MOST FUEL-EFFICIENT CARS IN AMERICA
The Mitsubishi i electric car tops the list
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Published on Sun, Nov 27, 2011
By: The LACar Editorial Staff
The 2012 Mitsubishi i electric vehicle has scored first-place honors on the EPA's list of "Fuel Economy Leaders: 2012 Model Year" in the governmental agency's annual Fuel Economy Guide thanks to its EPA-rated 112 combined/126 city/99 highway MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent). The Nissan Leaf scored second, with a combined rating of 99 mpg-e. Following the Leaf is the Ford Transit Connect Electric, with 62 mpg-e and the Chevrolet Volt, at 60 mpg-e. The rest of the top-ten list consists of hybrid vehicles. At a combined rating of 50 miles per gallon, the Toyota Prius continues to be the highest-rated vehicle powered by a conventional internal combustion engine. The EPA’s guide also rates the vehicles with the worst fuel mileage. Bottom honors go to the 12-cylinder Aston Martin DBS and DB9, with a combined average of 13 mpg combined. However, dominating the basement is Mercedes-Benz: The S600, S65, AMGCL600, and CL65 AMG, all share a combined rating of 14 miles per gallon. The E63 AMG wagon does slightly better with an 18 mpg combined rating.
For more information about the EPA’s 2012 Fuel Economy Guide, click here