The Truth About Cars » 40 MPG http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sun, 07 Feb 2016 18:00:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » 40 MPG http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com 2016 Smart Fortwo Won’t Hit Magic 40 MPG http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/2016-smart-fortwo-wont-hit-magic-40-mpg/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/2016-smart-fortwo-wont-hit-magic-40-mpg/#comments Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:04:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1156354 The next-generation Smart Fortwo, expected to go on sale in North America shortly, won’t achieve the magical 40-mpg benchmark in highway driving, reports Car & Driver. Fuel economy for the Mercedes microcar will stay similar to the current generation at 33 mpg city and 39 mpg highway when equipped with the automatic transmission. Manual models will […]

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The next-generation Smart Fortwo, expected to go on sale in North America shortly, won’t achieve the magical 40-mpg benchmark in highway driving, reports Car & Driver. Fuel economy for the Mercedes microcar will stay similar to the current generation at 33 mpg city and 39 mpg highway when equipped with the automatic transmission. Manual models will […]

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EGR-equipped Buick Regal Hits 40 MPG http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/egr-equipped-buick-regal-hits-40-mpg/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/egr-equipped-buick-regal-hits-40-mpg/#comments Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:00:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=791809 The current Buick Regal is an excellent car. I know, because I have one parked in my garage (it’s sweet). Still, it could be better- and the guys at the SouthWest Research Institute (SWRI) have figured out a way to enhance the mid-range Buick so that it produces fewer harmful carbon emissions and gets better […]

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The current Buick Regal is an excellent car. I know, because I have one parked in my garage (it’s sweet). Still, it could be better- and the guys at the SouthWest Research Institute (SWRI) have figured out a way to enhance the mid-range Buick so that it produces fewer harmful carbon emissions and gets better […]

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QOTD: Time For An End To Manufacturer Measured MPG Numbers? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/qotd-time-for-an-end-to-manufacturer-measured-mpg-numbers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/qotd-time-for-an-end-to-manufacturer-measured-mpg-numbers/#comments Fri, 02 Nov 2012 16:44:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=465752   TTAC’s inbox was inundated this morning with reports of Hyundai’s revised mileage claims, which remove a number of its vehicles from the 40 MPG club. According to Hyundai Procedural errors at the automakers’ joint testing operations in Korea led to incorrect fuel economy ratings for select vehicle lines. Maybe it’s time for a new […]

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  TTAC’s inbox was inundated this morning with reports of Hyundai’s revised mileage claims, which remove a number of its vehicles from the 40 MPG club. According to Hyundai Procedural errors at the automakers’ joint testing operations in Korea led to incorrect fuel economy ratings for select vehicle lines. Maybe it’s time for a new […]

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Wall Street Journal Misses Its Mark With The Dart http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/wall-street-journal-gets-it-miss-its-mark-with-the-dart/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/wall-street-journal-gets-it-miss-its-mark-with-the-dart/#comments Wed, 19 Sep 2012 16:15:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=460727 It’s the kind of mistake that only a blogger (said with a contemptuous sneer) would make. The Wall Street Journal reports that “U.S. regulators rated a new Chrysler Group LLC compact car with highway fuel-economy of 41 miles a gallon, a move that fulfills a key element of the company’s 2009 federal bailout and cleared […]

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It’s the kind of mistake that only a blogger (said with a contemptuous sneer) would make. The Wall Street Journal reports that “U.S. regulators rated a new Chrysler Group LLC compact car with highway fuel-economy of 41 miles a gallon, a move that fulfills a key element of the company’s 2009 federal bailout and cleared […]

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Fiat 500 Finally Gets The 40 MPG Brass Ring http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/fiat-500-finally-gets-the-40-mpg-brass-ring/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/fiat-500-finally-gets-the-40-mpg-brass-ring/#comments Mon, 10 Sep 2012 13:00:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=459594 A couple tweaks have finally pushed the Fiat 500 to the magical 40 MPG mark – but only on manual-equipped version. While automatic transmission 500s stay rated at 27/34 mpg city/highway, the manual versions get a bump to 31/40 mpg, up from 30/38 mpg. According to Fiat, the new rating comes from a taller final […]

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A couple tweaks have finally pushed the Fiat 500 to the magical 40 MPG mark – but only on manual-equipped version. While automatic transmission 500s stay rated at 27/34 mpg city/highway, the manual versions get a bump to 31/40 mpg, up from 30/38 mpg. According to Fiat, the new rating comes from a taller final […]

