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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?
Pickup | 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 Ranger MPG: 21 city / 26 highway
Ford Ranger   The basic formula at work here is that the small 2.3-liter four-cylinder that's standard in the Ranger is, by virtue of its size, a real fuel sipper. In addition to the mileage numbers, it's also rated the cleanest burning pickup by Greenercars.org. MSRP: $13,970.
 Toyota Tacoma MPG: 20 city / 26 highway
Toyota Tacoma   Just a tick behind the Ford Ranger when it comes to fuel mileage, the Tacoma produces more horsepower 159 compared to 143 in the Ranger which may make what is a small difference in fuel economy insignificant. Greenercars.org rates the Tacoma on a par with the Ranger. MSRP: $14,180.
 Silverado Classic Hybrid MPG: 16 city / 19 highway
Chevrolet Silverado   While there are other compact pickups that get better fuel mileage than Chevy's full-size hybrid pickup, the Chevy is notable because its hybrid system -- which only uses the electric motor in limited situations -- is the first to be applied to normally thirsty V8 pickup. It's ranked as the cleanest full-size pickup by Greenercars.org. MSRP: $29,900.

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