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Since its inception, the Toyota Prius has been among the best fuel economy vehicles available in the United States, and for the model year 2012, the Prius family has three models among the 10 most fuel-efficient cars sold in the country as rated by US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). After the Honda Insight first generation was discontinued in September 2006, the Prius liftback became the most fuel-efficient car sold in the American market,  until it was topped by the Chevrolet Volt in December 2010, as the plug-in hybrid was rated by EPA with an overall combined city/highway gasoline-electricity fuel economy of 60 mpg‑US (3.9 L/100 km; 72 mpg‑imp) equivalent (MPG-e). According to the EPA, for the model year 2012, and when only gasoline-powered vehicles are considered (excluding all-electric cars), the Prius c ranks as the most fuel-efficient compact car, the Prius liftback as the most fuel-efficient midsize car, and the Prius v as the most fuel-efficient midsize station wagon.
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Since these engines typically need extra weight for traction purposes anyway the battery pack's weight is a negligible penalty. The diesel generator and batteries are normally built on an existing "retired" "yard" locomotive's frame. The existing motors and running gear are all rebuilt and reused. Fuel savings of 40–60% and up to 80% pollution reductions are claimed over a "typical" older switching/yard engine. The advantages hybrid cars have for frequent starts and stops and idle periods apply to typical switching yard use. "Green Goat" locomotives have been purchased by Canadian Pacific Railway, BNSF Railway, Kansas City Southern Railway, and Union Pacific Railroad among others.
The predecessors to SUVs date back to military and low-volume models from the late 1930s, and the four-wheel drive station wagons / carryalls that began to be introduced in 1949. The 1984 Jeep Cherokee (XJ) is considered to be the first SUV in the modern style. Most SUVs produced today use unibody contruction (as per passenger cars), however in the past many SUVs used body-on-frame construction.
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IMPORTANT NOTE: This informational calculator is a comparison tool that allows you to compare the relative estimated fuel consumption and CO2 profile of an identically operated Toyota gas vehicle to a Toyota hybrid vehicle, using the Canadian federal government’s vehicle fuel consumption test methodology. The government methodology is a 5 cycle test carried out in a laboratory on a chassis dynamometer. The 5 cycles are: city test, highway test, cold temperature operation, air conditioner use, and higher speeds with more rapid acceleration and braking. The assumptions behind each test are more fully explained on the current Natural Resources Canada website: https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy/efficiency/transportation/21008. These tests attempt, within the confines of a theoretical laboratory test, to simulate 5 of the most common real world driving conditions. However, there are many other significant common real world variables that impact fuel consumption and no laboratory test is able to take into account all the variables that will affect individual fuel consumption. Your vehicle’s fuel consumption and CO2 profile will vary from the test ratings, depending on how, where and when you drive. The following factors will significantly affect the fuel consumption/CO2 profile of your vehicle: your driving style and behaviour, how you accelerate and brake, how fast you drive, overall age and condition of your vehicle, temperature, weather, traffic and road conditions, using drive systems like AWD or four wheel drive, using air conditioning and powered accessories installed on your vehicle. In addition, small variations in vehicle manufacturing will cause fuel consumption differences in the same make and model, and some vehicles do not attain optimal fuel consumption until they are “run in” for about 6,000 to 10,000 km.
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One of the most prohibitive initial factors to the potential civilian market popularity of an SUV-like car lay in its costs, and availability of certain critical parts. Before the war, adding four-wheel drive to a car almost doubled its cost, Compared to a common, rear-wheel drive vehicle, any 4WD needed a number of essential extra components, like a transfer case, and a second differential and constant-velocity joints for the driven front axle — all expensive components, because of the precision involved in manufacturing gears and such. In America these were produced up to the war only by a few specialized firms with limited capacity, but due to the war's necessity, from spring 1942 Ford, Dodge and Chevrolet joined in fabricating these parts in mass quantity, boosting their production more than 100-fold.
The Impala continues to be a gem among large cars, providing a driving experience that’s more akin to a luxury car. The spacious, quiet cabin is well-dressed with high-quality materials and trim. The controls are refreshingly intuitive and easy to use, including the feature-rich infotainment system. The roomy, supportive front seats coddle occupants, and the rear seats are generously proportioned. Its smooth ride is a true standout, soaking up bumps like a sponge. Handling is commendable, as proven in our accident-avoidance maneuver and when confronting corners at our track. We favor the V6 engine for its abundant, smooth power. Those in the market would be wise to consider an Impala.