Best Mpg Cars

Some automobile shoppers choose high-end, power or cargo room. Other shoppers, however, are about gas performance and also conserving cash from the beginning. Best Mpg Cars: If that's you, below's a checklist of the 10 best gas- and diesel-engine cars and trucks that deliver at least 40 miles per gallon in the EPA's freeway driving test. Since these vehicles have typical gas or diesel engines, they are more economical than cars and trucks with costlier hybrid and electrical drivetrains, which can send purchase prices skyward and could need years to recoup the purchase price with fuel-efficiency savings-- particularly when gas rates are low.

Some of the cars provided are specialized, low-volume versions of more mainstream models. Some achieve their gas efficiency with unique equipment bundles not located on the volume vendors. To puts it simply, the fuel-sippers aren't always simple to locate, yet if effectiveness and also cost savings are your objectives, they can be well worth the hunt.

Remember, though, that the EPA scores are based on lab examinations and also must be thought about guidelines for what you can expect with a modest driving design. Real-world gas efficiency relies on numerous factors, consisting of cargo tons and the weight of the chauffeur's foot on the accelerator.


We have actually ranked the cars and trucks according to their fuel-efficiency scores. In order to help ensure you get the most effective rate feasible on whatever automobile you choose, be sure to visit our Rewards and Rebates page to learn about existing reward as well as rebate offers before you purchase. You could likewise find the car you're interested in provided through Edmunds.com's Price Pledge ® program.

Best Mpg Cars


1. 2016 Ford Fiesta SE (with the EcoBoost fuel economy package)
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43 mpg freeway. The SE trim degree of the 2016 Feast is eligible for the EcoBoost Fuel Economic climate bundle (which the EPA's fueleconomy.gov website provides as the Carnival SFE). The Gas Economy bundle utilizes a turbocharged three-cylinder, 1.0-liter engine, a five-speed manual transmission, special wheels and also tires and some wind resistant renovations to accomplish much better gas economic situation than the average Carnival. City mileage comes in at 31 mpg, and also the consolidated mileage ranking is 36 mpg. The 2016 Ford Feast's nimble handling and also nicely trimmed cabin make it a pleasant day-to-day buddy, though its modest indoor area is an aspect to think about. Among gas and diesel vehicles, the Feast SFE is the indisputable highway performance champ.

2. 2016 Scion iA

42 mpg freeway. This features-laden tiny car not only supplies on the freeway, however also gained an Edmunds "B" ranking (with an "A" for value). The Successor iA is new for 2016 as well as is Toyota's variation of the Mazda 2, which isn't being marketed in the U.S. With its 1.5-liter engine and also six-speed automated, the Successor iA returns 33 mpg in city driving and also 37 mpg incorporated. With the basic six-speed manual transmission, efficiency drops a little bit yet stays very respectable: 41 mpg on the highway, 31 mpg in the city and also 35 mpg integrated. We were impressed not just by its effectiveness as well as cost but with its long list of tools and also its polished interior.

3. 2016 Honda Civic

42 mpg highway. A perennial favored, the Edmunds "A" ranked Honda Civic car comes in various designs, including the super-efficient, EX-T, EX-L and Visiting trim degrees. All bring 42 mpg freeway, with city mileage rated at 31 mpg. Their integrated fuel performance rating is 35 mpg. These 3 trim degrees utilize Honda's new turbocharged 1.5-liter engine as well as a continuously variable transmission (CVT) to accomplish their gas effectiveness numbers. Some other Civics also will certainly accomplish 40 mpg freeway or better, depending on their engine and transmission arrangements. Check our testimonial for complete details. In all situations, these Civics provide spacious cabins, huge trunks, available sophisticated safety and also infomercial equipment and alert efficiency.

4. 2016 BMW 328d

42 mpg highway. The very first diesels on our list, the 2016 BMW 328d car, its all-wheel-drive variation, the 328d xDrive as well as the all-wheel-drive 328d xDrive Sports Wagon, are amongst the best-equipped and also most fun-to-drive cars that accomplish 40 mpg or better on the freeway. The rear-wheel-drive variation of the 2016 328d car gets an approximated 32 mpg city and also 36 mpg incorporated, while the xDrive models return 40 mpg on the freeway, 30 in the city and 34 integrated. All three usage 2.0-liter turbodiesel engines, mated in the sedans to seven-speed automatic transmissions as well as in the wagon to an eight-speed automated. We locate the BMW 3 Series diesels-- also the wagon-- to be sporty and also refined, as well as count them among our favorites in the small deluxe course.

