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Cars with Best & Worst Gas Mileage

August 4, 2016

The average miles per gallon (MPG) that a car gets has always played a big role among car shoppers. Consumer Reports put together a huge list of what they consider the best -- and worst -- new cars when it comes to fuel efficiency.

For example, when it comes to compact cars, the Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid, and Mazda3 touring all high for overall MPG (30+), while on the worst list the Mitsubishi Lancer has 25 or less. Check out the full and detailed list below.

If you're considering adding a more fuel efficient vehicle to your garage, make sure to use TrueCar to compare real prices where you live.

Cars With the Best and Worst Fuel Efficiency

RankMake & ModelOverall mpgCity mpgHighway mpg
FUEL-EFFICIENT HATCHBACKS Overall mpg = 38 or higher 
1BMW i3 Giga139*135*141*
2Mitsubishi i-MiEV SE111*104*116*
3Ford Focus Electric107*108*107*
4Nissan Leaf SL106 *86 *118 *
5Chevrolet Volt LT105*99*109*
6Ford C-Max Energi94* / 37**87* / 36**98* / 38**
7Toyota Prius Three524359
8Toyota Prius C Two433748
9Lexus CT 200h Premium403147
* = MPGe ** = MPG on gas engine onlySUBCOMPACT CARS Overall mpg = 31 or higher
1Mitsubishi Mirage ES372847
2Smart ForTwo Passion362548
3Ford Fiesta SE (3-cyl., MT)352546
4Scion iA352448
5Honda Fit EX332442
6Ford Fiesta SE sedan332245
7Chevrolet Spark LT332344
8Hyundai Accent SE hatchback (MT)322440
9Ford Fiesta SES hatchback (MT)322342
10Toyota Yaris LE322341
11Nissan Versa SV sedan322340
12Nissan Versa Note SV322242
13Hyundai Accent GLS sedan312045
COMPACT CARS Overall mpg = 29 or higher
1Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid SE372945
2Mazda3 i Touring sedan332345
3Hyundai Elantra SE332149
4Mazda3 i Grand Touring hatchback322441
5Toyota Corolla LE Plus322343
6Volkswagen Jetta SE (1.4T)302139
7Honda Civic LX322145
8Scion iM312242
9Honda Civic EX-T312145
10Mini Cooper (3-cyl)312241
11Volkswagen Jetta SE (1.8T)302139
12Chevrolet Cruze LT301947
13Nissan Sentra SV292138
14Ford Focus SE (2.0)291943
15Ford Focus SE (1.0)291844
SPORTY CARS/ROADSTERS Overall mpg = 28 or higher (tested with manual transmission)
1Honda CR-Z EX352645
2Mazda MX-5 Miata Club (MT)342542
3Fiat 500c Pop342542
4Fiat 500 Sport332442
5Mini Cooper S302338
6Hyundai Veloster312437
7Scion FR-S302337
8Subaru BR-Z Premium302337
9Ford Fiesta ST292136
10Volkswagen GTI Autobahn292039
11Fiat 500 Abarth282134
12BMW Z4 sDrive28i281938
MIDSIZED CARS Overall mpg = 26 or higher
1Ford Fusion SE Hybrid393541
2Hyundai Sonata Hybrid SE393146
3Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE383243
4Mazda6 Sport322244
5Honda Accord LX (4-cyl.)302140
6Chrysler 200 Limited (4-cyl.)301944
7Nissan Altima 2.5 SV291942
8Chevrolet Malibu LT (1.5T)291941
9Volkswagen Passat SE (1.8T)281939
10Toyota Camry LE (4-cyl.)281938
11Hyundai Sonata SE (4.-cyl)281840
12Kia Optima281840
13Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium261739
14Toyota Camry XLE (V6)261737
15Honda Accord EX-L (V6)261639
UPSCALE/LUXURY CARS Overall mpg = 24 or higher
1Tesla Model S P85D87*64*110*
2Lexus ES 300h362844
3BMW 328d xDrive352449
4Lincoln MKZ Hybrid342938
5Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTec302141
6Mercedes-Benz CLA 250281939
7BMW 328i281939
8Acura ILX Premium281842
9Acura TLX 2.4L271841
10Audi A3 Premium271840
11Buick LaCrosse Leather (4-cyl.)261839
12Mercedes-Benz C300 (AWD)261835
