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April 18, 2013

If you think the only way you can get the best fuel mileage is by purchasing the smallest car you and your family can squish into, think again! According to Consumer Reports, midsized sedans are doing just as well - and in some cases better - than their smaller counterparts when it comes to fuel economy.

For example, while the compact Toyota Yaris achieves 32 mpg, its larger sibling the Toyota Corolla also gets 32 mpg, while the Toyota Camry Hybrid gets 38 mpg.

Below is a list of how some economy and sedan vehicles compare when it comes to fuel economy. And remember not to negate your fuel savings by spending too much on any of these cars – I recommend you use the free CarWoo Deal Finder to find the best deals out there.

VehicleOverall MPGHighway MPG5-year owner cost per mile
Chevrolet Sonic LT (1.8)2838 $0.49
Chevrolet Cruze 1LT (1.4T)2636$0.59
Chevrolet Malibu 1LT (2.5)2638$0.61
Honda Fit base3039$0.45
Honda Civic EX2940$0.50
Honda Accord LX (4-cyl.)3040$0.54
Hyundai Accent GLS3145$0.49
Hyundai Elantra GLS2939$0.52
Hyundai Sonata GLS (2.4)2739$0.56
Nissan Versa Sedan SV (1.6)3240$0.47
Nissan Sentra SV2938$0.57
Nissan Altima 2.5 S (4-cyl.)3144$0.56
Toyota Yaris LE3241$0.46
Toyota Corolla LE3240$0.46
Toyota Camry LE (4-cyl.)2741$0.55
Volkswagen Golf TDI (man.)3849$0.51
Volkswagen Jetta TDI3445$0.51
Volkswagen Passat TDI SE3751$0.55
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- Gregg Fidan

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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.

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