Toyota Prius takes top spot on EPA’s Top 10 2011 Fuel-Economy Leaders list

2010 Toyota Prius

Here is some good news for Toyota – the 2011 Toyota Prius has been named the most fuel-efficient vehicle in the United States, the EPA said in its annual rating of fuel winners and losers. The 2011 Prius delivers an estimated fuel-economy of 51/48 mpg (city/highway).

Ford had three vehicles that took the number two spot of the list of EPA’s 2011 top-10 list. The 2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid, Mercury Milan Hybrid and the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid (which all carry the same running gear) took the number two spot. All deliver an EPA estimated fuel-economy of 41/36 mpg.

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The 2011 Bugatti Veyron was the worst, averaging an estimated 8/15 mpg. The Ford E-350 Wagon was rated the second word when it come to fuel-economy.

Overall, Toyota had a strong presence on the to 10 list with the 2011 Lexus RX 450h and the Lexus HS 250h making the cut. Honda’s Civic Hybrid and Insight Hybrid also made the list.

Click through for the list of the Top 10 2011 Fuel-Economy Leaders.

Click here for our review on the 2010 Toyota Prius.

Refresher: Power for the 2011 Toyota Prius continues to come from a 1.8L 4-cylinder engine making 98-hp / 105 lb-ft of torque. Total output with hybrid system ““ 134-hp. That allows for 0-60 mph to come in 9.8 seconds with a top speed of 112 mph. EPA-rated fuel-economy comes in at 51/48 mpg.

Review: 2010 Toyota Prius:

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Rank Manufacturer/Model MPG
city/highway
1 Toyota Prius (hybrid) 51/48
2 Ford Fusion Hybrid FWD
Mercury Milan Hybrid FWD
Lincoln MKZ Hybrid FWD
41/36
3 Honda Civic Hybrid
Honda Insight (hybrid)
40/43
4 Honda CR-Z (automatic, hybrid) 35/39
5 Lexus HS 250h (hybrid) 35/34
6 Ford Escape Hybrid FWD
Mazda Tribute Hybrid 2WD
Mercury Mariner Hybrid FWD
34/31
7 Smart Fortwo (Cabriolet)
Smart Fortwo (Coupe)
33/41
8 Nissan Altima Hybrid 33/33
9 Lexus RX 450h 2WD   (hybrid) 32/28
10 Honda CR-Z (manual, hybrid) 31/37

– By: Omar Rana

Source: EPA (via Inside Line)