With the cost of gasoline at about $4 a gallon in most of the U.S., fuel efficiency is a buzzword for the auto industry. Each year, manufacturers expand their fuel-efficient product lines, giving consumers more options to help save money at the pump without sacrificing vehicle preference.
Recently NADAguides, a publisher for vehicle pricing, came out with its annual list of the most fuel-efficient vehicles of 2011. The data are based on combined miles per gallon (MPG) and the average rate of city and highway’s MPG. The study names the most fuel-efficient vehicles in multiple categories, including sedan, luxury, and hybrid. Each vehicle segment offers models that achieve at least 23 or more combined MPG, including the (traditionally gas-guzzling) SUV and crossover segments.
Click ahead for the 2011 model year’s most fuel efficient vehicles.
By Jill Weinberger
Posted 13 June 2011