Skip to comments.2008 most fuel efficient automobiles (and the least fuel efficient)
Posted on 11/08/2007 7:40:20 PM PST by doug from upland
The link to the site also has the least efficient. Here are the most fuel efficient.
If the Honda Accord is a “Large” car, I wonder what a Crown Vic is?
I wonder why the fuel efficiency for the Prius and HCH have gone down. Prius used to get close to 60 and HCH was right at 50.
Perhaps the government made them use real numbers.
I will answer my own question. I bet its the new fuel milage reporting standards that went into affect.
I think I’ll keep my real car if that’s what it means to save a couple MPG. It’s so much fun blowing those ugly things off the road with some V8 American horsepower.
Trust me, the 2008 Accord is a “large” car. I got one about a week ago, and it is virtually the same size (Wheelbase, length, width and height) as my 2006 Acura RL. The only differences between the two are the engine (2.4 4-cyl in the Honda, 3.5 6-cyl in the Acura) and the curb weight (3400 vs. 4000).
Yepp... tho as far as the whole energy footprint of the vehicle goes the Pious is one of the worst. And, considering the pricing as well, you’re actually paying equivalent of ~$7 a gallon driving that golf cart.
Yes and even worse is how much SMUG it puts in the air.
That’s funny: That itty bitty Matsuda MX-5 gets about the same EPA highway mileage as a Corvette...
(Can I use that?
I'll give you credit!)
Those E85 MPG vehicles really suck for MPG. HAHAHAHAHA
I hear ya, but the difference is far more than a couple miles per gallon if one drives something like this ('66 Olds Toronado).
Is that yours? Or is it Leno’s?
The Crown Vic is the one most likely to have survivors if broadsided by a pickup going 40mph.
Not mine. I have no idea whose it is. ...athough you could be right about Leno. (He modded his to 1000 hp, if I remember correctly).
Nice car, that Olds. You have one?
I only take my 335HP ‘68 out for shows. I take my 303 HP ‘07 one out for everyday driving.
I love driving. I wouldn’t if I had to do it in some little riceburner deathtrap.
Yes, I saw it yesterday. I was with him for three hours in his warehouse.
Lucky you. Must’ve been interesting. How many Duesenbergs does he have?
I was sitting in a late 50s Mercedes 300SL gullwing at a car show in B.H. around 15 years ago and someone opened the passenger door and sat down next to me. I look over — it was Leno. We talked for a minute or two about the car and then went on our way.
You ever read Leno’s bi-monthly column in Popular Mechanics? ...”Leno’s Garage.” Good reading.
The Miata might get good mileage but it’s a chick car.
Is the Prius supposed to have higher city than highway gas mileage?
I’m getting 32 mpg in my ‘87, 16 valve, 123hp VW GTI. Catch me - if you can!
That is just a list of MPG, not efficiency.
Efficiency would be stated in pound-miles/gallon, at specified speeds.
OTOH, the extra poundage can add a lot to passenger safety.
It’s easy to find out what the most fuel inefficient cars are. Just look for the ones that liberals ride to their “Save the Earth” functions.
I can usually get 29-30MPG on my 2006 Mazda MX-5 on the hwy...plus, it is an extremely fun little car!
I get 33 mpg around town in my 2005 Scion xb 38 on the highway. I wonder why Scion isn’t on this list.
Thanks but no need... it was a South Park episode. Everyone in South Park had started to get Prius’s and got more scared when a cloud of SMUG was seen coming there from San Francisco.
I have a 2006 Mustang GT convertible. I have no idea what kind of mileage it gets and I don’t care. :)
How’s it goin’ dfu?
The Toyota Camry has a 33/34 rating, and should have been first in some class.
You must not own one.
A Pious ? Nope. I believe in laws of thermodynamics, not the Global Warming religeon. However, a few ‘left of center’ friends of mine have them, and I have ridden in one. It’s a golf cart. Pretty much.
Hence, the ‘Pious’. I found that a profound observation.
Only the penetent man shall pass (into the Global Warming nirvana).
“I think Ill keep my real car if thats what it means to save a couple MPG. Its so much fun blowing those ugly things off the road with some V8 American horsepower.”
Right on. The longer you’re on the road, the more gas you burn. Get there quick w/V8 power and help save the planet.
“I have a 2006 Mustang GT convertible. I have no idea what kind of mileage it gets and I dont care. :)”
Nice. I have a modded ‘04 Cobra w/465 RWHP and get 22 mpg... (on cruse control.)
I notice they left off the turbodiesel jetta, beetle and passat, which get close to 50 real MPG’s. I guess they just don’t like diesels.
Mayor Bloomberg should hold a contest for automakers to design a Hybrid Taxi. Then force all taxi operators to convert. Sell the old cabs off to other cities that aren't as gridlocked.
Think of how much quieter and cleaner the city would be, and how much gas would be saved. Then they should disable the horns.
Several Duesenbergs, but I didn’t count them. He said they were only built in one year but took eight years to sell because of the Depression.
Yes, it gets higher in the city. It starts out on electric only. Here is an article from my brother’s magazine - http://www.greencar.com/index.cfm?content=features32
I’ve haven’t read his column. His segments on the website are great. He filmed one while I was there regarding the natural gas Civic.
It’s going great. I’m on a Bakersfield talk show today to talk about HILLARY! UNCENSORED. We are hoping that the word keeps getting out there and we can get Hillary to about 57% negative.
I don’t know why they left off diesels. Diesel is going to make a big comeback.
Yes, NYC taxis would be the ideal use.
Where’s the rest of the list? No SUVs, sports cars, exotics? The variable displacement technologies that GM and Chrysler are using need to be included here.
My Mustang GT and I fully agree. :)
Ron discusses diesels here - http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2001/08/05/MN31179.DTL
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