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Question Of The Day: What Was Your Worst… Automotive Prediction? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/question-of-the-day-what-was-your-worst-automotive-prediction/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/question-of-the-day-what-was-your-worst-automotive-prediction/#comments Tue, 31 Jul 2012 15:02:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=454860 I saw the future as clearly as day. The Honda CR-Z. A beautiful machine that would finally marry that elusive dream couple, sport and fuel economy, for less than $20,000. It had to be a hit. Just had to… Maybe it was my daily commuter that blinded me to the oncoming reality. A 2001 Honda […]

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I saw the future as clearly as day. The Honda CR-Z. A beautiful machine that would finally marry that elusive dream couple, sport and fuel economy, for less than $20,000. It had to be a hit. Just had to… Maybe it was my daily commuter that blinded me to the oncoming reality. A 2001 Honda […]

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Chevrolet Spark Misses The 40 MPG Mark http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/chevrolet-spark-misses-the-40-mpg-mark/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/chevrolet-spark-misses-the-40-mpg-mark/#comments Fri, 20 Jul 2012 17:56:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=453601 Glancing at its diminutive footprint and tiny engine specs, one would expect superlative fuel economy from the Chevrolet Spark, right? Wrong. According to GM Inside News, the Spark with manual transmission [is rated] at 32 mpg city and 38 mpg highway, while the four-speed automatic will wear ratings of 28 mpg city and 37 mpg […]

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Glancing at its diminutive footprint and tiny engine specs, one would expect superlative fuel economy from the Chevrolet Spark, right? Wrong. According to GM Inside News, the Spark with manual transmission [is rated] at 32 mpg city and 38 mpg highway, while the four-speed automatic will wear ratings of 28 mpg city and 37 mpg […]

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Dodge Dart Gets “Aero” Package To Break 40 MPG http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/dodge-dart-gets-aero-package-to-break-40-mpg/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/dodge-dart-gets-aero-package-to-break-40-mpg/#comments Mon, 30 Apr 2012 13:47:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=442124 Looks like the Dodge Dart will apparently break 40 MPG adjusted in the end…but you’ll need a special option package to do it, just like its chief domestic rivals, the Ford Focus and Chevrolet Cruze. We weren’t invited to the launch of the Dart, but reports from the event state that the 1.4L MultiAir turbocharged […]

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Looks like the Dodge Dart will apparently break 40 MPG adjusted in the end…but you’ll need a special option package to do it, just like its chief domestic rivals, the Ford Focus and Chevrolet Cruze. We weren’t invited to the launch of the Dart, but reports from the event state that the 1.4L MultiAir turbocharged […]

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900 Miles And Runnin': Searching For Truth In A Rented Elantra http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/900-miles-and-runnin-searching-for-truth-in-a-rented-elantra/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/900-miles-and-runnin-searching-for-truth-in-a-rented-elantra/#comments Sun, 18 Dec 2011 18:13:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=422744 Sometimes the stars align. Last week’s article about the “Consumer Watchdog” Elantra fuel-economy press release had ruffled some feathers and aroused my personal curiosity regarding the Elantra’s alleged thirst. And then — wouldn’t you know it — I found myself with a chance to run South and visit a few friends. The time frame was […]

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Sometimes the stars align. Last week’s article about the “Consumer Watchdog” Elantra fuel-economy press release had ruffled some feathers and aroused my personal curiosity regarding the Elantra’s alleged thirst. And then — wouldn’t you know it — I found myself with a chance to run South and visit a few friends. The time frame was […]

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Fuel Economy Fudge-Gate: An Update http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/fuel-economy-fudge-gate-an-update/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/fuel-economy-fudge-gate-an-update/#comments Sun, 04 Sep 2011 18:49:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=410259 There was troubling news at the end of last week, as Automotive News [sub]’s Rick Kranz reported that an unnamed automaker was quietly accusing another unnamed automaker of tweaking its EPA fuel economy tests, arguing There’s a noticeable difference between the mpg number posted on some cars’ window sticker and an analysis of the data […]

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There was troubling news at the end of last week, as Automotive News [sub]’s Rick Kranz reported that an unnamed automaker was quietly accusing another unnamed automaker of tweaking its EPA fuel economy tests, arguing There’s a noticeable difference between the mpg number posted on some cars’ window sticker and an analysis of the data […]

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