The American motoring public has always been fond of bigger cars, but with the sudden increase on the prices of gas, a lot have turned their back on gas guzzling machines. Add to that the increasing awareness for environmental protection. These facts made American car buyers look away from the usual and focus their sights on fuel efficient cars.
The most popular body style is the sedan not surprisingly. And the reason behind this is that the fuel efficiency of sedans is better than larger cars. Throughout the automobile era, the sedan has been the favorite of the majority of motorists.
Sedans are further divided into different sizes. Compact sedans are those like the Honda Civic and the Toyota Corolla. Mid-size sedans are like the Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, and the Toyota Camry. There are also large sedans and the Lincoln Town Car is one example and so is the Ford Crown Victoria. Today, the most famous of all the sizes are the mid-size sedans.
The popularity of midsize sedans can be seen in the sales of the Accord, the Camry, and the Fusion. All of those models have racked up large sales figures. Although the popularity of these cars cannot be denied, car buyers not only look at a car’s popularity when buying one. The recent trend exhibited by car buyers is to look at the gas mileage rating of a car.
In order to help car buyers look for the most fuel efficient sedan, The Auto Channel has presented the most fuel efficient sedan released for the 2007 model year. The top ten fuel efficient cars comes from only two car makers and both of them are Asian brands.
Not surprisingly, the top spot is occupied by a hybrid electric vehicle. The 2007 Toyota Prius 4-door liftback is the most efficient sedan for the model year. It can run for 55 miles on one gallon of gasoline.
Taking the second spot is also a Toyota Prius – this time, the Touring version. The Toyota Prius Touring also registered a gas mileage rating of 55 miles per gallon. The fact that the Toyota Prius occupies the top spot is not surprising since hybrid vehicles are known to be very efficient in their fuel consumption.
Taking the third spot is another Toyota model – this time a midsize sedan that is the Toyota Camry hybrid 4-door sedan. The Camry hybrid has a gas mileage rating of 39 miles per gallon.
Another Toyota model follows the four Toyota models at the top of the list. The Toyota Yaris sedan has a gas mileage rating of 37 miles per gallon and this is good enough to make the sedan the fourth most fuel-efficient vehicle for the 2007 model year.
Rounding up the top five most fuel efficient sedan is the S variant of the Toyota Yaris sedan with a gas mileage rating of 37 miles per gallon.
The next five vehicles on the list came from Toyota and Honda. This shows that the Asian brands are putting stress on the fact that they are dedicated in producing eco-friendly cars. With the help of their line up of green cars, these car manufacturers’ hopes to stop global warming as efficient as EBC brake pads in stopping a car.
The sixth most fuel efficient car for the 2007 model year is the Toyota Corolla CE with a 36 mpg rating. The Toyota Corolla S and CE versions are also on the same level with the same mpg rating.
After Toyota took control of the first eight spots on the list, Honda makes it to the list with the Honda Fit five-speed manual transmission variant is the ninth most fuel efficient sedan of all the sedan released for the 2007 model year with a gas mileage rating of 35 miles per gallon. The Honda Fit Sport equipped with a five-speed manual transmission also has a gas mileage rating of 35 miles per gallon.