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Most Fuel Efficient Non-Hybrid Cars
January 8, 2015When 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 CarsDirect to see the best prices in your local area.
|Rank||Vehicle||MPG||MSRP As Rated|
|4||Mini Cooper Hardtop||30/42||$20,700|
|11||Nissan Versa Note||31/40||$15,430|
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- Gregg Fidan
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