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Bankrate's 2007 New Car Guide
What's hot?
All new for 2008 plus a fun interactive to pinpoint the best car for you.
What's hot?
Crossover | Going green
The price of gasoline has many consumers shopping for cars that squeeze the most miles from a gallon. Using an average of the EPA city-highway projected mileage numbers, we list the most fuel efficient gasoline-powered vehicle in your favorite body style.
 Ford Escape Hybrid MPG: 31 City / 29 highway
Ford Escape  Promising the power of a V6 sport utility vehicle, the Escape Hybrid uses a 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine and a continuously variable automatic transmission. The same vehicle is also available as a Mercury Mariner. MSRP: $25,075-$26,825.
 Toyota Highlander HybridMPG: 27 city / 25 highway
Toyota Highlander  Although it's the basis for the much more expensive Lexus RX 400h, the Highlander Hybrid promises more power than its gasoline-only V6 counterpart, but at substantially better fuel economy. Late in 2007 a new hybrid Highlander will debut. MSRP: $32,490-$36,550.
 Saturn Vue Hybrid MPG: 23 city / 29 highway
Saturn Vue  General Motors finally gets into the gas-electric hybrid race in a meaningful way with the Vue. Green Line. But shoppers may be confused because the 2007 uses what is called a mild hybrid system that only improves economy marginally. Later this year the 2008 Vue will get a true dual-mode hybrid system like its competitors. The numbers here are for the 2007 model. MSRP: $22,370.

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