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The Most Fuel-Efficient Cars and SUVs in Canada for 2018 are…

Earlier today, we told you that Mazda leads the EPA rankings in the U.S. for the fifth straight year, more precisely when it comes to manufacturer adjusted fuel economy (average fuel consumption of a company’s entire lineup, with the results weighted for sales volume).

But what about the most fuel-efficient vehicles in Canada? A few days ago, Natural Resources Canada quietly posted its 2018 Fuel Consumption Guide, which provides lots of information about vehicle emissions, fuel efficiency and fuel-saving technologies, efficient driving, EnerGuide labels for vehicles and more.

NRC recognizes the most fuel-efficient new light-duty vehicles sold in the country, first among traditionally powered models...

  • Two-seater: Fiat 124 Spider
  • Minicompact: MINI Cooper Convertible
  • Subcompact: Chevrolet Spark
  • Compact: Toyota Prius c
  • Mid-size: Toyota Prius
  • - Full-size: Hyundai IONIQ Blue
  • Wagon (small): Kia Niro FE
  • Wagon (midsize): Toyota Prius v
  • Pickup (small): Chevrolet Colorado Diesel and GMC Canyon Diesel
  • Pickup(standard): Ford F-150 
  • - Sport utility vehicle (small): Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
  • Sport utility vehicle (standard): Lexus RX 450h
  • Minivan: Chrysler Pacifica and Honda Odyssey 

And then among purely electric models...

  • - Two-seater: smart fortwo electric drive 
  • Subcompact: BMW i3 and i3 REX
  • Compact: Ford Focus Electric
  • Mid-size: Hyundai IONIQ Electric
  • Full-size: Tesla Model S 75D
  • Wagon (small) : Chevrolet Bolt EV 
  • Sport utility vehicle (small) : Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
  • Sport utility vehicle (standard) : Tesla Model X 75D
  • Minivan: Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

For further details, check out the 2018 Fuel Consumption Guide or use NRC’s Fuel consumption ratings search tool.