Cars with Best Mpg

Some cars and truck consumers go with high-end, power or freight area. Other shoppers, however, are everything about gas efficiency and conserving money from the outset. Cars with Best Mpg: If that's you, here's a list of the 10 best gas- and diesel-engine cars that deliver at least 40 miles each gallon in the EPA's freeway driving examination. Because these cars and trucks have typical gas or diesel engines, they are much more budget friendly than automobiles with costlier crossbreed and electric drivetrains, which can send purchase rates skyward and could require years to recover the purchase price via fuel-efficiency savings-- particularly when gas rates are reduced.

A few of the cars provided are specialized, low-volume versions of more mainstream models. Some achieve their gas performance with unique tools bundles not discovered on the quantity vendors. In other words, the fuel-sippers aren't always easy to discover, but if performance as well as price 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 considered standards wherefore you could expect with a moderate driving style. Real-world fuel effectiveness depends on many elements, including freight lots and the weight of the chauffeur's foot on the accelerator.


We have actually placed the cars according to their fuel-efficiency ratings. To help ensure you obtain the very best cost possible on whatever lorry you choose, make sure to see our Rewards and Rebates web page to learn about present reward and also discount deals prior to you get. You could additionally locate the vehicle you're interested in used via Edmunds.com's Rate Promise ® program.

Cars with Best Mpg


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

43 mpg highway. The SE trim level of the 2016 Fiesta is eligible for the EcoBoost Fuel Economic situation package (which the EPA's fueleconomy.gov website makes as the Feast SFE). The Gas Economy plan uses a turbocharged three-cylinder, 1.0-liter engine, a five-speed manual transmission, unique wheels and also tires as well as some aerodynamic improvements to accomplish far better fuel economic climate than the typical Carnival. City gas mileage can be found in at 31 mpg, as well as the mixed mileage ranking is 36 mpg. The 2016 Ford Feast's active handling as well as nicely cut cabin make it a pleasant everyday buddy, though its modest indoor space is a variable to think about. Amongst gas and also diesel cars and trucks, the Fiesta SFE is the indisputable freeway effectiveness champ.

2. 2016 Scion iA

42 mpg highway. This features-laden little sedan not just provides on the highway, but likewise earned an Edmunds "B" ranking (with an "A" for value). The Successor iA is brand-new for 2016 and also is Toyota's version of the Mazda 2, which isn't really being marketed in the U.S. With its 1.5-liter engine and also six-speed automatic, the Successor iA returns 33 mpg in city driving and 37 mpg incorporated. With the conventional six-speed manual transmission, efficiency drops a bit yet remains really reputable: 41 mpg on the freeway, 31 mpg in the city and also 35 mpg incorporated. We were impressed not only by its effectiveness as well as price yet with its lengthy listing of equipment as well as its polished inside.

3. 2016 Honda Civic

42 mpg freeway. A seasonal favorite, the Edmunds "A" ranked Honda Civic car can be found in numerous designs, including the super-efficient, EX-T, EX-L and Visiting trim levels. All bring 42 mpg highway, with city mileage rated at 31 mpg. Their integrated gas effectiveness rating is 35 mpg. These 3 trim levels use Honda's new turbocharged 1.5-liter engine and also a constantly variable transmission (CVT) to achieve their fuel performance numbers. Other Civics likewise will certainly accomplish 40 mpg freeway or far better, depending upon their engine and also transmission setups. Examine our testimonial for complete information. In all cases, these Civics supply roomy cabins, big trunks, readily available advanced safety and infotainment devices and alert performance.

4. 2016 BMW 328d

42 mpg freeway. The very first diesels on our list, the 2016 BMW 328d sedan, its all-wheel-drive version, the 328d xDrive and the all-wheel-drive 328d xDrive Sports Wagon, are among the best-equipped and also most fun-to-drive automobiles that accomplish 40 mpg or much better on the freeway. The rear-wheel-drive variation of the 2016 328d sedan obtains an approximated 32 mpg city as well as 36 mpg incorporated, while the xDrive models return 40 mpg on the highway, 30 in the city and 34 incorporated. All three use 2.0-liter turbodiesel engines, mated in the cars to seven-speed automatic transmissions as well as in the wagon to an eight-speed automated. We find the BMW 3 Collection diesels-- even the wagon-- to be stylish as well as polished, and also count them among our favorites in the compact luxury course.

