December 8, 2003


Most fuel-efficient vehicles announced

Ottawa, Ontario – Natural Resource Canada’s Office of Energy Efficiency (OEE) has announced its annual EnerGuide for Vehicles Awards. The awards are presented to the automobile manufacturers of the most fuel-efficient two-seater, subcompact, compact, mid-size car, full-size car, station wagon, pickup truck, van and special purpose vehicles for the 2004 model year.

Winning vehicles are determined by testing that simulates 20,000 kilometres annually (55 percent city, 45 percent highway). The 2004 winners are:

Two seater:

Honda Insight Hybrid
Engine: 1.0 L, 3 cylinders
Transmission: Manual 5 speed
Fuel Consumption:
City 3.9 L/100 km (72 mpg)
Hwy 3.3 L/100 km (86 mpg)

Subcompact:

Volkswagen New Beetle TDI (diesel)
Engine: 1.9 L, 4 cylinders
Transmission: Manual 5 speed
Fuel Consumption:
City 6.2 L/100 km (46 mpg)
Hwy 4.6 L/100 km (61 mpg)

Toyota Echo hatchback
Engine: 1.5 L, 4 cylinders
Transmission: Manual 5 speed
Fuel Consumption:
City 6.7 L/100 km (42 mpg)
Hwy 5.2 L/100 km (54 mpg)

Compact:

Honda Civic Hybrid
Engine: 1.3 L, 4 cylinders
Transmission: Continuously variable
Fuel Consumption:
City 4.9 L/100 km (58 mpg)
Hwy 4.6 L/100 km (61 mpg)

Mid-size:

Toyota Prius Hybrid
Engine: 1.5 L, 4 cylinders
Transmission: Continuously variable
Fuel Consumption:
City 4.0 L/100 km (71 mpg)
Hwy 4.2 L/100 km (67 mpg)

Full-size:

Chevrolet Impala
Engine: 3.4 L, 6 cylinders
Transmission: Electronic automatic 4 speed
Fuel Consumption:
City 11.0 L/100 km (26 mpg)
Hwy 6.7 L/100 km (42 mpg)

Station wagon:

Volkswagen Jetta TDI Wagon (diesel)
Engine: 1.9 L, 4 cylinders
Transmission: Manual 5 speed
Fuel Consumption:
City 6.5 L/100 km (43 mpg)
Hwy 4.6 L/100 km (61 mpg)

Pontiac Vibe
Engine: 1.8 L, 4 cylinders
Transmission: Manual 5 speed
Fuel Consumption:
City 7.7 L/100 km (37 mpg)
Hwy 6.0 L/100 km (47 mpg)

Toyota Matrix
Engine: 1.8 L, 4 cylinders
Transmission: Manual 5 speed
Fuel Consumption:
City 7.7 L/100 km (37 mpg)
Hwy 6.0 L/100 km (47 mpg)

Pickup truck:

Ford Ranger
Engine: 2.3 L, 4 cylinders
Transmission: Manual 5 speed
Fuel Consumption:
City 10.0 L/100 km (28 mpg)
Hwy 7.4 L/100 km (38 mpg)

Mazda B2300
Engine: 2.3 L, 4 cylinders
Transmission: Manual 5 speed
Fuel Consumption:
City 10.0 L/100 km (28 mpg)
Hwy 7.4 L/100 km (38 mpg)

Special Purpose:

Chrysler PT Cruiser
Engine: 2.4 L, 4 cylinders
Transmission: Manual 5 speed
Fuel Consumption:
City 9.8 L/100 km (29 mpg)
Hwy 7.5 L/100 km (38 mpg)

Van:

Oldsmobile Silhouette FWD
Engine: 3.4 L, 6 cylinders
Transmission: Electronic automatic 4 speed
Fuel Consumption:
City 12.0 L/100 km (24 mpg)
Hwy 7.8 L/100 km (36 mpg)

Chevrolet Venture FWD
Engine: 3.4 L, 6 cylinders
Transmission: Electronic automatic 4 speed
Fuel Consumption:
City 12.0 L/100 km (24 mpg)
Hwy 7.8 L/100 km (36 mpg)

Pontiac Montana FWD
Engine: 3.4 L, 6 cylinders
Transmission: Electronic automatic 4 speed
Fuel Consumption:
City 12.0 L/100 km (24 mpg)
Hwy 7.8 L/100 km (36 mpg)

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