It’s good news all around for the 2011 Toyota Prius! The car has just been placed top on the US Environment Protection Agency’s (EPA) list of most fuel-efficient cars. The vehicle gives an unbeatable mileage of 51 mpg (4.6 liters/100 km) in city driving a whopping 48 mpg (4.9 liters/100 km) on the American highway.
Other vehicles that came out close to the top of the EPA’s list are the Ford Fusion Hybrid which gives 41 mpg in the city (5.74 liters/100 km) and 36 mpg (6.53 liters/100 km) on the highway. However, the higher echelons of the list were dominated by Japanese brands Toyota and Honda.
Coming in last on the list is the 2011 Bugatti Veyron (pictured), which has officially been declared to be the worst mileage offender in the United States market.
The Veyron gives abysmal mileage figures – only 8 mpg (29.4 liters/100 km) in city driving and just marginally better ratings for highway driving – where it gets an EPA rating of 15 mpg (15.5 liters/100 km).
The Veyron had company at the bottom, with co-offenders being among the fastest cars in the world, like the Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG, the Bentley Continental GTC and Continental Flying Spur, and the Rolls-Royce Phantom/Phantom Coupe/Drophead Coupe. All these vehicles got an EPA rating of 11 mpg (21.4 liters/100 km) in the city.