The EPA has released the 2009 Fuel Economy Guide and the Smart and the VW diesels appear for the first time in the Top 10 most efficient cars list. The Smarts were not included in last year's list because they only arrived in January and the diesel VWs didn't meet pollution controls. The rest of this year's top 10 is made up of hybrids and the Yaris, with the Toyota Prius topping the list of most fuel efficient vehicle sold in America. On the opposite list (i.e., the gas hogs), the Lamborghini Murcielago takes top "honors." Find the complete Top 10 lists as well as the best mileage per category lists after the jump.
[Source: EPA]

Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient cars for 2009:
Rank Manufacturer/Model MPG
city/highway
1 Toyota Prius (hybrid) 48/45
2 Honda Civic Hybrid 40/45
3 Nissan Altima Hybrid 35/33
4 Ford Escape Hybrid FWD
Mazda Tribute Hybrid 2WD
Mercury Mariner Hybrid FWD
34/31
5 Smart Fortwo Convertible
Smart Fortwo Coupe
33/41
6 Toyota Camry Hybrid 33/34
7 Volkswagon Jetta (manual, diesel)
Volkswagon Jetta Sportwagon (manual, diesel)
30/41
8 Volkswagen Jetta (automatic, diesel)
Volkswagon Jetta Sportwagon (automatic, diesel)
29/40
9 Toyota Yaris (manual) 29/36
10 Toyota Yaris (automatic) 29/35


Most Fuel Efficient cars for 2009 by EPA category

Class Make/Model MPG
city/highway
Two Seater Smart Fortwo Coupe
Smart Fortwo Convertible
33/41
Minicompact Car Mini Cooper (manual) 28/37
Subcompact Car Toyota Yaris (manual) 29/36
Compact Car Honda Civic Hybrid 40/45
Midsize Car Toyota Prius (hybrid) 48/45
Large Car Hyundai Sonata (automatic) 22/32
Small Station Wagon Volkswagon Jetta Sportwagon (manual, diesel) 30/41
Midsize Station Wagon Kia Rondo (2.4 L engine) 20/27
Sport Utility Vehicle Ford Escape Hybrid FWD
Mazda Tribute Hybrid 2WD
Mercury Mariner Hybrid FWD
34/31
Minivan Mazda 5 (manual) 22/28
Small Pickup Truck Ford Ranger 2WD (manual, 2.3 L engine)
Mazda B2300 2WD (manual)
21/26
Standard Pickup Truck Chevrolet C15 Silverado 2WD Hybrid (automatic)
GMC C15 Sierra 2WD Hybrid (automatic)
21/22
Van (Cargo) Chevrolet G1500 Van 2WD Cargo
GMC G1500 Savana 2WD Cargo
15/20
Van (Passenger) Chevrolet G1500 Express 2WD
Chevrolet H1500 Express AWD
GMC G1500 Savana 2WD
GMC H1500 Savana AWD
13/16

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