2020 Ford Escape Hybrid mpg tops 40 mpg, meets or beats Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

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The Escape Hybrid achieves 41 mpg combined (44 mpg city, 37 highway) with front wheel drive, or 40 mpg combined (43 mpg city, 37 mpg highway) with all-wheel drive. Official EPA fuel economy ratings have been released for the 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid, and they’re among the best in its class. The current segment leader up until now, the Toyota

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2021 Honda Insight again has highest city mpg of any sedan, gets more safety tech

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Gas mileage ratings remain unchanged, at 52 mpg combined (55 mpg city, 49 mpg highway) for all trim levels except the top-level Touring, which is rated at a slightly lower at 48 mpg combined (51 mpg city, 45 mpg highway). The 2021 Honda Insight hybrid enters the new model year with minor changes, including more safety tech.

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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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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.

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At 25 mpg, the 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid is the efficiency leader of big gasoline trucks

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Ford says that 4x2 versions of the F-150 hybrid come in at 25 mpg city, 26 highway, and 25 combined—with a range of 750 miles on a tank of gasoline.

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2020 Chevrolet Silverado diesel tops pickup truck mpg race

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The 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 diesel is rated at 23 mpg city, 33 highway, and 27 mpg combined for two-wheel drive models with the. Fuel economy in pickups matters. And General Motors just announced record-setting new EPA fuel economy ratings for its new 2020 Chevrolet Silverado light-duty pickup powered by its new 3.0-liter inline-6 turbodiesel. Diesels EPA Ratings

2020 Chevrolet Silverado diesel tops pickup truck mpg race

Green Car Reports

The 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 diesel will rate 23 mpg city, 33 highway for two-wheel drive models with a 10-speed automatic transmission, Chevy said. Fuel economy matters in pickups. General Motors announced new EPA fuel economy ratings Thursday for its 2020 Chevrolet Silverado light-duty pickup powered by its new 3.0-liter inline-6 turbodiesel.

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime: Can its charge mode help boost mpg?

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What’s the most efficient way to drive the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime and use its charge mode, when you’re traveling a long distance and going near posted speed limits? Charge mode allows drivers to strategically charge the battery with the engine rather than the charge port.

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2021 Toyota Sienna first drive: 36 mpg and design flair make the minivan relevant again

Green Car Reports

If Toyota’s minivan goes hybrid and sips fuel at 36 miles per gallon, is the era of the “swagger wagon” over?

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2019 Honda Insight first drive mpg review: 55 mpg from hybrid sedan

Green Car Reports

During our drive around Minneapolis, its exurbs, and into Wisconsin, we wanted to put to the test Honda's claims that its 1.5-liter inline-4 and 96-kw electric motor combination could return an EPA-rated 52 mpg combined (48 mpg Last week, we drove the new 2019 Honda Insight sedan and found Honda's newest compact hybrid roomy and comfortable.

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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Ford EV push, Toyota RAV4 Prime MPG test, Super Bowl EV ads: Today’s Car News

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The Toyota RAV4 Prime gets put to the gas-mileage test with its charge mode. Ford ups its investment in electric and electrified models—including for Lincoln. And we take a look at the official and unofficial EV ads of the Super Bowl. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid rated at up to 28 mpg combined

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EPA has rated rear-wheel-drive versions of the 2020 Explorer Hybrid at 28 mpg combined (27 mpg city, 29 highway), while all-wheel-drive versions of the Explorer achieve 25 mpg combined (23 mpg city, 26 highway Gas mileage numbers for the 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid are out, and they’re a bit better than Ford had hinted earlier on. The U.S.

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2021 Kia Sorento Hybrid three-row SUV: 37 mpg tops Highlander Hybrid, 30-mile plug-in too

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Kia estimates that the Sorento Hybrid will achieve EPA results of 39 mpg city, 35 highway, and 37 combined, the last of which nudges the model ahead of the 36-mpg Toyota.

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Never mind the cheap gas; survey points to strong interest in mpg

Green Car Reports

a gallon nationwide, with negative oil prices even observed a few weeks ago, car buyers still have a strong interest in mpg, according to Consumer Reports. Conventional wisdom says low gas prices are poison to sales of fuel-efficient cars, but a new survey indicates that may not be the case. Despite average gas prices of less than $2.00

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First drive review: 2021 Toyota Venza hybrid reinterprets the market middle at 39 mpg

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Aim for the wholesome middle of the American vehicle market today, and mix in one of Toyota’s strengths—its hybrid system—and you end up with a new hybrid-only product: the 2021 Toyota Venza.

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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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First drive review: 2021 Kia Sorento Hybrid beats Highlander Hybrid with 37 mpg and better tech, but it’s no Telluride

Green Car Reports

With the 2021 Sorento Hybrid, Kia delivers plenty of good reasons for us to choose its modest mid-size family crossover: a jaw-dropping 37-mpg EPA combined rating and a sub-$35,000 starting price, for a vehicle that seats six.

Bollinger trucks’ new look, F-150 mpg, Lordstown platform tested: Today’s Car News

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The Bollinger B1 and B2 electric trucks have a new look. The F-150 Hybrid leads in gas-truck gas mileage. Hundreds of “boost” chargers could provide fast-charging in hard-to-site places. And Lordstown Motors thrashes its skateboard platform and in-wheel motors.

