First Details on 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage

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The 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage is coming in a number of different colors and will be the most fuel efficient non-hybrid.

The 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage is coming to the Massillon showroom very soon. With 40 MPG and very low price the Mirage is starting to garner national attention, and we cannot wait to see it ourselves.

Mitsubishi has announced the base price of the 2014 Mirage starts at only $13,970. EPA fuel economy estimates at up t0  44 MPG and 40 MPG combined. If these estimates are accurate, the Mirage would be the most fuel efficient gas powered non-hybrid vehicle in America.

Space is going to a plus with the all new Mirage. It has space for 5 people, while the competing Chevy Spark will only seat four people. While we here, the Mirage’s 96.5 inch wheelbase is longer than the 2014 Chevy Spark. The Mirage is also longer and more fuel efficient than the Chevy competition.

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Ford Builds 2 Millionth EcoBoost Engine

Ford EcoBoost Engine

Ford’s 1.0-liter Ecoboost 3-cylinder engine was voted the International Engine of the Year Award.

Ford has been working hard to bring engines that are powerful, smarter, and more fuel efficient. They recently produced their 2 Millionth EcoBoost engine. Ford will be adding the 1.0 liter EcoBoost production at their Chongqing, China plant. Which will only help to raise these numbers.

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Average Fuel Economy Rises

2013 Honda Accord Eco Mode

We can all see it. The steady rise of each new model year’s mpg rising. With more stringent federal fuel economy standards to rising fuel prices, the auto manufacturer’s have responded positively.

A study from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute  has determined the rise of fuel economy each year since they started keeping track in October 2007. The average for August 2013 was 24.9 mpg, almost five times the amount in October 2007.

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Compare the 2013 Honda Accord to the 2013 Toyota Camry

The Honda Accord received a complete redesign in 2013. The Accord is the first model to feature Hondas new engine technology called “Earth Dreams” which focuses on achieving the highest possible fuel economy without compromising Hondas legendary track record for reliability.  Let’s see how the Honda Accord compares to its recently redesigned competitor the Toyota Camry.

2013 Honda Accord

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Ford Transit Connect Wins ‘International Van of the Year’

Ford Transit Connect

Transit Connect is the ‘International Van of the Year 2014’

This is the fifth time Ford has earned the ‘International Van of the Year’  (2001, 2003, 2007, 2013) and the second consecutive year. Last year the Transit Custom took home the honor.

The Connect was given 130 points out of a maximum 163 by European specialist journalists. The Connect beat the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and the Renault Kangoo.

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