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What Is a Vehicle Monroney Sticker?

Every new car has a vehicle Monroney sticker. If you’ve ever heard someone talking about cars and they say something like “check the Monroney,” you may wonder what the heck that means. You’ll see them grace many a window if you are buying a new car and shopping models. What is a Monroney decal and …
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Hybrids & Electrics

The EPA Claims the 2021 Porsche Taycan Has More Range

Fuel-efficiency, or rather, energy-efficiency claims are important consumer concerns, especially for those buying EVs. And compared to some of its rivals—especially Tesla’s models—the Porsche Taycan didn’t fare as well in EPA testing. However, for the 2021 model year, it appears the Taycan has found some extra range. But has it? The EPA has new estimates …
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Your Brakes Might Be Worse for the Environment Than Your Exhaust

Depending on which state you live in, you may have been subjected to the state vehicle inspection process. States like California and New York measure the emissions output from your exhaust, much to the chagrin of those of us who like to modify our cars and truck for performance. While keeping our environment clear by …
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This Honda SUV Can Struggle To Meet Its EPA Fuel-Efficiency Claims

There are a number of fuel-efficient vehicles available in Honda dealerships, including some SUVs (well, crossovers). But just because a vehicle has a good EPA fuel economy rating, that doesn’t mean it can easily achieve it in the real world. Such is the case with the Honda HR-V. The Honda HR-V is an inconsistently-efficient SUV …
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These Honda SUVs Really Do Match Their EPA Fuel-Efficiency Claims

Even though they’re crossovers, not body-on-frame SUVs, Honda’s ‘SUV’ lineup includes some fairly fuel-efficient models. At least, that’s what their EPA ratings claim. But vehicles don’t always meet those claims in the real world. However, sometimes they can match or even exceed them. And some of those vehicles are Honda SUVs. Why is it hard …
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Trucks & SUVs

Do SUVs’ Designs Let Them Be More Dangerous?

Airbags aren’t the only things bolstering car safety nowadays. Backup cameras have been mandatory for several years now. And advanced driver-assistance features like blind-spot monitoring and adaptive cruise controls are rapidly becoming common-place. However, as safe as modern passenger cars are, IIHS studies suggest trucks and SUVs continue to demonstrate some worrying safety issues. And …
2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S vs 2020 Tesla Model S
Hybrids & Electrics

The Porsche Taycan Is More Efficient Than the EPA Says It Is

In addition to some of its recent quality teething issues, the Porsche Taycan has also been criticized for its somewhat-limited range. The EPA rated the Turbo model’s range at 201 miles, which, to be fair, should be enough for most owners. It’s tough, though, when the Tesla Model Y and Model 3 are rated at …