While the auto industry as a whole is trending towards new cars that deliver superior fuel efficiency, there are still a number of gas guzzlers out there from which to choose. While these 2011 cars may not be the best option for eco-conscious drivers, their powerful engines and luxury features still make them relevant in today's market. Keep reading to review a few of the worst 2011 cars when it comes to miles per gallon.
2011 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG (14 mpg combined)
Equipped with a 507-horsepower V-8 engine, the sport-tuned Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG was clearly built for performance. Unfortunately, all those ponies under the hood require quite a bit of fuel consumption. EPA estimates suggest the vehicle delivers 12 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway. However, with a base price of $97,950, one can only guess that car shoppers interested in this vehicle aren't all that worried about lifetime gas expenses.
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2011 Audi R8 Spyder (14 mpg combined)
With an estimated 11-mpg in the city and 20-mpg on the highway, the Audi R8 Spyder is one of the least fuel-efficient sports cars available for the year. However, there are a good number of shoppers out there who would gladly put up with these fuel figures in exchange for the 4.2-liter V-8 engine that delivers 420 horsepower. If those numbers don't impress you, then you can always upgrade to the V10 optional engine that delivers 525 horsepower. Base price for this super luxury sports car comes in at $112,152.
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2011 Nissan Titan (14 mpg combined)
Trucks are notorious for delivering poor fuel efficiency. Among this group, the EPA classifies the 2011 Titan as the least-efficient truck for the year. With an estimated 12-mpg in the city and 17-mpg on the highway, you can expect to find yourself at the fuel pump fairly often. However, if you need a vehicle that offers 317 horsepower and the ability to tow up to 9,500 lbs., then chances are you won't be too worried about your carbon footprint. As a minor concession, Nissan does offer a Nissan Titan model with flex-fuel capabilities. Base price for the Nissan truck starts at $28,820.
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2011 Chevrolet Suburban/GMC Yukon 2500 (12 mpg combined)
The 2011 Chevy Suburban and GMC Yukon are a pair of twin SUVs that do a lot of things right. They offer a large interior, seating for up to nine passengers and the ability to tow 9,600 lbs. For those who have a large family or need enough power to tow the boat to the lake on weekends, this may be a good choice. However, the end result of all that girth and power is diminished fuel economy. The EPA suggests the Chevy Suburban and GMC Yukon are the least-efficient SUVs for the year, with an estimated 10-mpg in the city and 15-mpg on the highway.
2011 Ford E350 Passenger Van (11 mpg combined)
The Ford E350 is a vehicle that is all about utility. With the ability to haul up to 15 passengers (on extended-length models) and a powerful 305-hp V10 engine, the E350 is a good choice for families with enough kids to fill out an entire little league roster. However, all that room comes at a price - fuel estimates suggest 10 mpg in the city and 13 mpg on the highway. Still, if you need all that interior space than chances are that fuel efficiency isn't your biggest concern. Base price for the Ford E350 van starts at $31,485.
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