Oil has topped $90 barrel, electric cars are being touted, and the government is pushing fuel efficiency, but you'd never know it from auto sales - SUVs and trucks once again claim the top spot, having jumped 41% while small cars sales dropped 1.7%.
Jan 2, 2011 The Washington Post
While much attention has been lavished on fuel sippers like the Ford Focus, Toyota Corolla, and Honda Insight as the most popular models purchased with CARS.Gov credits, it turns out there is another list showing SUVs and trucks in the top ten.
Aug 19, 2009 Sacramento Bee
The last S.U.V.s rolled off the assembly line at General Motors' plants in Janesville, Wisconsin and Moraine, Ohio, victims of both the economic crisis and the plummeting market for gas guzzlers.
Dec 29, 2008 The New York Times
<p>Judith Warner reflects back on what made her purchase a Land Rover in the first place ('beating back middle age') and her ideas for what to do with it now that she can't afford to drive it ('in-law apartment').</p>
Jul 14, 2008 The New York Times
<p>Chrysler's "Let's Refuel America" campaign promises to subsidize your gas as if you were paying $2.99 a gallon if you buy one of their large vehicles. Cartoonist Ruben Bolling spoofs the thinking behind the program in this cartoon.</p>
Jun 20, 2008 Salon.com
<p>Gas-guzzling SUVs no longer rule the U.S. auto market.</p>
Jun 12, 2008 Wired Autopia
<p>Even as SUV sales have dropped 33% this year, some drivers hang on to their gas-guzzlers. "You've got to have that room when you're moving around," says a Georgia man. The cost of switching is another major factor for families.</p>
Jun 8, 2008 CNN.com