New Cars with the Best MPG
April 18, 2013If 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 RydeShopper to find the best deals out there.
|Vehicle||Overall MPG||Highway MPG||5-year owner cost per mile|
|Chevrolet Sonic LT (1.8)||28||38||$0.49|
|Chevrolet Cruze 1LT (1.4T)||26||36||$0.59|
|Chevrolet Malibu 1LT (2.5)||26||38||$0.61|
|Honda Fit base||30||39||$0.45|
|Honda Civic EX||29||40||$0.50|
|Honda Accord LX (4-cyl.)||30||40||$0.54|
|Hyundai Accent GLS||31||45||$0.49|
|Hyundai Elantra GLS||29||39||$0.52|
|Hyundai Sonata GLS (2.4)||27||39||$0.56|
|Nissan Versa Sedan SV (1.6)||32||40||$0.47|
|Nissan Sentra SV||29||38||$0.57|
|Nissan Altima 2.5 S (4-cyl.)||31||44||$0.56|
|Toyota Yaris LE||32||41||$0.46|
|Toyota Corolla LE||32||40||$0.46|
|Toyota Camry LE (4-cyl.)||27||41||$0.55|
|Volkswagen Golf TDI (man.)||38||49||$0.51|
|Volkswagen Jetta TDI||34||45||$0.51|
|Volkswagen Passat TDI SE||37||51||$0.55|
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- Gregg Fidan
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