This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
TheStreet Open House

The Most Fuel-Efficient Cars of 2010

WASHINGTON ( TheStreet) -- How is a vehicle that gets 17 mpg considered "fuel efficient" while another that gets 24 mpg is labeled a gas guzzler? It's all in the eye of the beholder.

Category testing, such as the kind that Consumer Reports conducts for its fuel efficiency ratings, raises many consumption questions. Should the owners of the most efficient pickup and minivan get medals for conserving three to seven mpg less than the least efficient model, or should they be flogged for using more fuel than the least efficient subcompact? Are the most efficient SUVs helping the Earth or are they just part of the problem because they eat as much fuel as the cheaper, least efficient small car?

The value of a vehicle often depends on the values of consumers. With that in mind, Consumer Reports looked for the most and least fuel-efficient vehicles in each category. While some of the winners and losers spend equal time at the pump, the reasons for owning them are worlds apart.

Take a look at The Most and Least Fuel-Efficient Cars of 2010

1 of 9

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Try it NOW
Only $9.95
Try it NOW
14-Days Free
Try it NOW

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Options Profits

Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • Actionable options commentary and news
  • Real-time trading community
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
SYM TRADE IT LAST %CHG
F $16.25 0.56%
HMC $32.79 -2.60%
TM $140.00 -1.80%
TYO $17.16 -0.59%
AAPL $125.21 -0.92%

Markets

DOW 17,869.66 -106.65 -0.59%
S&P 500 2,074.89 -11.35 -0.54%
NASDAQ 4,916.9740 -30.4670 -0.62%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs