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2010/07 (a)

Backgrounder


Since 1999, the Government of Canada has identified the most fuel-efficient new vehicles available in 10 different categories as winners of the ecoENERGY for Vehicles Awards (formerly the EnerGuide Awards). Administered by NRCan’s Office of Energy Efficiency, the annual ecoENERGY for Vehicles Awards go to the manufacturers of the most fuel-efficient vehicles for each model year.

In mid-January, the 2010 Fuel Consumption Guide was released. The guide is available at most new vehicle dealerships, motor vehicle licence agencies, participating Canadian Automobile Association offices, participating Caisses populaires et d'économie Desjardins in Quebec and participating Credit Union offices across Canada.

ecoENERGY for Vehicles Awards

The most fuel-efficient vehicles for model year 2010:

Two-Seater
smart fortwo
1.0 L, 3 cylinder
5-speed automatic (with manual mode)
Annual Fuel Cost: $1,188
Annual Fuel Use: 1080 L
CO2 Emissions/yr.: 2,484 kg
Fuel Consumption: City: 5.9 L/100 km (48 mi./gal.) Hwy: 4.8 L/100 km (59 mi./gal.)
Subcompact
Toyota Yaris
1.5 L, 4 cylinder
5-speed manual
Annual Fuel Cost: $1,240
Annual Fuel Use: 1,240 L
CO2 Emissions/yr.: 2,852 kg
Fuel Consumption: City: 6.9 L/100 km (41 mi./gal.) Hwy: 5.4 L/100 km (52 mi./gal.)
Compact
Honda Civic Hybrid
1.3 L, 4 cylinder hybrid
Continuously variable (CVT)
Annual Fuel Cost: $900
Annual Fuel Use: 900 L
CO2 Emissions/yr.: 2.070 kg
Fuel Consumption: City: 4.7 L/100 km (60 mi./gal.) Hwy: 4.3 L/100 km (66 mi./gal.)
Mid-Size
Toyota Prius
1.8 L, 4 cylinder hybrid
Continuously variable (CVT)
Annual Fuel Cost: $760
Annual Fuel Use: 760 L
CO2 Emissions/yr.: 1,748 kg
Fuel Consumption: City: 3.7 L/100 km (76 mi./gal.) Hwy: 4.0 L/100 km (71 mi./gal.)
Full-Size
Hyundai Sonata
2.4 L, 4 cylinder
5-speed automatic (with manual mode)
Annual Fuel Cost: $1,600
Annual Fuel Use: 1,600 L
CO2 Emissions/yr.: 3,680 kg
Fuel Consumption: City: 9.5 L/100 km (30 mi./gal.) Hwy: 6.2 L/100 km (46 mi./gal.)
Station Wagon (co-winners)
Audi A3 TDI
2.0 L, 4 cylinder
6-speed automatic (with manual mode)
Annual Fuel Cost: $1,276
Annual Fuel Use: 1,160 L
CO2 Emissions/yr.: 3,132 kg
Fuel Consumption: City: 6.7 L/100 km (42 mi./gal.) Hwy: 4.6 L/100 km (61 mi./gal.)

Volkswagen Golf Wagon TDI Clean Diesel
2.0 L, 4 cylinder
6-speed manual / 6-speed automatic (with manual mode)
Annual Fuel Cost: $1,276
Annual Fuel Use: 1,160 L
CO2 Emissions/yr.: 3,132 kg
Fuel Consumption:
   manual — City: 6.7 L/100 km (42 mi./gal.) Hwy: 4.7 L/100 km (60 mi./gal.)
   automatic — City: 6.7 L/100 km (42 mi./gal.) Hwy: 4.6 L/100 km (61 mi./gal.)
Pickup Truck (co-winners)
Ford Ranger
2.3 L, 4 cylinder
5-speed manual
Annual Fuel Cost: $1,700
Annual Fuel Use: 1,700 L
CO2 Emissions/yr.: 3,910 kg
Fuel Consumption: City: 9.5 L/100 km (30 mi./gal.) Hwy: 7.3 L/100 km (39 mi./gal.)

Mazda B2300
2.3 L, 4 cylinder
5-speed manual
Annual Fuel Cost: $1,700
Annual Fuel Use: 1,700 L
CO2 Emissions/yr.: 3,910 kg
Fuel Consumption: City: 9.5 L/100 km (30 mi./gal.) Hwy: 7.3 L/100 km (39 mi./gal.)
Special Purpose
Ford Escape Hybrid
2.5 L, 4 cylinder hybrid
Continuously variable (CVT)
Annual Fuel Cost: $1,220
Annual Fuel Use: 1,220 L
CO2 Emissions/yr.: 2,806 kg
Fuel Consumption: City: 5.8 L/100 km (49 mi./gal.) Hwy: 6.5 L/100 km (43 mi./gal.)
Minivan
Mazda5
2.3 L, 4 cylinder
5-speed manual
Annual Fuel Cost: $1,680
Annual Fuel Use: 1,680 L
CO2 Emissions/yr.: 3,864 kg
Fuel Consumption: City: 9.6 L/100 km (29 mi./gal.) Hwy: 7.0 L/100 km (40 mi./gal.)
Large Van
Chevrolet Express Cargo / GMC Savana Cargo
4.3 L, 6 cylinder
4-speed automatic
Annual Fuel Cost: $2,460
Annual Fuel Use: 2,460 L
CO2 Emissions/yr.: 5,658 kg
Fuel Consumption: City: 14.1 L/100 km (20 mi./gal.) Hwy: 10.0 L/100 km (28 mi./gal.)

Award-winning Manufacturers

(*denotes repeat winners from 2009)

  • Ford Motor Company of Canada
    • pickup truck (co-winner) - Ford Ranger*
    • special purpose vehicle - Ford Escape Hybrid*
  • Mazda Canada
    • pickup truck (co-winner) – Mazda B2300*
    • minivan - Mazda5*
  • Toyota Canada
    • subcompact car - Toyota Yaris*
    • mid-size car - Toyota Prius*
  • Audi Canada
    • station wagon (co-winner) – Audi A3 TDI
  • General Motors of Canada
    • large van – Chevrolet Express Cargo / GMC Savana Cargo*
  • Honda Canada
    • compact car - Honda Civic Hybrid*
  • Hyundai Auto Canada
    • full-size car – Hyundai Sonata*
  • smart Canada
    • two-seater car – smart fortwo*
  • Volkswagen Canada
    • station wagon (co-winner) – Volkswagen Golf Wagon TDI Clean Diesel

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