Drive Green - Buy An Efficient Vehicle

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Thinking about buying a new vehicle?

Keeping your car in shape and driving more efficiently are important, but selecting which vehicle to purchase is the most important fuel economy decision you'll make.

The difference between a car that gets 20 MPG and one that gets 30 MPG amounts to $1,020 per year (assuming 15,000 miles of driving annually and a fuel cost of $4.08).

That's $5,100 extra in fuel costs over five years!

2008 Most and Least Fuel Efficient Vehicles
(ranked by city mpg)

MOST EFFICIENT OVERALL

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Toyota Prius
48mpg/City 45mpg/Hwy

Most Efficient Two Seaters

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smart fortwo Convertible
3 cyl, 1 L, Automatic(S5), Premium
33mpg/City 41mpg/Hwy

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smart fortwo Coupe
3 cyl, 1 L, Automatic(S5), Premium
33mpg/City 41mpg/Hwy

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Mazda MX-5
4 cyl, 2 L, Manual(5), Premium
22mpg/City 27mpg/Hwy

Most Efficient Minicompact Cars

MINI Cooper
4 cyl, 1.6 L, Manual(6), Premium
28mpg/City 37mpg/Hwy

MINI Cooper
4 cyl, 1.6 L, Automatic(S6), Premium
26mpg/City 34mpg/Hwy

Most Efficient Subcompact Cars

Toyota Yaris
4 cyl, 1.5 L, Manual(5), Regular
29mpg/City 36mpg/Hwy

Toyota Yaris
4 cyl, 1.5 L, Automatic(4), Regular
29mpg/City 35mpg/Hwy

Most Efficient Compact Cars

Honda Civic Hybrid
4 cyl, 1.3 L, Automatic(CVT), HEV, Regular
40mpg/City 45mpg/Hwy

Toyota Corolla
4 cyl, 1.8 L, Manual(5), Regular
28mpg/City 37mpg/Hwy

Most Efficient Midsize Cars

Toyota Prius Hybrid
4 cyl, 1.5 L, Automatic(CVT), HEV, Regular
48mpg/City 45mpg/Hwy

Nissan Versa
4 cyl, 1.8 L, Manual(6), Regular
26mpg/City 31mpg/Hwy

Most Efficient Large Cars

Honda Accord
4 cyl, 2.4 L, Manual(5), Regular
22mpg/City 31mpg/Hwy

Honda Accord
4 cyl, 2.4 L, Automatic(4), Regular
21mpg/City 31mpg/Hwy

Most Efficient Small Station Wagons

Honda Fit
4 cyl, 1.5 L, Manual(5), Regular
28mpg/City 34mpg/Hwy

Honda Fit
4 cyl, 1.5 L, Automatic(5), Regular
27mpg/City 34mpg/Hwy

Most Efficient Midsize Station Wagons

Volkswagen Passat Wagon
4 cyl, 2 L, Manual(6), Premium
21mpg/City 29mpg/Hwy

Volkswagen Passat Wagon
4 cyl, 2 L, Automatic(S6), Premium
20mpg/City 28mpg/Hwy


Least Efficient Two Seaters

Lamborghini Murcielago, 12 cyl, 6.5 L, Man(6)
8mpg/City 13mpg/Hwy

Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster, 12 cyl, 6.5 L, Man(6)

Least Efficient Minicompact Cars

Aston Martin DB9 Coupe, 12 cyl, 5.9 L, Man(6)
10mpg/City 16mpg/Hwy

Aston Martin DB9 Volante, 12 cyl, 5.9 L, Man(6)

Least Efficient Subcompact Cars

Bentley Continental GTC, 12 cyl, 6 L, Auto(6)
10mpg/City 17mpg/Hwy

Least Efficient Compact Cars

Bentley Azure, 12 cyl, 6.7 L, Auto(S6)
9mpg/City 15mpg/Hwy

Least Efficient Midsize Cars

Ferrari 612 Scaglietti, 12 cyl, 5.7 L, Auto(6)
9mpg/City 16mpg/Hwy

Least Efficient Large Cars

Bentley Arnage RL, 8 cyl, 6.7 L, Auto(S6)
9mpg/City 15mpg/Hwy

Least Efficient Small Station Wagons

Audi S4 Avant, 8 cyl, 4.2 L, Man(6)
13mpg/City 20mpg/Hwy

Least Efficient Midsize Station Wagons

Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG, 8 cyl, 6.2 L, Auto(S7)
12mpg/City 18mpg/Hwy

Source: fueleconomy.gov
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