Natural Resources Canada Releases Fuel-Efficient Vehicles List, Fuel Consumption Guide

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February, 2007 – OTTAWA – Shopping for a new vehicle that saves money on fuel and also helps the environment just got easier. The Honourable Gary Lunn, Minister of Natural Resources, today announced the release of Natural Resources Canada’s 2007 Fuel Consumption Guide and the 2007 EnerGuide winners for the most fuel-efficient new vehicles sold in Canada.

“Transportation is one of the largest sources of pollution in Canada, accounting for up to two-thirds of smog-forming pollutants,” said Minister Lunn. “The Fuel Consumption Guide will help Canadians choose a fuel-efficient vehicle that will reduce fuel costs and lower the impact on the environment.”

“I would like to congratulate the recipients of this year’s EnerGuide Awards,” added the Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities. “Providing environmentally sound vehicle options to Canadians is important, and I am pleased that industry is leading the way in sustainable transportation.”

Consumers can use the 2007 Fuel Consumption Guide to compare the fuel consumption ratings and carbon dioxide emissions of passenger cars and light-duty trucks sold in Canada. The guide is available from participating new-vehicle dealerships, most motor vehicle licence agency offices, participating Credit Union offices across Canada, participating Caisses populaires et d’�conomie Desjardins in Quebec, and participating Canadian Automobile Association offices across Canada, or online at www.vehicles.gc.ca.

Also announced today were the most fuel-efficient vehicles for 2007. The winners in each of the ten vehicle classes are as follows:

  • Two-seater car: Mazda MX-5;
  • Subcompact car: Toyota Yaris;
  • Compact car: Honda Civic Hybrid;
  • Mid-size car: Toyota Prius;
  • Full-size car: Hyundai Sonata;
  • Station wagon: Honda Fit;
  • Pickup truck: Ford Ranger and Mazda B2300 (co-winners);
  • Special purpose vehicle: Ford Escape Hybrid;
  • Minivan: Toyota Sienna; and
  • Large van: Chevrolet Express Cargo and GMC Savana Cargo (co-winners).

Shopping for a new car that will save you money on fuel? Natural Resources Canada’s 2007 Fuel Consumption Guide was released today, along with the 2007 EnerGuide winners for the most fuel-efficient new vehicles sold in Canada. Copies of the guide are available at participating new-vehicle dealerships and motor vehicle licence agencies or online at www.vehicles.gc.ca.

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) plays a pivotal role in helping shape the important contributions of the natural resources sector to the Canadian economy, society and environment. This sector—forests, energy, minerals and metals, and landmass, as well as related industries—is one of the most productive, high-tech sectors in the global economy. www.nrcan-rncan.gc.ca