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EPA-DOE Release Fuel Economy Lists for 2008 Models - Numbers reflect new fuel economy testing methods

Release Date: 10/12/2007
Contact Information: (EPA) Margot Perez-Sullivan, (202) 564-4355 / perezsullivan.margot@epa.gov (DOE) Tom Welch, (202) 586-5806 / thomas.welch@hq.doe.gov

(Washington, D.C. - Oct. 12, 2007) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today released the 2008 Fuel Economy Guide to help consumers make well-informed choices when purchasing new vehicles.

"Today's consumers expect the biggest bang for their buck. By fueling them with information on this year's fleet of vehicles, we are putting Americans in the driver's seat to save money at the pump and protect our environment," said EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson. "As we see in the wide range of fuel efficient leaders, 'going green' can fit the needs of any lifestyle."

"Greater fuel efficiency is something we must approach more aggressively, effectively and creatively than we have over the past 30 years," Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman said. "The president's ambitious Twenty in Ten Plan forces us not only to approach increased vehicle efficiency like never before, but significantly reforming CAFE standards in a way where safety remains a priority."

Data show that hybrid vehicles continue to lead the government's fuel economy ratings and hybrid technology can be effectively used to improve fuel economy. The Toyota Prius tops the list at 48 mpg city and 45 mpg highway. More hybrid models are available than ever - including SUVs as well as cars - giving consumers greater choices when shopping for fuel efficient vehicles.

Fuel economy estimates, which appear on the window stickers of all new cars and light trucks prior to sale, are determined by tests that manufacturers and EPA conduct according to EPA specifications. 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 estimates for all vehicles will generally be lower than those of last year.

To view the 2008 Fuel economy guide and for tips on increasing vehicle efficiency: http://www.fueleconomy.gov/

More online sources with fuel economy information:

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The joint DOE-EPA Fuel Economy Web site, http://www.fueleconomy.gov , offers detailed information on vehicle fuel economy, including a complete downloadable version of the Fuel Economy Guide.

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Comprehensive information about EPA's Fuel Economy program: epa.gov/fueleconomy

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The Green Vehicle Guide Web site, epa.gov/greenvehicles , provides browsers with a guide to locate the cleanest and most fuel efficient vehicle that meets their needs. EPA has just launched a major redesign of this popular consumer-oriented web site to make it even easier to search for greener vehicles.

The 2008 fuel economy leaders within each class as well as the lowest fuel economy models are listed below and are also available at: epa.gov/fueleconomy/overall-high.htm



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

Cargo)*
Passenger Chevrolet G1500/2500 EXPRESS 2WD 12/16
" Chevrolet H1500 EXPRESS AWD "
" GMC G1500/2500 SAVANA 2WD "
" GMC H1500 SAVANA VAN AWD "
Cargo Chevrolet G15/25 VAN CONV 2WD "
" Chevrolet H1500 VAN CONV AWD "
" GMC G15/25 SAVANA 2WD CONV "
" GMC H1500 SAVANA AWD CONV "

*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 "

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