Gas Mileage

2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost gets 22 MPG

The EPA ratings for Ford’s 2011 F-150 EcoBoost are here – and Ford seems pretty happy with itself. Rated at 16 MPG in the city, and 22 MPG on the highway, the 365 HP truck is a pretty awesome combination of power and efficiency. Oh, and did I mention it makes 420 lb-ft of torque? […]

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2009 VW Jetta TDI gets MPG rated

  The EPA finally got around to putting official MPG numbers on the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI, which is due to hit dealers lots this summer.  Remember, this new TDI engine is 50 state legal – so you can buy it and drive it anywhere in the US.  Read to hear the results?  Drumroll please……. […]

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Loremo – 150 MPG Diesel

Low resistance mobile – that’s what Loremo stands for. And that is precisely what it is – the Loremo was designed with only one thing in mind – the lowest possible coefficient of drag, and thus the highest possibly efficiency. By cutting drag everywhere possible ( including the doors – there are none! ), the […]

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Hillary Clinton wants CAFE set at 55 MPG by 2030

Hello, President Clinton the second. I doubt Hillary will actually become president, but she’s got balls, that’s for sure. The current energy bill being considered has a goal of setting the CAFE standards at 35 MPG – Hillary wants to go way beyond that. Her plan includes two steps – 40 MPG by 2020, and […]

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MINI Cooper D to get 72.4 MPG

Hybrids are all the rage these days, what with the Prius being rated at over 50 MPG ( estimated mid 40′s for 2008 ).  Our good friends overseas have something even better though.  The upcoming Mini Cooper D, due to start being produced in August 2007, is expected to get a rating of 72.4 MPG […]

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Ethanol vs Hybrids

There are many reasons why Toyota is a better automaker than GM, and many reasons why Toyota is now the largest automaker in the world. For starters, Toyota listens to their customers, where GM seems to ignore them. Toyota continually refines a successful formula, where GM lets it stagnate. Not to mention the fact that […]

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Calculate Gas Mileage for 2008

With the announcement that the EPA is changing their testing procedures for the 2008 and beyond model years, many people are wondering what sort of gas mileage these vehicles will be rated at.  After all, it will be the first time in a very long time that EPA gas mileage ratings have any semblance of […]

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Want something good on gas?

Buy a Corvette. The 2007 Chevrolet Corvette, the same one that has the 6.0 liter LS2 V8 good for 400 HP, gets an astonishing 28 MPG on the highway, when hooked up to the six speed manual. If 400 HP isn’t enough for you, don’t worry. You always have the option of the Z06 trim, […]

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