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Hi-mpg.org drives Chevrolet Cruze 4010 miles, averages 33.2 MPG

Recently, hi-mpg.org drove from Colorado to New England and back, racking up over 4000 miles on the odometer of a brand new 2011 Chevrolet Cruze. This gem of a car—very

Mercury Capri

Mercury Capris have long exuded sporty, foreign character. There was the somewhat exclusive Euro-styled Capri of the early 60s, and then the German running mate of the Ford Mustang II

Chevrolet Corvette

What is this?, you ask. A 400-hp Chevrolet Corvette on our list of Hot Green Machines? It’s true! Being the 5th generation ‘Vette and fondly referred to as the “C5″,

Honda CRX HF

It was the only new car in America during its time that could rival the Geo Metro in gas mileage, yet was beautiful to look at and was a hoot

Mazda MX-5 Miata

“It might have been 20 years ago, or just yesterday… a roadster caught your eye,” touted the magazine ads for the new Mazda MX-5 Miata in 1990. A decade after

Nissan Juke

Nissan Juke

Nissan Juke (Photo: netcarshow.com)

Sure, its design is polarizing. Some have even likened it to “the ugliest vehicle since the Pontiac Aztec”—an opinion we wholeheartedly disagree with. Its face reminds some of a frog. So choosing the Nissan Juke as a Hot Green Machine might be something of a controversial declaration, as it is a vehicle that is not universally loved.

No matter. We absolutely dig this vehicle. For exactly the passions that it evokes. » Read more..

New Official Fuel Economy Labels for 2013

2013 Fuel Economy Label

2013 Fuel Economy Label (image: fueleconomy.gov)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released their next-generation fuel economy window stickers for 2013. They are not just more informative but also address the expanding myriad of car types being released to the marketplace (e.g., gasoline and diesel vehicles; plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, or PHEV; and all-electric vehicles). » Read more..

Kia Soul

Kia Soul

Kia Soul

Kia. Even as recently as a couple years ago, the mere mention of the Korean nameplate may have evoked visions of a nondescript, entry-level car for folks with thin wallets and a regard for automobiles as nothing but mere appliances to get them from Destination 1 to Destination 2. Actually, this could have been said about Kia’s sister brand, Hyundai. Exciting cars just didn’t come out of the Land of the Morning Calm.

At least until 2010. Introducing the Kia Soul, South Korea’s first memorable car. » Read more..

Ford Fiesta

2011 Ford Fiesta

In 1999—when the radical first-generation Focus made its debut—Ford had demonstrated that it could make a world-class compact car. But since then, with an increased emphasis on making and marketing profit-generating SUVs in the 2000s, Ford USA seemingly lost its way. At least until now or, rather, about a year ago. Introducing the 2011 Ford Fiesta. » Read more..

Gasoline now averages $4/gallon in the U.S.!

As of last Sunday (May 8, 2011), the average cost of a gallon of gas in the United States is $4. This is according to Lundberg Survey, and is for self-service regular unleaded. Premium is approaching $5/gallon in some places. » Read more..