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Most Fuel Efficient Cars In 2011

Most Fuel Efficient Cars In 2011 by STAFF WRITER
Published April 13, 2011
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Looking to trade in that gas-guzzler or is it just time for a new car? With the rising cost of gas over the past year, fuel efficiency is likely on many car shoppers' minds when considering the pros and cons of different models. A more fuel efficient vehicle will save you money now and down the road when gas prices are even higher. Here's a ranking of the most fuel efficient cars for 2011 models by city mileage. If you're looking for a domestic vehicle, you will be limiting your choices. Most of the cars ranked for best fuel efficiency are foreign made. This list does not include cars like the Nissan Leaf, which do not use any gasoline. Below is a complete list of most fuel efficient cars from the U.S. Department of Energy who ranks the most and least fuel efficient cars.
Most Fuel Efficient Cars
(by EPA Size Class, Transmission)
MPG
City Highway
Most Fuel Efficient Two Seaters
Honda CR-Z
4 cylinders, 1.5 L, Automatic (AV-S7), Regular
35 39
Honda CR-Z
4 cylinders, 1.5 L, Manual (M6), Regular
31 37
Most Fuel Efficient Mini-Compact Cars
MINI Cooper
4 cylinders, 1.6 L, Manual (6), Premium
29 37
MINI Cooper
4 cylinders, 1.6 L, Automatic (S6), Premium
28 36
Most Fuel Efficient Subcompact Cars
Ford Fiesta SFE FWD
4 cylinders, 1.6 L, Automatic (AM6), Regular
29 40
Toyota Yaris
4 cylinders, 1.5 L, Manual (5), Regular
29 36
Most Fuel Efficient Compact Cars
Lexus┬ CT 200h
4 cylinders, 1.8 L, Automatic (CVT), HEV, Regular
43 40
Volkswagen Golf
4 cylinders, 2.0 L, Manual (6), Diesel
30 42
Volkswagen Jetta
4 cylinders, 2.0 L, Manual (6), Diesel
30 42
Most Fuel Efficient Midsize Cars
Toyota Prius Hybrid
4 cylinders, 1.8 L, Automatic(CVT), HEV, Regular
51 48
Hyundai┬ Elantra
4 cylinders, 1.8 L, Manual (6), Regular
29 40
Most Fuel Efficient Large Cars
Hyundai Sonata
4 cylinders, 2.4 L, Manual (6), Regular
24 35
Honda Accord
4 cylinders, 2.4 L, Automatic (5), Regular
23 34
Most Fuel Efficient Small Station Wagons
Audi A3
4 cylinders, 2.0 L, Automatic (S6), Diesel
30 42
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
4 cylinders, 2.0 L, Manual(6), Diesel
30 42
Most Fuel Efficient Midsize Station Wagons
Kia Rondo
4 cylinders, 2.4 L, Automatic(4), Regular
20 27
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