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Most Fuel Efficient Cars You Can Buy
December 31, 2015Looking to start the New Year off with a more fuel efficient vehicle? Then you'll want to check out FuelEconomy.gov's list of the top "fuel sippers" before making your purchase!
The Top Fuel Sippers for 2016 ranks vehicles based on their EPA combined city/highway ratings. At the top of this all electric vehicle list is the Chevrolet Spark EV with a combined 119, followed by the Volkswagen e-Golf and Nissan Leaf. Other vehicles on the list include the Fiat 500e, Smart ForTwo EV convertible, and Mitsubishi iMiEV.
FuelEconomy.gov also ranked the Top Fuel Sippers for all years based on their EPA ratings, with plug-in hybrids ranked by their combined gas/electricity ratings. This list includes both plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles. The top three on this list include the 2014-2015 BMW i3 REx, 2016 Chevrolet Volt, and 2012-2015 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid.
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Top Fuel Sippers for 2016 (Electric Vehicles)
|Vehicle||EPA Combined City/Hwy Rating|
|Chevrolet Spark EV||119|
|Nissan Leaf (24 kW-hr battery pack)||114|
|Fiat 500 e||112|
|Nissan Leaf (30 kW-hr battery pack)||112|
|Smart ForTwo EV Convertible||107|
|Smart ForTwo EV Coupe||107|
|Ford Focus Electric||105|
|Kia Soul Electric||105|
Top Fuel Sippers for All Years (Hybrid & Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles)
|Vehicle||Years||Type||EPA Combined City/Hwy Rating|
|BMW i3 Rex||2014-2015||PHEV||88|
|Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid||2012-2015||PHEV||58|
|Toyota Prius Eco||2016||H||56|
|Ford C-Max Energi||2013-2016||PHEV||51|
|Ford Fusion Energi||2013-2016||PHEV||51|
|Toyota Prius c||2012-2016||H||50|
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