Cars with the Best Gas Mileage

Posted on by Defensive Driving Team | in Defensive Driving Tips

The vehicle you drive says a lot about you. It says what is important to you and what kind of lifestyle you live. Not only that, but it can also make a big impact on how much money you spend every month on gas. Of course, if you have a family that you need to drive around, you will not be able to get away with a two-seater. However, if all you are using the vehicle for is to commute to work, a two-seater may be the perfect option. Here are the cars in each EPA class that get the best gas mileage, according to FuelEconomy.gov. Since everyone knows electric vehicles are clearly the most efficient, as most of them use little or no gas, this list is only comprised of non-electric vehicles (hybrids are still included).

 

EPA Class Name of Vehicle (2012 Model) Type Average Gas Mileage
Two-Seaters Honda CR-Z Hybrid

37 MPG

Mini-Compacts Scion iQ Gasoline

37 MPG

Sub-Compacts Ford Fiesta FWD Gasoline

33 MPG

Compacts Toyota Prius C Hybrid

50 MPG

Midsize Toyota Prius Hybrid

50 MPG

Large Hyundai Sonata Gasoline

28 MPG

Small Station Wagons Audi A3 and Volkswagen Jetta SportWagon Diesel

34 MPG

Midsize Station Wagons Toyota Prius X Hybrid

42 MPG

Small Pickup Trucks Toyota Tacoma 2WD Gasoline

22 MPG

Standard Pickup Trucks Chevrolet Silverado 15 2WD/4WD and GMC Sierra 15 2WD/4WD Hybrid

21 MPG

Sport Utility Vehicles Ford Escape FWD Hybrid

32 MPG

Minivans Mazda 5 Gasoline

24 MPG

Vans Chevrolet Express 1500 2WD and GMC Savana 1500 2WD Gasoline

17 MPG

Special Purpose Vehicles Ford Transit Connect Wagon FWD Gasoline

24 MPG

Remember, these numbers are not set in stone. You can either make a positive or negative impact on your own gas mileage depending on how you drive and take care of your car. For the best gas mileage, always drive defensively. To learn more about proper defensive driving, visit DefensiveDriving.com. However, by choosing one of the above vehicles you are sure to get some of the best fuel economy in your car’s class.

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