The US Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy today released the 2010 Fuel Economy Guide, which gives consumers information about estimated fuel costs and mileage standards for model year 2010 vehicles.
For MY 2010, the Prius is the top fuel economy leader, with EPA ratings of 51/48 mpg city/highway. The Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan hybrid sedans come in second, at 41/36, followed by the Honda Civic Hybrid; Honda Insight; Lexus HS250h; Nissan Altima Hybrid; Ford Escape, Mazda Tribute, Mercury Mariner Hybrid; smart fortwo Cabriolet and Coupe; Toyota Camry Hybrid; and Lexus RX450h hybrid.
Each vehicle listing in the Fuel Economy Guide provides an estimated annual fuel cost. The estimate is calculated based on the vehicle’s miles per gallon (mpg) rating and national estimates for annual mileage and fuel prices. The online version of the guide allows consumers to input their local gasoline prices and typical driving habits to receive a personalized fuel cost estimate.
An online version of the fuel economy guide is available at www.fueleconomy.gov.