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Posted by mike on 2006/4/25 8:17:23 (2733) reads

A recently released CNW Marketing Research study lists the most energy-efficient vehicles over the life of the vehicle.

How did the Jeep Brand do in this ranking? It turns out that the mighty Jeep Wrangler is the 3rd most energy-efficient vehicle on the list!

From the official press release:

CNW Marketing Research Inc. spent two years collecting data on the energy necessary to plan, build, sell, drive and dispose of a vehicle from initial concept to scrappage. This includes such minutia as plant to dealer fuel costs, employee driving distances, electricity usage per pound of material used in each vehicle and literally hundreds of other variables.

To put the data into understandable terms for consumers, it was translated into a "dollars per lifetime mile" figure. That is, the Energy Cost per mile driven.

The most Energy Expensive vehicle sold in the U.S. in calendar year 2005: Maybach at $11.58 per mile. The least expensive: Scion xB at $0.48 cents.

While neither of those figures is surprising, it is interesting that driving a hybrid vehicle costs more in terms of overall energy consumed than comparable non-hybrid vehicles.

The top and bottom ten after the jump...

The Top 10 most energy efficient vehicles over their lifetime:

1. Scion xB ($0.48 per mile)
2. Ford Escort (0.57 per mile)
3. Jeep Wrangler ($0.60 per mile)
4. Chevrolet Tracker ($0.69 per mile)
5. Toyota Echo ($0.70 per mile)
6. Saturn Ion ($0.71 per mile)
7. Hyundai Elantra ($0.72 per mile)
8. Dodge Neon ($0.73 per mile)
9. Toyota Corolla ($0.73 per mile)
10. Scion xA ($0.74 per mile)

The bottom 10:

1. Mercedes Benz produced Maybach ($11.58 per mile)
2. Volkswagen Phaeton ($11.21 per mile)
3. Rolls-Royce (full line average: $10.66 per mile)
4. Bentley (full line average: $10.56 per mile)
5. Audi allroad Quattro ($5.59 per mile)
6. Audi A8 ($4.96 per mile)
7. Audi A6 ($4.96 per mile)
8. Lexus LS430 ($4.73 per mile)
9. Porsche Carrera GT ($4.53 per mile)
10. Acura NSX ($4.45 per mile)

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Posted: 2006/5/3 18:21  Updated: 2006/5/3 18:21
Just popping in
Joined: 2000/7/4
From: Indiana
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 Re: Wrangler Surpisingly Energy-Efficient
Does this report refer to 2006 models? If so, someone tell that to my 2006 Wrangler Unlimited. I'm only getting approximately 11 mpg, whereas my 2001 Wrangler Sport got around 17 mpg.

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Posted: 2006/4/26 4:36  Updated: 2006/4/26 4:36
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Joined: 2005/12/18
From: Virginia
Posts: 33
 Re: Wrangler Surpisingly Energy-Efficient
Great! How about a tax credit?

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Posted: 2006/4/25 12:38  Updated: 2006/4/25 12:38
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 Re: Wrangler Surpisingly Energy-Efficient
Hey Mike, can you post a link to the full story? I'd like to get a copy of that report.

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Posted: 2006/4/25 11:31  Updated: 2006/4/25 11:31
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 Re: Wrangler Surpisingly Energy-Efficient

I really want to buy a wrangler again, but I desperately want a diesel!!!!

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