The Energy Department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on December 6 released the 2013 Fuel Economy Guide, giving consumers information to help them choose the most fuel-efficient and lowest greenhouse gas-emitting vehicles. The 2013 models include efficient and low-emission vehicles in a variety of classes and sizes, but notable this year is the growing availability of hybrids and the increasing number of electric vehicles (EV).
The highest ranking vehicle this year was the Scion iQ EV, a minicompact with a 121 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) rating Other leaders included:
- Best in midsized class – 2013 Ford C-Max Energi Plug-in Hybrid and 2013 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid at 58 MPGe
- Best in large car class – 2013 Tesla Model S at 95 MPGe
- Best in midsized wagon class – 2013 Toyota Prius v at 42 MPG
At the Fuel Economy web site – the official US government source for fuel economy information, you can: