Ride in style in these fuel-friendly cars.
These days, many drivers are looking for ways to save money at the pump. If you're in the market for a used vehicle and would like something that won't break the bank when it's time to fill up the tank, our list of the best high-MPG cars is a great place to start. Some of these vehicles are also hybrids, which are great options for green-conscious drivers.
Our list of the top 10 best fuel efficient cars at CarMax was compiled using city fuel economy data from fueleconomy.gov and CarMax inventory data in February 2018.1 Check out our list below to get started on your used car search:
At an estimated 35 mpg city and 38 mpg on the highway, the 2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid with a 2.4 liter engine is a popular option among those in the market for a fuel-sipping hybrid.2 This hybrid features an electric motor, as well as a light and compact battery. It's available in two trim options: base and Limited. The base trim features 16-inch wheels, keyless entry and ignition, two-zone heating/AC, and even heated front seats for a comfortable ride.
Although not a hybrid vehicle, the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage still packs impressive fuel economy at an estimated 37 mpg city and 43 mpg highway in its base 1.2 liter engine.2 Offered in three trim levels (the ES, SE, and GT), the 2017 Mirage boasts a sporty look with a surprising amount of storage space. With the rear seats folded down, you'll enjoy a full 48 cubic feet, which is quite a bit of space for a sedan. The 2017 Mirage also offers some decent standard features, such as a rear spoiler, power accessories throughout, and a nice sound system.
Brand new for 2013 was the Ford C-Max, a vehicle that blurs the lines between a full-size sedan and compact SUV. If you're looking for a vehicle that's spacious and good on gas, look no further. Aside from boasting a fuel economy of an estimated 42 mpg city and 37 highway with its 2.0 liter engine2, the 2013 Ford C-Max also offers abundant head and leg room for those in the front and rear seats. And with up to 52.6 cubic feet of storage, this is one of the most spacious rides around.
The Ford Fusion is one of a couple vehicles that appears more than once in our list of top 10 high mpg cars, so please note that we have ranked different model years and differing mpg separately. The 2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid is one of the best options out there for those in the market for a mid-size sedan. You'll enjoy an estimated 43 mpg city and 39 mpg highway in its 2.0 liter engine options (SE and Titanium trims).2
If you're looking for a more luxurious vehicle that doesn't skimp on fuel efficiency, the 2013 Lexus CT 200H is worth checking out. Offering an estimated 43 mpg city and 40 mpg highway in its 1.8 liter engine2, the CT 200H is available in just one trim level that delivers on all fronts. Standard features in this sporty compact sedan include keyless ignition end entry, a premium six-speaker sound system, premium upholstery, and dual-zone climate control throughout. Drivers will also enjoy plenty of technological features, including Remote Touch and Bluetooth® connectivity.
The 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid ranks slightly higher than its 2016 counterpart due to its improved fuel economy (an estimated 43 mpg city and 41 mpg highway in its single 2.0 liter engine).2 Plus, it’s loaded with high-tech features that drivers and passengers alike will enjoy, such as its standard rearview camera, dual information displays, and an impressive nine-speaker sound system just in its base S trim. In addition to that, three other trim options (the SE, Titanium, and Platinum) are also available for easy customization.
Ranked as one of our best family cars, the Toyota Prius has a lot to offer in terms of fuel economy and other features. The 2013 Prius hybrid can reach an estimated 49 mpg city and 46 mpg highway on its 1.8 liter base engine2, and is also one of the more enticing hybrids to drive. This vehicle is also offered in a huge selection of trim levels, including the Two, Three, Persona Series, Special Edition, Four, and Five! Standard features on the base trim include keyless ignition and entry, a six-speaker sound system, Bluetooth connectivity, and heated mirrors.
With its longstanding reputation and superior ride comfort, the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid is one of the most fuel-efficient cars on our list at an estimated 49 mpg city and 47 mpg highway in its 2.0 liter engine.2 On top of its fuel economy, it also comes in three impressive trim levels: the base, EX-L, and Touring. This mid-size sedan packs plenty of standard features, in addition to impressive acceleration, a smooth ride, and excellent handling.
If you're interested in a compact hybrid that's a great value, the 2013 Toyota Prius C is a smart choice. Where it lacks in space, it certainly makes up for in fuel economy with its offerings of an estimated 53 mpg city and 46 mpg highway in its 1.5 liter engine.2 It's available in four trim levels, with standard features including 15-inch wheels, power accessories, Bluetooth connectivity, and a convenient hatchback design.
Topping our list is the 2016 Toyota Prius. It has great fuel economy, with an estimated 54 mpg city and 50 mpg highway (in its standalone 1.8 liter engine).2 The 2016 Prius has something to offer everyone. It boasts a wide range of six trim levels and plenty of standard features such as a 6.1-inch touchscreen display, a rearview camera, and Bluetooth connectivity with voice recognition. This is by far one of the best hybrids out there!
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1All vehicles in this list are equipped with automatic transmissions.
2Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates when vehicles sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See fueleconomy.gov for details.
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