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14 Most Fuel-Efficient Rides For 2009

Posted in auto industry, Cars, Cooper, Detroit, Emissions, Ford, Fuel, Fuel Cell, Honda, Hybrid, Hybrid Technologies, Mazda, Mercury, Mini, New Cars, Newsworthy, Nissan, Toyota by Suzanne Denbow | October 22nd, 2008 | Leave a Reply |

Today, Dan Shapely of The Daily Green published a fuel-friendly rank-and-file of the 10 daintiest fuel-sippers available for the 2009 model year. Not surprisingly, the notoriously green Toyota Prius took the number 1 spot for its impressive combined fuel economy of 51 mpg. Ranked in order from greatest to least, the Toyota Prius’ spot as number 1 is no great shocker, but some of the picks were just plain surprising. Three models produced beneath the Ford Motors umbrella tied for 4th place, effectively ranking higher than hybrid heavyweights and earthy crowd favorites like the smart ForTwo and the Toyota Yaris.

Hit the jump to see which cars made the cut

1. 2009 Toyota Prius [48 mpg city/45 mpg hwy]

2. 2009 Honda Civic Hybrid 40 mpg city/45 mpg hwy

3. 2009 Nissan Altima Hybrid 35 mpg city/ 33 mpg hwy

Tied for 4th: 4a. 2009 Mercury Mariner Hybrid 34 mpg city/ 31 mpg hwy
4b. 2009 Ford Escape Hybrid 34 mpg city/ 31 mpg hwy
4c. 2009 Mazda Tribute Hybrid 34 mpg city/31 mpg hwy

5. 2009 smart ForTwo 33 mpg city/41 mpg hwy

6. 2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 33 mpg city/ 34 mpg hwy

Tied for 7th: 7a. 2009 Volkswagen Jetta 30 mpg city/41 hwy
7b. 2009 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen 30 mpg city/41 hwy

8. 2009 Toyota Yaris 29 mpg city/36 mpg hwy

Tied for 9th: 9a. 2009 MINI Cooper 28 mpg city/37 mpg hwy
9b. 2009 MINI Cooper Clubman 28 mpg city/37 mpg hwy

10. 2009 Honda Fit 28 mpg city/35 mpg hwy

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