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Consumer Reports Cars, SUVs, and Trucks with the Best Fuel Economy

Here is Consumer Reports latest large-scale listing of cars, SUVs, and trucks under actual road-testing conditions that CR analysts determined get the most miles per gallon or its electric equivalent.


Getting the Furthest with the Least Fuel or Charge

Looking to buy the best when it comes to fuel economy and saving money down the road? Then you are in luck with this latest huge listing of hybrids, EVs, and gas-only cars, trucks, and SUVs under controlled real-world road-testing conditions that CR analysts determined offer the best fuel economy money can buy.

The upside of this is not only will you be helping the environment, but it is actually smart shopping when you consider how the right purchase can provide significant savings down the road during the lifetime of your vehicle.

According to a recently released Consumer Reports newsletter, “Fuel economy is a key factor in the operating costs for vehicles. A small difference in the overall miles-per-gallon rating can add up to big bucks over years of ownership.”

Whether your preference is for a gas-only, or a fully electric, or a combination of the two in a Hybrid vehicle, all chosen models by CR analysts provide remarkable fuel savings within their respective category.

Cars, SUVs, and Trucks with the Best Fuel Economy

That said, here is summary of the top 10 recommendations (where applicable) under and within each of12 categories of vehicle recommendations that are sure to match at least a few models and makes within your vehicle preferences. All vehicles listed are ranked in order of their fuel economy within each category.

Note: Miles-per-gallon equivalent (mpge).


  1. Hyundai Kona Electric Limited: Overall 120mpge / City 132mpge / Highway 108mpge
  2. Chevrolet Bolt 2LT: Overall 120mpge / City 131mpge / Highway 109mpge
  3. Chevrolet Bolt EUV Premier: Overall 115mpge / City 124mpge / Highway 105mpge
  4. Kia Niro Electric EX:  Overall 113mpge / City 126mpge / Highway 101mpge
  5. Nissan Leaf SL Plus: Overall 104mpge / City 114mpge / Highway 94mpge



  1. Mitsubishi Mirage ES: Overall 37mpg / City 28mpg / highway 47mpg
  2. Kia Rio S: Overall 33mpg / City 22mpg / highway 48mpg
  3. Nissan Versa SV sedan:  Overall 32mpg / City 22mpg / highway 45mpg



  1. Hyundai Elantra Hybrid Blue: Overall 48mpg / City40 mpg / highway 55mpg
  2. Toyota Corolla LE Hybrid: Overall 48mpg / City 37mpg / highway 59mpg
  3. Kia Niro EX: Overall 45mpg / City 41mpg / highway 48mpg
  4. Toyota Corolla Hatchback SE: Overall 36mpg / City 24mpg / highway 51mpg
  5. Kia Forte LXS (2.0L): Overall 34mpg / City 22mpg / highway 49mpg
  6. Volkswagen Jetta SE: Overall 34mpg / City 21mpg / highway 54mpg
  7. Toyota Corolla LE: Overall 33mpg / City 23mpg / highway 45mpg
  8. Hyundai Elantra: Overall 33mpg / City 21mpg / highway 49mpg
  9. Honda Civic Sport (2.0L): Overall 33mpg / City 23mpg / highway 44mpg
  10. Nissan Sentra SV: Overall 32mpg / City 22mpg / highway 44mpg



  1. Mazda MX-5 Miata Club: Overall 34mpg / City 25mpg / highway 42mpg
  2. Honda Civic Si: Overall 32mpg / City 21mpg / highway 44mpg
  3. BMW 230i: Overall 31mpg / City 21mpg / highway 45mpg
  4. Mini Cooper S: Overall 30mpg / City 23mpg / highway 38mpg
  5. BMW Z4 sDrive30: Overall 29mpg / City 20mpg / highway 40mpg
  6. Volkswagen GTI: Overall 28mpg / City 19mpg / highway 39mpg
  7. Toyota GR86: Overall 28mpg / City 21mpg / highway 36mpg



  1. Toyota Camry Hybrid LE: Overall 47mpg / City39 mpg / highway 53mpg
  2. Hyundai Sonata Hybrid SEL: Overall 44mpg / City 36mpg / highway 51mpg
  3. Honda Accord Hybrid Sport: Overall 40mpg / City 34mpg / highway 45mpg
  4. Honda Accord EX (1.5T): Overall 32mpg / City 21mpg / highway 46mpg
  5. Kia K5 LXS: Overall 32mpg / City 20mpg / highway 52mpg
  6. Toyota Camry LE (4-cyl.): Overall 32mpg / City 20mpg / highway 49mpg
  7. Hyundai Sonata SEL (2.5L): Overall 31mpg / City 20mpg / highway 46mpg
  8. Nissan Altima 2.5 SV: Overall 31mpg / City 20mpg / highway 45mpg
  9. Chevrolet Malibu LT (1.5T): Overall 29mpg / City 19mpg / highway 41mpg
  10. Subaru Legacy Premium (2.5L): Overall 28mpg / City 19mpg / highway 39mpg



