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      05-20-2008, 02:37 AM   #1
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Subcompact Car CG Class Average: 30 mpg

Vehicle

Body

Transmission

CG Fuel Economy
EPA City/Highway

Toyota Yaris hatchback manual 34.8 mpg
29/36 mpg

Hyundai Accent
hatchback manual 34.2 mpg 27/32 mpg

Honda Fit hatchback manual 31.9 mpg
28/34 mpg


These three misers hit the magic triumvirate of frugality: modest sticker prices, low projected operating costs, and miniature appetites for fuel. Power goes wanting, but not so much as might be expected. Order the available automatic transmission on any of these thrifty commuters and expect fuel consumption to rise and performance to suffer.


Compact Car CG Class Average: 26 mpg


Vehicle

Body

Transmission

CG Fuel Economy
EPA City/Highway

Civic Hybrid sedan CVT
38.0 mpg
40/45 mpg

Nissan Versa sedan CVT 27.7 mpg 24/32 mpg

Mazda 3 s
sedan manual 27.1 mpg
26/31 mpg


Applying the energy recapturing magic of hybrid technology to a small car yields big fuel economy savings, as our time with a Civic Hybrid demonstrated. Neither the Versa nor Mazda3 is available in hybrid guise, but both cars came close to reaching 30 mpg during their respective stays with Consumer Guide.

Premium Compact Car CG Class Average: 22 mpg

Vehicle

Body

Transmission

CG Fuel Economy
EPA City/Highway

Acura TSX sedan manual 27.3 mpg
19/28* mpg

Audi A3 hatchback automatic 26.2 mpg 22/29* mpg

Saab 9-3 convertible automatic 24.0 mpg
19/26* mpg


Engines in this class regularly exceed 3-liters, but this trio all make do with 2.4-liters or less. There's no shortage of power here, however. The Acura and Audi both check in at 200 horsepower, and the Saab at 210.

It may seem odd to see a convertible representing the 9-3 lineup. But the numbers are the numbers, and in our testing, the 9-3 sedan with an identical drive train came in slightly thirstier than our drop top at 23.3 mpg.


Midsize Car CG Class Average: 21 mpg

Vehicle

Body

Transmission

CG Fuel Economy
EPA City/Highway

Toyota Prius sedan CVT
45.2 mpg
48/45 mpg

Toyota Camry Hybrid
sedan CVT
29.0 mpg 33/34 mpg

Saturn Aura Green Line
sedan automatic 26.9 mpg
28/35 mpg

Three hybrids, three levels of commitment to the technology. A purpose built hybrid, Prius forsakes style, power, and to some degree comfort, in the name of economy. Also from Toyota, the Camry Hybrid looks like any other Camry, but thanks to its hybrid drivetrain uses less fuel than any compact Consumer Guide has tested save the Civic Hybrid. Saturn's Aura Greenline is often derided as a "hollow hybrid" because it never propels itself on electric power alone. Still, a low base price and a third-pace finish in this class make Aura worth a look for economizing midsize sedan shoppers.

Premium Midsize Car CG Class Averaged: 18 mpg

Vehicle

Body

Transmission

CG Fuel Economy
EPA City/Highway

Acura TL sedan manual 23.0 mpg
18/27* mpg

Lexus GS350 sedan automatic 22.7 mpg 21/29* mpg

Volvo S60 T5 sedan manual 21.5 mpg
18/26* mpg


Seems that power and economy need not be mutually exclusive. All three of these midsize luxury sedans boast in excess of 250 horsepower, and all three squeeze more than 20 miles out of a gallon of gas. On the downside, all three cars here do best on a diet of premium gas.

