Measuring Fuel economy is amongst our greater than 50 tests we conduct on each car we purchase. Our Fuel economy numbers are stemmed from a precision flow meter as well as are rounded to the nearby mile per gallon (mpg).
CR's total gas mileage is calculated from equal sections of city and also freeway driving.
Listed below, we spotlight the top most fuel-efficient cars based on the total Fuel economy examination results, omitting electric cars. Full examination results can be found by clicking with to the version pages.
Most Fuel Efficient Cars 2018
In our examinations the Prius returned 52 mpg generally, a substantial enhancement over the previous generation's 44 mpg. In addition to that, the brand-new car also takes care of more responsively and also rides much more conveniently. Vivid electronic determines dominate the control panel with plentiful fuel-economy info. The touch-screen infomercial system is fairly straightforward. The practical Prius has constantly had to do with performance as well as low running prices. The car could drive solely on electrical, as much as regarding 25 miles per hour typically, as well as the engine is now quieter when it starts. Nonetheless, the seats are instead chintzy, tire sound is visible, and also cabin accessibility is not as simple as a result of the car's reduced stance. A plug-in variation, the Prius Prime, could go about 23 miles on electrical power, as well as takes five hours to bill on 120V. Forward-collision caution with automatic braking is conventional.
MAKE & MODEL: Toyota Prius Three
OVERALL MPG: 52
CITY MPG: 43
HIGHWAY MPG: 59
The Ioniq is the first straight opposition to the Toyota Prius. Evoking the Prius silhouette and hatchback setup, the Ioniq hybrid matches it as a gas sipper with 52 mpg on the whole. Power comes from a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine which, integrated with the electrical drive, produces a mixed 139 hp. The six-speed dual-clutch transmission isn't the smoothest as well as there's some hold-up off the line. Like other hybrids it could drive on electrical power at reduced speeds. Taking care of lacks agility and the ride is a bit unclear yet unobjectionable. The SEL features a power seat for a budget friendly rate. A suite of sophisticated safety and security functions is available, consisting of automatic braking, clever cruise control, and also blind-spot warning with back cross-traffic caution. Android Automobile and also Apple CarPlay compatibility is standard. There are also plug-in and completely electric versions.
MAKE & MODEL: Hyundai Ioniq
OVERALL MPG: 52
CITY MPG: 42
HIGHWAY MPG: 60
Toyota Prius Prime
The Prime is a plug-in Prius that can usually drive about 23 miles on electrical energy only. Nonetheless, the gas engine has the tendency to launch in winter and under full-throttle acceleration. It takes two hours to bill the Prime via a 240 volt connector, as well as five hrs on routine 120 volts. When not running in EV setting, the Prime operates just like the normal Prius, rotating between electrical and also gas power, returning 50 mpg generally. With a little transformed designing compared to the normal Prius, the Prime is could hold only 4 travelers, and it sheds the back wiper. The infomercial system, with its big touch display, is unintuitive to utilize. Ride and also handling are rather just like the routine Prius, with receptive handling and also a compliant ride. Standard safety features consist of automatic emergency braking and also lane-keep help.
MAKE & MODEL: Toyota Prius Prime
OVERALL MPG: 133*/50**
CITY MPG: 38**
HIGHWAY MPG: 62**
Kia's five-passenger Niro marries great Fuel economy with cargo adaptability. This front-wheel-drive hybrid uses a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine which, combined with the electric drive system, produces a mixed 139 hp. This combination is mated to a six-speed dual-clutch transmission. Due to the fact that the lithium-ion battery is located under the rear seat, that creates a flat cargo floor when the rear seats are folded. We obtained 43 mpg overall, which is good however not comparable to the Hyundai Ioniq or Toyota Prius. The dealing with lacks agility as well as the flight is a little bit uneven. The optional power chauffeur seat provides far better assistance than the basic seats do. A collection of innovative security attributes is offered, consisting of automatic emergency braking, smart cruise ship control, and also blind-spot warning with rear cross-traffic caution, but that has the tendency to press the cost to over $30,000.
MAKE & MODEL: Kia Niro EX
OVERALL MPG: 43
CITY MPG: 33
HIGHWAY MPG: 52
Toyota Prius C
This smaller sized, cheaper option to the regular Prius feels like a Spartan subcompact, yet with a crossbreed powertrain. Ultimately, you practically get exactly what you spend for, and it is no replacement for the genuine Prius. The C has a rough trip, a noisy engine, and slow-moving velocity. The interior feels and look economical, the driving setting and also back seats are confined, and also there's little cargo room. Nonetheless, its 37 mpg in city driving makes the Prius C among the most frugal automobiles we have actually examined, as well as its 43 mpg overall is just 1 mpg less than the previous-generation Prius hatchback. Its little dimensions make it a natural for metropolitan driving. Automatic emergency braking is typical. 2018 is the final year for the Prius C.
