2013 Chevrolet Malibu
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2013 Chevrolet Malibu

Fuel Economy: 25 mpg city / 37 mpg highway

An extremely smooth stop/start system will leave drivers wondering when this midsize sedan’s engine is on and when it’s off.

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2012 BMW 3 Series
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2012 BMW 3 Series

Fuel Economy: 24 mpg city / 36 mpg highway

The redesigned 3 Series may go from 0 to 60 in under 6 seconds with it’s 240 horsepower twin turbo four-cylinder engine, but it will also go from engine off to engine on in less than half a second with its new stop/start feature. Sport and efficiency can go together.

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2012 Buick LaCrosse
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2012 Buick LaCrosse

Fuel Economy: 25 mpg city / 36 mpg highway

The luxurious LaCrosse offers eAssist, which includes a small electric motor, additional battery pack, as well as the stop/start system in this large sedan as standard equipment on the base model car. While this system is more advanced than some stop/start technology, the end result is a much less noticeable on/off rumble of the engine and an extremely smooth ride.

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2013 Ford Fusion
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2013 Ford Fusion

Estimated mileage: 26 mpg city / 37 mpg highway

Available later this year, the new Ford Fusion will include a fuel-efficient, gas only model that will include a stop/start system. It will be powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged direct injection four-cylinder engine.

2012 Buick Regal
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2012 Buick Regal

Fuel Economy: 25 mpg city / 36 mpg highway

Like’s it bigger brother the LaCrosse, the Regal will get eAssist as standard on the midsize Regal. This sedan shows a 25 percent in fuel economy over a Regal using the standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine.

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2012 Kia Soul Eco
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2012 Kia Soul Eco

Fuel Economy: 29 mpg city / 36 mpg highway

An inexpensive highway hauler, the Soul Eco may not be the best running stop/start system on the road, but it’s one of the least expensive. Kia is regrouping after harsh criticism befell the Eco’s stop/start system, and promises to improve the system and still deliver its high mileage.

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