Economical and earth-friendly "flexible fuel" vehicles with low emissions run on E85, a mixture of gasoline and ethanol. The FFV Club of America says, "E85 has proved a less expensive and dependable alternative" to oil. A list of cars that can use E85 includes over 7 million vehicles currently on the road. E85 fuel is currently available at over 2,000 locations in the U.S.
American auto manufacturers offer a wide range of style and models of vehicles using E85 fuel. All types of vehicles are represented. Hummer, the off-road performance vehicle specialist, introduced models using E85 in 2009. The H2 SUT with a truck bed and the Hummer H2 large SUV are still available. Other current models from GM motors, the manufacturers of Hummer, include 27 models from the GMC, Buick, Chevrolet and Cadillac brands. These range from the 2011 models of Chevrolet Impala, Equinox, HHR and Malibu to the 2011 EXT and ESV Escalade Cadillac and Buick Lucerne. Chrysler vehicles using E85 include Jeep Commander and Jeep Cherokee models made between 2007 and 2009; 2010 Commander and Grand Cherokee models do not have the E85 engine. Current Chrysler models with E85 compatibility from 2009 and 2010 include the V-6 Sebring Convertible and Town & Country. The Ford motor company has a long history of introducing E85 vehicles, most recently, the 2011 Ford Focus. Crown Victoria models from 2006 to 2010 and Taurus models from 2000 to 2006 are all E85 compatible.
European vehicles using E85 for fuel include German-made cars from Mercedes-Benz. Among the most recent offerings from this company to use E85 are the C300 sports and luxury sedan versions made between 2008 and 2010. The 2010 and 2007 C300 4-door sedan runs on either regular gasoline or E85. Older models with E85 compatibility include the luxury models of C230 sedans made in 2007 and C240 luxury sedans from 2005. French auto manufacturer, Renault, offers all versions of the 2010 5-door Laguna Combi range with E85-compatible engines.
Japanese brands of car manufacturing companies offering E85 engines include Nissan and Toyota. Since 2010, all Toyota Sequoia and Tundra models were produced as E85 compatible. Older versions include nine of the 2009 models of Tundra and three models of the 2010 Sequoia range, which, incidentally, are manufactured in Indiana and assembled in Texas. Nissan company vehicles featured E85 engines as far back as the 2005 Titan; the 2010 Titan V-8 is a full-sized pickup truck with E85 fuel flexibility. Nissan family-friendly choices include the large V-8 Armada SUV model.
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