Best Gas Mileage Automobiles

Posted by at 1 March 2015, at 17 : 35 PM

Best Gas Mileage Automobiles

In this article you can read about the automobiles with the best gas mileage, or in other words the most economical cars in the world today. But why should we bother about that at all?

Our planet is on the edge of a climate crisis, and the CO2 emissions are to blame for that. For many years, the US seem to be in complete denial stating that the CO2 emissions are not responsible for the thickening of the ozone layer. Well, nowadays, even our children know that this is not true and we are being self destructive. Transportation is responsible for over 30% of all C02 emissions, and if you take into account the fact that automobile manufacturers just keep on producing new vehicles, their number will increase while our oxygen and ozone layer will just keep on shrinking until the earth becomes uninhabitable.

This is a very serious problem, but as it has happened in the past, problems like this one can be cause for major revolutions and discoveries. As a matter of fact, we are witnessing a revolution in the making if we just take a look at the automotive industry, especially the one in Japan. The best gas mileage automobiles consume the least amount of gasoline so their emission of CO2 is minimum, which can only be a good thing for the environment. And besides, the amount of petrol or natural gas resources are not unlimited and in fact, we only have about 50 years worth of petrol left so we should use wisely whatever is left.

The new Toyota Camry has an electric motor paired with a moderately-sized 4-cylinder engine in an attempt to evenly spread the benefits between speed and savings. The Camry Hybrid has a rock solid 187 horsepower, reaches 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in just 7.7 seconds and consumes only one gallon per 30 miles.

The Smart from DaimlerChrysler is also one of the best gas mileage autos around. The DaimlerChrysler company has estimated that the combined city/highway fuel mileage is about 40 miles per gallon. This diesel engine version is rated at 60 miles per gallon.

The 2007 Honda Civic Hybrid’s 1.3 Liter 4 Cylinder engine is coupled to an Automatic (CVT) transmission. The new EPA estimates for the Civic Hybrid are 40 MPG city, 45 MPG highway, and 42 MPG combined, running on regular gasoline. (The old EPA estimates for the Honda Civic Hybrid are 49, 50, and 51, respectively.)

Volkswagen’s diesel-powered Jetta TDI is a long time top-three Best Auto Gas Mileage Car contender. Theoretically, with its 55-litre fuel tank, the Jetta TDI has a driving range of over 1000 kilometres (621 miles) on the highway compared to approximately 760 km (472 miles) in the gasoline-engined Jetta 2.5.

Honda Insight was the first commercial hybrid vehicle in USA, and it achieves nearly 70 miles per gallon. According to the EPA, the 5-speed manual transmission variant of the Insight was the most fuel-efficient mass-produced automobile sold in the United States.

Under EPA recently revised testing methods, Toyota Prius is the most fuel efficient car sold in the U.S., with a combined city and highway fuel economy of 46 mpg.

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