13Volkswagen CC Sport261835
14Nissan Maxima Platinum251736
15Lexus ES 350251735
16Infiniti Q70 Hybrid251733
17Acura TLX SH-AWD251636
18Toyota Avalon Limited241634
19Buick Verano Leather241633
20Buick Regal Premium I (turbo)241535
WAGONS & HATCHBACKS Overall mpg = 26 or higher
1Toyota Prius V Three413347
2Ford C-MAX Hybrid SE373538
3Mini Clubman Base (3-cyl.)281840
4Fiat 500L Easy271837
5Kia Soul Plus261933
6Subaru Impreza Sport Premium261933
SMALL SUVS Overall mpg = 22 or higher
1Toyota RAV4 Hybrid XLE312636
2Lexus NX 300h292334
3Honda HR-V LX292039
4Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid282135
5Mazda CX-3 Touring282036
6Mercedes-Benz GLA261935
7Subaru Crosstrek Premium261934
8Mini Countryman S261933
9Subaru Forester261835
10Hyundai Tucson Sport (1.6T)261835
11BMW X1 xDrive28i261737
12Mazda CX-5 Touring (2.5L)251932
13Chevrolet Trax LT251834
14Lexus NX 200t241733
15Hyundai Tucson SE (2.0L)241732
16Toyota RAV4 XLE241732
17Mitsubishi Outlander SEL (4.-cyl.)241730
18Nissan Rogue SV241730
19Jeep Renegade Latitude241632
20Buick Encore Leather231632
21Honda CR-V EX231632
22Fiat 500X Easy231631
23BMW X3 xDrive28i231629
24Ford Escape SE (1.6)221531
25Jeep Cherokee Latitude (4-cyl.)221531
26Mercedes-Benz GLC300221531
27Ford Escape Titanium (2.0)221529
28Jeep Compass Latitude221529
29Acura RDX221431
MIDSIZED/LARGE SUVS Overall mpg = 18 or higher
1Lexus RX 450h292433
2Toyota Highlander Hybrid Ltd.251832
3Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited (diesel)241732
4Hyundai Santa Fe Sport231730
5Lexus RX 350221431
6Nissan Murano SL211529
7Acura MDX Tech211431
8Ford Edge SEL (2.0L EcoBoost)211431
9Chevrolet Equinox 1LT (4-cyl.)211430
10Kia Sorento EX (V6)201328
11BMW X5 xDrive 35i211428
12Hyundai Santa Fe GLS201429
13Mercedes-Benz GL350 BlueTec201428
14Volvo XC90 T6 Momentum201428
15Toyota Highlander XLE201427
16Honda Pilot EX-L201328
17Audi Q7 Premium Plus201328
18Porsche Cayenne (base)191426
19Infiniti QX60 (3.5L)191326
20Mercedes-Benz ML350181325
21Nissan Pathfinder SL181325
22Infiniti QX70181324
23Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE181323
24Cadillac SRX Luxury181226
25Ford Explorer XLT181226
26Chevrolet Equinox LTZ (V6)181225
27Dodge Durango Limited (V6)181225
28Ford Flex SEL181225
29Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited (V6)181224
30Toyota 4Runner SR5 (V6)181224
 MINIVANS Overall mpg = 19 or higher
1Ford Transit Connect XLT (2.5L)211527
2Honda Odyssey211331
3Toyota Sienna XLE (FWD)201427
4Kia Sedona EX201328
5Toyota Sienna XLE (AWD)191324
6Nissan Quest SL191324
PICKUPS Overall mpg = 16 or higher
1Ram 1500 Big Horn (diesel)201427
2Toyota Tacoma SR5 (V6)191425
2Chevrolet Colorado LT (V6)181326
3Ford F-150 XLT (2.7 EcoBoost)171222
4Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT161123
5Ford F-150 XLT (3.5 EcoBoost)161122
Worst
RankMake & ModelOverall mpgCity mpgHighway mpg
SMALL CARS Overall mpg = 24 or less
1Mitsubishi Lancer ES251734
ROADSTERS/SPORTY CARS Overall mpg = 17 or less
1Ford Mustang GT Premium (V8)191327
UPSCALE/LUXURY SEDANS Overall mpg = 18 or less
1Chevrolet SS171223
2Mercedes-Benz S550 (AWD)181228
MIDSIZED/LARGE SUVS Overall mpg = 14 or less
1Nissan Armada Platinum13918
2Toyota Land Cruiser141020
3Ford Expedition EL141019
MINIVANS Overall mpg = 17 or less
1Chrysler Town & Country Touring-L171127

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- Gregg Fidan

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