10 Cars That Won't Make Obama's Grade

Here for your amusement and edification are ten cars that won’t meet President Obama’s fuel efficiency standard – and I didn’t even come close to listing the Hummer or the Lamborghini Gallardo.

  1. The Mini Cooper with a combined 29 MPG.
    Mini Cooper

    Mini Cooper

  2. The Hyundai Accent with a combined 29 MPG.
    2009 Hyundai Accent

    2009 Hyundai Accent

  3. The Ford Escape Hybrid with combined 28 MPG.
    2009 Ford Escape Hybrid

    2009 Ford Escape Hybrid

  4. The 2009 Toyota Yaris with a combined 31 MPG.
    2009 Toyota Yaris

    2009 Toyota Yaris

  5. The 2009 Nissan Versa with a combined 28 MPG.
    Nissan Versa

    Nissan Versa

  6. The Toyota Highlander Hybrid with a combined 26 MPG.
    Toyota Highlander Hybrid

    Toyota Highlander Hybrid

  7. The Honda Civic with combined 29 MPG.
    2009 Honda Civic

    2009 Honda Civic

  8. The Chevy Aveo with a combined 30 MPG.
    2009 Chevy Aveo

    2009 Chevy Aveo

  9. The Kia Rio with a combined 30 MPG.
    2009 Kia Rio

    2009 Kia Rio

  10. The Scion xD with a combined 29 MPG.
    2009 Scion xD

    2009 Scion xD

The Obama standard will reportedly require cars to get an average of 39 m.p.g., and trucks to get 30 m.p.g. None of these fuel efficient subcompacts even comes close to meeting the car standard and the two hybrids don’t even come close to the standard for trucks. Data from FuelEconomy.gov.

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