2018 Fuel Consumption Guide

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The 2018 Fuel Consumption Guide gives information about the fuel consumption of 2018 model year light-duty vehicles. You can use this information to compare vehicles as you shop for the most fuel-efficient vehicle that meets your everyday needs.

Remember as you shop that fuel is an expense you will be paying for a long time. If you buy a fuel-efficient vehicle, drive it in fuel-efficient ways and follow the manufacturer’s maintenance recommendations, you'll save money for years to come – even more if fuel prices rise.

Your vehicle choice affects the environment

The more fuel your vehicle burns, the more greenhouse gases it produces, mostly in the form of carbon dioxide, or CO2. For every litre of gasoline your vehicle uses, it generates about 2.3 kilograms of CO2. Although not directly harmful to our health, CO2 emissions contribute to climate change.

Explore these links to learn more about fuel consumption, how to drive as efficiently as possible, and the various types of vehicles you can choose from.

Fuel consumption testing

5-cycle testing, driving cycles, testing procedure.

Understanding fuel consumption ratings

Fuel consumption ratings search tool, Fuel Consumption Guide, fuel-efficient technologies, choose the right vehicle, compare consumption.

EnerGuide label for vehicles

EnerGuide in Canada, Government of Canada, new vehicles, energy efficiency, buyer information, fuel consumption, compare.

Choosing the right vehicle

Fuel-efficient vehicle, powertrain, conventional vehicles, hybrid vehicles, electric vehicles.

Buying a fuel-efficient vehicle

Fuel-efficient features, vehicle model, carbon dioxide, fuel consumption, powertrain, automatic transmission, manual transmission, variable transmission.

Buying an electric vehicle

Battery-electric, plug-in hybrid electric, compare PHEVs and BEVs.

Fuel-efficient driving

Fuel-efficient driving techniques, avoid idling, lower fuel consumption, driver training, Auto$mart, ecoDriving.

Factors that affect fuel efficiency

Cold weather, vehicle air conditioning, cylinder deactivation systems, turbocharging, variable valve timing, idle stop-start technology, direct fuel injection, vehicle weight, modern diesel vehicles, horsepower.

Most fuel-efficient vehicles

Combined fuel consumption rating, conventional vehicle, electric vehicle, comparison.

Fuel consumption ratings search tool – conventional vehicles

Search and compare, fuel-efficient vehicles, compare models, datasets for model years.

Fuel consumption ratings – electric vehicles

Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, battery-electric vehicles, PHEVs, BEVs, fuel-efficient vehicles, compare models.

Download the 2018 Fuel Consumption Guide [PDF - 2.88 MB]