From: Associated Press
Published October 20, 2004 12:00 AM

Fuel Economy of 2005 Vehicles

Here are the most and least fuel-efficient 2005 model cars, trucks, and sports utility vehicles, according to information submitted by manufacturers to the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy.


Top Five Most Fuel Efficient, with miles per gallon (city/highway)


1. Honda Insight (manual, hybrid): 61/66


2. Toyota Prius (automatic, hybrid): 60/51


3. Honda Insight (automatic, hybrid): 57/56


4. Honda Civic Hybrid (automatic, lean burn): 48/47


5. Honda Civic Hybrid (automatic): 47/48


Top Five Least Fuel Efficient


1. Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup (10-cylinder, automatic): 9/12


2. Lamborghini L-147/148 Murcielago (manual): 9/13


3. (tie)


Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup (10-cylinder, manual): 9/15


Lamborghini L-140/141 Gallardo (manual): 9/15


4. Bentley Arnage/Arnage LWB: 10/14


5. Lamborghini L-147/148 Murcielago (automatic): 10/15


Most Fuel Efficient by Category


Two-Seater: Honda Insight (manual, hybrid): 61/66


Minicompact: Mini Cooper (4-cylinder, 1.6-liter engine, manual): 28/36


Subcompact: Volkswagen New Beetle (diesel, manual): 38/46


Compact: Honda Civic Hybrid (automatic, lean burn): 48/47


Midsize: Toyota Prius (automatic, hybrid): 60/51


Large sedan: Chevrolet Malibu Maxx (6-cylinder, 3.5-liter engine, automatic): 22/30


Small station wagon: Volkswagen Jetta (diesel, manual): 36/47


Midsize station wagon: Volkswagen Passat (diesel, automatic): 27/38


Sport utility vehicle: Ford Escape HEV: 36/31


Minivan: Honda Odyssey (6-cylinder, 3.5-liter engine without variable cylinder management, automatic): 20/28


Pickup: Ford Ranger/Mazda B2300 (4-cylinder, 2.3-liter engine, manual): 24/29


Cargo van: Chevrolet Astro/GMC Safari (2-wheel drive): 16/22


Passenger van: Chevrolet Astro/GMC Safari (2-wheel drive, 6-cylinder, 4.3-liter engine, automatic): 16/21


Least Fuel Efficient by Category


Two-Seater: Lamborghini L-147/148 Murcielago (manual): 9/13


Minicompact: Aston Martin DB9 Volante: 11/18


Subcompact: Maserati Coupe and Gransport (manual or automatic): 12/17


Compact: Bentley Continental GT: 11/18


Midsize: Bentley Arnage: 10/14


Large sedan: Bentley Arnage LWB: 10/14


Small station wagon: Audi S4 Avant (manual): 15/21


Midsize station wagon: Mercedes E55 AMG: 14/21


Sport utility vehicle: Mercedes G55 AMG: 12/14


Minivan: Kia Sedona: 16/22


Pickup: Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup (10-cylinder, automatic): 9/12


Cargo van: (tie)


Chevrolet Astro/GMC Safari (6-cylinder, 4.3-liter engine, 4-wheel-drive, conversion): 14/17


Ford E150 Econoline (8-cylinder, 5.4-liter engine, rear-wheel drive): 14/17


Passenger van: Ford E150 Club Wagon (8-cylinder, 5.4-liter engine, rear-wheel drive) : 13/17


Sources: Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy, and manufacturers.


Source: Associated Press


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