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Most Economical Cars in Canada

Here are the top 10 most economical cars in Canada based on their city fuel consumption (in litres per 100km) as calculated by Canada's Office of Energy Efficiency.

All ten are hybrids and include a wide range of vehicle types, from compacts with small 1.3 litre engines to spacious midsize cars with 2.5 litre engines. There's even a 2 seater sports coupe (Honda CR-Z). Just outside the top ten is yet another class of car: the Ford Escape hybrid SUV. No matter what type of car you drive you can always find an economical one these days.

The Toyota Prius, however, is in a league of its own. While the rest of the top ten have fuel economy's of 4.5 - 6.0 l/100km, the legendary Prius uses 3.7 in the city.

Economical Car Engine
City L/100km
Hwy L/100km
TOYOTA PRIUS 1.8L hybrid
3.7
4.0
LEXUS CT 200h 1.8L hybrid
4.5
4.8
FORD FUSION HYBRID 2.5L hybrid
4.6
5.4
LINCOLN MKZ HYBRID 2.5L hybrid
4.6
5.4
HONDA CIVIC HYBRID 1.3L hybrid
4.7
4.3
HONDA INSIGHT DX 1.3L hybrid
4.8
4.6
LEXUS HS 250h 2.4L hybrid
5.6
5.9
NISSAN ALTIMA HYBRID 2.5L hybrid
5.6
5.9
HONDA CR-Z 1.5L hybrid
5.6
5.0
TOYOTA CAMRY HYBRID 2.4L hybrid
5.7
5.7

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About OEE fuel consumption

Every car maker that sells cars in Canada tests their vehicles fuel economy according to a standardized laboratory test known as the Federal Test Procedure (FTP). This is the same test procedure as in the U.S.

Manufacturers and importers must report their fuel consumption data to the Fuel Consumption Program (FCP). Natural Resources Canada's Office of Energy Efficiency (OEE) works with the FCP to make the data available to the public on both the EnerGuide labels that are on new cars and in the Canadian Fuel Consumption Guide which is released annually.

The FCP carries out annual independent auditing of a sample of cars to check the accuracy of the manufacturers submitted fuel consumption figures.