Canada’s Most Fuel-Efficient Vehicles for 2005 Announced: NRCan

OTTAWA, Nov. 26 2005 – Shopping for a new vehicle that not only
saves money on gas but also helps the environment just got easier. The
Honourable R. John Efford, Minister of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), today
announced the release of the 2005 Fuel Consumption Guide and the 2005
EnerGuide winners for the most fuel-efficient new vehicles sold in Canada.

“When you choose a fuel-efficient vehicle, you reduce fuel costs and the
harmful emissions that contribute to climate change,” said Minister Efford.
“By making this choice, you’re part of an important nationwide effort to
conserve Canada’s energy resources in the One-Tonne Challenge that asks all
Canadians to reduce their individual greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent.”

Consumers can use the 2005 Fuel Consumption Guide to compare the fuel-
consumption ratings and carbon dioxide emissions of passenger cars and light-
duty vehicles sold in Canada. The guide is available from participating new
vehicle dealerships, motor vehicle licence agency offices and Canadian
Automobile Association offices across Canada or on the Web at

Also announced today were the most fuel-efficient vehicles for 2005. The
winners in each of nine vehicle classes are as follows:

  • Two-seater car: Honda Insight;

  • Subcompact car (diesel): Volkswagen New Beetle TDI;

  • Subcompact car (gasoline): Toyota Echo Hatchback;

  • Compact car: Honda Civic Hybrid;

  • Mid-size car: Toyota Prius;

  • Full-size car: Chevrolet Malibu Maxx;

  • Station wagon (diesel): Volkswagen Jetta TDI Wagon;

  • Station wagon (gasoline): Pontiac Vibe and Toyota Corolla Matrix (co-winners);

  • Pickup truck: Ford Ranger and Mazda B2300 (co-winners);

  • Special purpose vehicle: Ford Escape Hybrid; and

  • Van: Honda Odyssey EX-L.

The 2005 Fuel Consumption Guide and EnerGuide winners support the
Government of Canada’s approach to climate change that is focused on making
the right choices for Canada. This will ensure that the actions taken produce
long-term goals and enduring results while maintaining a strong and growing