MSN CarPoint Looks Under the Hood To Uncover the Top Gas Guzzlers and Most Fuel-Friendly Vehicles

REDMOND, Wash., May 31, 2000 — MSN™ CarPoint™
( ), the leading online automotive marketplace, today announced details on the top 10 cars that get the most and least miles per gallon.

At the top of the list of cars that get drivers to their destination with the least amount of fuel is the Honda Insight, providing 61 mpg around town and 71 mpg on the highway. Additional standouts include the Volkswagen Golf TDI and the Volkswagen Jetta TDI .

Sleek sports cars, including the Ferrari 550 Maranello with a fuel rating of 8 mpg in the city and 13 mpg on the highway, lead the pack of vehicles that cost consumers the most at the pump. Four of the top 10 least fuel-efficient vehicles sold in the United States in model year 2000 are high-end sports cars, along with three ultra-luxury cars, two full-size vans and a luxury sport-utility vehicle.

In addition to fuel ratings, CarPoint provides consumers with shopping lists of information updated weekly on everything from best sellers and most affordable buys to the most stolen and most environmentally friendly vehicles.

Below is the complete list of the least and most fuel-efficient vehicles for 2000.

Top 10 Gas Guzzlers

City/Highway mpg

1. Ferrari 550 Maranello 8/13

2. Lamborghini Diablo 10/13

3. Ferrari 456M GT 10/15

4. Bentley Azure 11/16

5. Bentley Continental 11/16

6. Rolls-Royce Corniche 11/16

7. Aston Martin DB7 Vantage 11/18

8. Dodge Ram Wagon 12/15

9. Ford Econoline 12/15

10. Land Rover Range Rover 4.6 HSE 12/15

Top 10 Fuel-Efficient Cars

City/Highway mpg

1. Honda Insight 61/71

2. Volkswagen Golf TDI 42/49

3. Volkswagen Jetta TDI 42/49

4. Volkswagen New Beetle TDI 42/49

5. Chevrolet Metro 39/46

6. Honda Civic HX 35/43

7. Suzuki Swift 36/42

8. Toyota ECHO 34/41

9. Mitsubishi Mirage DE 33/41

10. Saturn SL 29/40

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