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2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime: How its 42-mile range and 38 mpg compare to rivals

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That includes a rating of 42 all-electric miles on the model’s plug-in charge, then 40 mpg city, 36 highway, 38 combined. Official EPA ratings were posted Monday for the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime, and they’re exactly as anticipated by Toyota ahead of the model’s launch. With a full charge and a full tank of gas, the RAV4 Prime can. Plug-In Hybrids

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Automakers rebuff EPA mpg rollbacks, cut side deal with California

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Some of the largest automakers in the U.S. have banded together with California—to set an example for the EPA and its long-stalled emissions and fuel economy revamp. The agreement between Ford, Honda, Volkswagen, and BMW's U.S. division would raise fuel-economy standards by about 3.7 percent a year through 2026 to a final target of about 50. emissions EPA Fuel Economy

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MPG Marathon smashes through the 100mpg ceiling

Green Cars News

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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Tesla touchscreen recall, RAV4 Prime MPG test, Atlis ambition, EV ads: The Week in Reverse

Green Car Reports

Will Tesla deliver vehicles without a steering wheel next month? Which automaker is reportedly a front-runner to build the Apple Car? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending February 4, 2021.

DOE: in 2018, 27% of new light-duty vehicles in US had fuel economies > 30 mpg

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By contrast, none of the light-duty vehicles produced in 1975 had fuel economy greater than 30 miles per gallon (mpg). had fuel economy over 30 mpg; by 2018, that share had grown to 27%. Engine and vehicle technologies have been developed to improve the fuel economies of cars and light trucks, so the share of vehicles with 30 mpg or more has been increasing since 2013. of light-duty vehicles produced were plug-in vehicles with fuel economies greater than 60 mpg (3.92

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2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid offers up to 52 mpg combined; Solar Roof System

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At the Chicago Auto Show, Hyundai introduced its new 2020 Sonata Hybrid, featuring up to 686 miles of driving range and an EPA-estimated 52 mpg combined fuel economy rating on the Blue trim. This is the first time the Sonata Hybrid has been shown in North America. The new Sonata Hybrid goes on sale this spring and is built in Asan, Korea. The Sonata Hybrid is equipped with a Smartstream G2.0 GDi HEV engine and a 6-speed hybrid automatic transmission.

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

Green Car Reports

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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Polestar 1 plug-in hybrid coupe: 52 miles electric, then 26 mpg combined

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The coupe is rated at 26 mpg combined when using its. Electric range and efficiency ratings for the Polestar 1 plug-in hybrid coupe are in. The luxury coupe boasts one of the longest electric ranges of any plug-in hybrid currently on sale, but with less-impressive efficiency ratings. The Polestar 1 has an EPA-rated 52 miles of electric range. Plug-In Hybrids

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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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Truck mpg has lagged for decades: Will diesel and electric pickups do better?

Green Car Reports

fleet of new vehicles has been becoming more fuel-efficient at a rapid rate in recent years, the rate of truck mpg Nearly all vehicle types now achieve more than double the gas mileage that they achieved in 1975, when the EPA started compiling trends for vehicle emissions and fuel economy. All except pickups, that is. While the U.S.

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Report: EPA to reveal MPG plan, remove California emissions authority

Green Car Reports

The EPA is expected to formally announce Wednesday how it plans to revoke the waiver that permits California to set its own greenhouse-gas standards under the federal Clean Air Act, according to media reports. The timeline for the move, which is aimed to lay the groundwork for a single set of national fuel economy standards, comes via Bloomberg. EPA CARB

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Review update: 2021 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid gets 50 MPG, in a look loud enough for social distancing

Green Car Reports

A few hours with the 2021 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid earlier this month left me with some wildly conflicting first impressions.

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Transport Minister praises MPG Marathon 2012 winners

Green Cars News

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

Green Cars News

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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2021 Ford F-150 hybrid hits a new high for torque, if not mpg

Green Car Reports

Those who depend on their trucks daily for work and those who select their trucks for what they might enable a few times a year likely share a common belief that torque matters.

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2022 Hyundai Tucson Plug-In Hybrid aiming for 28 miles electric range, Hybrid for 37 mpg

Green Car Reports

Hyundai Motor America on Monday confirmed U.S.

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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.

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NYC taxi mpg requirements also cut pollution, study confirms

Green Car Reports

New York City's efforts a decade ago to clean up pollution from old taxi models has worked—mostly—a new study shows. The study, by researchers at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health (in New York) and Drexel University, and published in the Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology, shows that the. air pollution Taxis

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Why a freezing morning plays havoc with your MPG

Green Cars News

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. As we Brits buy more diesels than petrols these days, this means the harmony of a dozen oil-burners all clattering [.].

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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. Since MY 2004, fuel economy and CO 2 emissions have improved in eleven out of thirteen years. Estimated Real-World CO 2 and Fuel Economy. Source: EPA.

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Actual vehicle MPG improvement has stagnated since 2008

Green Car Reports

Though vehicles for sale today are more efficient than they've ever been, the average fuel economy of America's operating fleet has remained relatively stagnant since George W. Bush was President, research shows. Researcher Michael Sivak, writing at Green Car Congress, puts the focus on the miles driven by registered vehicles in the United States

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Look inside Lordstown, E-Tron Sportback range, car buyers and mpg: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Despite all the excitement over low gas prices, concern about mpg might get thrown to the wayside quite as quickly as some. The 2020 Audi Sportback gets more miles of range. Lordstown Motors shows us its mammoth plant—in Lordstown. And shoppers are still efficiency-focused, even with cheap gas. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Today in Car News

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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. A new Eco grade model is expecting ratings of 58 MPG city / 53 MPG highway / 56 MPG combined thanks to lighter weight and further optimized aerodynamics. Final EPA figures pending.)

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