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Fuel economy losers

Looking to save money on gas? Steer clear of these guys. When it comes to fuel economy, these vehicles finish last. Here's a roundup of the least fuel-efficient vehicles in several major vehicle classes, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

Two seater
Lamborghini L-147 Murcielago
Engine size: 12 cyl, 6.2 L
Transmission: manual
Miles-per-gallon city/highway: 9/13

Minicompact cars
Aston Martin V12 Vanquish
Engine size: 12 cyl, 5.9 L
Transmission type: automatic
Miles-per-gallon city/highway: 11/17

Subcompact cars
Maserati Coupe & Gransport
Engine size: 8 cyl, 4.2 L
Transmission type: automatic
Miles-per-gallon city/highway: 12/17

Compact cars
Bentley Continental GT
Engine size: 12 cyl, 6L
Transmission type: automatic
Miles-per-gallon city/highway: 11/18

Midsize cars
Bentley Arnage
Engine size: 8 cyl, 6.8 L
Transmission type: automatic
Miles-per-gallon city/highway: 10/14

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Large cars
Bentley Arnage LWB
Engine size: 8 cyl, 6.8 L
Transmission type: automatic
Miles-per-gallon city/highway: 10/14

Small station wagons
Mercedes-Benz C240 Wagon FFV
Engine size: 6 cyl, 2.6 L
Transmission type: automatic
Miles-per-gallon city/highway: 14/19

Midsize station wagons
Ford Taurus Wagon FFV
Engine size: 6 cyl, 3 L
Transmission type: automatic
Miles-per-gallon city/highway: 14/19

Pickup trucks
Dodge Ram 1500
Engine size: 8 cyl, 4.7 L
Transmission type: automatic
Miles-per-gallon city/highway: 9/11

Sport utility vehicles
Mercury Mountaineer
Engine size: 6 cyl, 4 L
Transmission type: automatic
Miles-per-gallon city/highway: 10/14

Minivans
Chrysler Town & Country
Engine size: 6 cyl, 3.3 L
Transmission type: automatic
Miles-per-gallon city/highway: 13/17

Dodge Caravan
Engine size: 6 cyl, 3.3 L
Transmission type: automatic
Miles-per-gallon city/highway: 13/17

Passenger vans
Ford E150 Club Wagon, RWD
Engine size: 8 cyl, 5.4 L
Transmission type: automatic
Miles-per-gallon city/highway: 13/17

Cargo vans
Chevrolet Astro, AWD
Engine size: 6 cyl, 4.3 L
Transmission type: automatic
Miles-per-gallon city/highway: 14/17

Ford E150 Econoline, 2WD
Engine size: 8 cyl, 5.4 L
Transmission type: automatic
Miles-per-gallon city/highway: 14/17

GMC Safari, AWD
Engine size: 6 cyl, 4.3 L
Transmission type: automatic
Miles-per-gallon city/highway: 14/17

Source: Fueleconomy.gov
Please note that many vehicles come in a range of engine sizes and trim lines, resulting in different fuel economy values.



 
-- Updated: April 20, 2005
     

 

 
 
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