MAKE & MODEL: Toyota Prius C Two
OVERALL MPG: 43
CITY MPG: 37
HIGHWAY MPG: 48
Swoopy designing and modern powertrains are highlights of Chevrolet's redesigned Malibu. The new car is competitive amongst midsized sedans, with a quiet cabin as well as simple controls. In examinations we found the Malibu to be peaceful, with a comfortable ride and responsive handling. 2 four-cylinder turbo engines are used: a 1.5-liter with a six-speed automatic-- which got 29 mpg in our examinations-- and also an extra powerful as well as polished 2.0-liter backed by an eight-speed automatic. A hybrid, using a few of the Chevrolet Volt's technology, is likewise readily available. It obtained an outstanding 41 mpg on the whole in our tests. In advance is a roomy, comfortable cockpit and an updated version of Chevrolet's MyLink infotainment system. Yet the cloth seats are a bit short on assistance. The back seat is roomy, so long-legged travelers could stretch out.
MAKE & MODEL: Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid
OVERALL MPG: 41
CITY MPG: 33
HIGHWAY MPG: 49
The Combination is a joy to drive, with a supple trip as well as nimble handling similar to a European sports car. All trim levels and also powertrains feel strong and also high end, with a well-finished and also silent cabin. We found the optional natural leather seats to be a lot more encouraging compared to the cloth ones, and the rear seat is rather snug. The 1.5- as well as 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinders are powerful sufficient, however neither has affordable Fuel economy. A new high-end variation, the Sporting activity, is outfitted with all-wheel drive and also a 325-hp, 2.7-liter V6. It is quick, comfy, and also peaceful, but it sets you back greater than $40,000. The Hybrid and Energi plug-in hybrid were upgraded with more-efficient electric motors. A rotating shift dial and also Ford's improved Sync 3 infomercial system highlight the updates to the interior.
MAKE & MODEL: Ford Fusion Hybrid SE
OVERALL MPG: 39
CITY MPG: 35
HIGHWAY MPG: 41
This competitive sedan was refreshed for 2018, as well as keeps its outstanding rear-seat area, easy cabin gain access to, and easy to use controls. Handling is tight and also safe and secure, yet the flight is on the strong side and not as deluxe as it utilized to be. The base engine is a civilized 2.4-liter four-cylinder, paired to a smooth six-speed automated that returns 28 mpg generally in our examinations. An extra powerful 2.0-liter turbo mated to an eight-speed automatic is optional. The Eco makes use of a 1.6-liter turbo four-cylinder paired with a seven-speed computerized manual. Exterior presence is a strong point. Blind-spot caution is conventional, while forward-collision warning and also automated emergency braking are optional. Plug-in and hybrid versions are readily available; the last returned an outstanding 39 mpg overall in our tests. The charitable interior produce an extremely pleasurable car.
MAKE & MODEL: Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
OVERALL MPG: 39
CITY MPG: 31
HIGHWAY MPG: 46
The most up to date Camry is currently slightly a lot more nimble, yet preserves its comfortable and silent behavior. The lower stance makes accessibility a little bit more difficult and also the rear seat has actually lost some roominess. It supplies familiar engines: a 2.5-liter four-cylinder, that gives adequate inspiration and also gets an impressive 32 mpg, and also a 3.5-liter V6. Both are paired to a new eight-speed automatic transmission. A super-frugal crossbreed LE obtains 47 mpg generally without any sacrifice in velocity or trunk area. Inside upgrades nudge the car upscale, specifically the XLE variation. The Entune infotainment system is even more qualified, yet does not have Apple CarPlay or Android Vehicle compatibility. Standard safety equipment consists of forward-collision caution with automatic emergency braking as well as pedestrian detection, lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist, as well as flexible cruise control. Blind-spot warning and rear cross-traffic caution are optional.
MAKE & MODEL: Toyota Camry Hybrid
OVERALL MPG: 38
CITY MPG: 32
HIGHWAY MPG: 43
Based upon the portable Focus, the five-passenger C-Max crossbreed is a clever, silent, sizable, as well as practical hatchback. It rides well as well as deals with capably. Regenerative stopping helps with Fuel economy yet makes the brake pedal really feel sensitive. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder as well as electric motor deliver appropriate velocity and also smooth transitions in between gas as well as electric power, and also the C-Max could run in electric setting approximately about 40 miles per hour. We gauged an exceptional 37 mpg generally. Ford's easy-to-use Sync 3 infotainment system is readily available. The Energi plug-in variation was gone down for 2018.
MAKE & MODEL: Ford C-Max
OVERALL MPG: 37
CITY MPG: 35
HIGHWAY MPG: 38