Large Cars CG Class Average: 18 mpg

Vehicle

Body

Transmission

CG Fuel Economy
EPA City/Highway

Toyota Avalon sedan automatic 22.9 mpg
19/28 mpg

Chrysler 300
sedan automatic 19.7 mpg 17/24* mpg

Dodge Charger sedan automatic 19.4 mpg
17/24* mpg


There are no V8s here, but there's no shortage of power, either. For large cars with large V6 engines, all three of these sedans sport a 3.5-liter V6 with enough muscle for all but towing. Credit Toyota for tuning the Avalon's engine to run on regular-grade gas.

Premium Large Car CG Class Average: 17 mpg

Vehicle

Body

Transmission

CG Fuel Economy
EPA City/Highway

Volvo S80 3.2 sedan automatic 19.9 mpg
19/28* mpg

BMW 750Li sedan automatic 19.0 mpg 17/25* mpg

Jaguar XJ8 L sedan automatic 18.4 mpg
16/25* mpg


Fuel economy usually isn't a high priority for shoppers in this category, but no one wants to waste gas, either. Note that in this sea of V8 and V12 engines, Volvo's S80 can be had with the only six-cylinder engine in the Premium Large Car class.

Sporty/Performance Car CG Class Average: 19 mpg


Vehicle

Body

Transmission

CG Fuel Economy
EPA City/Highway

Mini Cooper S hatchback manual 31.2 mpg
29/36* mpg

Honda S2000 convertible manual 24.6 mpg 18/25* mpg

VW GTI hatchback manual 24.1 mpg
21/29* mpg


Here's a classic formula: low mass + good power = fun. In the case of these three cars, the equation also equals thrift. These modestly sized funsters all feature manual transmissions and four-cylinder engines of 2.2-liters or less. Who says economy can't be fun?

Premium Sporty/Performance Car CG Class Average: 17 mpg

Vehicle

Body

Transmission

CG Fuel Economy
EPA City/Highway

Porsche Cayman coupe manual 22.9 mpg
20/29* mpg

Mercedes-Benz SLK350 convertible manual 22.7 mpg 16/23* mpg

BMW Z4 3.0si coupe manual 22.5 mpg
16/24* mpg

These upper-crust sportsters all feature six-cylinder engines and manual transmissions. And apart from the stiff monthly payments, all three offer relatively guilt-free fun, as well.

Compact SUV CG Class Average: 19 mpg

Vehicle

Body

Transmission

CG Fuel Economy
EPA City/Highway

Ford Escape Hybrid 2WD 4-door wagon
CVT 31.2 mpg
34/30 mpg

Honda CR-V 2WD 4-door wagon automatic 24.0 mpg 20/26 mpg

Toyota RAV4 AWD V6
4-door wagon automatic 22.8 mpg
19/26 mpg

What's more amazing, an SUV that breaks the 30 mpg barrier, or that an all-wheel-drive RAV4 equipped with a 269-horsepower V6 nearly matched the mileage of the four-cylinder front-drive CR-V?

Midsize SUV CG Class Average: 16 mpg


Vehicle

Body

Transmission

CG Fuel Economy
EPA City/Highway

Mazda CX-7 AWD
4-door wagon
automatic 21.5 mpg
16/22* mpg

Hyundai Santa Fe 2WD
4-door wagon automatic 19.2 mpg 18/24 mpg

Ford Edge AWD
4-door wagon automatic 18.0 mpg
15/22 mpg

Mazda's CX-7 looks like the champ here, but its turbocharged four-cylinder engine is an odd fit in this category--it also requires premium gas. It's V6 engines that dominate this category, and the Santa Fe and Edge both make use of one. Note that our test Santa Fe came with the large 3.3-liter V6.

Premium Midsize SUV CG Class Average: 16 mpg

Vehicle

Body

Transmission

CG Fuel Economy
EPA City/Highway

Lexus RX400h AWD
4-door wagon
CVT 21.5 mpg
26/24* mpg

Buick Enclave 2WD
4-door wagon automatic 18.6 mpg 16/24 mpg

VW Touareg V10 TDI AWD 4-door wagon automatic
18.3 mpg
15/20 mpg

Here we have one hybrid (Lexus), one diesel (Volkswagen), and one brand-new design (Buick). All are spacious, all luxurious, and all are relatively easy on the wallet at fill-up time. Note that the RX400h is the odd hybrid that requires premium fuel. Likewise, the VW requires diesel fuel, which often costs more than premium gas.

