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The Least and Most Fuel Efficient Hybrid Vehicles

Posted on August 18, 2008
Filed Under Chevrolet Tahoe, Chrysler Aspen, Dodge Durango, Ford Escape, GMC Yukon, Honda Civic, Honda Insight, Lexus GS 450h, Lexus LS 600h, Lexus RX 400h, Mazda Tribute, Mercury Mariner, Nissan Altima, Toyota Camry, Toyota Highlander, Toyota Prius | Leave a Comment

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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