Best Mpg Cars

Some automobile consumers go for luxury, power or freight space. Other customers, however, are about gas performance and also conserving loan from the start. Best Mpg Cars: If that's you, right here's a list of the 10 finest gas- and also diesel-engine vehicles that deliver at least 40 miles each gallon in the EPA's highway driving examination. Due to the fact that these cars and trucks have basic gas or diesel motor, they are a lot more affordable compared to vehicles with more expensive hybrid as well as electric drivetrains, which could send out purchase costs skyward as well as could require years to recoup the acquisition price via fuel-efficiency cost savings-- specifically when gas rates are reduced.

Several of the cars detailed are specialized, low-volume variants of more mainstream models. Some achieve their fuel efficiency with special devices bundles not located on the quantity sellers. To puts it simply, the fuel-sippers aren't always easy to discover, yet if effectiveness and also expense savings are your goals, they can be well worth the hunt.

Bear in mind, however, that the EPA scores are based upon research laboratory tests and also ought to be taken into consideration guidelines of what you can expect with a moderate driving style. Real-world gas efficiency depends on numerous factors, consisting of cargo loads and also the weight of the driver's foot on the accelerator.


We've rated the automobiles inning accordance with their fuel-efficiency ratings. To help ensure you get the best rate possible on whatever vehicle you choose, be sure to visit our Motivations as well as Discounts web page to learn more about existing motivation as well as refund offers before you get. You could additionally discover the vehicle you want provided via Edmunds.com's Cost Pledge ® program.

Best Mpg Cars


1. 2016 Ford Fiesta SE (with the EcoBoost fuel economy package)

43 mpg highway. The SE trim level of the 2016 Fiesta is qualified for the EcoBoost Fuel Economy plan (which the EPA's fueleconomy.gov site makes as the Carnival SFE). The Fuel Economic climate plan makes use of a turbocharged three-cylinder, 1.0-liter engine, a five-speed manual transmission, unique wheels and tires and some aerodynamic enhancements to accomplish much better fuel economic situation than the ordinary Fiesta. City mileage is available in at 31 mpg, as well as the mixed gas mileage ranking is 36 mpg. The 2016 Ford Carnival's active handling as well as perfectly trimmed cabin make it a positive daily companion, though its small indoor area is an aspect to think about. Amongst gas as well as diesel autos, the Fiesta SFE is the indisputable highway effectiveness champ.

2. 2016 Scion iA

42 mpg freeway. This features-laden little sedan not just delivers on the freeway, but likewise gained an Edmunds "B" ranking (with an "A" for worth). The Successor iA is brand-new for 2016 and is Toyota's variation of the Mazda 2, which isn't being sold in the United States With its 1.5-liter engine as well as six-speed automatic, the Scion iA returns 33 mpg in city driving as well as 37 mpg incorporated. With the typical six-speed manual transmission, efficiency goes down a little bit however remains extremely respectable: 41 mpg on the highway, 31 mpg in the city and also 35 mpg incorporated. We were impressed not just by its efficiency as well as price but with its long checklist of tools and its refined inside.

3. 2016 Honda Civic

42 mpg highway. A seasonal favored, the Edmunds "A" rated Honda Civic sedan can be found in many designs, consisting of the super-efficient, EX-T, EX-L as well as Exploring trim degrees. All bring 42 mpg freeway, with city mileage rated at 31 mpg. Their integrated gas performance score is 35 mpg. These 3 trim degrees utilize Honda's brand-new turbocharged 1.5-liter engine and a constantly variable transmission (CVT) to attain their gas performance numbers. Some other Civics also will accomplish 40 mpg freeway or better, depending upon their engine as well as transmission configurations. Check our testimonial for complete information. In all instances, these Civics use spacious cabins, big trunks, readily available innovative security and infomercial tools as well as vivacious performance.

4. 2016 BMW 328d

42 mpg freeway. The very first diesels on our checklist, the 2016 BMW 328d sedan, its all-wheel-drive variation, the 328d xDrive and also the all-wheel-drive 328d xDrive Sports Wagon, are among the best-equipped and also most fun-to-drive cars that achieve 40 mpg or better on the freeway. The rear-wheel-drive variation of the 2016 328d car gets an estimated 32 mpg city and also 36 mpg combined, while the xDrive models return 40 mpg on the highway, 30 in the city as well as 34 integrated. All three use 2.0-liter turbodiesel engines, mated in the sedans to seven-speed transmissions and in the wagon to an eight-speed automated. We find the BMW 3 Collection diesels-- even the wagon-- to be stylish and also refined, as well as count them amongst our faves in the portable deluxe class.

