The average new car sold in America now attains 25.4 city/highway/combined mpg, with this figure rising every month. Even with lower gas prices, consumers want fuel efficient cars that save them money as the miles stack up. Here are the top 10 cars that get the best efficiency. We have included conventional hybrids – 9 of 10 cars here are gas-electric – but not cars you must plug in to get their advertised ratings.
The only non-hybrid on this list comes in at #10 and is also one of the least expensive cars you can buy, making the tiny Mitsubishi Mirage an outstanding value for those who do a ton of driving and want low operating costs. Sure, its tiny 1.2-liter 3-cylinder engine is a little wheezy for getting up to highway speed and it won't win any awards for luxury features, but the Mirage is basic transportation with outstanding gas mileage.
37 city/44 highway/39 combined mpg