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Nissan is the most fuel efficient full-line automaker in the United States. This according to the 2014 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) “Trends” Report. Nissan’s fleet-wide fuel economy rating of 26.2 combined mpg was highest among all full-line automakers in the annual report, which is the authoritative reference on new light-duty vehicle carbon dioxide emissions, fuel […]

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The measurement of “miles per gallon equivalent” (MPGe) is a solution federal agencies decided upon a few years ago to help shoppers compare energy costs for plug-in vehicles to fuel costs for conventional vehicles. In brief, MPGe represents the number of miles a vehicle can travel using a quantity of “fuel” – actually electricity – […]

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Hyundai and Kia’s November 2012 fuel ratings kafuffle is taking another step forward. Hyundai Motor America (HMA) and Kia Motors America (KMA) announced Dec. 23 that the Hyundai Group has entered into an agreement with current and former owners and lessees of vehicles affected by the automaker’s November 2012 restatement of fuel economy ratings. Both […]

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The newest Mercedes-Benz E-Class in E250 BlueTEC sedan guise has achieved an estimated EPA rating of 45 miles per gallon on the highway and 28 mpg around town. The first diesel E-Class to be available with 4MATIC in the U.S. achieves best-in-class fuel efficiency for a midsize luxury sedan and for the entire industry in […]

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The all-new 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage 5-door sub-compact arrives in the U.S. as the most fuel-efficient non-hybrid gasoline vehicle available in America. The new Mirage has an EPA fuel economy rating of 40 mpg combined, 37 mpg city, 44 mpg highway for CVT-equipped model; the EPA fuel economy rating is of 37 mpg combined, 34 mpg […]

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TrueCar announced that fuel economy numbers from June light vehicle auto sales indicate the TrueMPG index remained steady at 23.7 mpg compared to May, remaining at record levels for industry fuel economy. Year-over-year, average fuel economy saw a 0.7 mpg increase, led by Nissan and Chrysler, which both enjoyed better than 1.1 MPG gains in […]

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The new 2014 Ford Fiesta SE with the Super Fuel Economy package has achieved 41 mpg in EPA testing. According to Ford, the Fiesta is the only subcompact car to surpass 40 mpg. The fuel economy claim is for the Fiesta SE with the Super Fuel Economy package; that package includes Ford’s 1.6-liter engine and […]

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The 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV’s efficiency ratings are out. This new EV from General Motors is rated at an EPA-estimated combined city/highway 119 MPGe fuel economy equivalent and a combined city/highway EPA estimated range of 82 miles when fully charged. This means that when compared to the average new vehicle, the Spark EV can potentially […]

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The repercussions of inaccurate fuel economy labeling on some models of Hyundai and Kia vehicles have become a bit more tangible to the Korean automakers. Between them, the companies have designated more than $412 million as compensation to those customers with one of the dozens of models involved in the reimbursement program set up by […]

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency certified the 2013 Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid at up to 108 Miles Per Gallon Equivalent (MPGe). The Fusion Energi’s full EPA rating is 108 MPGe city, 92 MPGe highway and a combined 100 MPGe. Ford says these figures mean the sedan could potentially help save customers an estimated $6,850 in […]

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