2009 Fuel Economy Guide
The U.S. government's 2009 Fuel Economy Guide (pdf) is out and there hasn't been much movement at the top once again this year. Ever since the Honda Insight v1.0 (not to be confused with the upcoming all-new Honda Insight) has been terminated, the second-generation Toyota Prius has been king of the hill (you can see pics of the redesigned 2010 Prius here).
Read on for more details.
Most Fuel Efficient Cars in the US
A list of cars ranked by category can be found here. There are no big surprises. The smart fortwo tops the two seaters category, the Toyota Yaris wins in subcompacts, the Honda Civic hybrid wins in compact cars, with the VW Jetta diesel coming second. In Large cars, the 4-cylinder version of the Hyundai Sonata beats the 4-cylinder Honda Accord by 1 MPG.
Least Efficient Cars in the US
The champion here is the Lamborghini Murcielago (pictured on top of this post) with its 12-cylinder 6.5-liter engine, getting 8/13 MPG (probably lower in the real world). Of course, it's not exactly a high volume car, but it's still the worst the EPA has seen.
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