Why Those EPA Mileage Estimates Do Not Add Up

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Despite all of those tangibles, fuel economy is still only an estimate. And, in 2012 alone, both Kia and Hyundai were found guilty of misstating their vehicles’ fuel efficiency by up to 15 percent , while a California woman was awarded nearly $10,000 when she sued Honda in small claims court for overstated mpg claims. Let’s take a look at a few reasons why your vehicle’s actual fuel economy may not add up to the advertised fuel estimates.

How To Drive Green And Save On Gas Mileage

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However, none of these tools will help drivers that intentionally or unintentionally sabotage their own fuel economy. Examples of driving habits that decrease fuel economy include poor vehicle maintenance and terrible driving habits. To begin driving your car in a manner that saves fuel, you will need to make a few minor adjustments to your driving habits. Besides being safe, not speeding can help you save money on fuel as well.


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Cutting Down on the Transportation Costs

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It has great fuel economy, at about 40 MPG. Since it costs about $20/day in gas for my partner to take the truck, and my car has at least double the fuel economy, when we carpool, he drives the car. As we are getting married in just two and a half short months (gosh, time flies), my fiancé and I sat down a couple of weekends ago to do a comprehensive budget analysis. This is an exercise that we wanted to do prior to combining our chequing accounts.

Go Green and Save Money by Using Free Online Calculators

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Fuel Consumption Calculator. If you plan on being in the market for a new automobile this year, then it’s essential that you take the time to analyze fuel economy. While fuel efficiency is important for the environment, it’s as beneficial to your budget as well. Going green and saving money is easier said than done when going about it by yourself.

13 Ways to Make Your Existing Car Greener and Avoid Buying a New One

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Why carry around all that extra weight, which not only costs you more in fuel but also more wear on your engine. Fuel-injected cars do not, contrary to popular mythology, use more gas starting up each time than they would just idling Combine errands. Buy fuel-efficient tires. It’s just creating drag which reduces your fuel economy. Don’t forget to enter to win an iPad 3 here at PET. High gas prices got you down?

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Go Green and Save Money by Picking the Right Car

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A survey conducted by the MoneySupermarket.com car insurance division revealed that 65% of motorists will consider fuel economy and basic running costs the next time they purchase a new vehicle. However, huge strides have been made in the development of diesel vehicles which are now not only on par in terms of performance and reliability with their petrol alternatives, but also more economical in terms of their fuel efficiency.

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Bring on the Affordable Green Family Cars

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So what can be attributed to automakers developing more fuel-efficient cars without classifying them as hybrids or electrics? It features a 1.4-liter, turbocharged engine that maximizes fuel without sacrificing power. And if you want to maximize the fuel economy even more, purchase the Rio with start/stop technology, which means the engine automatically shuts off when you’d otherwise be idling (think: red lights, traffic jams, etc).

Review: 2012 Mazda 3i Grand Touring 4-Door

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The EPA Fuel Economy Estimates for the Mazda 3i Grand Touring are 28 MPG for city driving and 40 MPG for highway driving. The estimated annual fuel cost is $1682 (basedon 15Kmiles at $3.70/gallon). I recently had a chance to drive a Mazda 3i Grand Touring for a week. I had a conference in Dallas a few weeks ago and they wanted me to check out the amazing gas mileage in the Mazda 3i. And let me tell you it was AMAZING!

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Review: 2012 Kia Sorrento

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The official EPA Fuel Economy is 20 MPG in the City and 26 MPG on the highway. A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to test drive a 2012 Kia Sorrento. If you are in the market for an affordable mid-size SUV with seating for seven, this might be a great fit for you. My husband and I both enjoyed driving this vehicle! Here are a few of my favorites from the 2012 Kia Sorrento : :: Features. Smart Key & Push Button Start – This was hands down my favorite feature.

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