28 Jul '14, 9pm

Up To Half Of America’s Top-10 MPG Leaders Are ’80s and ’90s Cars

Up To Half Of America’s Top-10 MPG Leaders Are ’80s and ’90s Cars

Among America’s 10 most fuel-efficient cars, you might expect only late-model examples, but two on the EPA’s official list – and up to five unofficially – are dated from the mid-1980s and early ’90s and ranked alongside the Toyota Prius PHEV, Chevy Volt, and BMW i3 REx. One of the EPA-acknowledged cars is actually a hybrid, the 53-mpg original 2000 Honda Insight, which was developed at the end of the last millennium, and the other is the non-hybrid 48-mpg 1986 Chevrolet Sprint ER (pictured). The Sprint ER – as true also of early 1990s 47-mpg non-hybrid, non-turbo Geo Metros which would have ranked 11th officially – was derived from the humble Suzuki Cultus developed in the 1980s. Official top-10 most efficient non-EVs. Source: EPA . The official U.S. EPA fuel economy ratings do see mostly newer model cars in the top spots. However, the EPA also lets drivers volunteer their...

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