Toyota Prius again tops EPA list of most fuel-efficient cars
It’s almost 2009 — do you know where your fuel-efficient car is? (And with oil dipping below $70 a barrel, do you care? Oh, calm down, we kid.) The U.S. EPA has released its annual list of the most and least fuel-efficient vehicles. Topping the list: the you-ain’t-cool-unless-you-have-one Toyota Prius, achieving an estimated 48 miles per gallon on the highway and 45 mpg in the city. It’s followed by the hybrid versions of the Honda Civic, Nissan Altima, and, in a three-way tie for fourth, Ford Escape, Mazda Tribute, and Mercury Mariner. The Smart Fortwo has vaulted onto the list for the first time at fifth. The Toyota Camry Hybrid places sixth, followed by the Volkswagen Jetta (manual transmission in 7th place, automatic in 8th) and Toyota Yaris (manual in 9th, automatic in 10th). The list of least fuel-efficient vehicles is dominated by those you would expect — Lamborghini, Bentley, Ferrari, and Mercedes-Benz — with the Jeep Grand Cherokee sneaking in too, boasting 11 mpg in the city, 14 mpg on the highway.