For the money, it's hard to find a car that delivers as much fun in such a reliable, well-engineered package as the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata — and that's why we've named it our Most Fun-to-Drive Car of the Year. But what are the fuel costs once you actually buy one? Related: 2019 Most Fun-to-Drive Car of the Year Bucking a long-running trend of declining fuel prices, it would actually cost you the same this week as it did the week before. According to the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report, the national average early Thursday was $2.83, unchanged from the same time a week ago. The Miata's 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine requires premium, but it has a EPA combined estimate of 29 mpg with the standard six-speed manual and 30 mpg with the optional six-speed automatic. Here is what it would cost to fill the Miata's 11.9-gallon tank based on prices posted Thursday by AAA: At the national average for premium of $2.83, filling from empty would cost you $33.68. In Hawaii, where … [Read more...] about 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata: What’s the Cost of a Fill-Up?
Just got your new Fiat 500L and think you're done? Not even close! True to the Fiat 500 tradition of allowing owners to express their individuality, Mopar, the parts and accessories arm of Fiat and Chrysler in North America, has just released over 100 accessories for the new Fiat 500L. Here are a few highlights of Fiat 500L accessories program. Make sure you visit Mopar online and your local Fiat Studio for the complete list. Body-side Graphics All graphics are made of the highest quality 3M™ material. Available in an array of stand-out designs. Fender Badges Declare your loyalty with a fender badge representing Mopar, Canada, Italy, Mexico, or the United States Chrome Hood Spear A nod to FIAT brand history in the form of a chrome accent that stands out in front. A direct descendant of the Cinquecento’s historic design. Key Covers Easily changeable FIAT key covers with the Fiat 500 logo. There are 12 design and color options from which to choose. Headrest Coat … [Read more...] about Fiat 500L Accessories Program Just Released!
Allison Singer, Vehicle Integration Engineer for the Fiat 500 Abarth platform talks about what makes the Fiat 500 Abarth Automatic different than a traditional automatic transmission equipped car. The Fiat 500 Abarth Automatic is not your grandfather's old slushbox! In the video, Singer describes the care taken to ensure the full 500 Abarth driving experience is retained. When sport mode is selected, more aggressive transmission settings are activated such as throttle-blipping, rev-matching downshifts along with gears being held longer when accelerating out of corners and when getting off the gas. Snappy upshifts (150-200 milliseconds at full-throttle!) are accompanied by a fuel-cut that makes for a nice pop through the dual tailpipes and the transmission downshifts when getting hard on the brakes to assist stopping performance and to ensure the car is in an appropriate gear to accelerate again. The Aisin AW automatic transmission used in the 500 Abarth is a traditional torque … [Read more...] about Fiat 500 Abarth Automatic Up Close
Here is the first official video of the Fiat 500L, the newest car in the Fiat 500 range. The Fiat 500L - the L standing for 'Large' - is a much larger car than the standard Fiat 500 - about 23 inches longer. The roomy four door will be a benchmark in its segment for interior roominess and has a trunk capacity of approx 14 cu.ft. enabling the Fiat 500L to hold up to 5 travel suitcases or a full-size push chair. The car features a light and airy interior, with seemless glass all the way around and the largest glass roof in its catagory. Thirty exterior colors will be offered, so expect a great deal of customization to be available. The Fiat 500L is scheduled to arrive in European showrooms by the end of the year and in US Fiat Studios sometime shortly after in 2013. … [Read more...] about First Fiat 500L Video
Fiat USA had a choice of ads to play during last month's Superbowl. We know which one they went with (see here), but here is the other ad that was also in the running. The commercial matches bad boy Charlie Sheen with the Fiat 500 Abarth. After driving the louder, angrier Fiat 500 Abarth, I'd say Charlie pales in comparison. … [Read more...] about Fiat 500 Abarth Ad Staring Charlie Sheen