Posted by Fred Seaver on June 30, 2009, 1:52 pm
1. Toyota Prius
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The Toyota Prius is still the reigning mileage champ in the U.S., earning an
EPA rating of 45 mpg highway, 48 mpg city for 2009.
The Toyota Prius is the reigning champion for fuel efficiency in the U.S.,
and has been since 2007, when the Honda Insight hybrid was put to sleep. The
Environmental Protection Agency rates the 2009 model at 45 mpg highway, 48
mpg city. This kind of efficiency is achieved by pairing up a gasoline
engine with an electric motor and a large storage battery. In addition to
saving you lots of dough at the pumps, the Prius ranks as one of Consumer
Reports' most reliable cars. In fact, three of the six most reliable family
cars are hybrids (the Prius, Camry and Nissan Altima).
Posted by Lu R on July 15, 2009, 2:39 pm
Yep great cars :)
Posted by pierre on July 16, 2009, 3:39 am
Unless they have changed their rating system since last year, these figures are
no more than laboratory estimates, not worth a pinch.
Did we expect you to say anything else?
Posted by David T. Johnson on July 16, 2009, 2:22 pm
No, the EPA ratings are not 'estimates' but 'measurements' under a set
of controlled conditions. The conditions for the EPA ratings were
recently changed to more-closely reflect current driving practices. The
actual mileage that you obtain may be significantly different, of
course, due to variations in the way everyone drives and the
environment they operate in...and that will always be the case. The EPA
ratings offer a very good way to objectively compare fuel economy
between different vehicles.
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Posted by rebel on July 17, 2009, 12:48 am
Maybe valid as a comparison tool, but do they represent figures that are
actually realisable on the road?