2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid arrives, promises 34 mpg combined

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Facing its first three-row hybrid rival, the 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid that bowed Thursday at the 2019 New York auto show boasting one big number: 34 mpg combined, according to the automaker’s estimates. That’s 10 mpg higher than early estimates for the 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid.

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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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Latest EPA automotive trend report shows MY 2017 fleet fuel economy of 24.9 mpg; new record

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mpg to 25.4 The latest edition of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) annual Automotive Trends Report finds that Model Year (MY) 2017 vehicle fuel economy was 24.9 miles per gallon, slightly higher than MY 2016, and a record high overall.

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Toyota Corolla Hybrid rated 52 mpg: Why Toyota says it won't cannibalize Prius sales

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They include a confirmation of what Toyota had claimed when it introduced the lineup last fall: that the Corolla Hybrid will carry an EPA combined rating of more than 50 mpg. The 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid is rated at 52 mpg combined (53 mpg city, 52. Last week the U.S. EPA released final fuel economy numbers for the 2020 Toyota Corolla lineup.

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Yes, Roof Boxes And Ski Racks Really Do Cut MPG—More Than You Might Think

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Fuel Economy aerodynamics mpg If you follow our coverage on fuel efficiency, you know that real-world mileage numbers don''t always measure up to the official EPA ratings. But if you think failing to meet those EPA numbers by five or ten percent is already a letdown, be very careful about your cargo-carrying expectations in your next sedan, hatchback, or crossover. Adding any.

2015 85

With Climate In Crisis @LATimes Masturbates Masculinely With 18 MPG Car Porn For The Clueless. @MisterFleming Gets Himself Off Again #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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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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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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Toyota introducing Corolla Hybrid to US at LA Auto Show; at least 50 mpg

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The new hybrid version of Toyota’s all-time best-selling car series achieves at least 50 mpg (4.7 The model adapts the latest Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive from the new-generation Prius, already proven as an MPG winner.

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2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback to debut at New York show; 40 mpg highway

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Estimated highway fuel economy is 40 mpg US (5.88 Toyota will introduce the all-new 2020 Yaris Hatchback at the New York International Auto Show this month. The vehicle gets its high appetite for fun and low appetite for fuel from a 1.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine that delivers 106 horsepower. L/100km). High-compression (12.0:1) 1) and direct fuel injection give the engine ultra-quick responsiveness that’s matched to the standard 6-speed automatic transmission.

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I Can’t Drive 55 (MPG)

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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. A newly announced aggressive U.S.

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2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid: At 39 mpg, the highest-mileage SUV without a charge port

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At 39 mpg, the RAV4 Hybrid is now the highest-mileage sport-utility vehicle (as the EPA lists them) without a charge port. Yesterday, when we brought you our 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid first drive review, we missed one very important point. All the more impressive is that it’s not a low, teardrop-shaped vehicle with utility compromised in the

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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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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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2019 Chevy Cruze's upcoming CVT rated at 33 mpg combined

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The latest ratings reveal that the EPA has certified a gas-fueled Cruze with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) that boosts city fuel economy estimates by 2 mpg compared with the 6-speed. Fuel economy estimates posted to the EPA's website for the redesigned 2019 Chevrolet Cruze show some changes—plus a big surprise.

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MPG Marathon filling up for first triple figure result

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Eco-motorists will try to smash the 100-mpg barrier as part of the MPG Marathon next month. Efforts came agonisingly close last year as a smart cdi clocked 99.24mpg [link], so confidence is high that the annual fuel economy run will record its first triple figure mpg. Now in its 12th year, the MPG Marathon pits [.]. Latest news MPG Marathon

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MPG Marathon nears 100mpg real-world economy

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The annual ALD Automotive / Shell FuelSave MPG Marathon saw competitors achieve staggering fuel economy, with the winning entry coming close to breaking the 100mpg milestone-as yet never reached in the event’s eleven year history. Green credentials ALD Automotive MPG Marathon Shell FuelSave

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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

2015 85

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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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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Chevy Silverado mpg: Turbo-4 lower than V-8 in gas mileage test

