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Chevrolet Cruze Leads Compact Car Sales in June

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The Chevrolet Cruze climbed four spots from fifth place in May to claim the top spot in June – the compact bow-tie’s first podium finish this year. With the new compact sales leader, the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Ford Focus, and Hyundai Elantra each fell one spot in June. Chevrolet sold 32,871 Cruze sedans last month, ...

Feature Flick: Chevy Monza Gets Supercharged With 5 Leafblowers

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On their Roadkill video trips, David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan are used to buying vehicles of questionable repute, and putting them to the test. By Roadkill standards, the Chevrolet Monza they bought in Ohio was a relative gem. Factory-equipped with a 305 V-8 and a four-speed manual, the disco-era fastback proved itself capable of burnouts ...

2014 Chevrolet Spark EV: 119 MPGe Combined

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The Chevrolet Spark EV is officially a small car with big numbers: the electric minicar was just rated at 119 MPGe combined, making it the most efficient electric cars available to the public today. Chevrolet announced this morning that the Environmental Protection Agency had just completed its testing of the new EV and found the Spark ...

2014 Chevrolet Spark EV to Cost $27,495

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The 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV will start at $27,495 before government incentives when it goes on sale this summer. Those eligible for a $7500 federal tax credit could pay just under $20,000, while state incentives could lower the price to as little as $17,495. In California, the Spark EV is eligible for the HOV lane ...

2014 Mazda 6, 2013 Toyota Avalon Named Ward’s 10 Best Interiors

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WardsAuto has released its 2013 rankings of the 10 best interiors. Seven of the top interiors came from Asian automakers, while the remaining three all came from General Motors and Chrysler. Notably missing from this year’s list are any European automakers – last year, Audi, Land Rover, and Volkswagen all took home honors. However, this year, ...

Feature Flick: Chevrolet Sonic RS Does Skateboard Tricks

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With the Chevrolet Sonic being marketed to a young crowd, the subcompact hatch has attempted several extreme stunts – and this Feature Flick is no different. Rapper Theophilus London uses a Sonic RS hatchback like a skateboard on his way to pick up some milk. In the video, London does 180s, rail slides, and ollies in ...

2014 Chevrolet Sonic Adds Limited-Run Paint Colors

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To help brighten up the 2014 Chevrolet Sonic sedan and hatchback, the automaker will launch special paint colors for a limited period of time. The first new color is called Deep Magenta Metallic, and it will be followed later this year by Cool Blue. The Chevrolet Spark subcompact is already offered in bright, funky colors like ...

Recall Roundup: 87,000 Toyota Prius and Lexus HS 250h Hybrids

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2010 Toyota Prius and 2010 Lexus HS 250h The Problem: Due to vibration, the brake pressure accumulator could develop a fatigue crack on an internal part. Toyota has yet to disclose what could happen if the accumulator cracks, but has stated that there have been no reported injuries or accidents related to the problem. The Fix: Owners ...

2014 Chevrolet Spark Adds CVT; Grape, Fresh Lime Colors

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The 2014 Chevrolet Spark will have one significant powertrain change when it arrives in showrooms late this summer: the optional four-speed automatic will be replaced by a continuously variable transmission. Chevrolet spokeswoman Annalisa Bluhm tells us that the Spark was always supposed to have a CVT, but the transmission wasn’t ready in time, so the car ...

Honda Civic Leads May Compact Sales, Elantra Drops Two Spots

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Sales of the Honda Civic continue to climb since its 2013 refresh, with the compact hanging on to the first-place finish it earned in April. Though the Hyundai Elantra came in second place behind the Civic a month prior, the Korean compact slipped two spots behind the Toyota Corolla and Ford Fusion in May. Honda sold ...
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