNL study quantifies fuel economy costs of common driver practices and vehicle alterations

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Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have quantified the fuel economy effects of some common driver practices and vehicle accessories or alterations—including underinflated tires, open windows, and rooftop and hitch-mounted cargo. The SUV, a 2009 Ford Explorer with a 4-liter V6 engine, was also tested while towing an enclosed trailer. Using a rooftop cargo box with the SUV decreased fuel economy from 24.9

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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel: Diesel SUV Fuel Economy Tested

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Diesel engines are now offered in a growing number of passenger vehicles on sale this year and next, especially crossovers and sport utilities. The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel is one of two popular models this year that offer a good test of how attractive buyers find today''s modern diesels. The other is the 2014 Chevy Cruze Diesel compact

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Major refresh on 2015 Honda CR-V with new Earth Dreams powertrain provides fuel economy gain of up to 12%

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Honda has given its 2015 CR-V compact SUV, which launched in US dealerships on 1 October, the most significant mid-model cycle refresh in the 17-year history of the model. The 2015 CR-V features increased EPA fuel economy ratings of 27/34/29 mpg (8.7/6.9/8.1 Fuel system.

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New UMTRI report on US vehicle fuel economy from 1923-2013 suggests need to focus on improving lower tails in each vehicle class

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The main findings from the analysis are that fuel economy decreased from 14.0 Starting in 1974, fuel economy increased rapidly to 16.9 Thereafter, improvements have been small, with fuel economy in 2013 at 17.6 Fuel Efficiency

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2016 Volvo XC90: Gas Mileage Review Of Luxury Seven-Seat SUV

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But that version will be just a small part of its sales, of which a majority in North America will have the company's supercharged and turbocharged Drive-E engine. Fuel Economy Third-Row Seats Seven-seater SUVFor green-car fans, the all-new Volvo XC90 seven-seat luxury crossover is most notable for its upcoming plug-in hybrid model.

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Nissan introduces 2014 Pathfinder Hybrid SUV with FF hybrid system; 24% improvement in fuel economy over conventional

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Fuel economy is estimated at 26 mpg (9.0 Estimated city fuel economy is 25 mpg (9.4 With the Pathfinder Hybrid’s 19.5-gallon fuel tank, the same as non-hybrid models, driving range is estimated at more than 526 miles (847 km). For the Hybrid version, Pathfinder’s standard 3.5-liter V6 is replaced by a new supercharged 2.5-liter gasoline engine and an electric motor paired with a compact Li-ion battery. 2014 Pathfinder Hybrid. Click to enlarge.

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Ford launching major new product push in Europe; fuel economy and 1.0L EcoBoost engine; first Ford full hybrid car for Europe

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Ford projects that two-thirds of all the company’s vehicles in Europe will be leaders, or among the very best, in terms of fuel efficiency by 2013. The 1.0-liter EcoBoost is the most power-dense production engine the company has ever produced.

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EPA trends report sees record levels of average new vehicle fuel economy and CO2 emissions for MY 2012; role of new gasoline vehicle technologies

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EPA projects advanced transmissions (6+ speeds and CVTs), gasoline direct injection (GDI) systems, and turbocharged engines will be installed on at least 15% of all MY 2013 vehicles. MY 2012 adjusted fuel economy is 23.6

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Nissan improves Pathfinder fuel economy by 30 per cent

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SUVs are rarely all that “green” – but the new Nissan Pathfinder SUV (pictured) may change that perception. The vehicle boasts an improvement in fuel economy of 30 per cent thanks to a host of innovations including: an aerodynamic design; reduced engine friction; next-generation Xtronic CVT; and a 500lb weight reduction. Green cars Latest news Nissan fuel economy green cars Nissan Pathfinder

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Land Rover bringing two diesel SUVs to N. America; 32% better combined fuel economy, up to 28 mpg on highway; LEV 3

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Land Rover will offer the option of diesel powertrains in two 2016 model year luxury SUVs: the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport. The Range Rover Td6 and Range Rover Sport Td6 SUVs will deliver 25 mpg (9.4 The two new luxury diesel SUVs are making their debut at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit and go on sale Fall 2015. Innovative dual-isolation engine mounts, as well as windshields featuring a special acoustic laminate, help reduce noise levels.

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Consumer Reports finds Honda Accord hybrid fuel economy “impressive”, but short of EPA 47 mpg rating

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Consumer Reports fuel economy tests found the Honda Accord Hybrid delivered impressive overall fuel-economy of 40 mpg (5.88 However, Consumer Reports’ engineers cautioned that buyers expecting their car to deliver the EPA’s figure of 47 mpg posted on the window sticker might be disappointed. We’ve found that the EPA tests often exaggerate the fuel-economy of hybrids.

