No diesels this time around
The Toyota Prius is the most fuel efficient vehicle sold in the US according to the EPA, and of the ten most fuel efficient vehicles sold in the US, 9 are hybrid cars. The Smart ForTwo was the only non-hybrid to make the list coming in at number 7, behind both a luxury hybrid and a hybrid SUV.
Ironically, I wasn't much interested in the list when it first came out, assuming it was the same as last year, but a diesel discussion pushed me to find out where in the Top 10 the VW Jetta TDI ranked. It didn't.
Anyway, here's the full list, a list that is actually a good bit different than last year.
1. 2011 Toyota Prius: 51/48 MPG City/Highway
2. 2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid, Milan Hybrid, Lincoln MKZ Hybrid: 41/36 MPG City/Highway
3. 2011 Honda Civic Hybrid: 40/43 MPG City/Highway
3. 2011 Honda Insight Hybrid: 40/43 MPG City/Highway
4. 2011 Honda CR-Z (auto): 35/39 MPG City/Highway
5. 2011 Lexus HS 250h: 35/34 MPG City/Highway
6. 2011 Ford Escape Hybrid, Mazda Tribute Hybrid, Mercury Mariner Hybrid: 34/31 MPG City/Highway
7. 2011 Smart Fortwo: 33/41 MPG City/Highway
8. 2011 Nissan Altima Hybrid: 33/33 MPG City/Highway
9. 2011 Lexus RX 450h: 32/28 MPG City/Highway
10. 2011 Honda CR-Z (manual): 31/37 MPG City/Highway