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05/24/2011

Most Fuel Efficient Vehicles Named by NADAguides

With the national average fuel price currently at $3.85, NADAguides, the leading online provider of vehicle pricing and information, has named the Most Fuel Efficient Vehicles currently on the market – helping consumers make an educated purchase decision if fuel efficiency is their priority.

NADAguides' analysts pulled comprehensive data of current model vehicles based on combined miles per gallon (MPG) and have named the most fuel efficient crossovers, vans, wagons, sedans, coupes, sports cars, SUVs, trucks, hybrids and luxury vehicles.  This will allow customers to select the most fuel efficient vehicle within their vehicle category of choice without having to sacrifice personal vehicle needs.

With four vehicles from Volkswagen named to the NADAguides Most Fuel Efficient Vehicles, the manufacturer dominated the list – the Jetta SportWagen in the wagon and the sports car categories, and the Golf and Jetta Sedan in the sedan category.  

The Audi A3 was named the NADAguides Most Fuel Efficient Vehicles in the sedan, luxury and sports car categories, while Ford, Honda, Kia, Nissan, Toyota, and Smart each had two models included.  

Analysts at NADAguides report that each vehicle segment offers models that achieve at least 23 or more combined MPG, with the range going up to a combined 50 MPG in the hybrid segment.

Most Fuel Efficient Vehicles

  • Crossover – For consumers looking to downsize from a full-size SUV but still take advantage of the space and features a larger vehicle offers, these fuel efficient crossovers can get the job done.   In the crossover category there are three vehicles named to the NADAguides Most Fuel Efficient Vehicles list, each offering 25 MPG combined:
  • Van – Capable of handling both utility and convenience, vans have evolved over the years to offer both style and practicality.  In the van category there are two vehicles named to the NADAguides Most Fuel Efficient Vehicles list, each offering 23 MPG combined:
  • Wagon – Wagons are a great alternative to the crossover vehicle and perfect for those still needing the space but craving additional fuel efficiency.  Two vehicles were named NADAguides' Most Fuel Efficient wagons, offering 35 and 32 MPG combined:
  • Sedan – Sedans continue to be the leading vehicle category of choice for consumers, offering the perfect amount of seating and trunk space and also the most diversity on the market.  In the sedan category there are three vehicles named to the NADAguides Most Fuel Efficient Vehicles list, each offering 35 MPG combined:
  • Luxury – Offering performance, comfort, style and plush amenities, luxury vehicles are the perfect vehicle category to meet the consumers needs and desires in one prestigious car.  Two vehicles stood out as the NADAguides Most Fuel Efficient luxury vehicles, offering 35 and 29 MPG combined:
  • Coupe – Great for long commutes or a weekend car for windy road trips, coupes are smaller in size and offer consumers increased fuel efficiency.   In the coupe category there are two vehicles named to the NADAguides Most Fuel Efficient Vehicles list, each offering 37 MPG combined:
  • Sports Cars – Fun to drive and performance enhanced sports cars are perfect for consumers looking to turn heads as they speed by.  Three vehicles stood out as the NADAguides Most Fuel Efficient sports cars, offering 37 and 35 MPG combined:
  • SUV – With off-road capabilities, space to stow tons of gear , towing capability and more, the SUV is a utility vehicle that still offers the comfort and conveniences for everyday use.  In the SUV category there are two vehicles named to the NADAguides Most Fuel Efficient Vehicles list, each offering 28 MPG combined:
  • Truck – Trucks are a great selection for the consumer who needs to haul, tow and work hard.   Two vehicles stood out as the NADAguides Most Fuel Efficient trucks, offering 24 and 23 MPG combined:
  • Hybrid – Offering convenience and environmental responsibility, fuel efficiency is the priority with hybrid vehicles.  Two vehicles stood out as the NADAguides Most Fuel Efficient hybrids, offering 50 and 47 MPG combined:

Key Quotes

  • Troy Snyder, Director of Product Development at NADAguides: "The national average fuel price is currently at $3.85 per gallon and with that in mind, our analysts continue to provide information to help consumers find vehicles, across all body styles, offering the most fuel economy within each category.  Consumer will find comfort knowing that there is a model or two available across all body style segments that offers a combined MPG of at least 23 miles per gallon."

About the NADAguides Most Fuel Efficient Vehicles

The NADAguides Most Fuel Efficient Vehicles list was established to assist consumers in determining the most fuel efficient vehicles for current model vans, wagons, sedans, luxuries, coupes, sports cars, SUVs, trucks and hybrids.  Based upon the combined MPG for all current model vehicles, the NADAguides analysts developed a list of the most fuel efficient vehicles.  

About NADAguides

NADAguides (www.nadaguides.com) is the largest publisher of vehicle pricing and information for new and used cars, classic cars, motorcycles, boats, RVs, and manufactured homes. NADAguides offers in-depth shopping and research tools in addition to the most market-reflective pricing available. The company also produces software, mobile applications, raw data, web services, web-syndicated products and print guidebooks.