Top 10 Fuel Efficient Vehicles 2011

Intro.

Here is the line-up for the most fuel efficient vehicles. There's a detailed graph at the end illustrating directly how well these top cars compare to each other. There are a total of 15 cars, due to the fact that some cars rated equally to others.

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(1) 2011 Toyota Prius

Well, here's the topper of the charts, the new 2011 Toyota Prius. It offers 51city/48freeway mpg. This car can travel 612 miles just on one tank of gas. (This does't include the battery.) It is driven by a 1.8L, 4 cylinder engine. MSRP: $22,800.

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(2) 2011 Ford Fusion (Hybrid)

Runner up is the 2011 Ford Fusion. For the hybrid model, you can get up to 41city/36higway mpg. Powered by a 2.5L engine, the Fusion can travel more than 600miles on one tank (Again, just gas). MSRP: $28,340

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(2) 2011 Mercury Milan (Hybrid)

 Taking third, the 2011 Mercury Milan. The Milan gets 41city/36highway with its 2.5L engine. Driving this from "F"----"E" will get you about 650miles to where ever. (Not including battery). With an MSRP of $28,180, It's a shame that it is being "phased out."

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(2) 2011 Lincoln MKZ (Hybrid)

The 2011 Lincoln MKZ runs off of a 2.5L engine, giving it a fuel economy of 41city/46highway MPG. The MSRP for this vehicle is $34,605.

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(3) 2011 Honda Civic (Hybrid)

This 1.3L, 4 cylinder engine powered Honda Civic has a fuel economy of 40city/43highway MPG, and has a MSRP of $23,950. Both the Honda Civic and the Honda Insight share fuel economy.

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(3) 2011 Honda Insight (Hybrid)

The 2011 Honda Insight has a MSRP of $18,500, a fuel economy of 40city/43highway MPG, and is run with a 1.3L, 4 cylinder engine. This makes the Honda Insight cheaper for the same fuel economy as the Honda Civic. Additional performances however, are availible on the Civic.

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(4) 2011 Honda CR-Z (A/T)

Equipped with a 1.5L, 4 cylinder engine, this Honda CR-Z places 4th. Obtaining 35city/39highway MPG, the honda has a MSRP of $19,345. You will notice this is the Automatic Transmission option. Farther down on the list is the Manual Transmission placing 10th.

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(5) 2011 Lexus HS250h

 The new 2011 Lexus HS250h features a 2.4L, 187hp engine, displays a fuel economy of 35city/34highway MPH, and like any Lexus, it is full of luxury! MSRP for the HS250h is $34,650. 

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(6) 2011 Ford Escape (Hybrid)

I was not suprised to see an suv on the list this year let alone multiple, especially after so many vehicles have sucessfully gone hybrid. The 2011 Ford Escape offers a 3.0L V6 engine, capable of four wheel drive. The Escape also has a 34city/31highway MPG fuel economy. Sticker price? The MSRP is $32,555. However, this info is for the hybrid upgade, hybrid "limited".

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(6) 2011 Mazda Tribute (Hybrid)

This 2011 Mazda Tribute freatures a 3.0L, V6 engine. It has a fuel economy of 34city/31highway MPG. And it by far is the cheapest suv/crossover on this list with a MSRP of $20,555.

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(6) 2011 Mercury Mariner (Hybrid)

The 2011 Mercury Mariner is labeled at MSRP: $30,115. Having a fuel economy of 34city/31highway MPG, you can take this hybrid anywhere. And a 2.5L, V6 engine Isn't bad either.

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(7) 2011 Smart Fortwo

Wanna feel like your driving a small box around, and sacrifice safety for good fuel economy? Here's your answer. Though not the most attractive vehicle, the 2011 Smart Fortwo gets 33city/41highway MPG. The 1L engine powering this beast will take you 350miles on one tank.(does not include battery). MSRP: $11,990.

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(8) 2011 Nissan Altima (Hybrid)

Getting 33city/33highway MPG, the 2011 Nissan Maxima is still sporty and luxerious. With a 2.5L, 4 cylinder engine, an MSRP of $26,800 doesn't seem so bad. Add the name brand and luxury, and It's considered a steal!

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(9) 2011 Lexus RX450h

As a company known well for luxury, the Lexus RX450h does't suprise me a bit. What also doesn't suprise me is the price. The RX450h has an MSRP of $43,935. It gets 32city/28highway MPG, and runs a 3.5L, V6 engine.

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(10) 2011 Honda CR-Z (M/T)

Well, this has all the same features as the (A/T) model. The only differences are the fuel economy, which is 31city/37highway MPG and a cheaper MSRP.

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Survey.

So based on the above information, out of the top 5, what car would you choose?

  • Toyota Prius
  • Ford Fusion
  • Mercury Milan
  • Lincoln MKZ
  • Honda Civic
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Summary.

You know, i can't imagine a day when we are rid of the term "MPG"(MilesPerGallon) and we replace it completely with "kW"(Kilowatts). Although It's well on its way, I still can't picture it. Anyway, the Toyota Prius definately takes the gold as far as "MPG", but what about appearence, handling, quality? Sadly, I know nothing about those. Except, I can say I rather enjoy the appearence of the Ford Fusion. And with the fuel economy and price, this would be my top pick. :)

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junkseller 5 years ago from Michigan

28k for a fusion. That's crazy!

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