The Truth About Cars » Efficiency http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:42:47 +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 » Efficiency http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com New Buick Engine Powering New Buick Encore Around It http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/new-buick-engine-powering-new-buick-encore-around/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/new-buick-engine-powering-new-buick-encore-around/#comments Mon, 20 Jul 2015 16:00:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1120065 General Motors announced Monday a new trim for the 2016 Buick Encore that will use a new 1.4-liter turbocharged four, which will be the first application of a new global-engine platform. The car will go on sale this fall. According to GM, the new mill produces 153 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque — an 11 percent gain in […]

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General Motors announced Monday a new trim for the 2016 Buick Encore that will use a new 1.4-liter turbocharged four, which will be the first application of a new global-engine platform. The car will go on sale this fall. According to GM, the new mill produces 153 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque — an 11 percent gain in […]

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Question Of The Day: Which Car Companies Do You Not Like… But Respect? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/question-of-the-day-which-car-companies-do-you-not-like-but-respect/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/question-of-the-day-which-car-companies-do-you-not-like-but-respect/#comments Wed, 28 Nov 2012 14:00:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=468186 The late Gore Vidal was fond of saying, “Gratitude can be a complicated thing.” He was right. Whether you are a hater, or simply a chronic critic, the act of complimenting those who follow the beat of a different drummer is usually not within the tip of the human tongue. We want things our way… and sometimes […]

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The late Gore Vidal was fond of saying, “Gratitude can be a complicated thing.” He was right. Whether you are a hater, or simply a chronic critic, the act of complimenting those who follow the beat of a different drummer is usually not within the tip of the human tongue. We want things our way… and sometimes […]

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Eco-Friendly Supercars: A Fool’s Errand? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/eco-friendly-supercars-a-fools-errand/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/eco-friendly-supercars-a-fools-errand/#comments Fri, 03 Aug 2012 16:54:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=455415 In the eternal quest to adhere to “sustainability”, Lamborghini will apparently be fitting the Aventador with a start-stop system and cylinder deactivation. Am I the only one that finds the recent trend of eco-friendly supercars ridiculous? We can argue over their relevance in today’s wider world, what direction they should take (lightweight and pure, like a […]

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In the eternal quest to adhere to “sustainability”, Lamborghini will apparently be fitting the Aventador with a start-stop system and cylinder deactivation. Am I the only one that finds the recent trend of eco-friendly supercars ridiculous? We can argue over their relevance in today’s wider world, what direction they should take (lightweight and pure, like a […]

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Ask The Best And Brightest: Which Automaker May Be Fudging Their EPA Numbers? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/ask-the-best-and-brightest-which-automaker-may-be-fudging-their-epa-numbers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/ask-the-best-and-brightest-which-automaker-may-be-fudging-their-epa-numbers/#comments Fri, 02 Sep 2011 17:12:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=410055 The Environmental Protection Agency’s fuel economy testing system is notoriously weak, relying on self-reporting for the vast majority of vehicles, and exhibiting vulnerabilities to “gaming.” But rather than attacking each others’ EPA numbers, automakers seem to have agreed that it’s best if everyone does their best to juice their own numbers and allows the imperfect […]

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The Environmental Protection Agency’s fuel economy testing system is notoriously weak, relying on self-reporting for the vast majority of vehicles, and exhibiting vulnerabilities to “gaming.” But rather than attacking each others’ EPA numbers, automakers seem to have agreed that it’s best if everyone does their best to juice their own numbers and allows the imperfect […]

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Fuel Efficiency Still A Consumer Concern http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/02/fuel-efficiency-still-a-consumer-concern/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/02/fuel-efficiency-still-a-consumer-concern/#comments Thu, 05 Feb 2009 20:25:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=240631 According to a study by the Consumer Federation of America (PDF), relatively low gas prices haven’t done much to change consumer trends towards more fuel-efficient vehicles. This revelation comes amid claims that small car demand was artificially inflated by high gas prices and increased truck production from General Motors. The survey asked respondents to rate […]

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According to a study by the Consumer Federation of America (PDF), relatively low gas prices haven’t done much to change consumer trends towards more fuel-efficient vehicles. This revelation comes amid claims that small car demand was artificially inflated by high gas prices and increased truck production from General Motors. The survey asked respondents to rate […]

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