According to fueleconomy.gov, the top ten 2010 vehicles for fuel economy (miles per gallon or MPG) are listed below. The ranking is based on 45% highway driving and 55% city driving. Adjustments are made for vehicles that require diesel, premium, or mid-grade fuel.
What does it take to top the list? The top four vehicles are hybrid gas/electric platforms. Three of the top ten are diesel models. Only two vehicles (the ninth and tenth ranked), use traditional gasoline engines.
What does it mean? Consumers are demanding more efficient vehicles and carmakers are delivering. Expect more hybrids and diesels in manufacturers 2011 lines.