I am looking at the vehicle ranking in fuelly; something bothers me; while the ranking of the motorcycle based on MPG. appears to be about right, the ranking of the cars is all messed up. How can you have the Honda Civic ( non hybrid) and Ford F150 ahead of the Toyota Prius? Is it a ranking based on model popularity? If it is the case, it leads you to think that having a civic or a Ford F150 is the best you can do for reducing your carbon foot print. Somewhat misleading if the goal is to increase your MPG.....
What's more interesting to me than how many are ahead of the Prius is that the Jetta is second most represented.
Probably because most people doing thier homework on costs and efficiency know that a diesel will give matched if not better fuel economy than your average hybrid, without the high battery replacement costs in the long term, and higher initial carbon footprint of the battery production itself.