NEWS: TrueCar List Details the Most Gas-Miserly Cars of Today

By Benson Kong - March 15, 2011
2011 Toyota Prius Front Three Quarters
Buying a new car shouldn't be a decision made lightly move made rashly, so TrueCar has put together a list detailing the vehicles stingiest with gas for today's economy.
10 Most Fuel-Efficient Hybrids Vehicle - EPA combined fuel economy
1. Toyota Prius - 49.6 mpg 2. Lexus CT 200h - 41.6 mpg 3. Honda Insight - 41.3 mpg 4. Honda Civic Hybrid - 41.3 mpg 5. Ford Fusion Hybrid - 38.6 mpg 6. Lincoln MKZ Hybrid - 38.6 mpg 7. Hyundai Sonata Hybrid - 37.1 mpg 8. Chevrolet Volt - 37.1 mpg 9. Honda CR-Z - 36.7 mpg 10. Nissan Altima Hybrid - 33.0 mpg
10 Most Fuel-Efficient Non-Hybrids
Vehicle - EPA combined fuel economy
1. Volkswagen Jetta TDI - 34.4 mpg 2. Volkswagen Golf TDI - 34.4 mpg 3. Audi A3 TDI - 34.4 mpg 4. Hyundai Elantra - 33.1 mpg 5. Chevrolet Cruze Eco - 32.9 mpg 6. Mini Cooper - 32.1 mpg 7. Toyota Yaris - 31.8 mpg 8. Ford Fiesta - 31.4 mpg 9. Mazda2 - 31.4 mpg 10. Toyota Corolla - 30.8 mpg
Currently absent from the hybrids list is the Kia Optima Hybrid, which is expected to be rated similarly to the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. We'd also point out the Volt's 37.1 mpg rating is what's on the sticker for when the usable electricity is depleted. According to the EPA, the Volt is rated 93 equivalent mpg when the battery is fully charged.
Electric cars were excluded from the listings and TrueCar says they would only consider vehicles with four seats or more, even though the ninth-place CR-Z only has two.
2011 Toyota Prius Front Three Quarters

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