With gas prices in constant fluctuation, it’s important for many vehicle owner’s to have fuel efficient cars that can get as many miles out of each gallon as possible. While the use of alternative fuel vehicles like EVs is on the rise and their cost of ownership on the decline, for many Americans, gas powered vehicles are still the most economic and convenient option. If you are in the market for a new or used car, here is a list of some of the most fuel efficient gas powered vehicles.
Whether because of the ever fluctuating gas prices in dynamic global economy or ethical reasons for environmental protection, people on the market for a car like to know that fuel efficiency is high on a propect vehicle. Whatever your reason to buy a fuel efficient vehicle may be, we have compiled a shortlist of the 5 most fuel efficient gas powered vehicles that you can invest your money on.
- The 2016 Toyota Prius. This vehicle may not be Toyota’s most fuel efficient vehicle to date, but it has earned its place on this list considering the pocket friendly price of about $20,400. With a 1.8ltr, 4 cylinder, automatic transmission engine, the Prius has a recorded average gas mileage of 50mpg.
- The 2010 Honda Civic. Although it is a relatively older model, the 2010 Civic got a deserved spot on this list based on its popularity among car owners. With a 1.3ltr, 4 cylinder, automatic transmission engine, this vehicle covers an average of 42mpg. The 2016 Honda Civic is also touted to have almost the same fuel efficiency rating as this one.
- The 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage. This is the one of the most fuel efficient compact cars you can get for a budget price. The 1.2ltr, 3 cylinder, manual/automatic transmission mini car notches up an average of 42mpg. Add this to the car’s low purchase and maintenance costs, and you have a dollar saver at your disposal.
- The 2015 Volkswagen Golf. Considered to be Volkswagen’s unofficial flagship, the Golf has a long history of unrivalled fuel efficiency. With a 2.0ltr, 4 cylinder, manual transmission engine, the 2015 model ensures that Golf enthusiasts are not disappointed, given an average fuel consumption rate of 37mpg.
- The 2000 Honda Insight. Given an amazing consumption average of about 53mpg, this car surely deserves to be on this list. With a 1.0ltr, 3 cylinder, manual transmission engine, this can has a reputation as a good money saver for car owners.
The US Department of Energy provides some useful tips on how car owners and drivers can save on gas usage/spending by “driving more efficiently”. If you want to learn how to conserve fuel as much as possible, check out some of the tips below:
- Observing limits will help you to keep the car’s fuel consumption rate as efficient as possible. It has been shown that gas mileage decreases at high speed.
- Avoid overloading the vehicle by doing away with excess, unnecessary luggage.
- Avoid hauling cargo on the roof of the car.
- Drive sensibly, especially by avoiding aggressive driving habits.
- Avoid idling the vehicle for too long.
- Use cruise control where possible.