Fuel efficient 2005 cars and trucks

Tuesday, October 19th 2004, 12:20 pm
By: News On 6

The most and least fuel efficient 2005 model cars, trucks and sports utility vehicles, according to information submitted by manufacturers to the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy.

Top Five Most Fuel Efficient: Miles per gallon (city/highway)

1. Honda Insight (manual, hybrid) 61/66

2. Toyota Prius (automatic, hybrid) 60/51

3. Honda Insight (automatic, hybrid) 57/56

4. Honda Civic Hybrid (automatic, lean burn) 48/47

5. Honda Civic Hybrid (automatic) 47/48

Top Five Least Fuel Efficient:

1. Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup (10-cylinder, automatic) 9/12

2. Lamborghini L-147/148 Murcielago (manual) 9/13

3. (tie) Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup (10-cylinder, manual) 9/15

Lamborghini L-140/141 Gallardo (manual) 9/15

4. Bentley Arnage/Arnage LWB 10/14

5. Lamborghini L-147/148 Murcielago (automatic) 10/15

Most Fuel Efficient By Category:

Two-Seater: Honda Insight (manual, hybrid) 61/66

Minicompact: Mini Cooper (4-cylinder, 1.6-liter engine, manual) 28/36

Subcompact: Volkswagen New Beetle (diesel, manual) 38/46

Compact: Honda Civic Hybrid (automatic, lean burn) 48/47

Midsize: Toyota Prius (automatic, hybrid) 60/51

Large sedan: Chevrolet Malibu Maxx (6-cylinder, 3.5-liter

engine, automatic) 22/30

Small station wagon: Volkswagen Jetta (diesel, manual) 36/47

Midsize station wagon: Volkswagen Passat (diesel, automatic) 27/38

Sport utility vehicle: Ford Escape HEV 36/31

Minivan: Honda Odyssey (6-cylinder, 3.5-liter engine without

variable cylinder management, automatic) 20/28

Pickup: Ford Ranger/Mazda B2300 (4-cylinder, 2.3-liter engine,

manual) 24/29

Cargo van: Chevrolet Astro/GMC Safari (2-wheel drive) 16/22

Passenger van: Chevrolet Astro/GMC Safari (2-wheel drive,

6-cylinder, 4.3-liter engine, automatic) 16/21

Least Fuel Efficient By Category:

Two-Seater: Lamborghini L-147/148 Murcielago (manual) 9/13

Minicompact: Aston Martin DB9 Volante 11/18

Subcompact: Maserati Coupe and Gransport (manual or automatic) 12/17

Compact: Bentley Continental GT 11/18

Midsize: Bentley Arnage 10/14

Large sedan: Bentley Arnage LWB 10/14

Small station wagon: Audi S4 Avant (manual) 15/21

Midsize station wagon: Mercedes E55 AMG 14/21

Sport utility vehicle: Mercedes G55 AMG 12/14

Minivan: Kia Sedona 16/22

Pickup: Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup (10-cylinder, automatic) 9/12

Cargo van: (tie)

Chevrolet Astro/GMC Safari (6-cylinder, 4.3-liter engine,

4-wheel-drive, conversion) 14/17

Ford E150 Econoline (8-cylinder, 5.4-liter engine,

rear-wheel drive) 14/17

Passenger van: Ford E150 Club Wagon (8-cylinder, 5.4-liter

engine, rear-wheel drive) 13/17


Sources: Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy and manufacturers.