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KickingTiresExpect the 2009 Porsche Boxster and Cayman to land at dealerships in March with improved technology, power and fuel economy. Of course, this also means a teensy price bump. The ???09 Cayman will start at $50,300, while the Cayman S......
Tags: Luxury Vehicles, Sports Cars
KickingTiresThe 2010 Ford Shelby GT500 manages to deliver both increased performance and better fuel economy. Upgrades for the V-8 engine???s calibration and cold-air intake system bump up ratings to 540 hp and 510 pounds-feet of torque. That???s 40 hp and......
KickingTiresKia???s newest compact car will cost $13,695, making it the least-expensive compact sedan on the market, replacing the 2009 Kia Spectra. Competing with vehicles like the Toyota Corolla, Chevrolet Cobalt and Nissan Sentra, the Forte has a base MSRP that???...
Tags: Toyota, Metal and Mineral, Nissan, Vehicles, Passenger Cars
KickingTiresCall them super-saver cars. More than ever, automakers are offering specially branded, fuel-efficient trim levels, but buyers should beware: Those models may compromise performance, have fewer features or require spending a little more to get those mpg...
KickingTiresThe 2010 Subaru Legacy will get more power, but also manages to increase its fuel economy with a new transmission. The EPA rated the 2010 Subaru Legacy 2.5i model with a continuously variable automatic transmission 23/31 mpg city/highway. That???s a......
KickingTiresFord???s new twin-turbo gasoline direct-injection EcoBoost engines pack plenty of punch for their size. The 2010 Ford Flex with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 is rated at 355 hp and 350 pounds-feet of torque. That???s an increase of 35% horsepower and......
Tags: Ethanol, Hybrid Vehicles, Engineering
KickingTiresIn a bold move, Chevy claims that the 2011 Chevy Volt plug-in electric will get 230 mpg in city driving; the automaker got this fuel economy number using a newly devised EPA method. This isn???t an official number, but the......
KickingTiresBy Thom Blackett for Cars.com For most every task in life, there are at least two methods of approach. Ask Donald Trump to build you a new home, for example, and the result will be something drastically different than what......
KickingTiresAfter President Barack Obama outlined the plan in a May speech, the U.S. Department of Transportation and Environmental Protection Agency have announced a coordinated program to improve the fuel economy standards of passenger cars and trucks as well as...
KickingTiresThe Environmental Protection Agency has delivered its final draft of the proposed new fuel economy rules. The agency will target a 35.5 mpg standard for vehicles by 2016, according to Lisa Jackson, EPA administrator. The proposed rules will first come.......
KickingTiresWith federal requirements for higher mileage cars looming, car shoppers may have fewer large choices in upcoming years. Automakers have to find a median between what the U.S. market wants ??? traditionally larger vehicles ??? and increased fuel economy,...
KickingTiresHyundai is following in the footsteps of GM, making slight engine tweaks to add a few mpgs to some of its 2009 models. Even though they feature different four-cylinder engines, both the 2009 Hyundai Accent and 2009 Hyundai Tucson see......
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