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The Most Fuel-Efficient Sedans for 2011

April 28, 2011

Fuel Efficient CarsLooking for a gas-sipping four-door sedan?

Here are the 8 most fuel-efficient choices on the market right now.

Hybrids dominate, obviously, with sedans like the Honda Civic Hybrid and the new Hyundai Sonata Hybrid.

Ford's three platform-sharing models — the Fusion Hybrid, the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid and the Mercury Milan Hybrid, also make the list.

Why no Toyota Prius? Because its rear hatch disqualifies it from being labeled a sedan; look for it to make an appearance on the "Top 10 Most Fuel-Efficient Hatchbacks and Wagons" list.

As for non-hybrids? Check out the newly redesigned Hyundai Elantra, along with the diesel-powered Volkswagen Jetta.

  1. Honda Civic Hybrid - 40 city/43 highway
  2. Ford Fusion Hybrid - 41 city/36 highway (tie)
  3. Lincoln MKZ Hybrid - 41 city/36 highway (tie)
  4. Mercury Milan Hybrid - 41 city/36 highway (tie)
  5. Volkswagen Jetta Diesel - 30 city/42 highway
  6. Nissan Altima Hybrid - 33 city/33 highway
  7. Toyota Camry Hybrid - 31 city/35 highway
  8. Hyundai Elantra - 29 city/40 highway

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Gregg Fidan + is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.

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