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Fuel Economy Information for 2006 Models Now Available

WASHINGTON, DC -- The U.S. Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have released the 2006 Fuel Economy Guide to help consumers make well-informed choices when purchasing a new vehicle.

Hybrid and diesel vehicles continue to be the fuel economy leaders, with the Honda Insight and Toyota Prius hybrids, and Volkswagen New Beetle and Golf diesels topping the list.  Other hybrids making the top ten list for model year 2006 include the Lexus RX 400h, Ford Escape Hybrid, Mazda Tribute Hybrid, Mercury Mariner Hybrid and Toyota Highlander Hybrid.  Hybrid technology can be used to improve fuel economy and performance.  The only conventional gasoline-fueled vehicle to make the top model year 2006 is the Toyota Corolla manual transmission.

“The Bush administration is working to get more fuel efficient vehicles on the road by educating the public and by incentivizing the production and purchase of fuel efficient vehicles,” Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman said.  “In January, consumers can take advantage of tax credits worth thousands of dollars by purchasing a hybrid, electric, or hydrogen fuel cell vehicle.  Also, we are working with car manufacturers through our FreedomCar initiative to develop next generation technology that will bring more fuel efficient vehicles to market.”

“We know that when consumers are provided the information they need to make informed, educated decisions they choose products that will both save them money and help protect our shared environment,” said EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson.  “This year's fleet offers a wider variety of cleaner, more fuel-efficient vehicles for car buyers to select from -- encouraging more Americans to heed President Bush’s call to reduce the demand on the nation’s energy supply.”

Fuel economy estimates, which appear on the window stickers of all new cars and light trucks prior to sale, are determined by tests conducted by manufacturers and EPA according to EPA specifications. To ensure these estimates continue to remain as reliable as possible, EPA plans to propose updates to the methods used to determine the sticker fuel economy by the end of the year.

The following are online sources for more fuel economy information:  

The joint EPA and Department of Energy Fuel Economy Web site offers detailed information on vehicle fuel economy, including a complete downloadable version of the Fuel Economy Guide.  The Web site is located at http://www.fueleconomy.gov.

Comprehensive information about EPA's Fuel Economy program is available at http://www.epa.gov/fueleconomy.

The Green Vehicle Guide Web site to give consumers a better picture of fuel economy and automobile emissions. Consumers can use this guide to locate the cleanest running and most fuel efficient vehicle that meets their needs. To access this guide, visit http://www.epa.gov/greenvehicles.

The 2006 fuel economy leaders within class as well as the lowest fuel economy models are listed below.

Highest Fuel Economy Models by Vehicle Class
2006 Model Year

Class Model MPG city/highway
Two Seater Honda Insight (manual)

60/66

Minicompact Car Mini Cooper (manual 5 spd)

28/36

Subcompact Car Volkswagen New Beetle Diesel (man.)

37/44

Compact Car Volkswagen Golf diesel (manual)

37/44

Midsize Car Toyota Prius (hybrid)

60/51

Large Car Hyundai Sonata (manual)

24/34

Station Wagon Pontiac Vibe (manual)
Toyota Corolla Matrix (manual)

30/36
30/36

Sport Utility Vehicle Ford Escape Hybrid FWD

36/31

Minivan Honda Odyssey 2WD

20/28

Pickup Truck Ford Ranger Pickup 2WD (manual)
Mazda B2300 2WD (manual)

24/29
24/29

Van (Cargo&Passenger) Chevrolet G1500/2500 Chevy Van 2WD
    (4.3 and 5.3 liter engines)
GMC G1500/2500 Svana 2WD Cargo
    (4.3 and 5.3 liter engines)

15/20


15/20

Highest Overall Fuel Economy Models*
2006 Model Year

Rank Manufacturer/Model MPG
city/highway
1. Honda Insight (hybrid-electric, manual)

60/66

2. Toyota Prius (hybrid-electric)

60/51

3. Volkswagen New Beetle and Golf (diesel, manual)

37/44

4. Volkswagen Jetta (diesel, manual)

36/41

5. Ford Escape Hybrid FWD

36/31

6. Volkswagen New Beetle and Jetta (diesel, automatic)

35/42

7. Volkswagen Golf (diesel, automatic)

33/44

8. Ford Escape Hybrid 4WD
Mazda Tribute Hybrid 4WD
Mercury Mariner Hybrid 4WD

33/29
33/29
33/29

9. Lexus RX 400H 2WD
Highlander Hybrid 2WD

33/28
33/28

10. Toyota Corolla (manual)

32/41

Lowest Overall Fuel Economy Models*
2006 Model Year

Rank Manufacturer/Model MPG

City/highway

1. Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 2WD (8.3 l engine, automatic)

9/12

2. Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 2WD (8.3 l engine, manual)

9/15

3. Bentley Bentley Arnage
Bentley Bentley Arnage LWB

10/14
10/14

4. Ferrari 612 Scaglietti

10/17

5. Aston Martin V12 Vanquish S
Ferrari 612 Scaglietti

11/17
11/17

6. Aston Martin DB9 Coupe Manual
Aston Martin DB9 Volante Manual
Bentley Continental Flying Spur

11/18
11/18
11/18

7. Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup 2WD
Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup 4WD
Dodge Durango 2WD
Dodge Durango 4WD

12/15
12/15
12/15
12/15

8. Ferrari F430
Mercedes-Benz Maybach 57
Mercedes-Benz Maybach 62

12/17
12/17
12/17

9. BMW M5
Maserati Quattroporte
Volkswagen Phaeton

12/18
12/18
12/18

10. Bentley Continental GT
Aston Martin DB9 Coupe
Maserati Coupe Cambiocorsa/GT/G-Sport
Rolls-Royce Phantom

12/19
12/19
12/19
12/19

*Trucks over 8500 pounds gross vehicle weight rating are exempt from federal fuel economy requirements.

Lowest Fuel Economy by Vehicle Class*
2006 Model Year

Class Model MPG
city/highway
Two Seater Ferrari F430

12/17

Minicompact Car Aston Martin V12 Vanquish S

11/17

Subcompact Car Maserati Coupe Cambiocorsa/Coupe GT

12/19

Compact Car Bentley Continental GT

12/19

Midsize Car Bentley Arnage

10/14

Large Car Bentley Arnage LWB

10/14

Small Station Wagon Audi S4 Avant (manual)

15/21

Midsize Station Wagon Mercedes-Benz E55 EMG Wagon

15/21

Sport Utility Vehicle Dodge Durango 2WD and 4WD

12/15

Minivan Ford Freestar Cargo Van FWD
Ford Freestar Wagon FWD
Mercury Monterey Wagon FWD
Buick Terraza AWD
Chevrolet Uplander AWD
Pontiac Montana SV6 AWD
Saturn Relay AWD
Toyota Sienna 4WD

17/23
17/23
17/23
17/23
17/23
17/23
17/23
17/23

Pickup Truck Dodge Ram 1500 2WD
    (8.3 l engine, auto.)

9/12

Cargo Van Ford E150 Econoline 2WD

14/17

Passenger Van Ford E150 Club Wagon

13/17

*Trucks over 8500 pounds gross vehicle weight rating are exempt from federal fuel economy requirements