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    Official: Consumer Reports says Ram 1500 tops fuel economy fight [w/video]
    Toyota Highlander Hybrid Knocks Out Midsize SUV Competition 1409148900

    Consumer Reports takes its independent vehicle testing procedures seriously. In an era when we have to question the EPA's official ratings thanks to recent re-evaluations from Ford and Hyundai, an independent voice is important. So, when CR says something is the best, it's worth paying attention ...

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    Study ranks most efficient powertrains, lowest energy consumption chassis * UPDATE

    During the 2011 SAE World Congress, Clark Hochgraf – associate professor of electrical, computer and telecom engineering at the Rochester Institute of Technology – presented a study that examined the powertrain and braking efficiency (PABE) and vehicle limited fuel consumption (VLFC) ...

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    Toyota giving away 100 cars (including hybrids) to 100 charities [w/video]

    Toyota, through its "100 Cars for Good" program, will hand over the keys to 100 vehicles over the course of 100 days to 100 non-profit organizations based on votes from the public. The program, which kicked off yesterday, will award vehicles, including the Toyota Prius and Highlander Hybrid, to ...

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    2011 Toyota Highlander Hybrid gets a makeover; now rated at 28 mpg

    2011 Toyota Highlander Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    For the 2011 model year, Toyota will rip apart everything that made the Highlander Hybrid a solid mid-size crossover and revamp the vehicle both inside and out in an attempt to improve it. The plethora of exterior ...

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    Hybrids dominate the Intellichoice Best Overall Value of the Year Awards

    Click above for a gallery of the Ford Escape Hybrid
    IntelliChoice used the Chicago Auto Show to announce its Best Overall Value of the Year Awards, and, lo and behold, it's loaded up with hybrid and eco-friendly vehicles. Included in the list of winners for 2009 are:
    Honda Civic Hybrid for ...

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    Toyota Highlander gets 2.7L four for '09, beats hybrid's highway mileage

    Click above for a high-res gallery of the 2008 Toyota Highlander hybrid
    For 2009, Toyota is granting its Highlander crossover a new base engine. Coming from the new Venza will be a 2.7-liter four cylinder powerplant that will be mated exclusively with a new six speed automatic transmission. Rated ...

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    Toyota to crank up home market hybrid prices

    Apparently automotive pricing in Japan is not quite as flexible as it is here in the U.S. Unlike the U.S. market, where it's not uncommon for manufacturers to adjust prices several times in a single model year, carmakers in Japan generally don't adjust prices until a model change. Toyota hasn't ...

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    Solomon Technologies completes Toyota hybrid patent appeal arguments

    Click above for a high-resolution gallery of the 2007 Toyota Prius Touring.All the way back in September of 2005, Solomon Technologies sued Toyota for allegedly infringing on a patent related to hybrid powertrains. Shortly thereafter, Solomon attempted to get the importation of the Prius and ...

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    Hybrid Fest VIDEO 4: The MPG Challenge

    Three grown men, a global positioning system satellite navigation screen, and a map with directions. Seems like shooting fish in a barrel, right? Wrong. These fish apparently are wearing kevlar vests, you have a slingshot, and do I see a chain gun in the flippers of that sturgeon homing in on ...

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    Consumer Reports Top 10 Picks of the year includes Honda Fit, Toyota Prius and Highlander hybrid

    There is a great deal of controversy regarding Consumer Reports these days, given the recent erroneous test results of children's car seats (CR will redo their tests under the correct conditions), however, many still rely on the magazine for help in choosing their next vehicle. The full list is ...


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