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NADAguides names most fuel-efficient autos

Two models from Irvine-based Kia made the Costa Mesa firm's ranking.

By Sara FerrerPublished: May 25, 2011 08:00 AM

NADAguides – a Costa Mesa-based provider of auto information for consumers – has released its ranking of the most fuel-efficient vehicles. Among the brands represented on the list: Volkswagen, with four autos, Audi, whose A3 was the most fuel-efficient in three categories, and Irvine-based Kia, which had two cars in the ranking. The 2011 Sorento 2WD four-door I4 LX landed in NADAguides’ Crossover category, and the 2011 Soul five-door Wagon Man ranked in the SUV segment. The two autos attain 25 and 28 miles per gallon, respectively.

In the midst of soaring gas prices – the national average is $3.85 per gallon, significantly higher in Southern California – the car-rating company named automobiles that achieve at least 23 miles per gallon and up to 50 miles per gallon for hybrids.

"Our analysts continue to provide information to help consumers find vehicles, across all body styles, offering the most fuel economy within each category," said Troy Snyder, NADAguides' director of product development. "Consumers will find comfort knowing that there is a model or two available across all body-style segments."

NADAguides' list is as follows:

• Crossovers
2011 Kia Sorento 2WD four-door I4 LX – 25 MPG combined, $22,595 MSRP
2011 Nissan Rogue FWD four-door S – 25 MPG combined, $21,210 MSRP
2011 Scion xB five-door Wgn Man – 25 MPG combined, $16,000 MSRP

• Vans
2011 Ford Transit Connect XL – 23 MPG combined, $21,200 MSRP
2011 Honda Odyssey 5dr Touring – 23 MPG combined, $40,755 MSRP

• Wagons
2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen four-door DSG TDI – 35 MPG combined, $26,095 MSRP
2011 Ford Fiesta four-door HB SE – 32 MPG combined, $15,520 MSRP

• Sedans
2011 Audi A3 four-door S Tronic FrontTrak 2.0 TDI Premium – 35 MPG combined, $30,250 MSRP
2011 Volkswagen Golf four-door HB Man TDI – 35 MPG combined, $23,885 MSRP
2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan four-door Manual TDI LE – 35 MPG combined, $22,095 MSRP

• Luxury Cars
2011 Audi A3 four-door HB S Tronic FrontTrak 2.0 TDI Premium – 35 MPG combined, $30,250 MSRP
2011 BMW 3 Series four-door Sdn 335d RWD – 29 MPG combined, $44,150 MSRP

• Coupes
2011 Honda CR-Z three-door CVT – 37 MPG combined, $19,995 MSRP
2011 Smart fortwo two-door Cpe Pure – 37 MPG combined, $12,490 MSRP

• Sports Cars
2011 Smart fortwo two-door Cabriolet Passion – 37 MPG combined, $17,690 MSRP
2011 Audi A3 four-door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0 TDI Premium Plus – 35 MPG combined, $30,250 MSRP
2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen four-door DSG TDI – 35 MPG combined, $26,095 MSRP

• SUVs
2011 Kia Soul five-door Wgn Man – 28 MPG combined, $13,300 MSRP
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2WD four-door CVT ES – 28 MPG combined, $19,495 MSRP

• Trucks
2011 Ford Ranger 2WD Reg Cab 112" XL – 24 MPG combined, $18,050 MSRP
2011 Toyota Tacoma 2WD Reg I4 MT – 23 MPG combined, $16,365 MSRP

• Hybrids
2011 Toyota Prius five-door HB I – 50 MPG combined, $21,650 MSRP
2011 Nissan LEAF four-door HB SV – 47 MPG combined, $32,780 MSRP

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