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Top 10 Safest, Most Fuel Efficient Cars

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Looking to purchase a safe, fuel efficient car? This is a list of the top 10 list of the safest, most fuel efficient cars available in showrooms today.

The vehicles on this list earned a five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and achieve a minimum score of 38 combined MPG according to EPA tests. Plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles are excluded from the list.

An an honorable mention, the plug-in hybrids that have earned a five-star NHTSA safety rating are the 2014 Chevrolet Volt, 2014 Tesla Model S, 2014 Honda Accord plug-in hybrid and 2014 Ford Fusion Energi.

Other notable mentions that barely missed the list is the 2014 Scion tC, which gets a 36-MPG combined rating and the 2014 Toyota Corolla LE Eco with a 35-MPG combined rating.

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Old specifications for the Ford

41 on the highway

That would put the Fusion behind the Accord.

Traditionally Ford has always been very optimistic on the mileage estimates for its hybrid vehicles!

This is the result when you simply use the marketing departments theoretical numbers for choosing the best car.

When you factor in the dismal Ford reliability I don t think so.

Who cares these cars are all ugly and slow

I run a 2.2 litre turbo diesel Saab 9-3 TiD. I can get 50+ urban and nearly the same (48) on the motorway. Due to the diesel, I lose 20hp over the Accord Hybrid but I can live with that. In addition, the road holding of a Saab is well known and it s built like a tank so I feel safer in that than many of the modern tin foil and plastic cars. Pity Saab don t make them any more but there are tons of good turbo diesel cars out there if you don t mind a bit of performance loss in return for massive fuel economy. personally, if it s comfortable, goes broom, broom and gets me where I want to go, who cares if it doesn t do 0-60 in half a second?

After driving a diesel and seeing it s economy, I ll never go back to petrol, hybrid or otherwise. A hybrid diesel on the other hand, well, that s another matter.

Usually, they are driven by a very experienced driver, take half an hour just to pull away from junctions, drive at 25 instead of 30 in town and 50 instead of 70 on the motorway. Driving like that, you can get all sorts of crazy MPG readings. That s the readings they tell you. That s why they use terms like urban and highway instead of actual speeds of 30 MPH and 70 MPH. I bet nobody can get 45 MPG at 70 MPH in the Accord Hybrid.

Now let s see the figures when it s driven like a racing car by an amateur driver as most new (read: Young) drivers do.

if i drive 100k miles @ 25mpg fuel cost is $10,000, if i get 40 mpg driving 100k miles fuel cost is $6250. so your saving $3750. on a car that costs double of a basic jetta? so your spending $16,250 more for better economy? where s the economy? where did you hide it? also a CVT transmission is double to repair over a regular auto trans but both cost much more than a standard shift to rebuild. Hybrid batteries will also cost a fortune when they need to be replaced as well but what we re selling is green, right? what kind of green? eco green or cash money green or the color green?

(fuel at U.S. $2.50gal.)

Not everywhere in the world fuel has that price. Consider that here till recently we were charged 2 € per liter!

That s true. I drive a small 1.3 liter diesel Alfa and I regularly do 65 MPG.


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