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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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2014 Singapore Grand Prix Friday Press Conference

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Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile   Full article at: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile
 

 
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Acura RDX

Sep 19 2014 7:41am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The Acura RDX is a spin-off of the Honda CR-V. A five-seat crossover, the compact RDX is equipped with a distinctive powertrain to differentiate it from its sibling. With the RDX, Acura has a rival for vehicles like the Audi Q5, Volvo XC60, and Range Rover Evoque. MORE: Read our 2015 Acura RDX ...
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Acura ILX

Sep 19 2014 7:39am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The Acura ILX is a compact sedan that was new for the 2013 lineup. Based on the Honda Civic, the ILX is Acura's smallest car, and has completely different sheetmetal from its Honda sibling. Designed to be attractive to a younger, 'entry luxury' crowd, the ILX has a great deal more equipment, and a much-upgraded interior, both in design and ...
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First practice session ends with Audi 1-2 6 Hours of COTA first practice session. Fri 19.09.14, 9:09AM First PracticeFirst Practice Session Ends with Audi With cloudy skies above the Circuit of the Americas and a hot and humid 32 degrees centigrade air ...
Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile   Full article at: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile
 

 
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Car Review: 2014 Honda Accord sedan

Sep 18 2014 6:11pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

2014 Honda Accord, as driven by Russell Purcell Overview Honda’s mid-size family sedan offers room for five adults and a very high level of equipment for a relatively low price. Pros Excellent value when compared to competitors. Can get the same equipment on either the four-cylinder or V6 equipped models. Cons Navigation system is not very intuitive. Too many layers/steps required to get the i ...
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Big Wheels: Two up-and-comers head out for a spin

Sep 18 2014 2:33pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

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Source: Driving Canada   Full article at: Driving Canada
 

 
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Forget The VTEC, You Want Viper Power In Your S2000

Sep 18 2014 1:15pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

The great Carol Shelby used a very simple formula to make the Cobra one of the fastest roadsters of its day...take a big engine, cram it into a small car. The Honda S2000 is one of the best handling cars to come from Japan, so I'm not sure how a Viper V10 improves the balance, but I like it. ...
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Nissan Leaf + Nissan Frontier = The World’s Only Zero-Emissions Leafamino

Sep 18 2014 11:01am CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Here’s some evidence that the engineers at Nissan’s technical center in Stanfield, Arizona, know how to have fun. As shown by the Nissan-supplied video below, that group needed a hauler to help them shuttle stuff around the grounds, and while they could have just used an old Titan or Frontier, they instead chose to build something far, far more rad. Working in the secrecy of a garage somewhere on the premises, durability and reliability engineers Roland Schelle ...
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