Fuel Efficient Cars

Fuel Efficient Cars - Fuel economy is an important aspect to consider when getting a new car, even when gas prices are down. History has revealed that they won't stay in this way forever. Several traditional cars today supply outstanding Fuel economy, specifically as opposed to what you might be selling. Additionally, alternative powertrains offer a boosting array of selections, with diesels, electrics, and hybrids each carrying charm for various chauffeurs.

Gauging Fuel economy is amongst our more than 50 tests we perform on each car we purchase. Our Fuel economy numbers are originated from a precision circulation meter and are rounded to the nearest mile each gallon (mpg).

CR's overall gas mileage is computed from equivalent parts of city and also freeway driving.

Below, we highlight the top most fuel-efficient cars based upon the general Fuel economy test results, leaving out electrical cars. Complete test outcomes can be found by clicking via to the model pages.


Fuel Efficient Cars


Toyota Prius

In our examinations the Prius returned 52 mpg generally, a substantial enhancement over the previous generation's 44 mpg. On top of that, the brand-new car additionally deals with even more responsively and also trips a lot more easily. Vivid electronic gauges control the dashboard with abundant fuel-economy details. The touch-screen infotainment system is fairly simple. The sensible Prius has actually always been about performance and reduced running prices. The car can drive exclusively on electric, up to about 25 miles per hour normally, as well as the engine is now quieter when it starts. However, the seats are instead chintzy, tire sound is obvious, as well as cabin access is not as easy as a result of the car's reduced stance. A plug-in variation, the Prius Prime, can go about 23 miles on electric power, as well as takes five hrs to charge on 120V. Forward-collision caution with automatic stopping is standard.

MAKE & MODEL: Toyota Prius Three

OVERALL MPG: 52

CITY MPG: 43

HIGHWAY MPG: 59

Hyundai Ioniq

The Ioniq is the first direct opposition to the Toyota Prius. Evoking the Prius silhouette and also hatchback configuration, the Ioniq hybrid matches it as a gas sipper with 52 mpg in general. Power originates from a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine which, incorporated with the electrical drive, puts out a mixed 139 hp. The six-speed dual-clutch transmission isn't the best and there's some hold-up off the line. Like other crossbreeds it could drive on electrical power at reduced rates. Taking care of does not have agility and also the trip is a bit uncertain yet unobjectionable. The SEL includes a power seat for an economical cost. A suite of sophisticated safety features is readily available, consisting of automated stopping, clever cruise control, and also blind-spot caution with rear cross-traffic warning. Android Auto and also Apple CarPlay compatibility is standard. There are additionally plug-in and also completely electric versions.

MAKE & MODEL: Hyundai Ioniq

OVERALL MPG: 52

CITY MPG: 42

HIGHWAY MPG: 60

Toyota Prius Prime

The Prime is a plug-in Prius that could usually drive around 23 miles on electrical energy just. Nevertheless, the gas engine tends to launch in winter and under full-throttle acceleration. It takes 2 hrs to bill the Prime via a 240 volt adapter, as well as 5 hrs on routine 120 volts. When not running in EV mode, the Prime operates similar to the normal Prius, rotating between electric and gas power, returning 50 mpg on the whole. With somewhat altered designing compared to the normal Prius, the Prime is can hold just 4 passengers, and also it loses the rear wiper. The infomercial system, with its huge touch display, is unintuitive to make use of. Flight as well as handling are fairly much like the normal Prius, with receptive handling and also a compliant flight. Conventional safety functions consist of automatic emergency braking as well as lane-keep aid.

MAKE & MODEL: Toyota Prius Prime

OVERALL MPG: 133*/50**

CITY MPG: 38**

HIGHWAY MPG: 62**

Kia Niro

Kia's five-passenger Niro weds good Fuel economy with cargo flexibility. This front-wheel-drive hybrid makes use of a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine which, combined with the electric drive device, puts out a mixed 139 hp. This combo is mated to a six-speed dual-clutch transmission. Due to the fact that the lithium-ion battery lies under the rear seat, that develops a flat cargo flooring when the rear seats are folded. We got 43 mpg generally, which readies but not like the Hyundai Ioniq or Toyota Prius. The managing lacks dexterity as well as the flight is a bit rough. The optional power motorist seat supplies far better support compared to the basic seats do. A collection of advanced safety features is offered, including automated emergency braking, clever cruise control, and blind-spot caution with back cross-traffic warning, yet that tends to push the cost to over $30,000.

MAKE & MODEL: Kia Niro EX

OVERALL MPG: 43

CITY MPG: 33

HIGHWAY MPG: 52

Toyota Prius C

This smaller, less expensive alternative to the routine Prius seems like a Spartan subcompact, yet with a hybrid powertrain. In the end, you basically get what you pay for, and also it is no replacement for the genuine Prius. The C has an extreme flight, a noisy engine, as well as slow-moving velocity. The interior looks affordable, the driving placement and also back seats are confined, as well as there's little freight room. Nevertheless, its 37 mpg in city driving makes the Prius C one of the most penny-wise automobiles we've evaluated, as well as its 43 mpg overall is simply 1 mpg less than the previous-generation Prius hatchback. Its tiny dimensions make it a natural for metropolitan driving. Automatic emergency braking is standard. 2018 is the final year for the Prius C.

