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Top Fuel-Efficient Cars Under $20,000

July 18, 2013

Nowadays, it seems like every time you blink gas prices go up. And those high prices are making it very difficult for everyone to afford to travel anywhere, including your daily commute back and forth to work or school.

If you are considering shopping around for a more fuel efficient vehicle, the good news is they are out there and you won't have to necessarily buy a hybrid. recently put together a list of nine vehicles that are fuel efficient on gas only.

And the best part? All nine on the list are less than $20,000. So not only will they not bust your gas budget, they won't break the bank either! If you are looking to add a more fuel efficient vehicle to your garage, make sure to use the free CarWoo Deal Finder to get the best overall deal.

VehicleStarting PriceCity MPGHighway MPG
Chevrolet Sonic Eco$13,735 - 40
Ford Fiesta SFE$13,9952940
Hyundai Accent$14,5953040
Hyundai Elantra$15,1952940
Ford Focus SFE$18,2002840
Hyundai Veloster$18,395 - 40
Chevrolet Cruze Eco$18,4252842
Honda Civic HF$19,4552941

My Recommendation for Car Shoppers

TrueCar No-Haggle, Edmunds Price Promise, 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

Gregg Fidan

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.

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