Fuel-Efficient Cars: Gas Sippers that are Easy on Your Wallet
Gas prices fluctuate over time, so it’s important to consider buying a fuel-efficient car. Today’s vehicles offer impressive fuel economy, with an array of choices that appeal to different drivers. Here are a few of the top fuel-efficient vehicles from Car and Driver (excluding hybrids and electric cars).
The new aerodynamic shape of the Chevy Cruze allows this compact sedan to hit the 40 miles per gallon (mpg) mark on the highway. It also has a new 1.4-liter turbo four-cylinder engine and lighter curb weight. The LS and LT versions are automatic and top out with 42 mpg, while the manual models hit 41 mpg. The Cruze offers a comfortable ride, quiet interior and roomy trunk.
Honda Fit LX
The Honda Fit is practical and sensible with 41 mpg. The fuel tank is located under the front seats to provide more rear seat room and extra cargo space. With an efficient powertrain and affordable pricing, the Fit is a great car for those on a budget who want a fun, reliable car.
Hyundai Elantra Eco
Redesigned for 2017, the Hyundai Elantra Eco gets 40 mpg. It has a small-displacement turbocharged four-cylinder combined with a seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. Optional safety features include automatic emergency braking and lane-keeping assist.
— Greg Pence, AAA Auto Buying Manager
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(Go Magazine July/August 2017)