5. 2016 Ford Focus

42 mpg highway. There are two variations of the 2016 Ford Emphasis that achieve 40 mpg or far better. Leading the pack is the Focus SE EcoBoost with a turbocharged three-cylinder, 1.0-liter engine and also six-speed manual. It additionally gets 30 mpg city and 35 mpg combined. The very same Focus design with a six-speed automatic sees highway mileage decrease to 40 mpg, with a 28-mpg city score as well as a mixed score of 32 mpg. The 2016 Ford Focus S, SE as well as Titanium versions with a 2.0-liter engine as well as six-speed automatic deliver 40 mpg highway, 27 city and also 31 integrated. The Emphasis uses stylish looks, well-balanced handling as well as an appealing interior. Yet be aware that the rear seat is tight and also velocity is underwhelming.

6. 2016 Mercedes-Benz E250 Bluetec

42 mpg highway. 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. Yet the Mercedes is much heavier and its city rating goes down to 28 mpg, with a combined ranking of 33 mpg. Power originates from a 2.1-liter turbodiesel through a seven-speed automatic. The Mercedes E-Class' fantastic ride, elegant interior and also sophisticated electronics exemplify the midsize deluxe car.

7. 2016 Honda Fit

41 mpg highway. Although it is formally a subcompact, the Edmunds "A" ranked Honda Fit hatchback supplies a remarkably big, comfortable and versatile cabin that belies its dimension. The listing of conventional and optional tools is impressive too. The only member of the Fit family members that fulfills the 40 mpg club needs is the base LX design with the optional CVT. Because trim, the 2016 Fit additionally supplies 33 mpg in city driving as well as 36 mpg incorporated.

8. 2016 Mazda 3

41 mpg freeway. There are numerous variations of the Mazda 3 in the 40 mpg club: 2 body styles, car and hatchback; two transmission types, handbook and automatic; and also two engine sizes, 2.0-liter and also 2.5-liter. Overall, we locate the Mazda 3 to be one of the best well-rounded portable cars on the market, with flashy driving characteristics, a comfortable trip as well as among the nicest insides in the non-luxury segment.

The 2016 Mazda 3i designs all come with a 2.0-liter engine. The 3i sedan is the 41-mpg champion. With a six-speed automatic, the 3i car likewise obtains 30 mpg city and 34 combined, while the 3i sedan with a six-speed manual gets 29 mpg city as well as 33 mpg incorporated. The Mazda 3i hatchback obtains a 40 mpg highway rating, with the six-speed automated version returning 30 mpg city and also 33 mpg combined as well as the six-speed guidebook ranked at 29 mpg city and also 33 mpg combined. The Mazda 3s sedan with the 2.5-liter engine and six-speed automatic 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 and also 33 mpg combined ratings could be near the bottom of this listing, but its schedule in both sedan and hatchback body styles as well as its blend of security functions, driving characteristics, convenience and also abundant standard tools makes it one of our leading subcompact choices overall. With their five-speed manual transmissions, you can expect the required fuel efficiency from the Sonic car or hatchback in LT trim with the common 1.4-liter turbocharged engine or from the LTS trim with the turbo 1.4-liter alternative.

10. 2016 Mazda 6

40 mpg freeway. There's just one variation of the Edmunds "A" ranked Mazda 6 sedan that makes the club. However while many car manufacturers save gas efficiency for their base versions, Mazda does it in different ways. The high-grade 2016 Mazda 6 Grand Touring with six-speed automated obtains the carmaker's special "i-Eloop" power recovery system, allowing its stellar freeway ranking in addition to 28 mpg in city driving as well as 32 mpg integrated. The gas effectiveness-- together with a spacious cabin, sporty designing and also dexterous handling-- makes the 2016 Mazda 6 a great option for a midsize sedan with individuality.