Top 20 Most Fuel Efficient Used Cars
Given the price of gas, and the economic recovery still slow to gain traction, many new car buyers are opting for used.
And the more fuel-efficient, the better.
Here’s a list of the most fuel-efficient cars from the last 10 years (2001-2010) as compiled by Consumer Reports.
Not surprisingly, hybrids top the list.
Consumer Reports notes that they look for cars that are reliable, safe, and perform well in tests. While most models here meet those criteria, not all do.
Note the super-fuel efficient first-generation Honda Insight. Great fuel economy, but a stiff, choppy ride and loud road noise may make you reconsider buying one.
|Model Years||Vehicle||Overall MPG|
|2010||Toyota Prius IV||44|
|2007-2009||Toyota Prius Touring||42|
|2001-2005||VW Golf GLS TDI||41|
|2008-2010||Smart ForTwo Passion||39|
|2010||Honda Insight EX||38|
|2010||VW Golf TDI||38|
|2006-2010||Honda Civic Hybrid||37|
|2003-2005||Honda Civic Hybrid||36|
|2009-2010||VW Jetta wagon TDI||34|
|2006||VW Jetta sedan TDI||34|
|2010||Ford Fusion Hybrid||34|
|2007-2008||Honda Fit Sport||34|
|2007-2009||Toyota Yaris 2-door hatchback||34|
|2007-2010||Toyota Camry Hybrid||34|
|2007-2009||Toyota Yaris sedan||33|
My Recommendation for Car ShoppersTrueCar, Edmunds, and 1-800 Car Show are the quickest way to see the lowest car prices in your area. These sites show you no-haggle prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually really good. This should be the first step you take when negotiating your car price. Follow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
California Residents - Important:There is a new online car buying service called Roadster, available only to California residents, which I highly recommend you try - especially if you hate the stress of haggling with a car salesman. They provide an expert concierge who negotiates the price of the car and delivers it to your home with zero hassle - you never have to interact with a dealership. Here is my in-depth review of Roadster and why I recommend it.
- Gregg Fidan
- Best Rebates, Incentives, and Lease Deals
- Latest Car Buying Scams and Tricks
- The Best & Worst Time to Buy a Car
- Which Cars You Should Avoid
About: Gregg Fidan
Gregg Fidan + is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.
Latest Weekly Car Buying Tips RSS Feed