Popular Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Options

By
Dave Nichols
Updated:
Sep 2022
Time to read:
5
min
If you aren’t ready to make the leap from gasoline-power to all-electric transportation, there are a number of options available that will help get you into a fuel-efficient vehicle. 
Saleswoman showing an older man and woman how to charge an electric vehicle

Today's Most Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Options

As we all know, gasoline prices are on the rise and EVs are in high demand. Luckily there are options if you’re looking for a new or used fuel-efficient vehicle. Because new all-electric vehicles are in such high demand, it is often difficult to find the year, make and model EV that you really want. Or maybe you aren’t ready to go all-electric but are still interested in cutting your costs at the gas pump. The following popular fuel-efficient options might work for you.  

We’ll give you a list of the most fuel-efficient new gasoline-powered cars available today as well as hybrid gas and electric vehicles. We’ll also give you a list of used vehicles that score the best in fuel economy on the streets. Note that all Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates are based on combined city and highway travel.

Most Efficient Gasoline-Powered Used Cars

Here is a list of excellent options on good used cars that offer the highest fuel economy figures from the EPA sorted by mpg. Most of these are small sedans or compact crossover hatchbacks. As you can see, the most fuel-efficient used car is the Mitsubishi Mirage with 39 miles to the gallon.

  • 2017-2019 Mitsubishi Mirage – 39 mpg
  • 2017-2019 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 – 37 mpg
  • 2017-2019 Honda Civic – 36 mpg
  • 2017-2019 Honda Fit – 36 mpg
  • 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback – 36 mpg
  • 2017 Ford Fiesta – 35 mpg
  • 2017-2019 Hyundai Elantra – 35 mpg
  • 2019 Kia Forte – 35 mpg
  • 2017-2019 Mazda2 – 35 mpg
  • 2017-2019 Toyota Yaris iA – 35 mpg
  • 2017 Chevrolet Cruze – 34 mpg
  • 2017-2018 Ford Focus – 34 mpg
  • 2017-2019 Nissan Versa – 34 mpg
  • 2017-2019 Toyota Camry – 34 mpg
  • 2017-2019 Toyota Corolla – 34 mpg
  • 2019 Toyota Yaris – 34 mpg
  • 2019 Volkswagen Jetta – 34 mpg
  • 2017-2019 Chevrolet Spark – 33 mpg
  • 2018-2019 Honda Accord – 33 mpg
  • 2018-2019 Nissan Kicks – 33 mpg

Best New Gas-Only Cars

These vehicles are new 2022 models that have the best EPA rated mileage figures for gasoline-only power sorted by mpg:

  • Mitsubishi Mirage – 39 mpg
  • Hyundai Elantra – 37 mpg
  • Honda Civic – 36 mpg
  • Hyundai Accent – 36 mpg
  • Kia Rio – 36 mpg
  • Toyota Corolla Hatchback – 35 mpg

Best New 2022 Hybrid Cars

This list of very efficient vehicles combines a gasoline engine with an electric motor for better mileage. You don’t have to charge these cars, so they drive just like any other internal combustion engine vehicle:

  • Hyundai Elantra Hybrid – 54 mpg
  • Hyundai Ioniq – 59 mpg
  • Toyota Camry Hybrid – 53 mpg
  • Toyota Corolla Hybrid – 52 mpg
  • Toyota Prius – 56 mpg
  • Honda Accord Hybrid 48 mpg
  • Honda Insight – 52 mpg
  • Lexus UX hybrid – 43 mpg

Best New 2022 Hybrid SUVs

Crossovers and SUVs are very popular family-movers today. The following new SUVs offer the best mileage in their class:

  • Toyota RAV4 Hybrid – 40 mpg
  • Toyota Venza – 39 mpg
  • Hyundai Tucson Hybrid – 38 mpg
  • Honda CR-V Hybrid – 38 mpg
  • Kia Sorento Hybrid – 37 mpg

Most Fuel-Efficient New Trucks

Pickup trucks are not known for their terrific gas mileage figures, but this list offers the most fuel-efficient new trucks around at present. All are powered by gasoline-only except for the Ford Maverick:

  • Ford Maverick – 30 mpg (hybrid)
  • Hyundai Santa Cruz – 27 mpg
  • GMC Canyon – 25 mpg
  • Ford Ranger – 24 mpg
  • Honda Ridgeline – 24 mpg
  • Ram 1500 – 24 mpg
  • Chevrolet Colorado – 24 mpg
  • Nissan Frontier – 24 mpg
  • Ford F-150 – 22 mpg
  • Toyota Tundra – 22 mpg
  • Toyota Tacoma – 22 mpg
  • Chevrolet Silverado 1500 – 22 mpg
  • Nissan Titan – 20 mpg

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