Small turbo engines get good MPG ratings; real-world use may be a different story

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turbocharged mpg Fuel Economy TurbochargingAutomakers may gradually be putting more emphasis on plug-in electric cars and conventional hybrids, but they are far from done with plain old internal combustion. Over the past few years, automakers have applied more technology to a wider array of cars in order to boost their efficiency to meet stricter fuel-economy standards. The most popular.

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Achates showcases 2.7L, 3-cylinder opposed piston gasoline compression ignition engine in F-150; estimated 37 mpg combined

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Fabien Redon, Vice President, Technology Development at Achates, said they estimate that the OPGCI pickup will achieve 37 mpg (6.35 l/100 km) on the combined cycle—nearly five MPG better than the proposed CAFE 2025 requirements for a vehicle of a similar size.

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2017 Hyundai Elantra Eco starts at $20,650; 40 mpg highway, 35 mpg combined

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Elantra Eco is the most fuel efficient Elantra, delivering an EPA estimated 40 mpg (5.88 l/100 km) on the highway and 35 mpg (6.71 Hyundai Motor America has priced the all-new 2017 Elantra Eco starting at $20,650.

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UMTRI: average new vehicle fuel economy in June up 0.3 mpg from June

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mpg (9.25 mpg from June, according to the latest monthly report from Dr. Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). mpg since October 2007 (the first month of their monitoring), but still down 0.1

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Toyota anticipates 2016 Prius at 52 mpg combined, 56 mpg with Eco grade

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Toyota anticipates that the 2016 Prius ( earlier post ) will deliver fuel economy ratings of 54 MPG city / 50 MPG highway / 52 MPG combined.

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Chevrolet 2017 Cruze Diesel EPA-rated at 52 mpg highway, 37 mpg combined; Tier 3 Bin 125

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The 2017 Cruze Diesel Sedan ( earlier post ) fitted with the six-speed manual transmission offers an EPA-estimated highway mileage of 52 mpg (4.52 The six-speed manual model returns an EPA-estimated city mileage of 30 mpg (7.83 l/100 km), resulting in 37 mpg (6.35 Cruze Diesel with the nine-speed automatic achieves an EPA-estimated highway economy of up to 47 mpg and 31 city mpg, which results in 37 mpg combined.

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Average new-vehicle fuel economy in US up 0.1 mpg in April

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mpg (9.29 mpg from the value for March, according to the latest monthly report from Dr. Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle at University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). . mpg since October 2007 (the first month of their monitoring), but down 0.2 mpg (9.22

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UMTRI: Average new vehicle fuel economy in US in March rose 0.1 mpg from February

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mpg (9.33 mpg from the value for February, according to the monthly report from Dr. Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle at University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). mpg since October 2007 (the first month of their monitoring), but down 0.3

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2019 Honda Insight production model to make global debut at New York International Auto Show; series hybrid with 55 mpg city

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Honda estimates the Insight will deliver up to 55 mpg (4.27 The all-new, production version of the 2019 Insight ( earlier post ) will make its global production debut at the 2018 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS).

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How do manufacturers calculate mpg?

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If it’s high on your list of priorities when it comes to choosing your next car, then you’ll be looking closely at the mpg (miles per. Fuel efficiency. Fuel efficiency

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Volkswagen introduces new 1L, 3-cylinder gasoline Golf; 54.7 mpg

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mpg US) (99 g/km CO 2 )—more efficient than any previous Golf with a gasoline engine. l/100 km (52 mpg). l/100 km (51 mpg). In Europe, Volkswagen has introduced the new Golf TSI BlueMotion featuring a new 1.0-liter, 3-cylinder with low fuel consumption of 4.3 l/100 km (54.7

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Orders beginning for Ford F-150 Diesel; best-in-class torque, towing, targeted EPA-est. 30 mpg

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The F-150 Power Stroke diesel features a targeted EPA-estimated 30 mpg (7.83 Ford dealers will begin taking orders for the 2018 F-150 with all-new 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel engine ( earlier post ) this month. Deliveries begin this spring.

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MPG Marathon smashes through the 100mpg ceiling

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It’s typical; you wait 12 years for a car to hit a three figure mpg in the annual MPG Marathon and two come along at once. Twenty of the most fuel efficient cars available took part in Fleet World’s MPG Marathon, completing a 370-mile route of tough, real-world driving in challenging weather conditions over two [.]. Latest news Ford ECOnetic Kia Rio MPG Marathon

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Why a freezing morning plays havoc with your MPG

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Weekly Column ICE mpg weekly columnAnyone heading off to work early in the morning at this time of year will more often than not be greeted by a dawn chorus – of windscreens being scraped as cars sit ticking over.

