2008 Model Year Overall Fuel Economy Leaders
10. Honda Fit (manual) 28/34
9. Toyota Corolla (manual) 28/37
8. Ford/Mercury/Mazda Escape/Mariner/Tribute Hybrid 4WD 29/27
7. Toyota Yaris (automatic) 29/35
6. Toyota Yaris (manual) 29/36
5. Toyota Camry Hybrid 33/34
4. Ford/Mercury Escape/Mariner Hybrid FWD 34/30
2. Honda Civic Hybrid 40/45
1. Toyota Prius (hybrid-electric) 48/45
Here is a link to my Gas Log at www.gassavers.org , I shall summarize as well. Let the comparisons between the best and brightest of 2008 take on conscientiously driven old blue from 1989!
Over the last 5144 miles I have averaged 34.43 mpg, with my last (best) tank providing me with 40.30 mpg. Which I would say puts me in the top 10. With my best tank, also my most recent mind you - mods are cumulative in effect, getting me up to 3rd. Frankly I find that pathetic. In 19 years really no appreciable improvement. If the stock market gave returns equal to gains in fuel economy no one would invest.
There are many things you can do to increase your gas mileage, buying a current hybrid wouldn't make my Top 10 List. The Aptera is a different story, it and other super aerodynamic cars provide increases one can't get by driving more conservatively.