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

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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I Can’t Drive 55 (MPG)

Hybrid SUV Blog

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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2016 Mazda Miata: At 30 MPG Combined, Gas Mileage 25 Percent Higher

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The Miata will achieve 30 mpg combined (27 mpg city, 34 mpg highway) when equipped with a six-speed manual transmission, and gets an extra 2 mpg highway with the six-speed automatic. Nearly eight months after the car was first unveiled, we now have fuel-economy figures for the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata sports car.

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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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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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Ford C-Max Hybrid Sales Hurt By Cut From 47 MPG To 43 MPG, Exec Says

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The C-Max Hybrid was launched to great fanfare in 2012, touting EPA combined mileage of 47 mpg. They say that honesty is the best policy. It''s also said that the truth can hurt. Ford is experiencing both of these with its C-Max Hybrid--with lower sales since the company dropped its official EPA-rated mileage figures. That matched Ford''s larger

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2016 Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon Take Truck Fuel-Efficiency Crown At 25 MPG

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EPA fuel-economy ratings are in, and rear-wheel-drive versions of the General Motors trucks are rated at 25 mpg combined (22 mpg city, 31 mpg highway). The 2016 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon mid-size pickup twins, fitted with the newly-available Duramax four-cylinder diesel engine, are now the most fuel-efficient pickup trucks sold in the U.S.

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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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2016 Honda Pilot Seven-Seat SUV Rated At 22 Or 23 MPG Combined

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The new Pilot was unveiled back in February at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, and we now know that it will achieve an EPA-rated 23 mpg combined (20 mpg city, 27 mpg highway) with front-wheel drive and the optional nine-speed automatic transmission. The 2016 Honda Pilot gets a slight bump in fuel efficiency as part of a ground-up redesign.

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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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2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Pickup Fuel Economy: 23 MPG Combined

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The 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel achieved an EPA fuel-economy rating of 23 mpg combined for rear-wheel drive models. That represents a city rating of 20 mpg How do you make a full-size pickup truck more fuel-efficient? Fitting in a smaller diesel engine seems to be working for Ram. MORE: 2014 Pickup Truck Gas Mileage: Ford Vs Chevy Vs Ram, Who''s Best?

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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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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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2016 Honda HR-V Subcompact SUV Rated At 31 MPG Combined

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With the sole option of a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, Honda''s smallest-ever crossover is rated at 31 mpg combined (28 mpg city, 35 mpg highway) when ordered with front-wheel drive and the CVT automatic transmission. We now have EPA fuel-economy for the 2016 Honda HR-V crossover, which is based on the Fit subcompact.

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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. [.].

Why Can't We Buy Cars That Do 60, 70, Or 80 MPG?

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The first-generation Honda Insight hybrid, sold from 2000 through 2006, is renowned even today for its ultra-high gas mileage: 52 mpg combined (48 mpg city, 58 mpg highway). Those ratings remain unmatched today by anything today that doesn''t include a plug and a large battery pack. So why, 15 years after the Insight went on sale--considering

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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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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Average Fuel Economy Reaches 25.4 MPG In U.S. Vehicles During First Half

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new-car average fuel economy hovered around 25 mpg, a recent analysis found. mpg, according to the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). Moving past the halfway mark of 2015, U.S. The sales-weighted average window sticker fuel economy for new cars in June was 25.4 This represents a 0.1-mpg decrease from May, which. Fuel Economy

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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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2011 Ford Fiesta Gets 40 MPG Rating

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The 2011 Ford Fiesta is officially the most fuel efficient model in its class, with the EPA announcing today that the ultra-funky hatchback and sedan rates in at 29 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway when equipped with the smooth shifting six-speed PowerShift dual clutch transmission.

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The 3-Cylinder, 40 MPG. Mazda Miata?

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Okay, so at 25 mpg combined and 28 mpg highway it's a long way off the sort of vehicles we usually feature, but let's just say it's one of the best of a bad bunch. As sports cars go, the current Mazda MX-5 Miata isn't too bad when it comes to fuel efficiency. That's not to say that it can't be improved upon. Well, with one of its predecessors

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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.

2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel Rated At 46 MPG Highway

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The 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel will be something of a highway star when it goes on sale, with an EPA-estimated rating of 46 mpg highway. That''s better than previous estimates of around 42 mpg, and if other diesels on the market today are anything to go by, some owners may find themselves beating even those figures.

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2015 Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon Four-Cylinder Gas Mileage: 21 Or 22 MPG Combined

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Trucks equipped with the 2.5-liter engine and six-speed automatic transmission will return an EPA-estimated 22 mpg combined (20 mpg city, 27 mpg highway). General Motors has released gas-mileage ratings for the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and 2015 GMC Canyon mid-size pickup trucks equipped with the base four-cylinder gasoline engine.

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2017 hybrid mid-size sedans: all the entries, plus what's due for 2018

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mpg Fuel EconomyThe mid-size sedan was once the default for a majority of U.S. car buyers. While the segment's position has been eroded by the rise of crossover utility vehicles of many sizes, these sedans still remain quite popular. Given the number of options available among hybrid mid-size sedans, that should remain the case among buyers who want passenger.

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