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UMTRI: average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in US in April down 0.2 mpg to 25.2 mpg

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mpg from March, according to the monthly analysis by Dr. Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). mpg from the peak reached in August 2014. mpg since October 2007 (the first month of their reporting).

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Sales-weighted new-car fuel economy stuck at 25 mpg, for fourth year in a row

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mpg, an improvement over 2016 of just 0.1 Even as vehicles become more fuel-efficient, the unending market shift toward crossover utilities, SUVs, and trucks kept the overall average U.S. new fleet efficiency stagnant for the fourth year in a row. For 2017, sales-weighted new-car fuel economy landed at 25.2 The last time there was any. sales Fuel Economy New car sales EPA Ratings

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Elio Motors unveils engine prototype for 84 mpg highway 3-wheeler

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As the team began to dive into some of the details and changes to meet the desired Elio targets, it found that the Geo Metro engine would not meet the fuel efficiency targets to enable the vehicle fuel economy goal of 84 mpg highway.

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Transport Minister praises MPG Marathon 2012 winners

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Transport Minister Norman Baker MP gave his approval to this year’s MPG Marathon as he presented trophies to the most fuel efficient vehicles and their drivers. Latest news MPG MarathonSpeaking at the presentation ceremony at the Royal Automobile Club on Pall Mall, Baker likened the idea of milking mileage from vehicles to the Government’s efforts to getting the [.].

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UMTRI: average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in US in Jan was 24.9 mpg, up 0.1 mpg from Dec

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mpg (9.4 mpg from the value in December, according to the latest monthly figures from Dr. Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute. mpg from the value in October 2007, the first month of their monitoring.

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Mercedes-Benz 2014 E250 BlueTEC sedan estimated EPA rated at 45 mpg highway, 28 mpg city

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The Mercedes-Benz 2014 E250 BlueTEC sedan, the first diesel E-Class to be available with 4MATIC, achieves an estimated EPA rating of 45 mpg US (5.2 l/100 km) on the highway and 28 mpg (8.4 When equipped with optional 4MATIC all-wheel drive, its fuel mileage numbers are 42 mpg (5.6

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MPG Marathon highlights eco-driving benefits

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It was the annual MPG Marathon last week, and I took part as I have done many times in the past. Weekly Column MPG MarathonI actually drove in the first event, over a decade ago: back then, it was jaw-dropping that an Audi RS 4 could return an average of 28mpg. In recent years, other huge-engined cars have [.].

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UMTRI: Average US new vehicle fuel economy in July up 0.1 mpg from June

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mpg (9.25 mpg from the value for June 2016, according to the latest monthly report from Dr. Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle at University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). mpg from the peak reached in August 2014, but still up 5.3

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Volkswagen 2015 Golf TDI diesel tours all lower 48 states on 101.43 gallons; 81.17 mpg

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mpg (2.9 mpg (3.01 l/100 km) by more than 3 mpg, and also beat the hybrid vehicle record of 74.34 mpg (3.16 l/10 km) by more than 6 mpg. The 2015 Golf TDI carries an EPA- estimated highway fuel economy rating of 45 mpg (5.22

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UMTRI: Average US new vehicle fuel economy in October drops to 25 mpg

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mpg (9.4 mpg from September, according to the latest monthly report from Dr. Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). mpg from the peak reached in August 2014, but still up 4.9

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GM mid-size pickups EPA-rated at 27 mpg highway, 22 mpg combined

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four-cylinder engine with 2WD and available 6-speed automatic transmission, will have an EPA-estimated 20 mpg city and 27 mpg highway, for a combined 22 mpg rating overall. Trucks outfitted with 4WD will have EPA-estimated 19 city mpg and 25 mpg highway for a combined 21 mpg, giving Colorado and Canyon segment-leading highway fuel efficiency and segment-leading power for a four-cylinder models with automatic transmissions.

UMTRI: Average new-vehicle fuel economy in US in May up 0.3 mpg from April

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mpg (9.22 mpg from April—according to the latest monthly report from Dr. Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). mpg from the peak reached in August 2014. mpg (9.29

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UMTRI: average new vehicle fuel economy in US in May up 0.2 mpg from April

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mpg (9.26 mpg from the value for April 2016, according to the latest monthly report from Dr. Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle at University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). mpg from the peak reached in August 2014, but still up 5.3

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2014 Honda Accord Hybrid EPA-rated at 50 mpg city

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Honda has begun US production of the 2014 Accord Hybrid ( earlier post ), which will carry an EPA fuel economy rating of 50 mpg (4.7 The EPA rating is 1 mpg higher than Honda had originally anticipated for the hybrid (49 mpg). 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid. Click to enlarge.

