Top Fuel Efficient Cars On Sale Now
Yesterday we talked about the least efficient cars available right now while today we do a top five of the highest mpg cars that you can buy. There are a lot of fuel-efficient cars out there, including gasoline-powered and diesels, as well as natural gas and EVs, plus those range-extended EVs and hybrids.
We begin with the most efficient of them all which is the 2012 Mitsubishi that tops the EPA’s leaderboard of fuel efficiency, managing to return an impressive average of 112 MPGe. We know that it isn’t the prettiest car out there but if MPG is your top priority, this is the model to get.
On the second place we find the 2011 Nissan Leaf that is considerably more popular than the Mitsubishi I and it can return 99 mpg. Why? Because it’s bigger, better to drive and more refined. In addition, it’s also more usable on a daily basis since it has a range of up to 73 miles while the Mitsubishi can do only 62 miles.
We continue with the 2012 Chevrolet Volt which has two ratings since it has two separate modes of running. According to EPA, the Volt can do 35 miles on electric mode and 94 MPGe, but after the conventional gasoline engine is activated it extends the range of the car to 344 miles while the MPG figure is 37.
On fourth place we have the funky 2011 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive which is able to do 87 mpg and can return 87 mpg. One great thing about it is that it drives better than the standard version of the car. In addition, the 2012MY will probably be more efficient than this one but we have no official figures.
Last but certainly not least, the 2012 Toyota Prius that can return 50 mpg on the combined cycle. You probably know everything about the Prius, how good it is to drive and how reliable is the hybrid technology developed for this model.
If we were to name other efficient cars that you can buy today, you have the 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid (44 mpg), 2012 Toyota Prius V (42 mpg), 2012 Lexus CT 200h (42 mpg), 2011 Honda Insight (41 mpg), along with the 2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid and the Lincoln MkZ that are both able to return 39 mpg.
Source: Green Car Reports
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