5. 2016 Ford Focus

42 mpg highway. There are two variations of the 2016 Ford Focus that accomplish 40 mpg or better. Leading the pack is the Focus SE EcoBoost with a turbocharged three-cylinder, 1.0-liter engine and six-speed guidebook. It also obtains 30 mpg city as well as 35 mpg integrated. The exact same Emphasis version with a six-speed automatic sees freeway gas mileage decrease to 40 mpg, with a 28-mpg city ranking as well as a combined ranking of 32 mpg. The 2016 Ford Emphasis S, SE and also Titanium designs with a 2.0-liter engine and six-speed automated provide 40 mpg highway, 27 city as well as 31 incorporated. The Focus supplies flashy looks, healthy handling and an eye-catching interior. However be aware that the rear seat is limited and also acceleration is underwhelming.

6. 2016 Mercedes-Benz E250 Bluetec

42 mpg freeway. The only various other diesel on our listing is the 2016 Mercedes-Benz E250 Bluetec, a midsize sedan that maintains, fuel-efficiency-wise, with the smaller sized BMW diesels on the highway. But the Mercedes is much heavier as well as its city ranking drops to 28 mpg, with a mixed ranking of 33 mpg. Power comes from a 2.1-liter turbodiesel using a seven-speed automatic. The Mercedes E-Class' excellent flight, sophisticated inside and also advanced electronic devices characterize the midsize high-end sedan.

7. 2016 Honda Fit

41 mpg highway. Although it is formally a subcompact, the Edmunds "A" ranked Honda Fit hatchback provides an impressively big, comfortable and also versatile cabin that hides its size. The listing of conventional and optional tools goes over too. The only participant of the Fit family members that satisfies the 40 mpg club needs is the base LX model with the optional CVT. Because trim, the 2016 Fit likewise supplies 33 mpg in city driving and 36 mpg combined.

8. 2016 Mazda 3

41 mpg freeway. There are several variations of the Mazda 3 in the 40 mpg club: two body designs, sedan as well as hatchback; 2 transmission types, guidebook as well as automatic; as well as 2 engine dimensions, 2.0-liter as well as 2.5-liter. Generally, we find the Mazda 3 to be one of the very best all-around small cars and trucks out there, with stylish driving attributes, a comfortable flight as well as one of the nicest insides in the non-luxury section.

The 2016 Mazda 3i models all feature a 2.0-liter engine. The 3i car is the 41-mpg victor. With a six-speed automatic, the 3i car likewise obtains 30 mpg city and 34 integrated, while the 3i sedan with a six-speed guidebook gets 29 mpg city and 33 mpg integrated. The Mazda 3i hatchback obtains a 40 mpg highway ranking, with the six-speed automated variation returning 30 mpg city and also 33 mpg incorporated and also the six-speed manual ranked at 29 mpg city as well as 33 mpg integrated. The Mazda Fives sedan with the 2.5-liter engine and six-speed automatic is rated at 40 mpg freeway, 29 mpg city and also 33 mpg combined.

9. 2016 Chevrolet Sonic

40 mpg highway. The 2016 Chevrolet Sonic, with its 29 mpg city and also 33 mpg incorporated scores could be near all-time low of this list, but its availability in both car and also hatchback body styles and also its blend of safety and security functions, driving characteristics, comfort as well as plentiful basic devices makes it among our leading subcompact options on the whole. With their five-speed manual transmissions, you can expect the necessary fuel efficiency from the Sonic sedan or hatchback in LT trim with the standard 1.4-liter turbocharged engine or from the LTS trim with the turbo 1.4-liter choice.

10. 2016 Mazda 6

40 mpg freeway. There's only one version of the Edmunds "A" rated Mazda 6 sedan that makes the club. But while numerous automakers save gas performance for their base versions, Mazda does it differently. The state-of-the-art 2016 Mazda 6 Grand Visiting with six-speed automated gets the carmaker's special "i-Eloop" energy healing system, enabling its excellent highway ranking as well as 28 mpg in city driving and also 32 mpg combined. The gas effectiveness-- together with a spacious cabin, flashy styling and also agile handling-- makes the 2016 Mazda 6 a great selection for a midsize sedan with individuality.