Commodore tops list of Austalia’s thirstiest gas guzzlers

The Holden Commodore may be one of Australia’s most popular cars, but is also the leading contender for a less desirable title – that of Australia’s most fuel hungry car.

The Holden Commodore may be one of Australia’s most popular cars, but is also the leading contender for a less desirable title – that of Australia’s most fuel hungry car.

According to a new Green Vehicle Guide recently launched by the Federal Government, the Commodore uses an average $2430 in petrol a year and releases 3.8 tonnes of carbon dioxide, making it the least green out of the top five most popular cars in the country.

The Ford Falcon wasn’t far behind, costing $2272 in petrol and producing 3.6 tonnes of gas, while the country’s biggest seller, the Toyota Camry, consumes an average $1672 in fuel.

At the other end of the list, unsurprisingly, are small and hybrid cars. Trendy favourite the Toyota Prius is the greenest car, with an average $990 fuel cost and 1.6 tonne greenhouse gas output – les than half that emitted by the Commodore – with the Honda Civic hybrid not far behind.

Among the conventional cars, the Toyota Yaris performed best, costing an average $1350 a year for fuel and producing 2.1 tonnes of carbon dioxide.

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