Honda Insight Remains Atop Canadian Fuel Economy List
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.
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