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DOE Lists Top 10 Fuel-Efficient 2012-MY Vehicles

November 18, 2011

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) website listed the top 10 2012-MY vehicles by fuel efficiency. The 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV came in first, with an mpg of 112 combined. All of the vehicles that achieved top fuel-economy ratings are electric or hybrid vehicles, although a number of gasoline-fueled vehicles are actually not too far behind in the top 10 list.

1. 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV, Combined 112, City 126/Highway 99

2. 2012 Nissan Leaf, Combined 99, City 106/Highway 92

3. (tied) 2012 Ford Transit Connect Electric, Combined 62, City 62/Highway 62; 2012 Azure Dynamics Transit Connect Wagon, Combined 62, City 62/Highway 62

4. 2012 Chevrolet Volt (ranked by combined gas/electricity rating of 60 MPGe), Combined 60, City 58/Highway 62, PHEV, 4 cyl, 1.4 L

5. 2011 Toyota Prius, Combined 50, City 51/Highway 48, Hybrid, 4 cyl, 1.8 L

6. 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid, Combined 44, City 44/Highway 44, Hybrid, 4 cyl, 1.5 L

7. 2012 Toyota Prius V, Combined 42, City 44/Highway 40, Hybrid, 4 cyl, 1.8 L

8. 2012 Lexus CT 200h, Combined 42, City 43/Highway 40, Hybrid, 4 cyl, 1.8 L

9. (tied) 2012 Honda Insight, Combined 42, City 41/Highway 44, Hybrid, 4 cyl, 1.3 L; 2012 Honda Insight, Combined 42, City 41/Highway 44, Hybrid, 4 cyl, 1.3 L

10. 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid LE, Combined 41, City 43/Highway 39, Hybrid, 4 cyl, 2.5 L

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