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Avg. Fuel Economy Rises 3.1 MPG From March 2008, TrueCar Reports

Average fuel economy of new vehicles sold continues to rise, with TrueCar reporting that its fuel economy gauge has jumped almost 3 mpg since 2008.

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Fuel Economy Rules Cut 7 Million Buyers Out of Market, NADA Says

The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) released a study today showing that higher vehicle prices resulting from proposed fuel economy rules will cut millions of potential new-car buyers out of the market in 2025.

Gas Prices, Fuel-Efficient, Used-Vehicles Pricing on Same Trajectory

CarGurus, an auto research and shopping site, expects prices on fuel-efficient, used vehicles to increase 15 percent by August as gas prices continue to approach $4.50 a gallon.

Interest in Fuel-Efficient Cars Followed January Gas Price Spike, AutoTrader Reports

A report by revealed that the notable increase in gas prices in January pushed used-car shoppers on its site toward fuel-efficient vehicles.

AutoTrader Spots Movement Toward Fuel-Efficient Vehicles

A report by revealed that shoppers are turning toward smaller and more fuel-efficient vehicles in the wake of rising gas prices, which crept up to a national average of nearly $3.40 per gallon in January.

Consumer Demand for Luxury Vehicles Wanes

A survey by TNS indicated that almost one in three luxury car owners have a more negative attitude toward purchasing another luxury vehicle in the future.

NADA Used Car Guide: Prices on Used Fuel-Efficient Vehicles to Remain High in August

NADA Used Car Guide expects average trade-in values for popular, fuel-efficient small cars (2006-2009 model years) to be 10 to 30 percent higher in August 2011 than they were at the beginning of the year.

Toyota, Ford Top Hybrid Vehicle Scorecard List

The Union of Concerned Scientist’s Hybrid Scorecard rankings named Toyota- and Ford-built hybrids as the top models on its annual list.

Gas Prices Fueling Consumer Support for Higher Fuel Economy Standards, Study Says

A national survey of 2,000 representative Americans found that large majorities are concerned about gas prices (85 percent), think it is important to reduce oil consumption (87 percent), and believe it is important to increase fuel economy standards (75 percent).

Read more Dramatic Increase in Used-Vehicle Prices

Kelley Blue Book, a provider of new- and used-car information, said that used vehicles are more expensive than ever, as covered in the company’s Blue Book Market Report for May 2011.