Natural Resources Canada

Natural Resources Canada

December 09, 2010 10:30 ET

Government of Canada Announces Most Fuel-Efficient Vehicles

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 9, 2010) - The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Natural Resources, today announced the Government of Canada's 2011 ecoENERGY for Vehicles Awards recognizing the most fuel-efficient vehicles in Canada. Fuel consumption ratings for 2011 models sold in Canada are now available on Natural Resources Canada's website.

"Personal vehicles are one of the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions for individual Canadians and a significant cost to household budgets," said Minister Paradis. "The ecoENERGY awards and fuel consumption ratings provide Canadians with the right tools to make informed decisions to lower their fuel costs, save money and help the environment."

This year's winning vehicles are:

  • Two-seater car: Honda CR-Z
  • Subcompact car: Ford Fiesta SFE
  • Compact car: Honda Civic Hybrid
  • Mid-size car: Toyota Prius
  • Full-size car: Honda Accord Sedan (co-winner)
  • Full-size car: Hyundai Sonata (co-winner)
  • Station wagon: Audi A3 TDI Clean Diesel (co-winner)
  • Station wagon: Volkswagen Golf Wagon TDI Clean Diesel (co-winner)
  • Pickup truck: Toyota Tacoma
  • Special purpose vehicle: Ford Escape Hybrid
  • Minivan: Toyota Sienna
  • Large van: Chevrolet Express Cargo/GMC Savana Cargo

Consumers can use the online Fuel Consumption Ratings tool to compare the fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions of new cars and light-duty trucks sold in Canada. This tool allows Canadians to conveniently search for vehicles by class, make, transmission or fuel type and can display the results sorted by model, fuel efficiency or carbon dioxide emissions. Fuel consumption ratings are provided in litres per 100 kilometres or miles per imperial gallon.

In mid-January, the 2011 Fuel Consumption Guide will be released. The Guide lists the fuel efficiency for vehicles sold in Canada and will be available at most new vehicle dealerships, motor vehicle licence agencies, participating Canadian Automobile Association offices and participating Credit Union offices across Canada.

The ecoENERGY for Personal Vehicles program supports the Government of Canada's commitment to reduce Canada's total greenhouse gas emissions by 17 percent by 2020 — a target that aligns with the U.S.

To find a vehicle's fuel consumption and to see this year's winners, go to vehicles.nrcan.gc.ca.

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Natural Resources Canada today announced the winning vehicles for the ecoENERGY for Vehicles award and released the fuel consumption ratings for the 2011 vehicle models on its website. To find the vehicles and their fuel consumption ratings, go to vehicles.nrcan.gc.ca.

The following media backgrounder is available at www.nrcan.gc.ca/media:

The 2011 ecoENERGY for Vehicles Awards

NRCan's news releases and backgrounders are available at www.nrcan.gc.ca/media.

Contact Information

  • Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa
    Richard Walker - Director of Communications
    Office of the Minister
    613-996-2007
    or
    Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa
    Media Relations
    613-992-4447
    or
    The general public may contact:
    Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. EST
    Telephone: 613-995-0947
    TTY: 613-996-4397
    (teletype for the hearing-impaired)
    questions@nrcan.gc.ca