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Mazda CX-9 30,000-Mile Update: Running on Empty Mazda CX-9 30,000-Mile Update: Running on Empty
- WHAT WE LIKE: Torque. The CX-9’s 2.5-liter inline-four delivers all of its 310 lb-ft from as low as 2000 rpm, and the six-speed automatic is perfectly programmed to take advantage of this turbocharged, small-displacement engine. As a result, the big CX-9 never gets caught in the wrong gear, making...
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2016 Toyota Prius Eco Tested: Camry Space, Yaris Refinement, 56 mpg 2016 Toyota Prius Eco Tested: Camry Space, Yaris Refinement, 56 mpg
- Okay, so we didn’t quite wring 56 mpg from the new Prius. We only managed 47 mpg over our 1009 lead-footed miles behind the wheel; well over half of those miles were on the highway, where the Prius’ rated fuel economy is 5 mpg lower than it is in the city. But we’re confident that any semi-normal...
2016 Toyota Prius Eco Tested: Camry Space, Yaris Refinement, 56 mpg »
2015 Mercedes-Benz SL400 Tested: The Sports Car for Grown-Ups 2015 Mercedes-Benz SL400 Tested: The Sports Car for Grown-Ups
-It seems an inescapable eventuality: Reach a certain age (it starts with a four) and the little irritations of sports cars—the noise, the vibrations, and their spartan nature—begin to grow into full-blown annoyances. Angling the nose to keep it from scraping on driveways, getting in and out, and...
2015 Mercedes-Benz SL400 Tested: The Sports Car for Grown-Ups »
2013 Chevrolet Malibu Turbo First Drive: Is This the Honey ’Bu ’Bu? 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Turbo First Drive: Is This the Honey ’Bu ’Bu?
Most family-sedan drivers are perfectly happy with the base four-cylinder engine. Modern fours are generally smooth and quiet and can easily sustain 80 mph—or higher—on the highway, while delivering excellent fuel economy. But there are always customers who want more. READ MORE ›› Read...
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Buick Announces 2013 Encore Compact Crossover EPA-Rated for Up to 33 mpg Buick Announces 2013 Encore Compact Crossover EPA-Rated for Up to 33 mpg
Today Buick announced that its upcoming small crossover, the 2013 Encore, has been EPA-rated for 25 mpg in the city and 33 on the highway in front-wheel-drive form. No figures for the all-wheel-drive variant were provided, but we expect to see them soon—the Encore goes on sale early next year. Read...
Buick Announces 2013 Encore Compact Crossover EPA-Rated for Up to 33 mpg »
2013 Audi A6 2.0T Quattro Fuel-Economy Ratings Show Up in EPA Database 2013 Audi A6 2.0T Quattro Fuel-Economy Ratings Show Up in EPA Database
The EPA has released fuel-economy numbers for the 2013 Audi A6 2.0T Quattro , and the Volkswagen Group’s blown four paired with an eight-speed transmission has delivered improved efficiency. The downsized A6 has been rated for 20 mpg in the city and 30 on the highway, a bump of 1 mpg in the city...
2013 Audi A6 2.0T Quattro Fuel-Economy Ratings Show Up in EPA Database »
2013 Ford Taurus with 2.0L EcoBoost Four-Cylinder EPA-Rated for 32 MPG Highway 2013 Ford Taurus with 2.0L EcoBoost Four-Cylinder EPA-Rated for 32 MPG Highway
Ford has revealed EPA fuel-economy ratings for its refreshed Taurus equipped with the new-for-2013 turbocharged 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine. The big sedan nails a solid 32 mpg on the highway; in the city, the EcoBoost Taurus is rated for 22 mpg. Both city and highway figures are higher...
2013 Ford Taurus with 2.0L EcoBoost Four-Cylinder EPA-Rated for 32 MPG Highway »
2013 Lexus GS450h Returns 34 MPG Highway, GS350 Up to 28 MPG 2013 Lexus GS450h Returns 34 MPG Highway, GS350 Up to 28 MPG
When Lexus revealed the 2013 GS450h hybrid, it claimed the new car would boast a fuel-efficiency improvement of more than 30 percent. The EPA figures are in and the GS450h has met those expectations, returning 29 mpg in the city and 34 on the highway. The last-gen GS450h was only good for ratings of...
2013 Lexus GS450h Returns 34 MPG Highway, GS350 Up to 28 MPG »
Woman falls asleep, slows traffic for an hour Woman falls asleep, slows traffic for an hour
A Graham woman fell asleep at the wheel Thursday morning and caused a two-vehicle wreck on Interstate 40/85 near exit 150 that blocked one lane on the highway for about an hour. No one was seriously injured. Latoya Yvette Van Hook, 30, of Graham, was…
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Is 40 mpg the new 30? Reading between the ad lines Is 40 mpg the new 30? Reading between the ad lines
In the world of car advertising, “40” is the new “30.” And with gas prices still hovering around $4 a gallon, and threatening to rise, many consumers are looking toward more fuel-efficient vehicles to reduce their expenses. And a majority of car shoppers are willing to pay extra...
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