Natural Resources Canada

Natural Resources Canada

February 14, 2007 08:30 ET

Canada's New Government Releases List of Fuel-Efficient Vehicles for 2007

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Feb. 14, 2007) - Shopping for a new vehicle that saves
money on fuel and also helps the environment just got easier. The Honourable
Gary Lunn, Minister of Natural Resources, today announced the release of
Natural Resources Canada's 2007 Fuel Consumption Guide and the 2007 EnerGuide
winners for the most fuel-efficient new vehicles sold in Canada.
"Transportation is one of the largest sources of pollution in Canada,
accounting for up to two-thirds of smog-forming pollutants," said Minister
Lunn. "The Fuel Consumption Guide will help Canadians choose a fuel-efficient
vehicle that will reduce fuel costs and lower the impact on the environment."
"I would like to congratulate the recipients of this year's EnerGuide
Awards," added the Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport,
Infrastructure and Communities. "Providing environmentally sound vehicle
options to Canadians is important, and I am pleased that industry is leading
the way in sustainable transportation."
Consumers can use the 2007 Fuel Consumption Guide to compare the fuel
consumption ratings and carbon dioxide emissions of passenger cars and
light-duty trucks sold in Canada. The guide is available from participating
new-vehicle dealerships, most motor vehicle licence agency offices,
participating Credit Union offices across Canada, participating Caisses
populaires et d'économie Desjardins in Quebec, and participating Canadian
Automobile Association offices across Canada, or online at
Also announced today were the most fuel-efficient vehicles for 2007. The
winners in each of the ten vehicle classes are as follows:

- Two-seater car: Mazda MX-5;
- Subcompact car: Toyota Yaris;
- Compact car: Honda Civic Hybrid;
- Mid-size car: Toyota Prius;
- Full-size car: Hyundai Sonata;
- Station wagon: Honda Fit;
- Pickup truck: Ford Ranger and Mazda B2300 (co-winners);
- Special purpose vehicle: Ford Escape Hybrid;
- Minivan: Toyota Sienna; and
- Large van: Chevrolet Express Cargo and GMC Savana Cargo (co-winners).

A media backgrounder with more details on the Fuel Consumption Guide and
the award winners is available at


Shopping for a new car that will save you money on fuel? Natural
Resources Canada's 2007 Fuel Consumption Guide was released today, along with
the 2007 EnerGuide winners for the most fuel-efficient new vehicles sold in
Canada. Copies of the guide are available at participating new-vehicle
dealerships and motor vehicle licence agencies or online at

Contact Information

  • Ghyslain Charron
    Media Relations
    Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa
    (613) 992-4447

    Kathleen Olson,
    Acting Director of Communications,
    Office of the Minister,
    Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa
    (613) 996-2007

    And general public may contact: Mon-Fri,
    8:30-4:30 EDT, (613) 995-0947, TTY: (613) 996-4397
    (teletype for the hearing-impaired),