truthful politics researched cars in since 1994 with city mpg greater than 30. The following list is not all inclusive:
|2000 Honda Insight||49|
|2004 Toyota Prius||48|
|1994 Geo Metro (owned by GM)||43|
|2006 Honda Civic Hybrid||49|
|1994 Honda Civic||39|
|1995 Suzuki Swift||37|
|2002 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon||35|
|1999 Volkswagen New Beetle||35|
|1999 Volkswagen New Golf||35|
|2000 Volkswagen Jetta||35|
|1995 Ford Aspire||31|
For additional information or automobiles, click on U.S. Department of Energy website www.fueleconomy.gov.
Politifact.com reported in March 2009 that the Ford Model T from 1908 had better gas mileage than a typical SUV in 2008. The Ford Model T averaged 20 miles per gallon, while SUV’s averaged 18.1 miles per gallon. However, Model T’s top speed was 40 miles per hour and they did not have features of modern cars like seat belts, airbags, etc. To read the entire report, click on Model T got better mileage than SUVs.
Newsweek reports annually on the most efficient cars. To see the current year’s list and previous years’ lists, click on Energy Efficient Cars.