Most Fuel Efficient Vehicles of 2006 – Toyota

In returning to the “Most Fuel Efficient Vehicles of 2006” list, today we’ll check out Toyota.

Toyota has the distinction of having America’s best selling hybrid car in the Toyota Prius, with over 30,000 units sold in the first half of 2006.  In addition to the Prius, Toyota introduced the Highlander Hybrid, which between the two vehicles gave Toyota nearly 80% of all hybrid car sales in the United States.

Here are Toyota’s Top 5 Most Fuel Efficient Vehicles of 2006:

  1. Toyota Prius (Automatic Transmission) – 60 City / 51 Highway – Compact Car
  2. Corolla (Manual Transmission) – 32 City / 41 Highway – Compact Car
  3. Matrix (Manual Transmission) – 30 City / 36 Highway – Compact Car
  4. Highlander Hybrid (Automatic Transmission) – 33 City / 28 Highway – SUV
  5. Camry (Automatic Transmission) – 24 City / 34 Highway – Sedan

Despite having a great 2006, it appears 2007 is going to be even better for Toyota as the company will be introducing two new fuel efficient cars.  The major addition will be Toyota’s third hybrid car, the Camry Hybrid, which will get 40 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway.  The other addition will be the Toyota Yaris, which will get 34 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway.

It’s nice to see Toyota isn’t resting on the success of the Toyota Prius and is continuing to be at the forefront of hybrid technology.

Comments

  1. joe cross says

    I hope Toyota brings us the Yaris Verso and Corolla verso from Europe these cars are expanded wagon versions that come with diesel engines and a wide variety of gas engines.When in Turkey,I saw a Corolla Verso,it would be great for families here as it seats 6.Versions get from 30 to 40 mpg city.The Yaris Verso is a microvan version that would be great for small package delivery.I also hope Toyota and Honda bring us their diesels in general.Toyota has decades of diesel experience the world over.This could save large families $1000s yearly.

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