*Large SUV CG Class Average: 13 mpg

Vehicle

Body

Transmission

CG Fuel Economy
EPA City/Highway

GMC Yukon 2WD
4-door wagon
automatic 16.7 mpg
14/20 mpg

Chevrolet Tahoe AWD
4-door wagon automatic 14.1 mpg 14/19 mpg

Nissan Armada 2WD
4-door wagon automatic 14.0 mpg
12/17 mpg

The near-17 mpg performance by the GMC Yukon came by way of a stripped, base model with two-wheel drive. The mechanically similar Chevrolet Tahoe returned almost 3 mpg less fully loaded and with all-wheel drive. Note that both the GMC and Chevy make use of GM's Active Fuel Management system that shuts off engine cylinders when power demands are light.

Premium Large SUV CG Class Average: 14 mpg

Vehicle

Body

Transmission

CG Fuel Economy
EPA City/Highway

Audi Q7 3.6 AWD 4-door wagon
automatic
17.1 mpg
14/20* mpg

Mercedes-Benz GL450 AWD 4-door wagon automatic 16.4 mpg 13/17* mpg

Cadillac Escalade AWD
4-door wagon automatic 15.6 mpg
12/18* mpg

These numbers may look grim, but they represent the best of a thirsty category of vehicles. Adding insult to injury, most of the vehicles in this class should be fed a diet of premium gas.

Compact Pickup CG Class Average: 15 mpg

Vehicle

Body

Transmission

CG Fuel Economy
EPA City/Highway

Toyota Tacoma 4WD
crew cab long bed
automatic 16.6 mpg
16/20 mpg

Honda Ridgeline AWD
crew cab
automatic 16.4 mpg 15/20 mpg

Nissan Frontier 4WD
crew cab
automatic 14.5 mpg
15/20 mpg

Small trucks aren't very small anymore, and they aren't especially fuel efficient either. Our testers all came V6-equipped, as manufacturers are loathe to lend 4-cylinder trucks out for testing. Honda's Ridgeline comes only in V6 guise.

Large Pickup CG Class Average: 14 mpg

Vehicle

Body

Transmission

CG Fuel Economy
EPA City/Highway

GMC Sierra AWD
crew cab
automatic 14.8 mpg
13/18 mpg

Toyota Tundra 4WD extended cab short bed
automatic 14.7 mpg 13/17 mpg

Nissan Titan 4WD
crew cab short bed
automatic 14.5 mpg
12/17 mpg

We'll excuse the excessive thirst here, these rigs are meant for work, and work they can. Our test Sierra came with the available 5.3-liter V8; our Tundra with an available 5.7-liter V8. Titan is only available with a 5.6-liter V8.

Minivan CG Class Average: 16 mpg

Vehicle

Body

Transmission

CG Fuel Economy
EPA City/Highway

Hyundai Entourage 4-door van
automatic
18.1 mpg
16/23 mpg

Dodge Grand Caravan 4-door van automatic 18.1 mpg 16/23 mpg

Honda Odyssey 4-door van automatic 16.4 mpg
17/25 mpg
Toyota Sienna 4-door van
automatic
16.4 mpg
17/23 mpg


If these numbers disappoint, keep in mind that these living rooms on wheels are usually carrying several people, hopefully reducing the number of vehicles on the road. Only the Grand Caravan offers a choice of engines, and ours came with the mid-level 3.8-liter V6.
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Really good database on info.

Can you put the link up top instead of at the bottom? It's much easier to read on the webpage than the copy/paste you did in your post.
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