  1. Nissan Maxima: Overall 25mpg / City 17mpg / highway 36mpg



  1. Tesla Model 3 Long Range: Overall 130mpge / City 136mpge / highway 123mpge
  2. Lucid Air Touring (AWD): Overall 121mpge / City 121mpge / highway 120mpge
  3. Tesla Model S Long Range: Overall 102mpge / City 101mpge / highway 102mpge
  4. BMW i4 M50: Overall 96mpge / City 94mpge / highway 98mpge
  5. Mercedes-Benz EQS580 (AWD): Overall 94mpge / City 91mpge / highway 98mpge
  6. Polestar 2: Overall 92mpge / City 96mpge / highway 88mpge
  7. Mercedes-Benz EQE350 (AWD): Overall 86mpge / City 86mpge / highway 86mpge)
  8. Porsche Taycan 4S: Overall 69mpge / City 68mpge / highway 71mpge
  9. Lexus ES300h: Overall 42mpg / City 32mpg / highway 52mpg
  10. Acura Integra A-Spec: Overall 31mpg / City 21mpg / highway 42mpg



  1. Nissan Kicks SV: Overall 32mpg / City 24mpg / highway 40mpg
  2. Hyundai Venue SEL: Overall 32mpg / City 23mpg / highway 41mpg
  3. Kia Soul EX: Overall 28mpg / City 21mpg / highway 35mpg



  1. Tesla Model Y Long Range: Overall 121mpge / City 127mpge / highway 114mpge
  2. Kia EV6 Wind: Overall 105mpge / City 116mpge / highway 94mpge
  3. Subaru Solterra Limited: Overall 102mpge / City 111mpge / highway 93mpge
  4. Toyota bZ4X Limited: Overall 102mpge / City 111mpge / highway 93mpge
  5. Hyundai Ioniq 5 SEL: Overall 98mpge / City 110mpge / highway 87mpge
  6. Volkswagen ID.4 Pro S: Overall 93mpge / City 98mpge / highway 88mpge
  7. Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium: Overall 90mpge / City 96mpge / highway 84mpge
  8. Lexus NX350h: Overall 38mpg / City 37mpg / highway 39mpg
  9. Lexus UX250h: Overall 37mpg / City 32mpg / highway 42mpg
  10. Toyota RAV4 Hybrid XLE: Overall 37mpg / City 32mpg / highway 41mpg



  1. Tesla Model X 100D: Overall 87mpge / City 86mpge / highway 89mpge
  2. BMW iX xDrive50: Overall 86mpge / City 86mpge / highway 87mpge
  3. Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV 580 (AWD): Overall 78mpge / City 79mpge / highway 77mpge
  4. Jaguar I-Pace HSE: Overall 76mpge / City 80mpge / highway 72mpge
  5. Audi E-Tron Premium Plus: Overall 74mpge / City 74mpge / highway 73mpge
  6. Toyota Venza XLE: Overall 37mpg / City 31mpg / highway 42mpg
  7. Toyota Highlander Hybrid XLE: Overall 35mpg / City 27mpg / highway 41mpg
  8. Lexus RX350h: Overall 34mpg / City 29mpg / highway 38mpg
  9. Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid SEL Premium: Overall 30mpg / City 23mpg / highway 37mpg
  10. Kia Sorento Hybrid EX: Overall 28mpg / City 22mpg / highway 34mpg



  1. Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid: Overall 84/27mpg/mpge / City 84/21mpg/mpge / highway 84/32mpg/mpge
  2. Toyota Sienna XLE: Overall 36mpg / City 28mpg / highway 43mpg
  3. Honda Odyssey EX-L: Overall 22mpg / City 14mpg / highway 33mpg
  4. Chrysler Pacifica Touring-L: Overall 21mpg / City13mpg / highway 33mpg
  5. Kia Carnival EX: Overall 21mpg / City 13mpg / highway 32mpg



  1. Ford Maverick Hybrid Lariat: Overall 37mpg / City 33mpg / highway 39mpg
  2. Hyundai Santa Cruz SEL Premium: Overall 24mpg / City 16mpg / highway 34mpg
  3. Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Diesel: Overall 23mpg / City 16mpg / highway 32mpg
  4. Ford Maverick XLT (2.0T): Overall 23mpg / City 16mpg / highway 32mpg
  5. Ram 1500 Big Horn Diesel: Overall 23mpg / City 16mpg / highway 31mpg
  6. Ford F-150 Hybrid: Overall 20mpg / City 15mpg / highway 24mpg
  7. Ford Ranger XLT: Overall 20mpg / City 14mpg / highway 27mpg
  8. Honda Ridgeline RTL: Overall 20mpg / City 13mpg / highway 29mpg
  9. Toyota Tacoma SR5 (V6): Overall 19mpg / City 14mpg / highway 25mpg
  10. Ford F-150 (2.7T): Overall 19mpg / City 13mpg / highway 26mpg


For a more detailed breakdown of the data and to see what remaining models made their list on fuel economy, please visit the CR website. Note that while access to some information requires a CR membership, the potential savings make it negligible in comparison when looking for the latest information to aid your car buying research.

Timothy Boyer is Torque News automotive reporter based in Cincinnati. Experienced with early car restorations, he regularly restores older vehicles with engine modifications for improved performance. Follow Tim on Twitter at @TimBoyerWrites for daily new and used vehicle news.

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