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GM to introduce strong hybrid version of Malibu; combined fuel economy above 45 mpg; leverages Volt

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Using technology from the 2016 Chevrolet Volt propulsion system ( earlier post ), Malibu Hybrid will offer an estimated combined fuel economy rating exceeding 45 mpg (5.22 GM will introduce a strong hybrid version of the next-generation Malibu.

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MPG Marathon receives sponsorship lift

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The 2010 MPG Marathon is on track to be the biggest race in the event’s history after Michelin announced it would continue its sponsorship. Tags: Green cars Latest news 2010 MPG Marathon fuel efficient tyres low rolling resistance tyres Michelin Michelin tyres MPG Marathon The marathon is now in its eighth year and has received ringing endorsements from ministerial and opposition parties.

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Volt receives EPA ratings and label: 93 mpg-e all-electric, 37 mpg gas-only, 60 mpg-e combined

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The dual-fuel vehicle (electricity and gasoline) is rated at 93 miles per gallon-equivalent (combined city/highway) in all-electric mode (36 kWh/100 miles) and 37 mpg US in gas-only mode (2.7 The two modes are combined into an illustrative 60 mpg-e combined rating for the vehicle.

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UMTRI: average fuel-economy of new vehicles in the US in October rose to 24.8 mpg

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mpg (9.49 mpg from September, according to the monthly analysis from Michael Sivak and Brendan Schoettle from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). mpg since October 2007 (the first month of their monitoring).

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Chevy Colorado diesel pickup EPA-rated at up to 31 mpg highway

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The 2016 Chevrolet Colorado two-wheel drive with the Duramax turbo-diesel ( earlier post ) will be the most fuel efficient pickup in the US, offering an Environmental Protection Agency-estimated 31 mpg (7.58 The 2016 Colorado diesel 2WD offers an EPA estimated 22 mpg city (10.68

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UMTRI: new vehicle average fuel economy in March up 0.2 mpg from February

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mpg (9.25 mpg from February, according to the latest monthly analysis br. mpg from the peak reached in August 2014. mpg since October 2007 (the first month of the monitoring). mpg (9.29

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Chevy Equinox diesel offers EPA-rated 39 mpg hwy; starts at $31,435

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The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox offers an EPA-certified 39 mpg (6.03 GM expects that number to top the segment in highway fuel economy, with greater highway mileage than the 2017 Toyota RAV4 hybrid (30 mpg) and Nissan Rogue hybrid (35 mpg FWD). l/100 km) on the highway (FWD model) with the available 1.6L turbo-diesel engine. Earlier post.).

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44 mpg highway Mitsubishi 2014 Mirage starting at $12,995

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Mitsubishi Motors North America’s (MMNA’s) 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage 5-door sub-compact—which offers highway fuel economy of up to 44 mpg US (5.3 The CVT-equipped models also carry an EPA rating of 37 mpg city, 40 mpg combined (6.4 The 5-speed manual transmission model delivers an EPA fuel economy rating of 34 mpg city/42 mpg highway/37 mpg combined (6.9,

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Let's Be Clear: Real 2025 Gas-Mileage Goal Is 40 MPG--Or So--Not 54.5 MPG

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mpg by 2025, but the current average for new vehicles isn't even close to that. The latest estimates put the average fuel economy of new cars closer to 25 mpg. Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards require carmakers to achieve a fleet average of 54.5 That sounds like a lot of ground to cover in a decade--but in fact, carmakers don't. CAFE Fuel Economy Corporate Average Fuel Economy

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UMTRI: new vehicle fuel economy hits record high of 25.8 mpg in August

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mpg (9.1 mpg from the value in July, according to the latest monthly report from Dr. Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). mpg since their first month of monitoring in October 2007.

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Production Peugeot diesel sets new test circuit long-distance fuel economy record: 117.5 mpg US

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mpg US (2.0 l/100 km (78 mpg US) and low CO 2 emissions of 79 g/km. A 1.6-liter BlueHDi 100 S&S PEUGEOT 208 has set a new long-distance fuel consumption record, under the supervision of the UTAC: 1,337.19 miles (2,152 kilometers) were covered on 9.45

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2017 Ford F-150 pickup gas mileage rises to 21 mpg combined

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Equipped with this powertrain, the 2017 F-150 is rated at 21 mpg combined (18 city, 25 highway) with rear-wheel drive, and 20 mpg combined. The 2017 Ford F-150 full-size pickup truck gets a slight fuel-economy bump this year, via the addition of a new 10-speed automatic transmission and an updated 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V-6 engine. EcoBoost Fuel Economy

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