Darlene, Andrews, N.C.

We’re in a strange moment in the automotive calendar right now, as a lot of the 2008s are available for sale but there still isn’t information on every upcoming 2008 model. Until we have all the data, we can’t really pinpoint an exact model, but we expect the hybrids to top the best gas mileage list for 2008 vehicles, just as they did in 2007, especially the Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, Toyota Camry and Ford Escape.

In 2007, the Toyota Prius was rated as the most fuel-efficient vehicle overall, and unless something pops out of nowhere to claim the throne — which is possible but not likely — we would expect it to maintain its crown into 2008.

The Environmental Protection Agency annually lists new-car mileage estimates in its Fuel Economy Guide. The complete 2008 Fuel Economy Guide is scheduled to be released in October 2007, but for now the partial guide is available here: 2008 Fuel Economy Guide. All of the listed ratings are the EPA’s new 2008 mileage estimates that reflect more-realistic mileage numbers.

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Answered by Joe Bruzek on August 7, 2007 in I'm Just Wondering | Permalink

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