Should we really be surprised that the Bugatti Veyron has been given the distinction of being the worst mileage offender in the US market? No? Yeah, we didn’t think so either.
The superduper car, the current record-holder of fastest car on the planet, came out of the Environment Protection Agency’s study with a mileage rating of just eight mpg – 29.4 liters/100 km – in city driving and 15 mpg – 15.5 liters/100 km - on the highway. Ouch.
On the opposite end of the spectrum and grinning mightily is Toyota’s venerable hybrid car, the Prius, which scored a mileage rating of 51 mpg – 4.6 liters/100 km – and 48 mpg – 4.9 km/100 km - thereby staking claim to EPA’s mythical crown of being the most fuel-efficient vehicle on US soil.
EPA’s study only confirmed what a lot of us already know by now. The Bugatti Veyron is one of the fastest, most powerful, and most expensive cars in the world, so you can pretty much expect that it doesn’t care so much when it comes to guzzling down fuel. After all, the people who have these cars are also those that can afford to buy their own gas stations. On the flip side, you’ll never mistake the Toyota Prius – and other Toyotas and Hondas, for that matter – as a car that can outrun law enforcement officers in the highway. The car’s calling card is efficiency, a word that doesn’t exist in Bugatti’s dictionary.