Top 10 Most Fuel-Efficient Cars in the US
Nowadays, everybody has a dream to buy his own car. But when it comes to buying a car, the first thing coming to mind is mileage. Fuel efficiency is one of the most essential factors to consider when buying a car, either it’s a new or used one. Even when fuel prices are down, one thing you can be sure of is that they won’t stay that way for long.
Many car manufacturers all around the world are researching how they can design a car that attracts every customer by its looks, power, style, and mileage. In the USA, the demand for fuel-efficient cars is increasing rapidly for the last 30 years. If fuel-efficiency is as important to you as it is to me, you<ll sure want to put that on top of your list the next time you buy a car. To help you with that, here’s a list of some of the most fuel-efficient cars actually being sold on the US market.
10. Nissan Versa
The first car is the 2017-2018 Nissan Versa. This compact sedan has an EPA-estimated of 31-city plus 39-highway mpg out of the standard 1.6L four-cylinder. The Nissan Versa cost around $12000 – $14000. It has cloth upholstery, Bluetooth connectivity and it even comes with 15″ wheels. What’s not to love?
9. Honda Civic
The next car on our list is the Honda Civic 2016. It’s not a hybrid car, but it is one of the sedans with the lowest overall maintenance cost. The fact that it has a mileage of about 31 mpg in the city and 43 mpg on the highway mpg from its’s 1.5 L cylinder turbocharged engine is only better. It has a price tag price of about $14,000 to $22,000. It’s simply perfect has the first car for teenagers.
8. Hyundai Elantra Eco
This Hyundai car is in some of the top vehicles in terms of efficiency. The price range is between $18000 and $21050. It comes equipped with a 1.5 liter Eco engine providing 32 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway for a combined 35 mpg. It’s worth noting that this is the only Hyundai car on our list.
7. Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
It is one of the best and stylish cars on this list. Lincoln MKZ Hybrid has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with an electric motor that produces 188 horsepower. Its mileage is about 41 miles in the city and 39 miles on the highway. This car range from $20,000 to $23,900, which is not too shabby for a Lincoln car. It has standard features like:
- 10-way power heated front seat
- Wooden Interior
- Classy Design
- LED fog headlights
- Rear parking sensors
6. Honda Fit
The Honda Fit is an old age car, but still one of the most fuel-efficient cars in the USA. It has a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that making 36 mpg in the city, 40 mpg on the highway, and 36 mpg combined. The Honda Fit price range from $16000 to $17,085.
5. Lexus CT 200H
The Lexus CT 200H comes equipped with a 1.8-liter engine producing up to 43 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway. It has excellent standard features like 10-way adjustable power front seat, Bluetooth connectivity, parking sensors, leather heated front seats. The price range goes from $20,620 to $26,564.
4. Chevrolet Cruze Diesel Sedan
The Chevrolet Cruze has a mileage of up to 31 mpg in the city and 48 mpg on the highway with its 1.6-liter four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine. This turbo-diesel engine produces 137 hp. Its price tag is between $25,620 to $26,120.
3. Ford Fusion Hybrid
The Ford Fusion Hybrid is a classy sedan equipped with hybrid technology. It delivers a fuel-efficiency of about 43 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway. It has several trim level options from sporty to luxurious. Its price ranges from $23,170 to $34,450. It’s a bit more expensive than most other cars on this list but it has many features others don’t like:
- Automatic LED fog headlights
- Dual-climate control system
- Nine speaker audio system
- Two 4.2 inch LED display
- Rear-view parking camera
2. Toyota Prius
The Toyota Prius is a true pioneer in terms of hybrid technology since the last two decades. The Prius has a 1.8-liter hybrid engine delivering a respectable 50 mpg in city and 46 mpg on the highway. It also come with regenerative braking technology which helps the hybrid battery stay charged longer. The Toyota Prius price range between $24,980 to $26,380.
1. Nissan Leaf
On top of our list, we have the award-winning Nissan Leaf. While the Prius has been a trailblazer regarding hybrid technology, the Leaf has been a pioneer in regard to all-electric vehicles, It has an electric motor that produces 107 Hp and 187 lb.-ft of torque for a smooth drive. Obviously, since the Leaf is an all-electric vehicle, it doesn’t consume any fuel at all.
Nonetheless, the US Environmental Protection Agency has estimated that the fuel economy of the Leaf is equivalent to 124 mpg in the city and 101 mpg on the highway.
To sum it all up
The whole point of this article was, of course, to show that, in 2019, the most fuel-efficient vehicles are obviously the ones consuming zero fuel at all. If you are looking to buy a really fuel-efficient vehicle, there is simply no excuse not to buy an all-electric vehicle right away. EVs are not only more fuel-efficient but also easier to maintain and better for the environment. The next time you shop for a new car, make sure to check out the new EV vehicles available in your area. You won’t regret it!
Amy Lara is passionate about writing on interior and exterior, attractive outdoor shelters like metal carports of all sorts. Amy is a trusted author, bringing up new ideas in creating unique styled buildings. She has studied ‘Decoration with different Construction and Non-construction materials’ and worked with some leading metal buildings manufacturers and suppliers.