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160Why the 2013 Dodge Dart won't really get 40 mpg combined

Chrysler dropped a bombshell today, insinuating that its forthcoming 2013 Dodge Dart will have a combined fuel economy of 40 miles per gallon. Some media outlets have regurgitated this number without question. But it just isn't true, as that 40-mpg fuel economy number is unadjusted and will most certainly be lower once it gets printed on window stickers.

11Mazda's core attribute is "real-world" fuel efficiency with zoom-zoom

Mazda Motor says "real-world" fuel-efficiency will be one of its core attributes as the Japanese automaker seeks to lift U.S. sales volume some 74 percent by 2015. Don't worry though, 'cause zoom-zoom will remain Mazda's number one raison d'etre.

17Chrysler figures improved fuel economy will drive growth

Chrysler claims to be on track to sell 1.4 million vehicles in the U.S. in 2011. However, key vehicles, including the Chrysler 300 and Fiat 500 are in short supply and, of the 170 U.S. dealers granted franchises to peddle Fiat vehicles, fewer than 50 are currently operational. Sergio Marchionne, chief executive officer of Fiat SpA, gave investors the following understatement: "Officially, we are behind schedule."

14Video: Hyundai launches Save the Asterisks campaign for 40-mpg Elantra

2011 Hyundai Elantra gets 40 mpg, no asterisks – Click above to watch the video after the break

46Video: Hyundai launches Save the Asterisks campaign for 40-mpg Elantra

2011 Hyundai Elantra gets 40 mpg, no asterisks – Click above to watch video after the break

18LA 2010: Hatch, sedan versions of 2012 Ford Focus debut

The all new Ford Focus five-door hatchback and four-door sedan have been unveiled at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show. The projected 40 miles per gallon highway rating certainly makes it impressive, albeit just slightly less impressive than the Chevy Cruze Eco that's officially rated at 42 mpg highway. The improved aerodynamic design of the 2012 Focus (the new four-door has a drag co-efficient of 0.297 compared to the current model's 0.320) along with the new 2.0-liter gasoline direct-injection fo

18Report: Dodge to get 40-mpg small car

2006 Dodge Hornet concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

29Report: Dodge to get 40-mpg small car

2006 Dodge Hornet concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

212011 Audi A1 dual-charged 1.4-liter TFSI model hits nearly 40 mpg

2011 Audi A1 1.4 TFSI – Click above for high-res image gallery

4140 mpg is the new 30 - or is it 60 mpg is the new 50?

2011 Ford Fiesta – Click above for high-res image gallery

47Officially Official: 2011 Ford Fiesta rated at 40 mpg highway

2011 Ford Fiesta – Click above for high-res image gallery

96Officially Official: 2011 Ford Fiesta rated at 40 mpg highway

2011 Ford Fiesta – Click above for high-res image gallery

12Only two 40+ mpg models available in the U.S., 113 overseas

We reported the general outlines of 40mpg's survey that was released this week before the news was officially out. And it took a reader to remind me that we never then followed up with the official details. Allow me to rectify that.

15Plenty of 40 mpg cars overseas, just not in the US

In spite of rising gas prices in the United States, the number of cars capable of exceeding 40 mpg seems to be dropping. The Civil Society Institute will be releasing a report on February 14 indicating that although more and more high-mileage cars are becoming available in other markets, they aren't available here. According to a poll that they conducted, many Americans want higher mileage cars.

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