Archives for October 17th, 2013

Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra 4.3-liter EcoTec3 V6 nets 18 mpg city, 24 highway

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There is no doubting that fuel economy has become an important factor in the highly competitive fullsize truck market, with the Ford F-150 EcoBoost V6 and Pentastar V6-powered Ram 1500 setting quite a precedent in recent years. Now it's General Motors' turn. The General has just announced that the new base V6 used in the ...

Nissan Altima is March’s Best-Selling Midsize Sedan

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Toyota sold 37,663 Camrys last month, but it wasn’t enough to stay on top of the midsize segment. With sales totaling 37,763, just 100 more than the Camry, the Nissan Altima was the best-selling midsize player in March. Despite this small setback, Toyota can take solace in the fact that Camry’s year-to-date total is 100,830, ...

2012 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ Turbo vs. 2011 Honda Fit Sport, 2012 Hyundai Accent SE, 2012 Kia Rio5 SX, 2012 Nissan Versa SL, 2012 Toyota Yaris SE

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BY JOHN PHILLIPS PHOTOGRAPHY BY CJ BENNINGER In the automotive time/space continuum, life first pokes its head out of the primordial pea soup in the B-segment. Some of its denizens are slowpoke slugs with nubs for legs. Others are beginning to sprout wings and dazzling plumage. It’s a mixed bag, with the brightest of ...

Feature Flick: Hennessey Camaro ZL1 At The Texas Mile

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The Texas Mile is infamous by now: it’s a yearly tribute to acceleration and crazy top-speed numbers. This year, Motor Trend‘s Jessi Lang strapped on a helmet and took a Hennessey Performance-tuned Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 down the runway as fast as she could. The premise of the Texas Mile is simple: take one 8000-foot runway, and ...