But according to Consumer Reports, the best way to save gas is to drive a vehicle that sips rather than guzzles.
The search for the most fuel-efficient car isn’t a new one; car manufacturers have had the ability to produce vehicles with superior fuel economy for decades. Unfortunately, lack of consumer demand and what seemed like plenty of gas and oil to go around caused them to shelve many of these fuel-efficient technologies.
With the recent hike in gas prices, consumers are crying out for more fuel-efficient cars, and the manufactures are finally listening. Here are the top 10 most fuel-efficient cars currently sold, according to Consumer Reports. (Note: fully-electric cars and other alternative fuel vehicles are not included).
MPGs listed are City/Highway
1. Toyota Prius IV: 32/55
2. SmartForTwo Passion: 30/44
3. Honda Insight EX 29/45
4. Volkswagen Golf TDI (MT) 27/49
5. Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI (MT) 25/49
6. Honda CR-Z EX (MT) 26/45
7. Toyota Camry Hybrid 28/41
8. Scion xD (MT) 25/40
9. Ford Fusion Hybrid 25/40
10. Mazda 2 Sport (MT) 25/40
Fuel economy numbers come from Consumer Reports‘ measurements using a precision flow meter and are rounded to the nearest mile per gallon (mpg).
For a complete list of all 18 of the most fuel-efficient cars on the market, and to see overall mileage and 150-mile trip rankings, please read the full article.
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