• Aug 23, 2006
You want a fuel-efficient vehicle, but due to family obligations, job needs or simply outward appearances, you've disregarded a hybrid, compact or mid-sized sedan. So what's left?

Business Week has scoured a variety of large vehicles, looking for the best in terms of fuel-efficiency and cargo/passenger space, and finally selected its top ten to fit virtually any owner's want or need. After you've reviewed their picks, comments are open for your opinions.

The top ten vehicles include:
  1. Luxury Sedan-Overall Fuel Economy - Lexus GS300
  2. Luxury Sedan-Most Space - Lincoln Town Car
  3. SUV-Overall Fuel Economy - Chevrolet Trailblazer
  4. SUV-Most Space - Toyota Land Cruiser (pictured)
  5. Minivan-Overall Fuel Economy - Honda Odyssey
  6. Minivan-Most Space - Toyota Sienna
  7. Large Sedan-Overall Fuel Economy - Ford Five Hundred
  8. Large Sedan-Most Space - Ford Crown Victoria
  9. Pickup Truck-Overall Fuel Economy - Toyota Tundra
  10. Pickup Truck-Payload - Chevrolet Silverado
[Source: Business Week]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      This is factually incorrect.
      The Hyundai Sonata is classified as a large car by the NHTSA and gets better fuel economy than the Ford Five Hundred when equipped with the I4 or V6 engine.

      Check your s*** please, BusinessWeek. Amateurs...
      • 8 Years Ago
      Trailblazer? Are they nuts?!
      Overlooked: Honda Pilot (seats 8, 18/24mpg in FWD) and the huge Ford Freestyle (seats 6 very comfortably, 20/27mpg in FWD).
      • 8 Years Ago
      I thought the Dodge Magnum would be on this over the Ford Crown Victoria. The NYCP police just picked the dodge over the aging Ford because it was a bit more fuel-efficient, and had all around better performance. Of course, the Ford might have a few more inches of room, (But if you really need all the space you can get, just get a truck. Dua!)

      In any case, It just goes to show. Don't trust a buisness rag for anything but buisness!
      • 8 Years Ago
      #14 For that matter the BUICK LESABRE isnt a small car and it will get 35 mpg highway..
      • 8 Years Ago
      my uncle has a trailblazer...we carpool on highways often...he gets about 15 mpg driving 75-80, yet when he drives 55 he gets about 22...when we drive my honda pilot we get 22 mpg going 75-80 and about 24 going 55...go figure!
      • 8 Years Ago
      this list is bull shit... although the crown vic (my daily driver by the way) is classifed differantly from the lincon towncar (sedan vs. luxery) they have the SAME driveline

      not only that but the crown vic and grand marque are IDENTICAL so why isn't the marque listed? (my wifes car)

      this page must have been made by a bunch of retard that have never touched a wrench...
      • 8 Years Ago
      Do they seriously still sell the Land Cruiser? That thing looks more outdated than my '88 Grand Wagoneer.
      • 8 Years Ago
      #2 Erik i agree .. it is very ugly and old looking
      • 8 Years Ago
      Owned a Trailblazer until last year. Sold it because of gas prices (switched to a smaller car). (...which was a mistake but that's another story)
      Looking back now, it was pretty good on gas, asked other SUV drivers and theirs were worse (including Jeeps, X5's, Kias, Durangos, ML's, etc...)
      That 4.2 inline-6 was silky smooth, quiet, and cheap(er) to run.
      • 8 Years Ago
      >> Chevy Trailblazer most fuel efficient????

      Yup.. with the 4.2L Inline 6 in 2WD configuration, it as EPA ratings of 16/22. Even the 5.3L V8 has it at the same 16/22 (City/Highway).

      http://www.chevrolet.com/trailblazer/specifications/
      • 8 Years Ago
      It's kind of an oxymoron to call any of these "fuel efficient" isn't it? Sure, they may be the most fuel efficient out of the large vehicles available but with 16 mpg being the average for some of these I would hardly use the term "fuel efficient" with any of them. Of course I couldn't come up with a better term though.
      • 8 Years Ago
      "1. Chevy Trailblazer most fuel efficient????"



      I'm with him.. My wife drives our 4wd 4.2L I-6 Trailblazer and she's lucky if she gets 14 mpg in mixed driving. If she heads into the city, we're talking maybe 12mpg with a tailwind. It's our only complaint about the Trailblazer.. Well, that and the ride height/handling - which I took care of already thanks to Ground Force and Bilstein.
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