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Consumer Reports Says That the Real Penalty for Speeding Is Lost Fuel Economy

Consumer Reports Says That the Real Penalty for Speeding Is Lost Fuel Economy

Jul 12 2013, 1:30pm CDT | by

If you want to be green, don't speed

If you're one of the many drivers who typically go anywhere from 5 to 15 mph over the speed limit, Consumer Reports has looked at the fuel economy penalty that you're giving yourself. The...

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Consumer Reports Says That the Real Penalty for Speeding Is Lost Fuel Economy

Jul 12 2013, 1:30pm CDT | by

If you want to be green, don't speed

If you're one of the many drivers who typically go anywhere from 5 to 15 mph over the speed limit, Consumer Reports has looked at the fuel economy penalty that you're giving yourself. The publication wanted to know if you drive at 75 mph rather than 55 mph, how much additional fuel would be used.

The publication looked at several vehicles including the Honda Accord LX 4-cylinder. With the Accord, the fuel efficiency decrease between 55 and 75 mph was 29%. CR says that by driving 200 miles at 75 mph instead of 55 mph you're losing approximately $30 and increasing your carbon footprint by 7 to 10 gallons.

At 75 mph the Accord averaged 35 mpg. At 55 mph, the Accord averaged 49 mpg. These fuel efficiency ratings sound really high to me it would likely vary significantly from most drivers.

 
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Takata airbag victim looked like she had been stabbed

Oct 21 2014 1:21pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Recalls, Safety, Honda We generally take certain principals for granted. The more water you drink, for example, the healthier you'll be. The more time you spend reading car news on Autoblog, the better informed you'll be. And the more airbags your car has, the safer you'll be. Because airbags equal safety. But that's not what some unfortunate drivers of vehicles equipped with T ...
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Takata Airbag Update: Toyota and GM Expand Recalls, Chewing Gum Found Inside Inflator

Oct 21 2014 12:22pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

General Motors and Toyota are expanding an airbag recall for the third time to replace inflators that could explode and shoot shrapnel during deployment. This latest recall is due to a still-undetermined problem affecting at least 10 manufacturers. Among Toyota-built products, the affected models are 2002–2005 Lexus SC430 and Toyota Sequoia, plus the 2003–2005 Tundra, Corolla, Matrix, and Pontiac Vibe (the joint-venture cl ...
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Takata hit with 2 more airbag lawsuits

Oct 21 2014 11:03am CDT | Source: Automotive News

The recall crisis involving Takata airbags exploding with too much force and spraying occupants with metal shrapnel continues to grow, with two more lawsuits filed concerning accidents in older Honda ca ...
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Police Thought Woman's Takata Airbag Death Was A Homicide

Oct 21 2014 10:15am CDT | Source: Jalopnik

On Sept. 29, first responders in Orlando discovered Hien Tran inside her 2001 Honda Accord at the site of a head-on car crash with deep cuts in her neck. After she died they investigated the case as a homicide, only to later realize defective Takata airbags actually caused her death. R ...
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Honda HR-V making its North American debut in L.A.

Oct 21 2014 9:36am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Honda’s entry into the growing subcompact crossover market is destined for the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Known as the Vezel in Japan — where it is also already on sale — the Honda HR-V will be making its North American debut next month. Positioned below the CR-V in size and price, the HR-V is destined to compete with the likes of the Chevrolet Trax and Nissan Juke. Mechanically, the HR-V will be identical to the Fit hatchback. They both share a platform, and although Honda hasn’t reveal ...
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2015 Green Car Of The Year finalists announced, run alt-fuel gamut

Oct 21 2014 9:06am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Hybrid, MPG, Audi, BMW, Chevrolet, Honda, Volkswagen, Natural Gas The 2015 edition of the Green Car of the Year award is following right in the footsteps of previous years with a variety of alt-fuel powertrains making the just-announced finalists list. You've got your plug-in vehicle (the BMW i3), your compressed natural gas (the Chevy Impala Bi-Fuel), your high-effic ...
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Toyota-Honda airbag crisis deepens in blow to safety confidence

Oct 21 2014 8:52am CDT | Source: Automotive News

A deepening crisis involving deadly air bags is shaking confidence in the ability of automakers including Toyota and Honda to ensure the safety of millions of drivers ...
Source: Automotive News   Full article at: Automotive News
 

 
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Toyota says stay out of front passenger seats as air-bag probe widens

Oct 21 2014 8:11am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Toyota is advising U.S. owners to keep passengers out of the front seats of several models until dealers can repair defective air bags, four months after taking similar actions in Japan. Toyota issued the public warning as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration stepped up efforts to reach at least 4.7 million motorists driving with potentially faulty air bags. The carmaker yesterday added to its air-bag r ...
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