We are all well aware that gasoline prices could rise any moment, so consumers are no longer just looking for a nice design but for fuel efficiency as well. Car manufacturers are now taking one step further by combining fuel efficiency, nice design, and great performance in their latest models.
Get more for your money with these 6 most fuel efficient cars you can get on the market today.
1.Â Honda Civic
Honda Civic has remained to be one of the best compact sedan cars with its roomy and comfortable interior and fuel-efficient engine. This tried and tested car carries a 143-horsepower 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine. Drivers with a manual transmission can get 28 miles per gallon while in the city and 36 mpg when cruising on the highway. For the HF model, you get more fuel economy with 31 mpg on the city roads and 41 mpg at the highway. Be more economical with the gas-electric Civic Hybrid with an exceptional mileage of 44 mpg in the city and 44 mpg on the highway. Its engine, style and interior make Honda Civic a favourite with every car enthusiast.
2. Ford Fiesta
Compared to Honda Civic, the Ford Fiesta is more of a front-wheel-drive. However, it offers a chic and stable ride with its 120-horsepower 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine. Drivers can quickly get around town without burning their gas money. The 5-speed manual transmission returns 28 mpg when driving around the city and 36 mpg on the highway. Its elegant design and assortment of colours even attracts the fashion-forward drivers.
3. Volkswagen Jetta
The Jetta is compact, roomy and even stylish. Donâ€™t be misled by the word compact as it is typically larger than most compact sedans on the market. Considered as one of the best-selling Volkswagens, the Jetta has a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine that returns 25 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway. Get the 210-horsepower Jetta GLI if you want a 24/33 mpg. It also comes with a hybrid engine that returns 42 mpg in the city and 48 mpg on the highway. Thatâ€™s good fuel economy for a car that combines upscale European design, comfortable interior, and a smooth ride.
4. Hyundai Sonata
The Hyundai Sonata is a midsize sedan that features an upscale design and classy interior. It even offers a creased centerline, canted roof, and LED headlights for that luxurious feel. Owners also get their moneyâ€™s worth with its 185-horsepower 2.4 liter engine that returns 24 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway. Space is also not sacrificed as the front seats accommodate six-footers comfortable while the rear seats have enough head and leg room. Trunk space is also a big bonus with its 16.3 cubic feet storage.
5. Toyota Prius
There are few fuel efficient cars that can top the Toyota Prius. This poster car of the green revolution is a regular petrol-electric hybrid that has more than enough head and leg room. The hatchback model features a boot that provides good space for suitcases and other bundles. The Prius gets 51 mpg when driving around the city and 48 mpg when on the highway. It has a 134-horsepower 4-cylinder engine for both hatchback and compact sedan models.
6. BMW i3
A fuel-efficient luxury car may sound farfetched but the BMW i3 just won that title by Kelley Blue Book for the second year in a row. The i3 is a fully electric car that returns 138 mpg-ein the city and 111 mpg-e on the highway. This makes i3 the most fuel-efficient car on the market today based on the rating issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Its fuel efficiency is combined with a futuristic design. Do not be deceived with i3â€™s cuteness as it carries sharp brakes, powerful acceleration and responsive steering. However, right now the i3 is more of an executive toy with its price, but itâ€™s definitely paving way for more fuel efficient cars in the future.