There are several ways to save on fuel costs, but one of the best is to drive a car that boasts impressive gas mileage. However, lab tests may not be the most accurate way to measure a car’s fuel efficiency, which can make it difficult to compare cars based on this figure.
1. Toyota Prius
The Toyota Prius is one of the most fuel efficient cars in the world. This car saves fuel through its hybrid system that uses a gasoline engine and electric motor.
The Prius also uses regenerative braking technology to help improve its fuel economy. This helps to capture kinetic energy from the brakes and use it for charging the battery pack of the vehicle.
2. Honda Insight
The original Honda Insight set the standard for fuel efficiency, earning EPA combined ratings of 61 mpg city and 70 mpg highway. That figure remains unchanged for the 2022 model year and makes the Insight one of the most fuel efficient cars on the market.
The 2022 Honda Insight offers a comfortable cabin, excellent safety ratings and a spacious trunk. It’s more fun to drive than the Hyundai Elantra Hybrid and Toyota Corolla Hybrid, and is one of the best values in its class.
3. Toyota Corolla Hybrid
The Corolla Hybrid is a popular choice for fuel-efficient drivers thanks to its impressive gas mileage ratings. It’s available in three trim levels, and each one comes with standard features like adaptive cruise control and lane departure warning with lane-keeping assist.
The hybrid system uses a 1.8-liter Atkinson-cycle 4-cylinder engine mated to dual permanent magnet synchronous electric motors and a lithium-ion battery under the rear seat. Toyota says the powertrain now makes 134 horsepower, a 13-hp improvement over last year’s model.
4. Kia Rio Hybrid
The Kia Rio is a car that has been around for many years and it has been one of the most popular supermini cars. It is a very reliable car and comes with a great warranty coverage.
It is also a very fuel efficient car and can get up to 50 miles per gallon on the highway. You can also get a hybrid version of the Rio which is a very good option for those who are looking to save money on gas.
5. Nissan Rogue Hybrid
The Nissan Rogue Hybrid delivers fuel efficiency that is 14 percent better than the gas-only Rogue. It combines an advanced 2.0-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine with an electric motor and utilizes Nissan’s Intelligent Dual Clutch Control system.
A high-output lithium-ion battery and an Xtronic CVT automatic transmission work together to produce a combined 176 horsepower at peak output. It also has an Idle Start/Stop system and Intelligent Regenerative Braking to further reduce the overall fuel consumption.
6. Toyota Yaris Cross
The Toyota Yaris Cross is a small hybrid SUV that is both very fuel efficient and fun to drive. It also offers plenty of safety features and a large boot space.
The Yaris Cross is powered by a 1.5-litre petrol engine paired with an electric motor and battery. It can run solely on electric power at low speeds and is ideal for short trips around town.
7. Vauxhall Mokka
The Vauxhall Mokka is a small crossover that blurs the lines between supermini and family hatchback-form. It looks dramatic and stands out from the crowd, especially compared to its rivals – such as Ford Puma, Renault Captur, Skoda Kamiq and Nissan Juke.
The interior of the Mokka isn’t quite as posh as many small crossovers, but it’s still stylish enough to attract more eyeballs than a baby SUV like the Peugeot 2008. There are a range of trim levels available and each one offers some nice features.
8. Honda Civic Hybrid
The Honda Civic Hybrid is one of the most fuel efficient cars in its class. It boasts a combined mileage rating of 44 miles per gallon.
The Civic Hybrid uses an electric motor that’s always working in the background, giving you torque when you need it. The petrol engine is also on hand to kick in when you need a little extra juice.
9. Volkswagen Octavia iV
Octavia has long been a favourite in the fleet sector due to its affordability and generous standard equipment levels. That’s still the case, but now it comes with an electrified ‘iV’ plug-in hybrid version that brings a lower company car tax rate.
The iV’s advanced petrol/electric hybrid system combines the strength and cruising ability of a four-cylinder 1.4 TSI petrol engine with a high-torque, zero emissions 85kW electric motor. This gives a combined power output of 204PS and torque of 350Nm.
10. Nissan Leaf
The Nissan Leaf is a fuel efficient car that is ideal for commuting and family road trips. It comes with a range of safety features and is one of the most affordable EVs around, which makes it an excellent choice for new buyers.
The standard 148bhp model has a 39kWh battery pack that should give you 168 miles of range, while the higher spec e+ gets a 214bhp motor and a larger 59kWh battery. This should deliver a 239 mile range and a 0-62mph time of 7.9 seconds.