Honda Insight Remains Atop Canadian Fuel Economy List

Toyota Yaris made it on to this year's list as most efficient gasoline-powered subcompact, at 6.9 litres per 100 kilometres in the city, and 5.5 on the highway.

Published: 16-Dec-2005

The two-seat Honda Insight retains the title of most fuel-efficient vehicle sold in Canada this year, according to the recently released Energuide Fuel Consumption Guide produced by Natural Resources Canada, but three newcomers for 2006 have managed to slip their way onto this year's list.

The Toyota Yaris, which replaced the Echo this fall as Toyota's entry-level hatchback, made it on to this year's list as most efficient gasoline-powered subcompact, at 6.9 (34.8 mpg) litres per 100 kilometres in the city, and 5.5 (42.6 mpg) on the highway. The Yaris shares this title with the diesel version of the Volkswagen New Beetle.

The Beetle TDI actually sips less fuel than the Yaris, but where there are diesel winners in a category, the least-thirsty gasoline-powered vehicles are also named by Energuide, presumably so that the majority of the market that doesn't buy diesel vehicles will still know which vehicles are most frugal -- and therefore friendliest to the environment -- in each size of vehicle. Yet there is no equivalent co-winner named for hybrid award winners.


Playing catch-up a decade late, the world's auto giants now find that they have to lease or buy technology from Toyota.

Spc. Jeffrey Hamme and Staff Sgt. Michelangelo Merksamer of HHC, 1/506th Infantry, point out features of the Hybrid Electric Humvee at the AUSA Annual Meeting earlier this month. The two Soldiers participated in a Military Utility Assessment of the prototype vehicle last month at Fort Campbell, Ky.

Ford's 'Hybrid Patrol,' a 10-city initiative this fall that aims to show hybrid drivers how to drive for best fuel economy. EV World photo of Bill and Lisa Hammond on way to first Ford Patrol event in Detroit during stop-over in Omaha.


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