Fuel economy seems to be ever present on the minds of American drivers. On the date of this publication, the national average per gallon of gasoline is $2.87, which is $0.60 more expensive than a year ago. Hawaii has the most expensive price in the country with $3.73 per gallon. Though there’s not much the average person can do besides pay the price at the pump, many look for longer term solutions such as purchasing a vehicle with little to no fuel dependency to save costs over time.
Here are the top 5 cars with the best gas mileage on the road:
5. Honda Accord Hybrid E-CVT
The Honda Accord Hybrid is a midsize, 4-door sedan. The base price of a 2018 starts at $25,100 and features more standard options than many competing models. It comes standard with a 7-inch color LCD screen, multi-angle rearview camera, and adaptive cruise control to assist in keeping in your lane. Many of these features are usually found on a luxury sedan. Overall, the Honda Accord is solid vehicle, hybrid or not, and has received some of the industry’s top accolates including: The 2018 North American Car of the Year, 2018 Car and Drivers America’s Best Sedan and 2018 Kelly Blue Book Best Buy Award: Overall Winner, Best Resale Value and Best Midsize.
The Honda Accord Hybrid get 47 miles per gallon (mpg) in the city and 47 mpg on the highway.
4. Toyota Camry Hybrid LE
Toyota Camry has been one of the most popular cars in the world since the 1990s. So it was a complete joy for its fans when Toyota introduced its Hybrid version which has sold pretty well. The 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid is available in 3 different trims LE, SE and XLE. XLE’s gasoline-electric powertrain produces 208HP which makes the most powerful Hybrid car available in the market right now. It has a standard MSRP $27,950. The Toyota Camry has also won prestigious accolades including: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 5-Star Overall Safety Rating, Best selling car in America for the last 19 of 20 years and over 90% of all Toyota Camrys sold over the last 10 years are STILL on the road today!
The Camry will give you 51 mpg for city driving and 53 mpg on the highway.
3. Hyundai Ioniq
The Hyundai Ioniq is a direct competitor of the Toyota’s Prius. When it comes to Hybrids, the Ioniq has one of the lowest prices among them all starting at just $22,200. Despite its low price it comes with a huge 7-inch touch screen and mobile connectivity options. It even has a stunning Lifetime Hybrid/Electric Battery Warranty! Which top competitors like the Toyota Prius and Ford C-MAX do not offer.
Ioniq consumes 57 mpg in the city and 59 mpg on the highway. These figures make Ioniq the best mileage Hybrid without a plug-in option.
2. Chevrolet Volt
The Chevrolet Volt a plug-in Hybrid which uses both gas and electricity. The Volt can do 53 miles on just the battery power alone but go up to 420 miles with a tank of gas. According to Chevrolet.com, “The average daily commute is only about 40 miles round trip. That means Volt offers enough battery range to make it from home to work, with range to spare for errands in between.” With a base MSRP of $34,095 the Volt is one of the more expensive options available.
Chevrolet Volt consumes 106 mpg-e/42 mpg combined.
1. Toyota Prius Prime
The name “Toyota Prius” has become synonymous with Hybrid cars. It is one of the earliest and most popular of the Hybrid car boom of the mid 2000s. Its unique design has remained relatively unchanged and its unparalleled quality are reasons that the Prius still remains a leader in Hybrid car industry. The Prius Prime can go 25 miles on just the battery and it has a maximum range of 640 miles when both gasoline engine and batteries are working together. With a base MSRP of $27,300 it’s a mid-price range vehicle.
The Prius Prime can go 133 mpg-e/54 mpg combined.