Top 10 Fuel Efficient Vehicles 2011
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.
(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.
(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
(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."
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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".
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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!
(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.
(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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So based on the above information, out of the top 5, what car would you choose?
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. :)