February 12, 2004


Most fuel efficient vehicles announced for 2004

Each year, Natural Resources Canada’s Office of Energy Efficiency presents the EnerGuide Awards to the manufacturers of the most fuel-efficient new vehicles sold in Canada in each of nine classes. The EnerGuide Awards are now in their sixth year and the winners of the 2004 model year awards are determined using the annual consumption estimate for each vehicle published in the 2004 Fuel Consumption Guide.

The annual Guide lists the fuel consumption ratings of new cars and light-duty trucks sold in Canada. It allows Canadians to compare vehicles and helps them choose the most fuel-efficient vehicle that meets their everyday needs.

The EnerGuide Awards and the Fuel Consumption Guide are intended to help Canadians make smart choices about the vehicles they drive. Fuel-efficient vehicles can save motorists money over the long term, as well as allowing them to meet their target for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions set out in the Climate Change Plan for Canada – approximately one tonne per year per Canadian.

The ratings listed in the Guide are presented according to vehicle make and model, class, type of transmission, and fuel type. They include estimates of annual fuel cost and fuel use based on 20,000 kilometres of vehicle travel, 55 percent in the city and 45 percent on the highway. This information is also printed on the EnerGuide label that appears on all new cars and light-duty trucks sold in Canada.

Canadians can obtain information about the 2004 Fuel Consumption Guide or the EnerGuide Award winners by calling 1 800 O CANADA toll-free or by visiting the Web site at http://oee.nrcan.gc.ca/vehicles.

The 2004 EnerGuide award winning vehicles by class are as follows: (*denotes repeat winners from 2003)

Two-Seater
Honda Insight*
1.0 L, 3-cylinder hybrid, 5-speed manual
Fuel consumption: city 3.9 L/100 km (72 mi/gal); highway 3.3 L/100 km (86 mi/gal)
Annual fuel cost: $494
Annual fuel use: 726 L
CO2 emissions: 1,713 kg/yr

Subcompact (diesel)
Volkswagen New Beetle TDI Diesel
1.9 L, 4-cylinder, 5-speed manual
Fuel consumption: city 6.2 L/100 km (46 mi/gal); highway 4.6 L/100 km (61mi/gal)
Annual fuel cost: $712
Annual fuel use: 1,096 L
CO2 emissions: 2,992 kg/yr

Subcompact (gasoline)
Toyota Echo
1.5 L, 4-cylinder, 5-speed manual
Fuel consumption: city 6.7 L/100 km (42 mi/gal); highway 5.2 L/100 km (54 mi/gal)
Annual fuel cost: $819
Annual fuel use: 1,205 L
CO2 emissions: 2,844 kg/yr

Compact
Honda Civic Hybrid
1.3 L, 4-cylinder hybrid, variable transmission
Fuel consumption: city 4.9 L/100 km (58 mi/gal); highway 4.6 L/100 km (61 mi/gal)
Annual fuel cost: $648
Annual fuel use: 953 L
CO2 emissions: 2,249 kg/yr

Mid-Size
Toyota Prius*
1.5 L, 4-cylinder hybrid, continuously variable transmission
Fuel consumption: city 4.0 L/100 km (71 mi/gal); highway 4.2 L/100 km (67 mi/gal)
Annual fuel cost: $556
Annual fuel use: 818 L
CO2 emissions: 1,930 kg/yr

Full-Size
Chevrolet Impala*
3.4 L, 6-cylinder, 4-speed automatic
Fuel consumption: city 11.0 L/100 km (26 mi/gal); highway 6.7 L/100 km (42 mi/gal)
Annual fuel cost: $1,233
Annual fuel use: 1,813 L
CO2 emissions: 4,279 kg/yr

Station Wagon (diesel)
Volkswagen Jetta TDI Diesel*
1.9 L, 4-cylinder, 5-speed manual
Fuel consumption: city 6.5 L/100 km (43 mi/gal); highway 4.6 L/100 km (61 mi/gal)
Annual fuel cost: $734
Annual fuel use: 1,129 L
CO2 emissions: 3,082 kg/yr

Station Wagon (gasoline)
Pontiac Vibe*/Toyota Corolla Matrix* (co-winners)
1.8 L, 4-cylinder, 5-speed manual
Fuel consumption: city 7.7 L/100 km (37 mi/gal); highway 6.0 L/100 km (47 mi/gal)
Annual fuel cost: $943
Annual fuel use: 1,387 L
CO2 emissions: 3,273 kg/yr

Pickup
Ford Ranger*/Mazda B2300* (co-winners)
2.3 L, 4-cylinder, 5-speed manual
Fuel consumption: city 10.0 L/100 km (28 mi/gal); highway 7.4 L/100 km (38 mi/gal)
Annual fuel cost: $1,201
Annual fuel use: 1,766 L
CO2 emissions: 4,168 kg/yr

Van
Chevrolet Venture/Oldsmobile Silhouette/Pontiac Montana*
3.4 L, 6-cylinder, 4-speed automatic
Fuel consumption: city 12.0 L/100 km (24 mi/gal); highway 7.8 L/100 km (36 mi/gal)
Annual fuel cost: $1,375
Annual fuel use: 2,022 L
CO2 emissions: 4,772 kg/yr

Special Purpose Vehicle
Chrysler PT Cruiser
2.4 L, 4-cylinder, 5-speed manual
Fuel consumption: city 9.8 L/100 km (29 mi/gal); highway 7.5 L/100 km (38 mi/gal)
Annual fuel cost: $1,192
Annual fuel use: 1,753 L
CO2 emissions: 4,137 kg/yr

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