She’s still “Cooling the Globe”!!

Remember the post I did a few weeks back about my friend Rosie? Well I was watching the history channel this morning when a commercial came on:

I recognized it because my friend Rosie is in that commercial! You can see her motioning to her friends to check out the cool car passing by. This commercial is one that I don’t mind interrupting my television programs because:
A. I get to see a friend (on T.V.)
B. It’s about using a cleaner fuel source.
I also like the car, very aerodynamic and would be great with a green background color with little trees on the side saying: “Cool the Globe”. 😀 Hopefully when I get my drivers licence (in about 2-3 years) those kind of vehicles will be available to the public for a reasonable price. This afternoon I googled “Most fuel efficient cars” and picked out a website listing some of the most fuel efficient cars of 2008-2009:

Disclaimer: none of the information or images posted below are mine, I do not own them and have no part in the companies listed below.

Best Gas Mileage Cars – Top 10 List:

1. Toyota Prius: 48 City/45 Hwy, Base Price: $21,100. 1.5-liter, 16-Valve VVT-i 4-Cylinder engine with 110 hp, 0-60 in 9.8 secs. The most fuel efficient car on the market is the Toyota Prius, also the most demanding car in the U.S. Most dealers will charge you an extra $2000 for this car because it is rare and Toyota just doesn’t make enough of it yet. A small sedan, but roomy enough for 5 and it is perfect for those that drive over 100 miles a day to work.

Most Fuel Efficient Car
2. Honda Civic Hybrid: 40 City/45 Hwy, Base Price: $22,600. 1.3-liter, 8-Valve, SOHC, i-VTEC® 4-Cylinder engine with 110 hp, 0-60 in 11.3 secs. Second on the list is a Honda Civic Hybrid, perfect for those Honda’s fans that hate the Toyota Prius. 5 seats sedan with an electric motors, allowing you to save money on gasoline.

Honda Civic Hybrid

3. Smart for Two: 33 City/41 Hwy, Base Price: $11,590. 1.0-liter 3-cylinder runs on high-priced premium fuel with only 70 hp. Small, affordable 2-seat car that has a small engine, capable of saving you a lot of money.

Smart fortwo

4. Volkswagen Jetta TDI: 29 City/40 Hwy, Base Price: $20,000. 2.0-liter, 4-Cylinder diesel enginewith 140 hp. Run on clean diesel and it is expected to hit the U.S. market by August 2008; the 2009 VW Jetta TDI actual performances may vary.

vw jetta tdi

5. Nissan Altima Hybrid:35 City/33 Hwy, Base Price: $25,170. 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder gas engine with 158 horsepower. A midsize sedan made for the Nissan lovers; a bit sportier than most hybrids.

nissan altima hybrid

6. Toyota Camry Hybrid: 33 City/34 Hwy, Base Price: $25,350. 2.4-liter, 4-cylinder with 192-horsepower, reaching 0-60 in 8.9 secs. If you love the original Camry, then you should try the Camry Hybrid because it has better fuel economy and it can be a big saver after a few years.

camry hybrid
7. Ford Escape Hybrid (tie): 34 City/30 Hwy, Base Price: $26,640. 2.3-liter, 4-cylinder with 155 hp. Along with 2 other SUV, The Ford Escape Hybrid is the most fuel efficient SUV in the world.

ford escape hybrid

Mazda Tribute Hybrid (tie): 34 City/30 Hwy, Base Prices: $25,310 . 2.3-liter, 4-cylinder with 155 horsepower. If you want an SUV that can save you money on gasoline, why not get this Mazda?

mazda tribute hybrid
Mercury Mariner Hybrid (tie): 34 City/30 Hwy, Base Price: $26,955 . 2.3-liter, 4-cylinder and 155 horsepower. A small SUV that can be a little pricey, but it will make up for it cost in the long run.

mercury mariner hybrid

8. Toyota Yaris vs Toyota Corolla. Which Toyota vehicle would you rather own? The Yaris is definitely a better buy, but it is smaller than the average sedan and it functionality is very limited.

Toyota Yaris: 29 City/35 Hwy, Base Price: $11,350.

toyota yaris sedan

Toyota Corolla: 28 City/37 Hwy, Base Price: $15,250.

toyota corolla

9. Mini Cooper: 28 City/37 Hwy, Base Price: $18,700. Engines: 118hp 1.6 L I4. A small vehicle that can also be purchased as a convertible.

mini cooper

10. Honda Fit vs Ford Focus vs Honda Civic. Which do you prefer out of these 3 cars? All 3 cars are under $16,000 and they will get you around 30-miles per gallon of gas.

Honda Fit: 28 City/34 Hwy, Base Price: $13,950.

hoda fit

Ford Focus: 24 City/35 Hwy, Base Price: $14,395

ford focus

Honda Civic: 26 City/34 Hwy, Base Price: $15,010

honda civic

Special Car – Honda Civic GX (run on natural gas): 24 City/36 Hwy, Base Price: $24, 590. 113-hp, 1.8-Liter, 16-Valve, SOHC i-VTEC® 4-cylinder engine. This is probably the most fuel efficient car because natural gasoline costs less than $1.00 a gallon. However, this isn’t on the top 10 list because it is currently only available in NY and CA and it is very limited. You probably won’t find a natural gas pump at your regular gas station, that is why Honda sells an at home pump you can plug into your home’s natural gas line. A full tank (8 gallons) can travels approximately 170 miles and fueling stations are very limited; make sure to plan your trip correctly if you own a Civic GX.

civic gx

I think this list is very helpful for those wanting to find some good deals on cars that will later save you money after a few years of use. So far I haven’t picked out any of them for my favorite (because I have no idea what I’m looking for) but if I do I’ll let you know! Actually after a moment of thought, I would like a car similar to one resembling the one in the commercial above, the car’s body could be different but one that uses electricity would be nice to have after installing some solar panels.
Well that’s all for now, don’t forget to comment subscribe and all that good stuff!

Thank you so much for reading, I really appreciate it!
(information was gathered from this site: http://www.thesupercars.org/ford/most-fuel-efficient-cars/)

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3 Responses so far »

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    Blond5 said,

    Hey Alice,

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    spaz125 said,

    hey Blond, glad you visted!!


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