The Least and Most Fuel Efficient Hybrid Vehicles

By dancurranjr On August 18th, 2008

The 2000 Honda Insight - Hybrid gas mileage king.Nothing has come close to the Godfather of American-sold hybrid cars; the 73mpg 2000 Honda Insight.

It’s been 8 years since the Insight went on sale and the closest gas mileage any hybrid on the road today gets to the Insight is 46mpg – a 27mpg DECREASE. So much for “improving” technologies over time . . .

Here’s what passes as a hybrid today – the 11 least efficient hybrid vehicles:

1-2) (tie) Chrysler Aspen Hybrid & Dodge Durango Hybrid 19 MPG
3-5) (tie) Chevy Tahoe Hybrid, Lexus LS 600h L, GMC Yukon Hybrid 21 MPG
6) Lexus GS 450h 23 MPG
7-8) (tie) Lexus RX 400h, Toyota Highlander Hybrid 26 MPG
9-11) (tie) Ford Escape Hybrid, Mercury Mariner Hybrid, Mazda Tribute Hybrid 32 MPG

Consumerist, via Hybrid Cars [HybridCars]

The Most Efficient?

1) Toyota Prius: 46 MPG
2) Honda Civic: 42 MPG
3) Toyota Camry: 34 MPG
4) Nissan Altima: 34 MPG
5) Ford Escape / Mercury Mariner / Mazda Tribute (2wd): 32 MPG

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