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    Four-cylinder engines power 65.4% of cars built in 2010
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    Back in 2008, soaring gas prices sent car buyers in search of efficient four-cylinder vehicles and, as the numbers show, sales of V6 and V8 engines dropped from 63.9 percent to 57.1 percent when gas prices spiked. Though elevated fuel costs may have triggered the increased demand for ...

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    EPA reveals top 10 most fuel-efficient cars since 1984, original Honda Insight takes top honors
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    Top Ten EPA-rated Fuel Sippers (1984 to present) – Click above for image gallery
    Fuel efficiency has increased dramatically in the last decade, or at least that's what we've been told. So it might come as a surprise to find out that six of the Top Ten EPA-rated Fuel Sippers from 1984 to ...

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    Ford claims biggest five-year fuel economy improvement among major automakers
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    Ford 1.6-liter EcoBoost - Click above for high-res image gallery
    According to the latest report from the Environmental Protection Agency, Ford has scored the biggest improvement in combined fuel economy of any major carmaker over the last five years. Between 2005 and 2009, Ford improved its fleet ...

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    2010 Ford Fusion 4-banger scores best-in-class 23/34 mpg!
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    Click above for high-res image gallery of the 2010 Ford Fusion
    When we drove the thoroughly refreshed Fusion out in California after the LA Auto Show, it proved to be a thoroughly enjoyable ride. It now turns out that the Fusion is not only fun to drive, but also fuel efficient in forms other than ...

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    Nissan ECO Pedal puts pressure on lead foots
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    As if "shift lights" weren't annoying enough... Nissan's new "ECO pedal" has been engineered to encourage good fuel economy with a servo-actuated gas pedal that will push back on the driver's lead foot when on-board computers detect wasteful acceleration. According to Nissan, vehicles equipped ...

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    Toyota planning second hybrid model, along with rebadged Lexus variant
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    To feed the insatiable demand for fuel-efficient vehicles, and follow the striking success of the Toyota Prius, the Japanese automaker will introduce a second hybrid-only vehicle in 2009. The all-new model will have a 2- to 2.5-liter engine, suggesting it will be larger than their current popular ...

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    How to keep your land barge and still drive green(ish)
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    These days it seems more common to overhear comments about a particular car's appalling fuel economy than idle chatter about the weather, which makes sense when a gallon of gas costs as much as a cheap umbrella. For instance, just the other day there was some guy going on about how his car was ...

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