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Toyota’s Prius c has established itself solidly as the third-best-selling hybrid being the lowest price Prius, and the highest mpg car “without a plug” sold in America. The subcompact c is a full hybrid and one of four Prius “family” members, the others being the regular “Liftback,” the wagon-like Prius v, and the Prius Plug-in […]

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Europe will see another impressive fuel-sipping gasoline engine in a new version of Peugeot’s 308. Peugeot’s 308, recently awarded European Car of the Year 2014, completes its range with the arrival of a new three cylinder PureTech 1.2-liter turbo petrol engine, producing 130 horsepower. In official witnessed tests, Peugeot’s new engine has been shown to […]

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Every little detail counts when it comes to saving fuel; Michigan-based BorgWarner’s latest timing chain reduces friction to improve engine efficiency and fuel economy. BorgWarner said its next-generation 6.35 mm inverted tooth silent engine timing chains are launching on engines from Mitsubishi, Suzuki, Hyundai, General Motors Korea and one Chinese automaker. According to BorgWarner, the […]

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According to an online survey of 3,000 consumers by Morpace, Inc., more than two out of three – 68 percent – said they would bypass performance in favor of fuel economy. The study by the Detroit-area firm was done this fall and pre-qualified those answering as intending to buy or lease in the next three […]

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Are Ford’s fuel consumption numbers for the Fusion Hybrid and C-Max Hybrid over-hyped by the manufacturer? Ford has been clamoring from one press release to another that this duo of hybrid vehicles is rated at “47 city/47 highway/47 combined mpg.” Consumer Reports has doubts as it has not been able to get close to these […]

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