EPA Releases 2009 Most and Least Fuel Efficient Cars, SUVs, Vans and Trucks


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Washington DC October 15, 2008; The EPA and U.S. Energy Department yesterday issued the 2009 fuel economy guide which is dominated by international makes.

The overall fuel economy leader is still the Toyota Prius, rated at 48 mpg in the city and 45 on the highway.

The smart car, which arrived in the United States last January too late for the 2008 guide now holds down the No. 5 overall MPG spot with ratings of 33 mpg city and 41 mpg highway.

The Volkswagen Jetta TDI diesels were not in the market last year because they were being tested for 50 state tighter clean air rules. They passed and are back for sale in the U.S. market this year with improved emissions controls.

The Jetta TDI Diesel Sedan and Jetta Sportswagen TDI Diesel Wagon with manual transmissions are listed in seventh place overall with ratings of 30 mpg city and 41 mpg highway.

Bringing up the bottom, among all makes and models, is the Lamborghini Murcielago, rated at 8 mpg city and 13 mpg highway (Ed. note: But who cares?.

Here is the complete list...

2009 Most and Least Fuel Efficient Vehicles
(ranked by city mpg)
MOST EFFICIENT OVERALL
MPG
City
Hwy
Toyota Prius 48 45
Most and Least Fuel Efficient Cars
(by EPA Size Class)
MPG
City
Hwy
Most Efficient Two Seaters
smart
fortwo Convertible
smart fortwo Convertible
3 cyl, 1 L, Automatic(S5), Premium
33 41
 smart fortwo
Coupe
smart fortwo Coupe
3 cyl, 1 L, Automatic(S5), Premium
Pontiac
Solstice
Pontiac Solstice
4 cyl, 2 L, Manual 5-spd, Premium
19 28
Saturn SKY
Saturn SKY
4 cyl, 2 L, Manual 5-spd, Premium
Most Efficient Minicompact Cars
MINI Cooper
MINI Cooper
4 cyl, 1.6 L, Manual(6), Premium
28 37
MINI Cooper
4 cyl, 1.6 L, Automatic(S6), Premium
25 34
Most Efficient Subcompact Cars
Toyota Yaris
Toyota Yaris
4 cyl, 1.5 L, Manual(5), Regular
29
36
Toyota Yaris
4 cyl, 1.5 L, Automatic(4), Regular
29
35
Most Efficient Compact Cars
Honda Civic
Hybrid

Honda Civic Hybrid
4 cyl, 1.3 L, Automatic(CVT), HEV, Regular

40 45
Volkswagen Jetta
Volkswagen Jetta
4 cyl, 2 L, Manual(6), Diesel
30 41
Most Efficient Midsize Cars
Toyota Prius
Toyota Prius Hybrid
4 cyl, 1.5 L, Automatic(CVT), HEV, Regular
48 45
Nissan
Versa 26 31
Most Efficient Large Cars
Hyundai Sonata
Hyundai Sonata
4 cyl, 2.4 L, Automatic(5), Regular
22 32
Honda Accord
Honda Accord
4 cyl, 2.4 L, Manual(5), Regular
22 31
Most Efficient Small Station Wagons
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagon
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagon
4 cyl, 2 L, Manual 6-spd, Diesel
30 41
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagon
4 cyl, 2 L, Automatic (S6), Diesel
29 40
Most Efficient Midsize Station Wagons
Kia Rondo
Kia Rondo
4 cyl, 2.4 L, Automatic 4-spd, Regular
20 27
BMW
535i Sport Wagon xDrive
BMW 535i Sport Wagon xDrive
6 cyl, 3 L, Manual 6-spd, Premium
16 23
Least Fuel Efficient Cars
Least Efficient Two Seaters
8 13
Least Efficient Minicompact Cars
Aston Martin DB9, 12 cyl, 5.9 L, Man(6)
11 17
Least Efficient Subcompact Cars
10 17
Least Efficient Compact Cars
9 15
Least Efficient Midsize Cars
9 16
Least Efficient Large Cars
Bentley Arnage RL, 8 cyl, 6.7 L, Auto(S6)
9 15
Least Efficient Small Station Wagons
15 24
Least Efficient Midsize Station Wagons
13 18

