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News Story
12/2/2011
Posted by Mark Reback
Without a doubt, the Hyundai Elantra is one of the best compact sedans you can buy today. The Elantra is so good in fact that it beat out segment stalwarts like the Honda Civic, and Toyota Corolla, and newcomers like the Chevrolet Cruze and Kia Forte in our latest compact sedan comparison. That doesn’t mean the Elantra is perfect though;...
News Story
12/2/2011
Posted by Mark Reback
Right when it looks like Hyundai can do no wrong, we have this: A consumer protection group is asking the United States Environmental Protection Agency to look into claims that the Elantra has exaggerated fuel economy numbers. Consumer Watchdog sent the EPA a letter citing a litany of public criticism of the compact Elantra's real-world...
News Release
12/1/2011
Posted by Judy Dugan
Washington, D.C. -- As automakers make their annual pitch for holiday sales, Consumer Watchdog has asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to investigate Hyundai’s high mileage claims for its popular Elantra model (29/40 MPG city/highway, 33 MPG average).   The Elantra has attracted an unusual number of consumer complaints...
News Story
12/1/2011
Posted by Mark Reback
On the record, and even off, auto manufacturers are usually fairly discreet about their competitors. But starting this year, we've heard more open mutterings from several makers on the topic of gas mileage. "Our cars achieve their EPA ratings in real-world use," they'll say pointedly. "Not like some of our competitors....
News Story
11/30/2011
Posted by Mark Reback
A consumer organization is going to bat for buyers of Hyundai Elantras who complain about the compact's gas mileage. Reacting to media reports and website discussion boards, Consumer Watchdog, an outfit in Santa Monica, Calif., and Washington, is asking the Environmental Protection Agency to take a fresh look at the gas mileage ratings of...
Blog Post
8/3/2011
Posted by Judy Dugan
Whenever regulators try to clean up our air or water, industry issues its standard “job killer” press release. Let your children keep their asthma and we won’t shut down our (oil, gas, coal) (refinery, drilling facility, surface mine), is the general theme. No surprise, then, that a coalition of deep-well natural gas drillers...