This article: Region’s Job Growth a Centrifugal Force starts badly “As a consensus builds that the Washington region needs to concentrate job growth, there are signs that the exact opposite is happening.” and gets worse.
Briefly noted: The Skeptical Optimist: The Prius gas-guzzler vs. the SUV planet-saver
It is interesting (& amusing) to examine gas consumption per passenger, but again … data is not the plural of anecdote. The question is what is the overall auto occupancy of different vehicles. I am dubious that the SUV is in general more fuel efficient, but will be persuaded by analysis of data … which someone should do. Lots of it is here .