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Mar 14, 2014 5:27PM
Your staff seems not to know the difference between AWD ( All Wheel Drive ) and 4WD ( Four Wheel Drive ) some of the vehicle in the article are not AWD. This coming from someone who has been in the auto business for 36 year. Reading your Auto Section I've found many wrongs. A wise consumer should not use your advice it will lead to incorrect information.
Mar 7, 2014 2:20PM
I'm surprised the Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel is not on this list. It may be due to it not being considered an AWD vehicle? The EPA estimates are 21/28 MPG in 4-wheel drive configuration, so it's the same fuel economy as the smaller Jeep Cherokee shown in the first slide, but with 420lbs of torque and almost 60 more HP.
Mar 7, 2014 4:53PM
No Audi's (Q5 or Q7) with the TDI engine??????????????????
Mar 14, 2014 12:14PM
My 2013 TDI Touareg AWD makes 406 lb-ft of torque and has averaged 27.8 MPG since ive been driving it with 14000 miles on it. Love that thing!
Mar 24, 2014 1:01PM
The European only 2014 Land Rover Evoque diesel, has a wonderful 2.2L turbo diesel that allows it to average 56.5 mpg/hwy and 40.9 mpg/city (manual 6 speed/2wd) the automatic gets 53.2 mpg/hwy and 39.6 mpg/city
The U.S. version?? 21 mpg/city 31 mpg/hwy
When Americans finally wake up and realise that the oil companies have been paying carmakers to keep their most fuel efficient models out of the U.S. for DECADES!! They might finally know what true fuel efficiency is. The oil companies do not want Americans driving fuel efficient vehicles. They are making a killing off the difference between the cars we are stuck with buying, and what the rest of the world gets.
There are dozens of cars that are being produced and sold right now, Today. That have the identical car also sold here in the U.S... With the exception that the non-U.S. versions are available with far less efficient engines than what the cars sold in the rest of the world have available.
It has absolutely nothing to do with Federal Crash Standards, or even emissions...In fact, the emission and testing standards in the E.U. are far stricter than the U.S. federal standards.
This is about Big Oil making Big Money. They slip the right people some cash, and suddenly this model gets imported with a V-6, and the same model with a fuel efficient 4 cyl. or diesel never gets marketed to the U.S. Consumer.
AND THEY BRAG ABOUT THEIR CAR GETTING 25MPG LIKE WE SHOULD BE HAPPY SHEEP!!!
Mar 7, 2014 10:44AM
Kind of a cool article. This list really surprises me with what is showing up. I guess the Subaru's didn't really surprise me, but Nissan showing up so much and Jeep having such a strong showing did surprise me. Then to only see one Honda and one Toyota on there?? Things they are a changing!!
Mar 14, 2014 1:18PM
Compering diesel to gasoline engines based on MPG is not a fair comparison. Here in the US if you include diesel engine premium plus increased fuel price, efficient gasoline engines just make more sense for an average SUV driver.
Mar 14, 2014 1:03PM
I bought the 2014 jeep cherokee limited with the option of true 4 wheel drive. With the v6 3.2 liter 271 horsepower pentastar and 9 speed automatic. On a 300 mile trip 28 mpg. average driving 24. I dont live in the city so i can't say. 0-60 in the sixes. Plenty of room in back seat. love it. my last suv was a four cylinder and the mileage was no better than this.
Mar 14, 2014 12:56PM
Have a buddy with the Rover, he averages 17 MPG, best he say's he can do with it, hwy he say's he get's around 24, then again I informed him it has a Ford Turbo 4 cyc engine and it's carrying quite a bit of weight for a front drive vehicle.
Mar 14, 2014 2:05PM
I have a 2011 Rav 4 ......My mileage is averaging just under 27 mpg. Haven't been on any long trips.
Love the little vehicle. Don't care that much for the re-design.
Performs great in snow and on wet roads.
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