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2018 VW Tiguan and new 2.0 TSI B-cycle engine gives VW a strong offering in compact SUV segment

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As with the all-new 2018 Volkswagen Atlas full-size SUV ( earlier post ), the new Tiguan is based on Volkswagen’s Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) architecture. This is the only engine/transmission combination available in the Tiguan in the US. Select compact SUVs. Engine.

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2011 edition of EPA Fuel Economy Trends report shows several advanced powertrain technologies making significant gains

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While engine size has been decreasing slightly in recent years, overall engine horsepower has continued to increase, with the notable exception of MY 2009. Nearly all engines now have multiple valves (approximately 85%) and variable valve timing (projected to approach 95% in MY 2011).

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Philippine DOE E10 Fuel Economy Run Slated for November 27

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The Philippine Department of Energy has been conducting fuel economy runs since 2002 promoting fuel economy consciousness and consumer empowerment by obtaining data on actual fuel consumption of passenger vehicles based on the actual driving conditions employing fuel efficiency measures and techniques. L engine displacement, 1.3L-1.5L, 1.6L-1.8L, 2.0L and above); the SUVs; and the APVs/MPVs.

BorgWarner suggests Valve-Event Modulated Boost system can offer 6-17% fuel economy benefit over already downsized and turbocharged engines

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BorgWarner says that its Valve-Event Modulated Boost (VEMB) system can offer a total possible fuel economy improvement of 6% at low speeds to 17% at high speeds over already downsized and turbocharged engines by separating the exhaust event into an early blow-down phase directed toward the turbo and a late scavenge phase directed toward the EGR system. to 2 ratio points and maintain the same knock limit for an additional 3-4% improvement in fuel economy.

New Diesel SUVs & Crossovers: Jeep, Audi, Mercedes Fuel Economy Tested

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You read a lot about hybrids and electric cars these days, but fuel-efficient diesel engines will be coming in certain classes of cars this year and in the future The most recent crop of diesel launches has been in the crossover utility vehicle class, of which we''ve now driven three different models.

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New VW Golf Sportwagen going on sale in 2015 in US with gasoline and diesel powertrains; improved power and fuel economy

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The new SportWagen—a more fuel-efficient replacement for the Jetta Sportwagen—will continue the trend introduced by the seventh-generation Golf: lighter, bigger, roomier, more fuel efficient and more powerful than the outgoing model. Engines Fuel Efficiency

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Average fuel economy of new vehicles in the US climbed to 23.0 mpg in January

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The average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in the US. The EDI takes into account both vehicle fuel economy and distance driven (the latter relying on data that are published with a two-month lag). The average sales-weighted fuel economy was calculated from the monthly sales of individual models of light-duty vehicles (cars, SUVs, vans, and pickup trucks) and the EPA “combined” fuel-economy ratings for the respective models.

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Nissan introduces new Navara pickup with fuel economy improved by up to 11% over previous model

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The NP300 Navara’s powertrain delivers improved performance, with reduced fuel consumption and emissions, as well as a dynamic control braking system that makes for a leader in segment performance. Engine options have been developed for best in class fuel efficiency and emissions ratings. Models come equipped with improved versions of Nissan’s 2.5-liter DOHC in-line 4-cylinder diesel engine or 2.5-liter in-line 4-cylinder gasoline engine.

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2017 Audi Q7 now available with 2.0-liter TFSI turbo-charged four-cylinder engine; lower entry point to premium SUV

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Audi of America is offering a new 2.0-liter TFSI four-cylinder engine on 2017 Audi Q7 models. This new model, when equipped with the 2.0-liter engine, is half a second faster on the 0-60 mph sprint; nearly 500 pounds lighter; and up to 22% more fuel-efficient than the previous generation Q7 3.0T TFSI, Audi is creating a value proposition that makes entry into the luxury full-size SUV more accessible. Fuel economy (comb.).

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Stop/start to be standard with V-6 in Jeep Cherokee and I-4 in 2015 Chrysler 200; up to 3% better fuel economy

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Chrysler Group is offering fuel-saving Engine Stop-Start (ESS) technology as standard equipment on certain models of the award-winning 2015 Jeep Cherokee mid-size SUV and 2015 Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan. Chrysler 200 customers who opt for the 2.4-liter Tigershark I-4, and Jeep Cherokee customers who choose the available 3.2-liter Pentastar V-6, will experience estimated fuel-economy improvements of up to 3%, compared with the conventional vehicle-engine pairings.

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Your Next Small SUV

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Apparently, since the Land of the Rising Sun is a rather small place, they don’t have as much room for an “American sized” SUV. So Toyota bolted a smaller SUV body to a Corolla chassis, and called it the RAV4. Today, it would be hard to imagine life without the compact SUV.

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Alfa’s first SUV: the Stelvio

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Alfa Romeo is introducing its first SUV, the Stelvio. The new SUV delivers sports-car-handling, with balanced weight distribution, the most direct steering ratio in the segment and state-of-the-art suspension with the exclusive Alfalink technology.

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