Most fuel-efficient vehicles in Canada

Natural Resources Canada has named the most fuel-efficient vehicles available in the country. The 2012 ecoEnergy for Vehicles Awards recognizes the most fuel-efficient new vehicles sold in Canada in 10 different classes, says the federal department.

The award winners are as follows:

— Two-seater car Honda CR-Z and Smart fortwo (co-winners)

— Subcompact car Mitsubishi i-MiEV

— Compact car Chevrolet Volt

— Mid-size car Nissan Leaf

— Full-size car Hyundai Sonata

— Station wagon Toyota Prius v

— Pickup truck Toyota Tacoma

— Special purpose vehicle Ford Escape Hybrid

— Minivan Mazda5

— Large van Ford Transit Connect Van

“These manufacturers are developing the latest vehicle technologies to help Canadians reduce their greenhouse gas emissions,” says Minister Joe Oliver. “The fuel consumption ratings for vehicles provide Canadians with the right tools to help make informed decisions to lower their fuel costs while reducing their environmental impact.”

Fuel consumption ratings for all 2012 model year vehicles are now available on Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCan’s) website at

The 2011 Honda CR-Z.
Photograph by: Tim Yip, Postmedia News