5. 2016 Ford Focus

42 mpg freeway. There are 2 versions of the 2016 Ford Focus that accomplish 40 mpg or far better. Leading the pack is the Emphasis SE EcoBoost with a turbocharged three-cylinder, 1.0-liter engine as well as six-speed handbook. It additionally gets 30 mpg city and 35 mpg incorporated. The same Focus version with a six-speed automated sees highway mileage decline to 40 mpg, with a 28-mpg city rating as well as a combined ranking of 32 mpg. The 2016 Ford Focus S, SE and Titanium models with a 2.0-liter engine and six-speed automated provide 40 mpg freeway, 27 city as well as 31 combined. The Focus offers sporty looks, healthy handling as well as an eye-catching inside. But be aware that the backseat is tight and also acceleration is underwhelming.

6. 2016 Mercedes-Benz E250 Bluetec

42 mpg freeway. The only other diesel on our listing is the 2016 Mercedes-Benz E250 Bluetec, a midsize car that keeps up, fuel-efficiency-wise, with the smaller BMW diesels on the freeway. However the Mercedes is much heavier and also its city rating drops to 28 mpg, with a mixed ranking of 33 mpg. Power originates from a 2.1-liter turbodiesel via a seven-speed automated. The Mercedes E-Class' superb ride, elegant inside as well as advanced electronics characterize the midsize high-end car.

7. 2016 Honda Fit

41 mpg freeway. Although it is formally a subcompact, the Edmunds "A" rated Honda Fit hatchback offers an impressively huge, comfy as well as adaptable cabin that conceals its size. The checklist of common and also optional equipment goes over as well. The only member of the Fit family that meets the 40 mpg club requirements is the base LX model with the optional CVT. Because trim, the 2016 Fit additionally delivers 33 mpg in city driving as well as 36 mpg integrated.

8. 2016 Mazda 3

41 mpg highway. There are several variations of the Mazda 3 in the 40 mpg club: 2 body designs, sedan and hatchback; two transmission types, handbook as well as automatic; and also two engine sizes, 2.0-liter and 2.5-liter. Overall, we locate the Mazda 3 to be among the best well-rounded portable autos on the market, with stylish driving characteristics, a comfy ride as well as among the nicest insides in the non-luxury segment.

The 2016 Mazda 3i designs all have a 2.0-liter engine. The 3i sedan is the 41-mpg winner. With a six-speed automated, the 3i sedan likewise gets 30 mpg city as well as 34 combined, while the 3i car with a six-speed manual gets 29 mpg city and also 33 mpg integrated. The Mazda 3i hatchback obtains a 40 mpg highway score, with the six-speed automated version returning 30 mpg city and also 33 mpg combined and also the six-speed manual ranked at 29 mpg city and also 33 mpg incorporated. The Mazda Sixes car with the 2.5-liter engine and six-speed automated is ranked at 40 mpg freeway, 29 mpg city as well as 33 mpg incorporated.

9. 2016 Chevrolet Sonic

40 mpg highway. The 2016 Chevrolet Sonic, with its 29 mpg city as well as 33 mpg combined rankings may be near the bottom of this checklist, however its accessibility in both sedan as well as hatchback body designs as well as its mix of safety features, driving characteristics, convenience and also plentiful conventional tools makes it one of our leading subcompact options overall. With their five-speed manual transmissions, you could expect the needed gas effectiveness from the Sonic car or hatchback in LT trim with the conventional 1.4-liter turbocharged engine or from the LTS trim with the turbo 1.4-liter alternative.

10. 2016 Mazda 6

40 mpg highway. There's only one version of the Edmunds "A" rated Mazda 6 sedan that makes the club. Yet while numerous automakers conserve fuel performance for their base versions, Mazda does it in a different way. The high-grade 2016 Mazda 6 Grand Visiting with six-speed automated gets the carmaker's unique "i-Eloop" energy healing system, allowing its stellar highway rating as well as 28 mpg in city driving as well as 32 mpg combined. The gas performance-- together with a roomy cabin, stylish styling and also dexterous handling-- makes the 2016 Mazda 6 a fine selection for a midsize car with individuality.