MAKE & MODEL: Toyota Prius C Two

OVERALL MPG: 43

CITY MPG: 37

HIGHWAY MPG: 48

Chevrolet Malibu

Swoopy designing as well as modern powertrains are highlights of Chevrolet's upgraded Malibu. The brand-new car is affordable amongst midsized cars, with a quiet cabin and also simple controls. In tests we found the Malibu to be silent, with a comfortable flight and responsive handling. Two four-cylinder turbo engines are supplied: a 1.5-liter with a six-speed automated-- which obtained 29 mpg in our examinations-- and also a much more effective and refined 2.0-liter backed by an eight-speed automated. A crossbreed, using some of the Chevrolet Volt's innovation, is additionally readily available. It obtained an excellent 41 mpg generally in our examinations. In advance is a roomy, comfy cockpit as well as an upgraded variation of Chevrolet's MyLink infomercial system. However the cloth seats are a bit short on support. The back seat is spacious, so long-legged passengers can extend.

MAKE & MODEL: Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid

OVERALL MPG: 41

CITY MPG: 33

HIGHWAY MPG: 49

Ford Fusion

The Fusion is a joy to drive, with a flexible flight and nimble handling evocative a European sports car. All trim levels and also powertrains really feel solid as well as high end, with a well-finished and also peaceful cabin. We discovered the optional natural leather seats to be more supportive than the cloth ones, and the back seat is rather snug. The 1.5- and also 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinders are powerful sufficient, however neither has affordable Fuel economy. A brand-new premium version, the Sporting activity, is furnished with all-wheel drive as well as a 325-hp, 2.7-liter V6. It is quick, comfy, and peaceful, yet it sets you back greater than $40,000. The Crossbreed and also Energi plug-in hybrid were upgraded with more-efficient electric motors. A rotary change dial as well as Ford's improved Sync 3 infomercial system highlight the updates to the interior.

MAKE & MODEL: Ford Fusion Hybrid SE

OVERALL MPG: 39

CITY MPG: 35

HIGHWAY MPG: 41

Hyundai Sonata

This competitive car was freshened for 2018, and retains its exceptional rear-seat room, easy cabin accessibility, and also easy to use controls. Handling is tight as well as safe and secure, but the flight is on the firm side as well as no more as plush as it made use of to be. The base engine is a civil 2.4-liter four-cylinder, coupled to a smooth six-speed automatic that returns 28 mpg in general in our examinations. An extra effective 2.0-liter turbo mated to an eight-speed automated is optional. The Eco makes use of a 1.6-liter turbo four-cylinder paired with a seven-speed computerized manual. Outward presence is a strong point. Blind-spot caution is standard, while forward-collision warning as well as automated emergency braking are optional. Plug-in as well as hybrid versions are offered; the latter returned a remarkable 39 mpg generally in our examinations. The generous indoor produce a really enjoyable car.

MAKE & MODEL: Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

OVERALL MPG: 39

CITY MPG: 31

HIGHWAY MPG: 46

Toyota Camry

The latest Camry is now somewhat a lot more active, yet keeps its comfy and silent attitude. The reduced position makes gain access to a bit more difficult and the rear seat has lost some roominess. It supplies familiar engines: a 2.5-liter four-cylinder, that supplies sufficient inspiration as well as gets an impressive 32 mpg, and also a 3.5-liter V6. Both are paired to a new eight-speed transmission. A super-frugal crossbreed LE obtains 47 mpg overall with no sacrifice in acceleration or trunk space. Inside upgrades nudge the car upscale, specifically the XLE version. The Entune infotainment system is even more qualified, yet lacks Apple CarPlay or Android Car compatibility. Standard safety tools consists of forward-collision caution with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian discovery, lane-departure warning with lane-keeping help, as well as flexible cruise ship control. Blind-spot caution as well as rear cross-traffic caution are optional.

MAKE & MODEL: Toyota Camry Hybrid

OVERALL MPG: 38

CITY MPG: 32

HIGHWAY MPG: 43

Ford C-Max

Based on the small Focus, the five-passenger C-Max crossbreed is a brilliant, peaceful, sizable, and also practical hatchback. It trips well and also handles capably. Regenerative braking aids with Fuel economy yet makes the brake pedal feel touchy. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder as well as electrical motor deliver sufficient acceleration and also seamless changes between gas as well as electric power, and the C-Max could run in electrical setting approximately around 40 miles per hour. We determined an exceptional 37 mpg in general. Ford's easy-to-use Sync 3 infomercial system is readily available. The Energi plug-in variation was gone down for 2018.

MAKE & MODEL: Ford C-Max

OVERALL MPG: 37

CITY MPG: 35

HIGHWAY MPG: 38

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