2015 Ford Fusion: Smaller EcoBoost Engine, Manual Gearbox Gone


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Time was when mid-size sedans routinely came with V-6 engines of 3.0 to 3.6 liters. But these days, those are rare and expensive high-end options--if they're even offered at all. The 2015 Ford Fusion sedan now has a simplified lineup of engines, and all of them continue to have just four cylinders--but one has gotten s...Read more

Could Less-Pricey 2016 Chevy Volt Undercut Plug-In Hybrids?


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The average new vehicle transaction price in the U.S. today is around $32,000. Now it appears that the upcoming 2016 Chevrolet Volt may possibly have two model variants, one of them targeting a base price of $30,000. That price could potentially equal--or undercut--every plug-in hybrid offered today by Ford, Honda, and...Read more

You're Better Off Buying 100-Mile Electric Cars, Report Says; Shoppers May Disagree


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Sometimes mathematical logic is simply swept aside by the more primal emotions: fear, anxiety, and insecurity. Which is why so many car buyers make choices that cost them money in the long run. Some of those choices may be luxury items they want but don't need; others may be capabilities they'll rarely, if ever, use bu...Read more

GM's 200-Mile Electric Car For 2017: What We Know So Far


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The arrival of a moderately-priced battery electric car with a rated range of 200 miles will change the entire market for plug-in vehicles. When that will happen, and from which maker, remains open--though the likely suspects are Nissan, Tesla, and General Motors, with BMW as a long-shot outsider. With GM's then-CEO D...Read more

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Still In Very Short Supply: Why?


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  The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid received very positive reviews when it was launched almost a year ago. Its EPA fuel-efficiency rating of 47 mpg combined approaches that of the 50-mpg Toyota Prius, but the Accord is a more conventional looking mid-size sedan--a plus for many buyers. Yet sales have been remarkably l...Read more