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Fuel Efficient Automobiles

What will become the best alternative for fuel conservation: biodiesel, fuel cell, electric or the aircar? While the options are growing—and unless you dust off your Schwinn — we have selected what we consider to be the best fuel efficient automobiles on the market. We are talking about vehicles that don't lose the fun, sporty, practical or luxury aspects that make them attractive overall; these are cars you can live with. They may not be the ultimate fuel savers, but they comprise all the categories you’d look for in their class.

Top 10 Best Fuel Efficient Automobiles

Hatchbacks

Lexus CT 200h
Hybrid 5-Door Hatchback

MPG: 43 city, 40 highway
Base Price: $32,050

A side view of a 2011 Lexus CT 200h

A side view of a 2010 Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius
Hybrid 5-Door Hatchback

MPG: 51 city, 48 highway
Base Price: $24,200


Volkswagen GTI
3-Door Sport Hatchback

MPG: 25 city, 32 highway
Base Price: $21,990

A three-quarter front view of a black Volkswagen GTI

A three-quarter front view of a gray 2008 smart fortwo passion coupe

smart fortwo passion coupe
3-Door Hatchback

MPG: 33 city, 41 highway
Base Price: $13,590


Audi A3
Small Luxury Hatchback

MPG: 24 city, 32 highway
Base Price: $25,460

A side view of a red Audi A3

A side view of a red Volkswagen New Beetle TDI

Volkswagen New Beetle TDI
2-Door

MPG: 38 city, 46 highway
Base Price: $
18,390


Coupes

Pontiac G5
Coupe

MPG: 25 city, 35 highway
Base Price: $16,135

A three-quarter rear view of a red Pontiac G5

A three-quarter front view of a silver 2008 Audi TT Coupe 2.0

Audi TT Coupe
Luxury Coupe

MPG: 23 city, 31 highway
Base Price: $34,800


Scion tC
2-Door Coupe

MPG: 23 city, 30 highway
Base Price: $16,980

A three-quarter front view of a black Scion tC

Sedans

A three-quarter rear view of a red 2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
Hybrid Sedan

MPG: 35 city, 40 highway
Base Price: $25,795


Chevrolet Volt
Hybrid Sedan

MPG: 35 city, 40 highway
Base Price: $39,145

A three-quarter front view of a white 2012 Chevrolet Volt

A front view of a 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Ford Fusion Hybrid
Hybrid Sedan

MPG: 47 city, 47 highway
Base Price: $27,200


Honda Civic GX
Natural Gas Sedan

MPG: 24 city, 36 highway
Base Price: $25,190

A side view of a silver 2009 Honda Civic GX

A three-quarter rear view of a 2009 Lexus GS450h

Lexus GS450h
Hybrid Sedan

MPG: 22 city, 25 highway
Base Price: $56,400


Nissan Altima Hybrid
Hybrid Sedan

MPG: 35 city, 33 highway
Base Price: $26,650

A three-quarter front view of a red 2009 Nissan Altima Hybrid

A three-quarter front view of Mercedes-Benz E320 BlueTec

Mercedes-Benz E320 BlueTec
Luxury Sedan

MPG: 23 city, 32 highway
Base Price: $
53,075



Honda Accord Hybrid
Sedan

MPG: 30 city, 38 highway
Base Price: $30,990

A three-quarter front view of a Honda Accord Hybrid

A side view of a gray Mercedes-Benz E350

Mercedes-Benz E350
Luxury Sedan

MPG: 19 city, 27 highway
Base Price: $
50,825


Honda Civic Hybrid
Sedan

MPG: 49 city, 51 highway
Base Price: $22,150

A three-quarter front view of a Honda Civic Hybrid

A three-quarter front view of a red Lexus ES 350

Lexus ES 350
Luxury Sedan

MPG: 21 city, 30 highway
Base Price: $33,170


Mitsubishi Eclipse GS
GT

MPG: 20 city, 28 highway
Base Price: $19,399

A side view of a silver Mitsubishi Eclipse GS

Convertibles

A three-quarter front view of a Mini Cooper

Mini Cooper
Convertible

MPG: 27 city, 35 highway
Base Price: $22,500


Minivans

Honda Odyssey
Minivan

MPG: 20 city, 28 highway
Base Price: $30,795

A side view of a gray Honda Odyssey

SUVs

Cadillac Escalade Hybrid
Hybrid SUV

MPG: 20 city, 23 highway
Base Price: $73,850

A three-quarter front view of a red 2011 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid

A three-quarter front view of a 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid

Ford Escape Hybrid
Hybrid SUV

MPG: 34 city, 30 highway
Base Price: $26,640


Lexus RX400h
Hybrid Luxury SUV

MPG: 26 city, 24 highway
Base Price: $
42,680

A three-quarter rear view of a gray Lexus RX400h

Crossovers

A three-quarter front view of a 2008 Mazda 5 Grand Touring

Mazda 5 Grand Touring
Crossover

MPG: 21 city, 28 highway
Base Price: $24,470


Top 10 Best Fuel Efficient Automobiles


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