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Commented On: 2014 Chevy Spark EV Prototype Electric Car: First Drive

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I'm pretty surprised (GASP!) that they would use the license plate number "SPRK EV1" in the animation, given all the awful publicity and feelings about the original EV1 car ('96 - '99).

Commented On: 2013 Nissan Altima 2.5: First Drive

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As many of us pointed out in comments on the linked-to article, hybrid cars that are not plug-in are GAS-POWERED. That means that there are several mid-size hybrids with higher MPG than the Altima, including the Sonata, Camry, Fusion, and Prius.

Commented On: 2013 Nissan Altima: The Most Fuel-Efficient Mid-Size Car You Can Buy

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If you can't count the Prius or the Fusion or the Camry or the Sonata, then you can't count the Chevy E-Assist cars either.

Commented On: Green On The Outside? Five Small Cars With Poor Gas Mileage

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Rich is right, this article is pure drivel. These are sports cars. Duh!

Commented On: Why Can't U.S. Buyers Get Hybrid Toyota Yaris & Honda Fit?

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I would like to know who is driving all these alleged highway miles? There is plenty of data out there showing average commute speeds of well under 40mph (e.g.
I am suspicious that emphasis on highway MPG has more to do with marketing than reality. I hate it when I see a car advertised as "36mpg" when its real-world city MPG is more like 17.
When you're on the highway and traffic is stop-and-go, guess what -- it's the city MPG that's more relevant.
I would like to see efficiency optimized in a given car _class_. This is starting to happen with mid-size sedans, with the Camry, Fusion, and Sonata all offering excellent city MPG.

Commented On: 2013 Ford Escape Gets Official EPA Gas Mileage Ratings

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My point of view: 2013 Escape a Let-down for this "City" driver!
I find the MPG rating for the 1.6L EcoBoost engine to be very disappointing.
Compare its City/Hwy of 23/33 to the new CR-V rating of 23/31, and the CR-V is still using it's ancient 2.4L engine design.
I do believe these type small SUVs are known to get lower City MPG than the EPA ratings, e.g. 16 for the CR-V in Consumer Reports. I wonder if the Escape with 1.6L EcoBoost will do better at delivering real-world real-world City MPG?
One other disappointing thing -- this is still a pretty heavy car at over 3500 lbs.
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