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Most Fuel Efficient Non-Hybrid Cars

January 8, 2015

When you're thinking about fuel efficiency, hybrid or electric cars generally come to mind. However, hybrid vehicles are not everyone's cup of tea, plus they're more expensive than their gas counterparts. The good news is there are non-hybrid vehicle options out there that still offer great fuel efficiency.

Forbes recently released a list of 15 non-hybrid vehicles that offer not only wallet-friendly purchase prices, but can also save you money at the pump with fuel efficiencies of at least 40 mpg or better. At the top of the list if the Mitsubishi Mirage with a 37/44 mpg. Other vehicles on the list include the Ford Fiesta, Toyota Corolla, Chevrolet Cruze, and Dodge Dart.

If you're considering purchasing one of these cars, I highly recommend you use TrueCar No Haggle and Edmunds Price Promise to see the best prices in your local area.

RankVehicleMPGMSRP As Rated
1Mitsubishi Mirage37/44$14,095
2Ford Fiesta31/43$16,580
3Toyota Corolla30/42$18,915
4Mini Cooper Hardtop30/42$20,700
5Chevrolet Cruze28/42$20,995
6Honda Fit33/41$16,450
7Honda Civic31/41$20,040
8Mazda Mazda330/41$17,995
9Dodge Dart28/41$19,995
10Nissan Versa31/40$13,490
11Nissan Versa Note31/40$15,430
12Fiat 50031/40$16,645
13Nissan Sentra30/40$17,240
14Chevrolet Sonic29/40$16,585
15Mazda Mazda628/40$29,895

My Recommendation for Car Shoppers

TrueCar, 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

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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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