2008 Fuel Economy Guide Released

by | Oct 12, 2007

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The EPA and the DOE have released the 2008 Fuel Economy Guide. Hybrids continue to lead the government’s fuel economy ratings. The Toyota Prius tops the list at 48 mpg city and 45 mpg highway.

This year’s label values are based on new test methods EPA finalized in December 2006. The new methods are designed to better account for actual driving conditions that can lower fuel economy, such as higher speed driving, use of air conditioning and cold weather operation. Because of the new methods, fuel economy estim

2008 Model Year Overall Fuel Economy Leaders

Rank Manufacturer/Model City/Highway MPG
1. Toyota Prius (hybrid-electric) 48/45
2. Honda Civic Hybrid 40/45
3. Nissan Altima Hybrid 35/33
4. Ford Escape Hybrid FWD 34/30
MazdaTribute Hybrid 2WD “
Mercury Mariner Hybrid FWD “
5. Toyota Camry Hybrid 33/34
6. Toyota Yaris (manual) 29/36
7. Toyota Yaris (automatic) 29/35
8. Ford Escape Hybrid 4WD 29/27
Mercury Mariner Hybrid 4WD “
Mazda Tribute Hybrid 4WD “
9. Toyota Corolla (manual) 28/37
10. Honda Fit (manual) 28/34

Lowest Fuel Economy by Vehicle Class
2008 Model Year

Class Model City/Highway MPG

Two Seater Lamborghini Murcielago (manual) 8/13
Minicompact Car Aston Martin DB9 Coupe, Volante (manual) 10/16
Subcompact Car Bentley Continental GTC 10/17
Compact Car Bentley Azure 9/15
Midsize Car Ferrari 612 Scaglietti (auto) 9/16
Large Car Bentley Arnage RL 9/15
Small Station Wagon Audi S4 Avant (manual) 13/20
Midsize Station Wagon Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Wagon 12/18
Sport Utility Vehicle* Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG 11/13
Minivan* Toyota Sienna 4WD 16/21
Pickup Truck* Rousch Performance Stage3 F150 11/15
Van (Passenger and
Passenger Chevrolet G1500/2500 EXPRESS 2WD 12/16
” Chevrolet H1500 EXPRESS AWD “
” GMC G1500/2500 SAVANA 2WD “
Cargo Chevrolet G15/25 VAN CONV 2WD “
” Chevrolet H1500 VAN CONV AWD “

*Trucks over 8500 pounds gross vehicle weight rating are currently exempt from federal fuel economy requirements

Highest Fuel Economy Models by Vehicle Class
2008 Model Year

Class Model City/Highway MPG
Two Seater Audi TT Roadster (2 liter engine,auto) 22/29
Minicompact Car Mini Cooper Convertible (manual) 23/32
Subcompact Car Toyota Yaris (manual) 29/36
Compact Car Honda Civic Hybrid 40/45
Midsize Car Toyota Prius (hybrid) 48/45
Large Car Honda Accord 4Dr Sedan (manual) 22/31
Small Station Wagon Honda Fit (manual) 28/34
Midsize Station Wagon Passat Wagon (manual) 21/29
Sport Utility Vehicle Ford Escape Hybrid FWD 34/30
Mazda Tribute Hybrid 2WD “
Mercury Mariner Hybrid FWD “
Minivan Dodge Caravan 2WD 17/24
Chrysler Town & Country 2WD “
Pickup Truck Ford Ranger Pickup 2WD (manual) 21/26
Mazda B2300 2WD (manual) “
Van (Cargo&Passenger)Chevrolet G1500/2500 Van 2WD 15/20
(4.3 liter engine)
GMC G1500/2500 Savana 2WD Cargo “
(4.3 liter engine)

Lowest Overall Fuel Economy Models*
2008 Model Year

Rank Manufacturer/Model City/Highway MPG

1. Lamborghini Murcielago (automatic) 8/13
2. Bugati Veyron 8/14
3. Lamborghini Murcielago (manual) 9/14
4. Bently Azure/Arnage RL 9/15
5. Ferrari 612 Scaglietti (automatic) 9/16
6. Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder (manual) 10/15
Ferrari Ferrari 612 Scaglietti (manual) “
Bentley Arnage (auttomatic) “
7. Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder 10/16
Aston Martin DB9 Coupe “
Aston Martin DB9 Volante “
Mercedes-Benz Maybach 57 “
Mercedes-Benz Maybach 57S “
Mercedes-Benz Maybach 62 “
Mercedes-Benz Maybach 62S “
8. Lamborghini Gallardo Coupe (manual) 10/17
Bentley Continental GT (automatic) “
Bentley Continental GTC (automatic) “
Bentley Continental Flying Spur (automatic) “
9. Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG 11/13
10. Jeep Grand Cherokee 4WD 11/14
Mercedes-Benz Ml63 AMG ”

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