2009 Spring Car Guide
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Hybrids not only gas solution

Although most of the cars listed are compacts or subcompacts, there are a few midsize entries, such as the Chevrolet Malibu, Chrysler Sebring, Dodge Avenger, Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata, Mazda6, Nissan Altima, Pontiac G6, Toyota Camry and Volkswagen Passat CC. Being stingy on fuel consumption doesn't always mean small.

SmartWay vehicles
Model1Engine/Trans2Fuel Grade3MPG4AFC5SmartWay
Audi TT Roadster2.0-AP22/30$1,38614
Audi TT Coupe2.0-AP23/31$1,33413
Audi A32.0-MP21/30$1,44513
Audi A4 Cabriolet2.0-CP23/30$1,38613
Chevrolet Aveo1.6-AR25/34$1,11414
Chevrolet Aveo1.6-MR27/34$1,03914
Chevrolet Cobalt2.0-MR22/30$1,24813
Chevrolet Cobalt2.2-AR24/33$1,15413
Chevrolet Cobalt2.2-MR25/35$1,07614
Chevrolet HHR2.2-AR22/30$1,24813
Chevrolet HHR2.2-MR22/32$1,24814
Chevrolet Malibu2.4-AR22/30$1,24813
Chrysler Sebring2.4-AR21/30$1,30114
Dodge Avenger2.4-AR21/30$1,30114
Dodge Caliber1.8-MR24/30$1,15413
Ford Focus2.0-AR24/33$1,15415
Ford Focus2.0-MR24/35$1,11415
Honda Accord2.4-AR21/30$1,30113
Honda Accord2.4-MR22/31$1,24813
Honda Civic1.8-AR25/36$1,07614
Honda Civic1.8-MR26/34$1,07614
Honda Fit1.5-AR28/35$1,00814
Honda Fit1.5-MR27/33$1,07614
Hyundai Accent1.6-AR26/35$1,07614
Hyundai Accent1.6-MR27/33$1,07614
Hyundai Elantra2.0-AR25/33$1,11414
Hyundai Elantra2.0-MR24/33$1,15414
Hyundai Elantra Touring2.0-AR23/30$1,20113
Hyundai Elantra Touring2.0-MR23/31$1,20113
Hyundai Sonata2.4-AR22/32$1,24813
Hyundai Sonata2.4-MR21/32$1,24813
Kia Optima2.4-AR22/32$1,24813
Kia Optima2.4-MR22/32$1,24813
Kia Rio1.6-AR26/35$1,03914
Kia Rio1.6-MR27/33$1,03914
Kia Spectra1.6-AR24/32$1,15413
Kia Spectra2.0-MR23/30$1,20113
Mazda32.0-AR22/30$1,24813
Mazda32.0-MR24/32$1,15413
Mazda62.0-AR21/30$1,30113
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1All model information is for versions meeting federal standards rather than California or regional standards. California-certified versions have higher SmartWay scores.
2Engine displacement in liters. A: Automatic; M: Manual; C: Continuous variable transmission.
3Manufacturer's recommended fuel grade. P: Premium; R: Regular.
4EPA fuel economy estimate.
5EPA estimated annual fuel cost based on 15,000 miles per year at $2.08 per gallon.

 

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