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Posts Tagged ‘Midsize Sedans’

Consumer Reports: Midsize Sedans Most Fuel-Efficient?

April 17th, 2013

Consumer Reports: Midsize Sedans Match MPG Numbers from Compacts, Subcompacts

With today’s automakers taking great pains to reduce weight and advance in fuel efficiency, it makes logical sense to think that small, light and cheap compact cars would outperform their larger family-midsize counterparts when it comes to the all-important mpg. Not so fast, says a new comprehensive study from Consumer Reports.

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The Best-Selling Midsize Sedan? Not the Camry.

April 3rd, 2013

Camry No Longer Top Selling Car 2013

The midsize sedan market, dominated for decades now by the venerable Toyota Camry, is growing at a feverish pace. Sales year-over-year in the segment are up staggering 20%, far outpacing the industry as a whole, as former minivan and large sedan buyers have found that one of a crop of vastly improved new value-packed midsizes will meet their needs nicely. With brand-new offerings within the last 2 years from almost every single manufacturer, the segment is also seeing a shakeup.

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2013 Ford Fusion Energi: Fuel Economy, Pricing and Release Date

February 27th, 2013

2013 Ford Fusion Energi: Pricing, Range, MPG, Specs and Release Date

The just-released new 2013 Ford Fusion Energi couldn’t be called inexpensive, but thanks to a solid electric-only drive range and good fuel efficiency, Ford’s latest plug-in hybrid sedan still makes a good value proposition for those with a heavy commute.

Starting with the expertly styled and spacious new Fusion midsize, Ford adds a plug-in hybrid system featuring a 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder plus electric motor and eCVT automatic transmission, drawing power from a 7.6-kWH lithium-ion battery pack. The system outputs 195 max horsepower for ample power delivery as the fuel savings start to add up.

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2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Gets Upgrade

February 22nd, 2013

2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Big Changes to Hybrid Blue Drive System

Hyundai has completely revamped its Hybrid Blue Drive gas-electric system found in the 2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid midsize sedan, bringing better fuel efficiency, longer periods of electric-only cruising, and even more trunk space.

The Sonata Hybrid now receives EPA-estimated fuel efficiency ratings of 36 mpg in the city, 40 mpg on the highway and 38 mpg combined (37 combined in the Limited). If you’re counting, that’s an increase of 2 combined mpg over the outgoing 2012 car’s 34 city/39 highway/36 combined rating.

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2013 Toyota Camry Gets Big Updates

February 22nd, 2013

2013 Toyota Camry Updates: Interior, Display Audio and More

The Toyota Camry was once again the best-selling passenger car in the United States in 2012, just as it has been for 14 of the last 15 years, but that hasn’t stopped Toyota from responding to buyer feedback with a host of small changes to make the top-selling midsize even better.

Focusing mostly on the interior, Toyota has improved material quality and added feature content in an effort to stay on top in a midsize segment now filled with a dizzying array of fine choices.

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