2009 Most and Least Fuel Efficient Trucks,Vans and SUVs
EPA Size Classes
(ranked by city mpg)
Make/Model
MPG
City
Hwy
Most Efficient Small Pickup Trucks
Ford Ranger Pickup
Ford Ranger Pickup 2WD
4 cyl, 2.3 L, Manual(5), Regular
21 26
Mazda B2300 Pickup
Mazda B2300 2WD
4 cyl, 2.3 L, Manual(5), Regular
Toyota Tacoma
Toyota Tacoma 2WD
4 cyl, 2.7 L, Automatic(4), Regular
19 25
Most Efficient Standard Pickup Trucks
Chevrolet Silverado 15 Hybrid 2WD
Chevrolet Silverado 15 Hybrid 2WD
8 cyl, 6 L, Automatic(CVT), Regular
21 22
GMC Sierra 15 Hybrid 2WD
GMC Sierra 15 Hybrid 2WD
8 cyl, 6 L, Automatic (CVT), Regular
Dodge Dakota Pickup 2WD
Dodge Dakota Pickup 2WD
6 cyl, 3.7 L, Manual 6-spd, Regular
16 20
Mitsubishi Raider Pickup
Mitsubishi Raider Pickup 2WD
6 cyl, 3.7 L, Manual 6-spd, Regular
Most Efficient Sport Utility Vehicles
Ford Escape Hybrid

Ford Escape Hybrid FWD
4 cyl, 2.5 L, Automatic(CVT), Regular

34 31
Mazda Tribute Hybrid
Mazda Tribute Hybrid 2WD
4 cyl, 2.5 L, Automatic(CVT), Regular
Mercury Mariner Hybrid
Mercury Mariner Hybrid FWD
4 cyl, 2.5 L, Automatic(CVT), Regular
Jeep Compass
Jeep Compass 2WD
4 cyl, 2.4 L, Manual(5), Regular
23 28
Jeep Compass 4WD
4 cyl, 2.4 L, Manual(5), Regular
Jeep Patriot
Jeep Patriot 2WD
4 cyl, 2.4 L, Manual(5), Regular
Jeep Patriot 4WD
4 cyl, 2.4 L, Manual(5), Regular
Most Efficient Minivans
Mazda 5
Mazda 5
4 cyl, 2.3 L, Manual (5), Regular
22 28
Mazda 5
4 cyl, 2.3 L, Automatic (S5), Regular
21 27
Most Efficient Cargo Vans
Chevy Cargo Van
Chevrolet Van 1500 2WD
6 cyl, 4.3 L, Automatic(4), Regular
15 20
GMC Savana Cargo Van
GMC Savana 1500 2WD
6 cyl, 4.3 L, Automatic(4), Regular
Most Efficient Passenger Vans
Chevrolet Express
Chevrolet Express 1500 2WD
8 cyl, 5.3 L, Automatic(4), Regular
13
16
Chevrolet Express 1500 2WD, FFV
8 cyl, 5.3 L, Automatic(4), Regular
Chevrolet Express 1500 AWD, FFV
8 cyl, 5.3 L, Automatic(4), Regular
GMC Savana (Passenger)
GMC Savana 1500 2WD
8 cyl, 5.3 L, Automatic(4), Regular
GMC Savana 1500 2WD, FFV
8 cyl, 5.3 L, Automatic(4), Regular
GMC Savana 1500 AWD, FFV
8 cyl, 5.3 L, Automatic(4), Regular
Least Fuel Efficient
Least Efficient Small Pickup Trucks
Ford Ranger Pickup 4WD,6cyl, 4.0L, Auto(5)
14
18
Mazda B4000 4WD,6cyl, 4.0L, Auto(5)
Least Efficient Standard Pickup Trucks
Nissan Titan 4WD
8 cyl, 5.6 L, Automatic 5-spd, Regular.
12
17
Least Efficient Sport Utility Vehicles
Jeep Grand Cherokee 4WD, 8 cyl, 5.4L, Auto(5)
11
14
Least Efficient Minivans
Toyota Sienna 4WD, 6 cyl, 3.5 L, Auto(5)
16 21
Least Efficient Cargo Vans
Chevrolet Van 1500 AWD Conversion, 8 cyl, 5.3 L, Auto(4)
12 15
GMC Savana 1500 AWD Conversion, 8 cyl, 5.3 L, Auto(4)
Least Efficient Passenger Vans
Chevrolet Express 1500 AWD, 8 cyl, 5.3 L, Auto(4)
12 15
GMC Savana 1500 AWD , 8 cyl, 5.3 L, Auto(4)


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