2011 Most Fuel Efficient Cars

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently released its fuel efficiency ranking on 2011 models.  The rating is based on both city and highway testing. If you looking to buy a car that doesn’t need a lot of gas to get you from places to places, you may want to check out the top 10 more fuel-efficient cars ranked by city MPG :

Toyota Prius

  1. 2011 Toyota Prius: 51/48 MPG City/Highway
  2. 2011 Ford Fusion hybrid, Milan hybrid, Lincoln MKZ hybrid: 41/36 MPG City/Highway
  3. 2011 Honda Civic hybridHonda Insight hybrid: 40/43 MPG City/Highway
  4. 2011 Honda CR-Z (auto): 35/39 MPG City/Highway
  5. 2011 Lexus HS 250h: 35/34 MPG City/Highway
  6. 2011 Ford Escape hybrid, Mazda Tribute hybrid, Mercury Mariner hybrid: 34/31 MPG City/Highway
  7. 2011 Smart ForTwo: 33/41 MPG City/Highway
  8. 2011 Nissan Altima hybrid: 33/33 MPG City/Highway
  9. 2011 Lexus RX 450h: 32/28 MPG City/Highway
  10. 2011 Honda CR-Z (manual): 31/37 MPG City/Highway

For years, cars from Japanese automakers have dominated the rankings of most fuel efficient vehicles sold in this country, with Toyota Prius being the gold standard. Even though that’s the still the case for the 2011 model year, I am glad to see that American cars, especially hybrid models from Ford, are catching up in this category. I have heard news about GM Chevrolet Volt, which was launched this week after the rank was released. Wondering where it will be on the 2012 list.

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6 Responses to “2011 Most Fuel Efficient Cars”

  1. Ian |  Dec 20, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Where are the diesel cars? Clean diesel is selling in the USA like hotcakes, up 35% while most model sales are shrinking. Example: Volkswagen Jetta TDI – 41 mpg in real world tests.

  2. Kristi Link |  Jan 06, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    I second Ian! My Jetta averages 45 mpg or better. I have gotten 48mpg before on trips! Why don’t they include the diesels?

  3. dawnrunner |  Jan 19, 2011 at 3:41 am

    what about the Fiesta- up to 40 highway, Focus- 35, fusion hybrid 41/36

  4. Uncle Fred |  Jan 19, 2011 at 8:30 am

    Where is the Hyundai Elantra? It is rated 40MPG Hwy.

  5. Old man |  May 11, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    my Honda Fit gets 43 mpg accross country and up to 56+ mpg in town… I use nueral as a sixed gear…

  6. Old man |  May 11, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Please pardon my lack of the “T” in nuetral…