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Ford's new F-150 takes aim at Ram's highway mpg crown

3:51 pm U.S. ET | July 29, 2014

Ford hopes to regain fuel economy bragging rights in big pickups by offering a special “SFE” package on the aluminum-bodied 2015 F-150. The Super Fuel Economy package -- or SFE -- will be available on XL and XLT models. It will be powered by the company's newest engine: a lightweight and compact 2.7-liter twin turbo V-6 equipped with stop-start....
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DAVE GUILFORD

BLOG: Maybe the EPA should just hire Consumer Reports for mpg ratings

10:10 am U.S. ET | July 23, 2014

Maybe the federal government should adopt Consumer Reports as a model for fuel economy testing. Or just outsource the task to the magazine....
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New F-150's fuel economy will improve, but can it best Ram 1500?

2:50 pm U.S. ET | July 22, 2014

Ford's new aluminum-bodied 2015 F-150 pickup coming this fall might not be able to beat Chrysler Group's Ram 1500 and claim best-in-class fuel economy....
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EPA seeks real-world tests of mpg claims

4:00 pm U.S. ET | July 14, 2014

The EPA plans to require automakers to road test vehicles to verify fuel-economy figures before they are published on window stickers and other sources....
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LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

BLOG: Why fuel economy faces law of diminishing returns

3:02 pm U.S. ET | July 11, 2014

In economics, it's known as the law of diminishing returns, the shrinking benefit you get when you pour ever-increasing resources toward achieving a singular goal. The DOE showed a good mathematical example of the principle today with a graphic it released about the consumer benefits of fuel economy....
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RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Is the maligned Mitsubishi Mirage a good value?

12:40 pm U.S. ET | July 7, 2014

The Mitsubishi Mirage is one of the strangest cars I have ever driven -- and it's one of the most polarizing new models of 2014...
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Average U.S. fuel economy 25.5 mpg in June

1:38 pm U.S. ET | July 7, 2014

Average fuel economy for new vehicles sold in the United States remained above 25 mpg for the fifth straight month in June, researchers at the University of Michigan said....
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