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It makes even more sense for popular, thirsty large pickups, where each mpg improvement can save a lot more gallons of gas. Until all cars can become electric, it makes sense to support making internal-combustion passenger cars as fuel-efficient as possible. Unfortunately, some of the latest attempts as improving fuel economy in big. Fuel Economy

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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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GMC Delivers 8 Passengers And 21 MPG

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For a full-sized SUV that seats eight passengers, the 2011 GMC Yukon Hybrid offers an impressive 21 mpg city in the two-wheel drive version and 20 mpg city with the four-wheel drive model. Cumulatively, these technologies and changes deliver a combined 20 to 22 mpg fuel economy rating.

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Toyota Prius AWD-e: Going light on the rear motor helps it hit 50 mpg

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The all-wheel drive version of the Toyota Prius introduced last week at the LA Auto Show earns an astoundingly good EPA fuel economy rating of 50 mpg combined—nearly as good as the 52 mpg earned by much of the Prius lineup (LE, XLE and Limited).

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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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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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2013 Chevrolet Spark Automatic: 37 MPG Highway, 32 MPG Combined

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Earlier this month, we told you that the diminutive 2013 Chevrolet Spark with manual 5-speed transmission had received official EPA ratings of 32 mpg city, 38 mpg highway and 34 mpg combined. Now Chevrolet has received the ratings for the 2013 Spark with automatic 4-speed gearbox: 28 mpg city, 37 mpg highway, and 32 mpg combined.

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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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smart crowned MPG Marathon winner for second time

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A smart fortwo has been crowned the winner of this year’s MPG Marathon, the second time the diminutive car has taken the title. Tags: Green credentials ALD Automotive Citroen Nemo fortwo MPG Marathon smart Total UK winner The marathon, designed to prove the fuel-saving possibilities that sensible, ‘eco’ driving can achieve, crowns its winner based on greatest miles to the gallon figure recorded by the contestants. Despite squally autumn [.].

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Suzuki Swift beats official MPG with over 80mpg

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Suzuki fuel economy MPG Marathon Suzuki SwiftA Suzuki Swift completed an impressive marathon economy drive in the hands of a New Zealand motoring journalist, achieving an impressive 764 miles to a single tank. Auckland-based Donn Anderson drove a Swift DDiS down New Zealand’s North Island to Wellington and back, getting within 60km of reaching home before the tank finally ran dry. [.].

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.

2014 117

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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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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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.

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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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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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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2018 Honda Accord Hybrid rated by EPA at 47 mpg combined

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The EPA has now released the fuel-efficiency ratings for the 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid, and they came in 1 mpg below the combined number the company had hoped to reach. At a drive event last fall, Honda said it hoped the redesigned Accord Hybrid could manage the same fuel-efficiency ratings as last year's model: 49 mpg city, 47 highway, 48.

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2020 Ford Escape revealed: Hybrid returns teasing nearly 40 mpg, plug-in hybrid version with 30 electric miles

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The Ford Escape was the first Ford hybrid and the first hybrid SUV to hit the market. That was 15 years ago, and Ford has been sitting out seven model years with no Escape Hybrid in the lineup. With the introduction of a new 2020 Escape, Ford is bringing back this model, which once had a very loyal following from taxi companies, public agencies. New York Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids

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GMC Delivers 8 Passengers And 21 MPG

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For a full-sized SUV that seats eight passengers, the 2011 GMC Yukon Hybrid offers an impressive 21 mpg city in the two-wheel drive version and 20 mpg city with the four-wheel drive model. Cumulatively, these technologies and changes deliver a combined 20 to 22 mpg fuel economy rating.

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New 2019 Toyota Avalon hybrid boosts fuel economy 10% to 44 mpg combined

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Toyota estimates that the 2019 Avalon Hybrid will boost fuel economy by up to 10% over its MY 2018 predecessor, from 40 mpg (5.88 l/100 km) combined to 44 mpg (5.34 Estimated combined cycle fuel economy is 26 mpg (9.04

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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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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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