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Top 12 Cars with the Best MPG

January 29, 2015

Although gas prices seem to be taking a turn for the better, this is probably only temporary and eventually they will back on the rise. Because of that, fuel efficiency is still an important factor for buyers when considering their new car options.

Forbes recently released a list of the 12 most fuel efficient vehicles you can buy right now. Vehicles on the list include the Cadillac ELR, Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, Kia Optima Hybrid, and Toyota Prius, some of which come with hefty dealer discounts right now. Below is a look at the full list of 12 along with their current deals.

And for even more savings, I recommend you use TrueCar No Haggle and Edmunds Price Promise to see the lowest car prices being offered in your area.

   Current Deal
VehicleFuel EconomyInvoiceMSRPConsumer CashFinancingTerm
Cadillac ELR82 e-mpg; 33 mpg$71,265$75,000Almost $17,0001.9%; 3.9%60; 72
Chevrolet Volt98 e-mpg; 37 mpg$32,971$34,345Up to $1,5002.9%; 3.9%; 5.9%48; 60; 72
Ford C-Max Energi88 e-mpg; 38 mpg$29,626$31,770$1,0000%; 1.9%60; 72
Ford C-Max Hybrid42/37$22,539$24,170Up to $1,0000%; 0.9%; 2.9%48; 60; 72
Ford Focus Electric110/99 e-mpg$27,202$29,170$3,5000%; 1.9%60; 72
Ford Fusion Energi88 e-mpg; 38 mpg$32,103$34,800Up to $1,5000%; 0.9%; 2.9%48; 60; 72
Ford Fusion Hybrid44/41 mpg$24,781$26,575Up to $1,5000%; 0.9%; 2.9%48; 60; 72
Hyundai Sonata Hybrid36/40 mpg$24,573$26,000Up to $2,5000%; 1.9%60; 72
Kia Optima Hybrid36/40 mpg$24,346$25,990Up to $2,000  
Toyota Prius51/48 mpg$22,748$24,200$1,250; $7500%60
Volkswagen Jetta TDI31/46$20,774$21,640Up to $1,500  
Volkswagen Passat TDI30/44$25,985$27,095Up to $1,500 

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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