Top 10 Mileage Cars

These days fuel efficient cars are in great demand. Car manufacturers are therefore competing with each other to give car buyers a choice in terms of other features along with fuel efficiency. Today you will get many cars that are not only fuel efficient but are also comfortable, safe and are fun to drive. Still when car buyers plan to buy a car that is popular for its fuel efficiency they also look for added features as well. Here in this article a brief sketch is given about the top 10 cars that are sought after for fuel efficiency as well as their extra features.


1. Audi A4

The first on the list is the Audi A4 which according to EPA returns fantastic mileage per gallon (MPG) both in city and highway driving conditions. One can get 23 MPG in the city and 30 MPG on the highway from the Audi A4. This car has a four-cylinder engine under the bonnet and is powered by turbocharger. Another added feature is that it has got direct fuel injection system. You can derive 258 lb-ft of torque from this car and the acceleration is great even while returning good fuel economy figures. It is also available as a station wagon variant.  If you go for looks and would like to enjoy your drive then Audi a4 is the car you should go for.


2. BMW 335d

The BMW 335d which is next on the list returns 23 and 36 MPG in the city and highway respectively. Apart from its fuel economy you will love its power and torque. Rev up the engine and it will develop 425 lb-ft which is much more than many other cars in its class. Acceleration is also fast without compromising on fuel economy. The BMW 335d by far is the best car in the diesel segment that is currently being sold in USA.


3. Chevrolet Volt

Though the fuel efficiency figures of the Chevrolet Volt are yet to be declared by EPA yet it sounds promising given the fact that this car runs on twin power mode (electric motor and gasoline). That’s right; you don’t have to use fuel at least up to 40 miles. Thereafter you can switch over to gas. This can be an ideal car for people who have to commute short distances everyday. Now they don’t have to fill gas as they used to earlier.


4. Ford Fiesta

The Ford Fiesta which is available in both automatic and manual transmission variants returns fantastic figures (29 MPG for city and 40 for highway) though the automatic one returns a bit higher. The three great things about the Ford Fiesta are its size, price and fuel efficiency. The car looks good too and takes on the curves smoothly. You will love to drive this car for your everyday errands.


5. Ford Fusion Hybrid

Returning 41 and 36 MPG in the city and the highway respectively the Ford Fusion Hybrid is perhaps one of the most popular hybrid cars. It offers high mileage that can be expected from a hybrid and at the same time it gives the pleasure of a mid-size sedan. The car is spacious and good to drive. The dashboard is user-friendly and the other gizmos give that technological aura. If you are looking for a car that has everything packaged into one then it should be Ford Fusion Hybrid.


6. Honda Civic GX

The Honda Civic GX returns 24 and 34 MPG in city and highway respectively. This car really saves on fuel because it burns CNG (compressed natural gas). CNG as you know beats gasoline in terms of price, availability and safety. The Honda Civic GX has a simple system that burns GNG cleanly. Though it cannot beat gasoline powered cars in terms of range coverage yet this car offers a healthy range. If you are concerned about the environment and cutting down on gasoline costs then this car suits you.


7. Honda Fit

The Honda Fit which is available in three variants (2 automatic and 1 manual) returns an average of 28 and 35 MPG in city and highway respectively. Honda Fit which falls in the sub-compact category is a versatile car. The car can carry a lot of baggage and other stuff and entry and exit is quite hassle-free. Moreover given its fuel economy it is really an incredible car.


8. Hyundai Accent

The Hyundai Accent returns fuel averages of 27 and 36 MPG (city/ highway).

The car used to be lacking in the safety department earlier but its manufacturer stemmed out the problems last year transforming it into an affordable and fuel efficient car. It’s not big either and since it’s responsive you will enjoy driving it. The two big plus points are its mileage and price.


9. Volkswagen GTI

The Volkswagen GTI is a hatchback with front wheel drive which returns 24 and 32 MPG in city and highway driving conditions. Its fuel economy is really good and even better than many cars. Its engine is similar to that of the Audi A4. The only difference is the power as the Volkswagen GTI is a slightly toned down version. The car delivers 200 hp without guzzling on gas. That’s great news for car enthusiasts.


10. Volkswagen Jetta/Golf TDI

The Volkswagen Jetta and Golf TDI are available in two variants (automatic and manual) and returns great fuel averages. It gives 30 and 42 MPG, in city and highway driving conditions respectively.  Both the cars are available in sedan and hatchback versions and sport a turbo diesel-powered engine. If you want to experience what modern technology can do to diesel cars then you should test drive these two cars. It is not that you have to cut down on acceleration to achieve great fuel averages with the Jetta because it just needs a judicious push on it. The 2011 model has been redone by Volkswagen to give you fuel averages that will make you grin in satisfaction. The interior is modest with nothing outlandish but the fuel economy of this car is sure to attract a lot of car buyers.


So, take your pick from these world cars which are currently vying with each other to take the honours in terms of fuel efficiency.

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6 Responses

  1. Gary

    I have had a Toyota Prius since 2004 and the reason I purchased it was for the fuel mileage and the room in the back seat for passengers. Now I have not driven any of the autos listed, but I sure would not purchase a G”overnment” M”otors” vehicle. And at the price the Volt is wanted, I would put it at the very bottom of the fuel efficiency list. By the way I drive a Ranger Ford pickup to do my heavy chores, so I am not against American made autos.

  2. UncleSim

    Wow, the only one that really can match my old 1989 Honda Civic DX hatchback is the Jetta at #10.

    I used to get 45 highway, 35 city, 30+ even delivering pizza. (It cost me $8k brand new, too)

    Some improvement, and a very disappointing list.

  3. billwald

    I had an ’88 3 cylinder Chev Sprint and kept track of the gas for 100,000 miles – averaged 48 MPG over the 100,000 miles.

  4. tionico

    Hmm… I wonder how great fuel mileage could get if the stupid EPA would butt out and let manufacturers produce what they know works, rather than keep all the restrictions in place. I’ve had quite a number of the older Volvo 122 and 140 cars…. running on carburetters, with ‘old fashion” point ignition, I could tune them to cruise at 85 mph all day long, and return over forty miles per gallon. They handled great, were comfortable, easy to repair, cheap to keep on the road, and solid as a rock.. I pushed one of those old things to about three hundred thousand miles. Four wheel disc brakes with dualbrake systems, three point lap and shoulder belts, engineered crumple zones (anyone remember the photos in the National geographic adverts for Volvo, showing eleven of the cars stacked one atop the next, the passenger compartments intact, all doors still functional?).

    WHY can’t we have cars with significantly better mileage than that, what with all the efficiency technology of today? Seems we’ve gone backward.

    And I didn’t even mention my Minis, returning about 55 mpg at freeway speeds, handle like a pair of competition roller skates, and, with the big “Cooper S” variant, enough horsepower to out-drag most of what was encountred on the road. It would only get about 51 when one applied a heavy foot to the throttle….. back off on the rocket ship starts, and it would still return the same 55 mpg as the detuned versions. Oh, and those early Minis were rather commodious in regards interior space. Not much in way of a luggage boot, though.. but then, neither did the other econoboxes of the day.


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