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2009 Fuel Economy Guide Now Available Online

The Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy have unveiled the 2009 Fuel Economy Guide, which can be downloaded at

Toyota to Launch Ultra-compact 'iQ' in Japan

Toyota announced today it will begin sales of its new "micro-premium" car, the "iQ*1", in Japan starting on November 20.

The iQ combines outstanding performance and superior quality in an ultra-compact form that dispels conventional notions about small cars


Ford feature will let parents set limits for teens (AP)

DETROIT - So you think junior is a little too lead-footed when he drives the family car? Starting next year, Ford Motor Co. will give you the power to do something about it.

The company will roll out a new feature on many 2010 models that can limit teen drivers to 80 mph, using a computer chip in the key.

Parents also have the option of programming the teen's key to limit the audio system's volume, and to sound continuous alerts if the driver doesn't wear a seat belt.

Chrysler's new hybrid SUVs score a 20/22 mpg from the EPA

Those who have had a hard look at their needs and still come to the conclusion that a full-size SUV would fit the bill officially have a new option. The Chrysler Aspen and Dodge Durango hybrids are now on sale and the EPA has determined that the pair have the best fuel economy of any such vehicles on the U.S. market. The Chrysler duo are officially rated at 20 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the open road. Chrysler has opted to offer the Two-Mode hybrid trucks only with all-wheel-drive while GM's similarly powered Tahoe/Yukon can be had in rear- or all-wheel-drive. Comparing like configurations, both brands get an equal 20 mpg in stop and go traffic. Once you get up to cruising speed, the Chryslers pull out ahead, topping the GM SUVs by 2 mpg. At about $45K, the Chrysler/Dodges provide what may be an even more important advantage over the competition. An AWD Tahoe will run you $53,000. You don't really give up anything in terms of equipment or features for that price difference, so it's worth checking out.

Ford to sell Mazda shares to insurers?

While GM is being swamped with the persistent rumors surrounding the addition/dissolution of Chrysler, Ford's rumor mill has been heading in the complete opposite direction. It appears Volvo is on the way out of Dearborn, but Mazda may be sneaking through the exit first. Recent reports since disputed by Mazda have Ford selling off a portion of its 33.4% stake in the Japanese automaker, which means the Blue Oval would lose majority ownership status. The Nikkei daily in Japan has been all over the Ford/Mazda story, and the latest news involves selling 20% of Mazda to 20 Japanese firms including some insurance companies, leaving Ford with a stake of around 13%.


2009 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

Minimally revamped for this model year, the 2009 Mercedes Benz CLS-Class is a four-door luxury sedan. It is available in two different trim levels, the base CLS550 and the high performance CLS63. A stronger chassis for the CLS63 AMG and a standard navigation unit and Bluetooth on the CLS550 are the only substantial changes for 2009. With impressive power and a sleek, European-inspired exterior, the CLS-Class is sure to make an impact on buyers. However, the steep price will rule out a great majority of consumers. Not only that, poor fuel efficiency could also be the downfall of the 2009 CLS-Class.

Inside, the Mercedes Benz CLS-Class is stocked with luxury features. Four-zone climate control, rich laurel wood trim, leather seating, and 4GB of music storage built into the audio system are all included in the base trim. A hard-drive-based in-dash navigation unit is top of the line. This system does not require the outdated DVD program. Instead, it stores up to 40GB and utilizes a Global Positioning System that projects a signal to a satellite to determine the vehicle's exact location. Not only is this type of system more reliable than a static DVD, it is much more accurate.



2009 Chevrolet Impala - Review

Fifty years ago, the Impala debuted for Chevrolet as the flagship of their car line. After being pushed to second banana, then turned into a midsize, in 2006 it returned to its original position of honor as the largest sedan in Chevy's inventory. The 2009 Chevrolet Impala carries forward the look of the 2006 with only minor changes.





2009 Ford Taurus - Review

Though the 2009 Ford Taurus is a result of name and design changes in the past few years, the 2009 Taurus is a carryover from the prior model year. It seems that Ford has finally gotten it right with an aerodynamic, elegant exterior and an impressive engine configuration. Superior power sets the 2009 Ford Taurus apart from the competition, like the Chrysler Sebring, and a wealth of standard features make the sedan a great pick for even the most discriminating buyers. An affordable price, technological upgrades, and Ford's Personal Safety System give the four-door sedan a wide-reaching appeal.



2009 Ford Focus

With four trim models starting under $18,000 (the S model starting under $15,000) the front wheel drive 2009 Ford Focus is competitive on price. SE, SES and SEL are each a step up, but all very reasonable. At 24 mpg in the city and 35 on the highway, it holds the line on gas mileage as well. Economy is not hurt by the warranty, which is competitive, if not outstanding. And to protect your investment further, Ford throws in a standard theft-deterrent system.

Economy is what drives the Focus. This is a car with a limited audience. First time drivers, college students, new families, or established families needing a dependable, but cheap, second car will find the Focus interesting.


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