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EPA rates best vehicles for fuel economy

Toyota is recalling about 106,000 of its first-generation

Toyota is recalling about 106,000 of its first-generation Prius hybrids, like this model shown in 2000. The problem is in braking. (Credit: AP, 2000)

The Environmental Protection Agency has produced a new  Fuel Economy Guide to help car buyers find the most  fuel-efficient vehicles.  Check out the full list below. For more info, go to fueleconomy.gov

Best 2011 Model MPG Ratings

Vehicles are ranked by city mpg followed by highway mpg.  Those grouped together share the same rankings.

Rank Make and Model City MPG Hwy. MPG Fuel* Annual Fuel Cost
1.
Toyota Prius 51 48 HEV $864
2.
Ford Fusion Hybrid (2WD)
Mercury Milan Hybrid (2WD)
Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
41 36 HEV $1,106
3.
Honda Civic Hybrid
Honda Insight
40 43 HEV $1,054
4.
Honda CR-Z 35 39 HEV $1,166
5.
Lexus HS 250h 35 34 HEV $1,236
6.
Ford Escape Hybrid (2WD)
Mazda Tribute Hybrid (2WD)
Mercury Mariner Hybrid (2WD)
34 31 HEV $1,352
7.
Smart ForTwo 33 41 P $1,301
8.
Nissan Altima Hybrid 33 33 HEV $1,309
9.
Lexus RX 450h 32 28 HEV, P $1,558
10.
Honda CR-Z (manual) 31 37 HEV $1,270
*Fuel key: HEV=hybrid/electric vehicle, P=premium

Tags: EPA , fuel economy , prius , toyota

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