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First let’s run down the Top Ten Fuel-Efficient Cars for ’10:
01. Toyota Prius Hybrid
02. Honda Civic Hybrid
03. Honda Insight Hybrid
04. Ford Fusion Hybrid
05. Lexus HS 250h Hybrid
06. Nissan Altima Hybrid
07. Toyota Camry Hybrid
08. Volkswagen Jetta / Sportwagen
09. Volkswagen Golf
10. Toyota Yaris
Surprised? For the majority of people up on their hybrids this probably isn’t to much of a shock, especially considering the amount of press the 2010 Toyota Prius has gotten having a 50 mpg combined (city and highway) rating. The real unexpected result is the amount of mid-size cars on this list. Clustered right in the middle are the Fusion, HS 250h, Altima and Camry. Hybrids are truly changing the way we look at fuel economy and changing the cost of having a vehicle that can still carry the family in comfort.
Bottom line—Hybirds aren’t the final answer, but they are a big step in the right direction. However, keep this in mind, the yearly cost difference in fuel between the number one fuel-efficient car and the tenth fuel-efficient car is $437 using the EPA calculations.
Be sure to roll on over to TheCarConnection.com to read the full coverage of the Top Ten Fuel-Efficient Cars for ’10.