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EPA/DOE Release Top Fuel Economy Lists for 2007 Models

Release Date: 10/17/2006
Contact Information: John Millett (EPA), (202) 564-4355 / millett.john@epa.gov Tom Welch (DOE), (202) 586-5806

(Washington, D.C. - Oct. 17, 2006) The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released the 2007 Fuel Economy Guide to help consumers make well-informed choices when purchasing new vehicles.

"By fueling consumers with better information, EPA is helping American motorists conserve their money while preserving our environment," said EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson. "Steering our nation away from foreign oil dependency, President Bush is investing in energy innovations and bringing breakthroughs in fuel efficiency from the labs to the streets."

"Each year millions of Americans buy new cars, and by using fuel economy information, each consumer can make a more educated decision that will help conserve energy and save money," Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman said. "In addition to looking at the miles-per-gallon rating, I would also encourage Americans to buy flex-fuel vehicles, which are also good for our economy because they use homegrown E-85."

Data show that hybrid vehicles continue to lead the government's fuel economy ratings. This year's Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, Toyota Camry Hybrid and Ford Escape Hybrid FWD models top the list. Hybrid technology can be effectively used to improve fuel economy, as other models leading the list include the Toyota Yaris, Honda Fit, Toyota Corolla, Hyundai Accent, Kia Rio, Ford Escape 4WD Hybrid and Mercury Mariner Hybrid 4WD.

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 the same test methods that have been used in recent years. However, to ensure these estimates continue to remain as reliable as possible, in February EPA proposed changing the methods to better reflect what drivers are experiencing on the road. EPA expects to finalize these changes in time to take effect with 2008 models.

The following online sources provide more fuel economy information:
-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.

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

-The Green Vehicle Guide web site, epa.gov/greenvehicles , provides browsers with a guide to locate the cleanest running and most fuel efficient vehicle that meets their needs.

The 2007 fuel economy leaders within each class as well as the lowest fuel economy models are listed below and available: epa.gov/fueleconomy/overall-high.htm


Highest Fuel Economy Models by Vehicle Class
2007 Model Year

MPG
Class Model city/highway

Two-Seater Mazda MX-5 (manual) 25/30
Minicompact Car New Beetle Convertible 22/30


Subcompact Car Toyota Yaris (manual) 34/40
Compact Car Honda Civic Hybrid 49/51
Midsize Car Toyota Prius (hybrid) 60/51
Large Car Hyundai Sonata (manual) 24/34
Small Station Wagon Honda Fit 33/38
Midsize Station Wagon Ford Focus Wagon (manual) 27/37
Sport Utility Vehicle Ford Escape Hybrid FWD 36/31
Minivan Dodge Caravan 2WD 20/26
Pickup Truck Ford Ranger Pickup 2WD (manual) 24/29
Mazda B2300 2WD (manual) 24/29
Van (Cargo&Passenger) Chevrolet G1500/2500 Chevy Van 2WD 15/20
(4.3 and 5.3 liter engines)
GMC G1500/2500 Savana 2WD Cargo 15/20
(4.3 and 5.3 liter engines)


2007 Model Year Overall Fuel Economy Leaders

MPG
Rank Manufacturer/Model city/highway

1. Toyota Prius (hybrid-electric) 60/51
2. Honda Civic Hybrid 49/51
3. Toyota Camry Hybrid 40/38
4. Ford Escape Hybrid FWD 36/31
5. Toyota Yaris (manual) 34/40
6. Toyota Yaris (automatic) 34/39
7. Honda Fit (manual) 33/38
8. Toyota Corolla (manual) 32/41
9. Hyundai Accent (manual) 32/35
Kia Rio (manual) 32/35
10. Ford Escape Hybrid 4WD 32/29
Mercury Mariner Hybrid 4WD 32/29

Lowest Fuel Economy by Vehicle Class
2007 Model Year

MPG
Class Model city/highway

Two Seater Lamborghini L-147/148 Murcielago 9/14
Minicompact Car Aston Martin DB9 Coupe, Volante (manual) 11/18
Subcompact Car Bentley Azure 11/16
Compact Car Bentley Continental GT 12/19
Midsize Car Ferrari 612 Scaglietti 10/17
Large Car Bentley Arnage LWB 10/15
Small Station Wagon Audi S4 Avant 15/21
Midsize Station Wagon Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Wagon 14/20
Sport Utility Vehicle* Jeep Grande Cherokee 4WD 12/15
Minivan* Ford Freestar Cargo Van FWD 17/23
Ford Freestar Wagon FWD 17/23
Mercury Monterey Wagon FWD 17/23
Pickup Truck* Nissan Titan 4WD 13/18
Van (Passenger and Cargo)* Chevrolet G15/25 series 14/18
Chevrolet H1500/2500 series 14/18
GMC G15/25 series 14/18
GMC H1500/2500 series 14/18

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

Lowest Overall Fuel Economy Models*
2007 Model Year

MPG
Rank Manufacturer/Model city/highway

1. Lamborghini L-147/148 Murcielago (automatic) 9/14
2. Bentley Arnage LWB 10/15
3. Lamborghini L-147/148 Murcielago (manual) 10/16
4. Ferrari 612 Scaglietti (automatic) 10/17
5. Ferrari 599 GTB 11/15
6. Bentley Azure 11/16
Bentley Arnage 11/16
7. Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder 11/17
Lamborghini L-140/715 Gallardo (manual-LR) 11/17
Ferrari 612 Scaglietti (manual) 11/17
8. Aston Martin DB9 Coupe, DB9 Volante (manual) 11/18
Bentley Continental Flying Spur 11/18
Bentley Continental GTC 11/18
9. Jeep Grande Cherokee 4WD 12/15
10. Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG 12/16
Mercedes-Benz R63 AMG 12/16

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