12 Cars With the Worst Fuel Efficiency

Charles Murray

June 2, 2014

4 Min Read
12 Cars With the Worst Fuel Efficiency

With fuel efficiency considered a national priority, media stories tend to naturally gravitate toward the cars with the best miles-per-gallon ratings. But low-mileage cars are still being built, and, in many cases, consumers are paying a premium for them.

Using data from the US Department of Transportation's fuel economy website, we've compiled a list of some of the least fuel efficient cars for 2014. From Aston Martin and Bugatti to Chevy and Cadillac, we present some of the auto industry's most prominent gas guzzlers.

Click on Bugatti's Veyron, the hands-down winner (loser?) in this contest, to start the slideshow.

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About the Author(s)

Charles Murray

Charles Murray is a former Design News editor and author of the book, Long Hard Road: The Lithium-Ion Battery and the Electric Car, published by Purdue University Press. He previously served as a DN editor from 1987 to 2000, then returned to the magazine as a senior editor in 2005. A former editor with Semiconductor International and later with EE Times, he has followed the auto industry’s adoption of electric vehicle technology since 1988 and has written extensively about embedded processing and medical electronics. He was a winner of the Jesse H. Neal Award for his story, “The Making of a Medical Miracle,” about implantable defibrillators. He is also the author of the book, The Supermen: The Story of Seymour Cray and the Technical Wizards Behind the Supercomputer, published by John Wiley & Sons in 1997. Murray’s electronics coverage has frequently appeared in the Chicago Tribune and in Popular Science. He holds a BS in engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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