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Learn More About Fuel Efficient Vehicles

The way everything is going many of us would like to buy fuel-efficient vehicles. The Honda Insight hybrid is recognized as the best selection efficiency wise considering that it receives 60 miles to the gallon with city driving and 66 miles to the gallon on the open road. The Insight’s design features tires that are low resistant and takes advantage of the combined electric and gas power. The Insight wasn’t a great choice for everyone though resulting from limited seating space and other stylistic quirks.

At least the best mid-sized car, the Toyota Prius hybrid, is big enough to carry up to five people. With the fuel engine and electric motor, the Prius should generate a total of 110 HP, and gets 51 mpg in the city and 48 on the highway. The smooth shape of the Prius enables it to be a bigger vehicle than the Insight. The Honda Civic hybrid is the cheapest hybrid in North America, based on its reputation, and it is the most efficient small car with 49 mpg in the city and 51 mpg on the highway. The Civic hybrid is a leading competitor in its class due to its improved design over the regular Civic as well as the 110 HP output.

Inside the sub compact car category, the most efficient car is going to be the Volkswagen Beetle diesel, which is even ahead of the hybrid sub compacts. Despite the fact that 100 HP does not seem that extraordinary, it has a torque of 177 lb-foot. Vehicle manufacturers Pontiac and Toyota coupled for a top efficiency station wagon that can get up to 30 mpg in city driving and close to 40 mpg on the open road. General Motors and Toyota created the Pontiac Vibe together with the Toyota Matrix through a joint venture effort. Both designs have Toyota engines with General Motors design. Their unique 1.8L 4 cylinder engines will never win them any races even so the Matrix and the Vibe are refined, capable cars.

The Hyundai Sonata is most likely the best car regarding efficiency rating for big cars as it receives 24 mpg in city driving and almost 35 mpg in freeway driving. This came as a serious surprise because there was a lot of stiff competition. It features a competent, sensitive 2.4 L 4 cylinder engine. The vehicle’s suspension is somewhat soft and targeted more toward comfort than its ability to handle the vehicle. While it can’t compare to a BMW, it is very well built. Obviously, Hyundai is no longer looked upon as a second-rate producer.

Presently, drivers enjoy a multitude of options when it comes to buying fuel-efficient vehicles as new ones are continually being manufactured. You have many more choices now that energy conservation is so popular in our society.