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2011/24 (a)

Backgrounder

The 2011 ecoENERGY for Vehicles Awards


Each year since 1999, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has identified the most fuel-efficient new vehicles — now known as the ecoENERGY for Vehicles Award winners — available in 10 different categories.

In December 2010, the 2011 Fuel Consumption Guide was released. The guide is available at most new vehicle dealerships, motor vehicle licence agencies and participating Canadian Automobile Association offices. Vehicle fuel consumption ratings are also accessible online at ecoaction.gc.ca/vehicles.

The winners of the 2011 Awards in each of the 10 vehicle classes are:

Two-seater car: Honda CR-Z
1.5 L, 4-cylinder hybrid, continuously variable (CVT)
Fuel consumption: city: 5.6 L/100 km (50 mi./gal.), highway: 5.0 L/100 km (56 mi./gal.)
Annual fuel cost: $1,113
Annual fuel use: 1,060 L
CO2 emissions/year: 2,438 kg
Subcompact car: Ford Fiesta SFE
1.6 L, 4-cylinder, 6-speed automatic
Fuel consumption: city: 6.8 L/100 km (42 mi./gal.), highway: 4.9 L/100 km (58 mi./gal.)
Annual fuel cost: $1,260
Annual fuel use: 1,200 L
CO2 emissions/year: 2,760 kg
Compact car: Honda Civic Hybrid
1.3 L, 4-cylinder hybrid, continuously variable (CVT)
Fuel consumption: city: 4.7 L/100 km (60 mi./gal.), highway: 4.3 L/100 km (66 mi./gal.)
Annual fuel cost: $945
Annual fuel use: 900 L
CO2 emissions/year: 2,070 kg
Mid-size car: Toyota Prius
1.8 L, 4-cylinder hybrid, continuously variable (CVT)
Fuel consumption: city: 3.7 L/100 km (76 mi./gal.), highway: 4.0 L/100 km (71 mi./gal.)
Annual fuel cost: $798
Annual fuel use: 760 L
CO2 emissions/year: 1,748 kg
Full-size car: Honda Accord Sedan (co-winner)
2.4 L, 4-cylinder, 5-speed manual
Fuel consumption: city: 8.8 L/100 km (32 mi./gal.), highway: 5.8 L/100 km (49 mi./gal.)
Annual fuel cost: $1,554
Annual fuel use: 1,480 L
CO2 emissions/year: 3,404 kg
Full-size car: Hyundai Sonata (co-winner)
2.4 L, 4-cylinder, 6-speed manual
Fuel consumption: city: 8.7 L/100 km (32 mi./gal.), highway: 5.7 L/100 km (50 mi./gal.)
Annual fuel cost: $1,554
Annual fuel use: 1,480 L
CO2 emissions/year: 3,404 kg
Station wagon: Audi A3 TDI Clean Diesel (co-winner)
2.0 L, 4-cylinder, 6-speed automatic (with manual mode)
Fuel consumption: city 6.7 L/100 km (42 mi./gal.), highway 4.7 L/100 km (60 mi./gal.)
Annual fuel cost: $1,334
Annual fuel use: 1,160 L
CO2 emissions/year: 3,132 kg
Station wagon: Volkswagen Golf Wagon TDI Clean Diesel (co-winner)
Fuel consumption: city: 6.7 L/100 km (42 mi./gal.), highway: 4.6 L/100 km (61 mi./gal.)
Annual fuel cost: $1,334
Annual fuel use: 1,160 L
CO2 emissions/year: 3,132 kg
Pickup truck: Toyota Tacoma
2.7 L, 4-cylinder, 5-speed manual
Fuel consumption: city: 10.0 L/100 km (28 mi./gal.), highway: 7.7 L/100 km (37 mi./gal.)
Annual fuel cost: $1,869
Annual fuel use: 1,780 L
CO2 emissions/year: 4,094 kg
Special purpose vehicle: Ford Escape Hybrid
2.5 L, 4-cylinder hybrid, continuously variable (CVT)
Fuel consumption: city: 5.8 L/100 km (49 mi./gal.), highway: 6.5 L/100 km (43 mi./gal.)
Annual fuel cost: $1,281
Annual fuel use: 1,220 L
CO2 emissions/year: 2,806 kg
Minivan: Toyota Sienna
2.7 L, 4-cylinder, 6-speed automatic (with manual mode)
Fuel consumption: city: 10.4 L/100 km (27 mi./gal.), highway: 7.5 L/100 km (38 mi./gal.)
Annual fuel cost: $1,911
Annual fuel use: 1,820 L
CO2 emissions/year: 4,186 kg
Large van: Chevrolet Express Cargo / GMC Savana Cargo
4.3 L, 6-cylinder, 4-speed automatic
Fuel consumption: city: 14.1 L/100 km (20 mi./gal.), highway: 10.0 L/100 km (28 mi./gal.)
Annual fuel cost: $2,583
Annual fuel use: 2,460 L
CO2 emissions/year: 5,658 kg

Richard Walker
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister
Natural Resources Canada
Ottawa
613-996-2007

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Media Relations
Natural Resources Canada
Ottawa
613-992-4447

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