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Cars With the Best Fuel Economy
July 14, 2016Consumer Reports recently published a list of vehicles with the best MPG ratings. This is getting more important as oil prices have been steadily increasing lately.
Topping the list this year are electric vehicles such as the BMW i3, Mitsubishi i-MiEV, Ford Focus Electric, and Nissan Leaf. The Toyota Prius tops the list for hybrids - see the full list below.
And if you're shopping for any of these vehicles, I highly recommend you use TrueCar No Haggle and CarsDirect to see the lowest prices being offered in your local area.
Best MPG Vehicles
|Rank||Make & model||CR Overall MPG||City MPG||Highway MPG|
|1||BMW i3 Giga||139*||135*||141*|
|2||Mitsubishi i-MiEV SE||111*||104*||116*|
|3||Ford Focus Electric||107*||108*||107*|
|4||Nissan Leaf SL||106*||86*||118*|
|5||Chevrolet Volt LT||105*||99*||109*|
|6||Ford C-Max Energi||94* / 37**||87* / 36**||98* / 38**|
|7||Tesla Model S P85D||87*||64*||110*|
|8||Toyota Prius Three||52||43||59|
|9||Toyota Prius C Two||43||37||48|
|10||Toyota Prius V Three||41||33||47|
|11||Lexus CT 200h Premium||40||31||47|
|12||Hyundai Sonata Hybrid SE||39||31||46|
|13||Ford Fusion Hybrid SE||39||35||41|
|14||Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE||38||32||43|
|15||Ford C-MAX Hybrid SE||37||35||38|
|16||Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid SE||37||29||45|
|17||Mitsubishi Mirage ES||37||28||47|
|18||Lexus ES 300h||36||28||44|
|19||Smart ForTwo Passion||36||25||48|
|20||Honda CR-Z EX (MT)||35||26||45|
|21||Ford Fiesta SE (3-cyl., MT)||35||25||46|
|22||BMW 328d xDrive||35||24||49|
|24||Lincoln MKZ Hybrid||34||29||38|
|25||Mazda MX-5 Miata Club (MT)||34||25||42|
|26||Fiat 500 Pop (MT)||34||25||42|
|27||Fiat 500 Sport (MT)||33||24||42|
|28||Honda Fit EX||33||24||42|
|29||Mazda3 i Touring sedan||33||23||45|
|30||Ford Fiesta SE sedan||33||22||45|
3 Steps Every Car Buyer Needs to Take to Save Maximum MoneyThe key to getting the best deal is to gather price or lease bids from as many local dealers as possible. Then shop that best price around until no one can beat it. Here are the steps:
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